New at Longneck Manor! We are adding a naturalistic African waterhole with large boulders to the four-acre giraffe and rhino pasture. It will look like the real thing but have a gently sloping, nonslip, concrete bottom.
Designed by artist, Mark Van Wickler, only a few people in the country can create such natural-looking rocks and trees. The large boulders are colored to look exactly like the reddish stones found in the Hill Country.
Lights will be installed to illuminate the waterhole which will allow an exceptional view for guests staying at the Villas at Longneck Manor to observe the giraffes and rhinos day and night.
We will also have concrete trees that replicate the acacia trees of the African savanna, to hang natural vegetation (browse) for the giraffes.