Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch and RV Dump Levers


Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

We took a break from the RV Maintenance to go see some of the interesting attractions around New Braunfels, TX. One of the places we went to see was Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch! If you have not seen something like this before you should definitely go experience this! They have a safari set up with all kinds of species of animals, mostly from Africa. There are over 500 animals, and 40 different species! They give you pellets of food that they like to eat and you drive (VERY SLOWLY) through the park. They approach the vehicle and you throw food out to them. Some will not let you pass until you give them lots of it! I recommend buying the extra bag of food, we ended up going through twice (you can go through multiple times until they close). I have posted the information below the pictures, it is also really close to the Natural Bridge Caverns also!

Here are some of the photographs we took while at Natural Bridge! This is definitely a kid friendly attraction. They do warn not to feed the animals by hand, and that the Zebras bite. We did not experience and biting zebras!

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The address for Natural Bridges Wildlife Ranch is:
26515 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd,
San Antonio, TX 78266
(830) 438-7400

Hours of Operation: 9am-5pm, Exit gates close at 6:30pm
They are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas
Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch Website

Prices of Natural Bridge Wildlife

At the end of the video we talk about RV dump levers. I know it is not related to the Wildlife Ranch. These videos are created to show what daily RV life is really like. This is one of the issues we have been fixing with our RV. When we left Houston our grey tank (1 of 2) did not want to close. We were not traveling far, and the tanks were emptied prior to leaving, so we felt it would be fine to continue and find someone to help us near New Braunfels.

We have been working with Forest River Customer Service to get the parts we need. Finally we received them yesterday. To be clear, this is considered a major problem with an RV. It took many emails and calls to get the part shipped to us overnight, and by overnight it still took several days to get here. Working with Forest River has been a major challenge for us on the road. In the next video we will talk more about this, but we have not received parts or had the work done on most of the problems with our rig. So far we have only fixed a couple issues. Most of them are just sloppy workmanship it seems. The reason we want to share it, is so that you can realistically see what to expect if you are wanting to achieve fulltime travel like this. It is very important to plan ahead for things like this.

If you have any questions or comments, please submit them below! We love to hear from you guys and can’t wait to learn more. See you next time!


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7 thoughts on “Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch and RV Dump Levers

  1. aelkins1 says:

    Q: Looks like you have a Cedar Creek? Aside from the mechanical problems, what do you think? Was it your first choice? We have a 2010 Cedar Creek Silverback at the moment (getting ready to trade it in next week).


    • Hebard's Travels says:

      You will want to watch the video coming out tomorrow. We are writing a blog to go with it. We have had some major issues. I think we would still have chosen cedar Creek but our issues are not unique. All new RVs have kinks, we had some major ones this week.

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    • Hebard's Travels says:

      We do it’s a 16 36CKTS. Aside from the problems we’ve been very happy with it. DRV, Redwoods, big horns, some Montanas, and a Sanibel mid kitchen were all on the short list. We just happened to find a deal on this one.

      What are you getting this time?


      • aelkins1 says:

        A DRV! We were 24 hours away from ordering a brand new DRV fullhouse toy hauler when we found this one on a lot just 60 miles away. It is not a toy hauler and does not have many of the options that we wanted BUT it will save us $50k. So we’ll “make do” for a year or two. 😉


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