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All You Need To Know About Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch in simple words is an “African Safari” that too in “Texas-Style”.

Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

This is a Texas Land Heritage Property that has been certified and recognized by the State of Texas primarily using it for agriculture by the same family for over 100 years. The tourist and the local people will experience over 400 acres of Safari Drive through the Texas Hill Country in a comfortable vehicle. One more popular place known as the Natural Bridge Caverns is not affiliated but is located nearby.

Deer at natural bridge wildlife ranch

Image Source: Fran Stephenson(Flickr)

What Kind of Animals are there in Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch?

The place is a home to incredible animals that includes more than 500 animals representing more than 40 species. It includes species from across the world except for Antarctica, The animals listed in the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch are Addax, African Crowned Crane, American Bison, Aoudad, Arabian Oryx, Axis, Bactrian Camel, Barasingha, Blackbuck, Blesbok, Blue Bull, Bongo, Chicken, Dama Gazelle, Damaraland Zebra, Eland, Emu, Fallow, Gemsbok, Gibbon, Grant’s Gazelle, Impala, Kangaroo, Kudu, Llama, Longhorn, Muntjac, Nile Lechwe, Nilgai, Ostrich, Patagonian Cavy, Peacock, Red Lechwe, Red Ruffed Lemur, Reticulated Giraffe, Rhea, Ring-tailed Lemur, Sable Antelope, Scimitar Horned Oryx, Sicilian Donkey, Springbok, Waterbuck, Watusi, White Rhinoceros, Wildebeest, and Zebu.

Giraffe at natural bridge wildlife ranch

Image Source: Fran Stephenson(Flickr)

What is the best time to visit and things to do in Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch?

The best part is that animals in the area are free to roam. The safari drive includes the Ranch’s Walk-A-Bout area features several species of primates like a Petting Barnyard, Lemur Island surrounded by a Koi Pond and Giraffes. Apart from this, you can experience Safari Camp Grill restaurant and Safari Trading Post gift shop. The park is very similar to the Lion Country Safari that is situated near the Laguna Hills where you need to pay a fee at the park entrance and you drive through the park viewing the wildlife. The ranch is situated 0 miles north of San Antonio and close to the Natural Bridge Caverns. Adult entry in the ranch will cost at $16.50 and children 3-11 are $8.50. There are discount coupons always available on wildliferanchtexas.com.

Zebra at natural bridge wildlife ranch

Image Source: Colleen Pence(Flickr)

We would suggest a Duration of 2-3 hours and the place is well maintained and laid out. The drive will give you a beautiful scenic landscape along with a good density of deer and antelopes. If you want to see outside the paddocks, the species available are the Zebras, Buffalo and Ostrich that are normally don’t get to see up close. If you want a guide for the different animal species since even though you have studied all of them at one time you can’t remember all of them.

Apart from this beautiful place, there are some more recommended experiences in and around San Antonio, Here are the listings,

What are the best nearby attractions?

  • San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
  • Skip the Line: San Antonio Zoo General Admission Ticket
  • Go San Antonio Explorer Pass
  • Skip the Line: San Antonio Aquarium Admission Ticket

Now, last but not the least, if you are feeling hungry,

What are the best nearby restaurants?

1. Antlers Lodge Restaurant

Location: 9800 Hyatt Resort Drive Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa

2.18 Oaks

Location: 23808 Resort Parkway JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
7.3 km from Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

3. Cibolo Moon

Location: 23808 Resort Pkwy JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
7.1 km from Ranch.

4. Richter’s Antler Cafe

Location: 1 Sun Valley Dr
13.1 km from Ranch

5. High Velocity

Location: 23808 Resort Pkwy JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
7.2 km from Ranch

6. Oak Valley Vineyard

Location: 27315 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd
2.1 km from Ranch

7. Pharm Table

Location: 106 Auditorium Cir

8. Wraptitude

Location: 23210 FM 3009
5.2 km from Ranch

9. Abel’s Diner

Location: 17327 Interstate 35 N Ste 200
11.9 km from Ranch

10. Pasha Mediterranean Grill

Location: 15069 Interstate 35 N
13.3 km from Ranch

11.Lupe Tortilla

Location: 21103 US Highway 281 N
13 km from Ranch

12. Siam Cuisine

Location: 6032 Fm 3009 Four Oaks Plaza
11.5 km from Ranch

13. Savor Bistro

Location: 20122 Stone Oak Pkwy

14. Rudy’s Country Store & Bar B Q

Location: 15560 Interstate 35 N
13 km from Ranch

15. Grumpy’s Mexican Cafe

Location: 29782 US Highway 281 N Ste 2
11.1 km from Ranch

To conclude, Ranch is the most naturally cool things to do for everyone. The natural attraction that will give you lifetime memories.

Written by Utsav Srinet

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