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Address: off the N2, Mossel Bay, South Africa
Phone Number: 446202026
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Description: A once in a life time experience. Walk alongside Africa's most majestic...
A once in a life time experience. Walk alongside Africa's most majestic predator. The "walking with lions" encounter is an opportunity to interact with young lions. The walks take approximately one hour to complete - depending on how fast the lions are prepared to amble - and a maximum of eight - ten guests can be hosted on each excursion.No leashes, No Collars, just a natural African Adventure.
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I have always loved lions, must be because I am a Leo :-), so when my husband found this site before we left for our trip back to SA we were beyond excited. We were over for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Preston, Penwortham, UK
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Preston, Penwortham, UK
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145 reviews 145 reviews
35 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I have always loved lions, must be because I am a Leo :-), so when my husband found this site before we left for our trip back to SA we were beyond excited. We were over for a family wedding in Knysna so just an hour away. There were 7 of us and had booked the slot at 4pm. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Someone below asks the question at what cost? The answer is simple these lions would be sold to parks where people hunt them, not a great proposition for the lion! Here they have to perform to a certain extent, yes they are rewarded with meat, but this is to show how they climb trees, how their eyes work in poor... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We arranged our trip through Botlierskop Private Game Reserve and we were delighted to be walking with the same male lion that we had walked with a year earlier when he was a 6 month old cub. The majesty and the power of these animals is breathtaking and the experience is superbly managed by the team of guides and handlers... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Incredible experience, you won't get closer to a lion than this, so in that I agree with all other reviews. Saying that (and full disclosure I am not an environmentalist), it's a very staged experience with the lions walking to the same spots waiting to be given away treat and the worst thing for me is that they are Cubs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Walking with lions - Zorgfontein We booked the walk with lions as a surprise for our daughter during our stay at nearby Mossel Bay. My daughter and I were booked on the early morning walk and upon arrival we were greeted by professional and friendly staff at Zorgfontein. Soon we could see the lions approaching ready for the walk. This... More 

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Matthews, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I had read the reviews on this and decided it was something I had to do. This was the most thrilling experience from beginning to end. I loved being in the open with these gorgeous cats but never felt threatened or afraid. The guides were fabulous and expert "photographers" and I am so glad I ventured out of my comfort... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It was my first time walking with lions. I enjoyed it very much. It was informative, well planned and well executed by the guide, helpers and staff. They allow photos, so take a camera!

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Kassel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

Very Good, experienced Guide, cool pictures, last one hour and is worth the money(590 rand). The first minutes we were a bit frightend but it seems to be save and was guided by 5 guides

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I was very relieved to read Stella from Mossel Bay's review (12 September 2014) below, as this is exactly how I felt - conflicted. I work in animal welfare and nature conservation, and any animal in captivity is an issue for me. However, I also deal with the realities of the world we live in each day, and have come... More 

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Was it amazing being so close to lion's ... YES for sure ... was it worth the money to see lion's that has been bred in captivity solely for the purpose of being exploited for money ... NO definitely not. I presumed that the lion's being used somehow needed to be rehabilitated and thus the reason why they were in... More 

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Francina T, Manager at Zorgfontein Game Farm, responded to this review

Dear Stella I am not sure weather all the details you have was understood correctly but just to assist in the actual details of the activity we offer. I hope and think this would clear the light on the walkig with lions experience. Firstly the lions are not purchased from a breeder - the lion cubs comes from various farms... More 

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