History of Giraffe Manor


Built in 1932 by Sir David Duncan, and bought in 1974 by Jock Leslie-Melville & his wife, The Giraffe Manor has been visited by many famous people and is the only place in the world where you can feed Giraffe from your second floor bedroom window.

History of Giraffe Manor

It was built in 1932 by Sir David Duncan, and bought in 1974 by Jock Leslie-Melville, Grandson of a Scottish Earl. Together with his wife Betty, they founded the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife and translocated five baby Rothschild's giraffe to their property. They are the only people to have ever successfully raised wild giraffe, which have now grown and had babies of their own.

When Jock died, Betty opened her spacious elegant house to visitors. The Giraffe Manor has been visited by many famous people and is the only place in the world where you can feed giraffe from your second floor bedroom window.