Wild Animals as Pets
Wild Animal Captivity Permit
When applying for the permit to keep wild animals in captivity, you would have to submit the following:
- A fully completed signed and dated application form
- The application form must have the proof of payment of the administration fee and legal origin of the animal. (If there is no proof of legal origin then a sworn affidavit can be submitted.)
- The application with the supporting documents can be faxed to 021 659 3415
The permit is valid for one to three years (depending on the amount of animals in captivity).
No person may keep any wild animal(s) in captivity without a permit. Birds in captivity only need a permit if the bird species is classified as protected or endangered.
The keeping of wild animals requires you to have a permit in accordance with the Western Cape Nature Conservation Laws Amendment Act, 2000
For information on permits, please click on the link here:
You can also contact the Permit Office: