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Zorgfontein Game Farm

Address: off the N2, Mossel Bay, South Africa
Phone Number: 446202026
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Ranked #3 of 16 Activities in Mossel Bay
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Tours, Ranch & Farm
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Owner description: 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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

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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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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28 attraction reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Follow the directions as given on the Botlierskop website Location page. Minimum height of participant 140 cm , else lions can see you as prey! While reared by humans since birth and still are cubs and not full grown, these majestic creatures are certainly not tame .Do follow the guide and keep safe distance. Photo ops at predesignated spots. One... More

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

We were a family of 4, and enjoyed a walk with 2 lionesses - a white (3yrs) and a tawny (2yrs). We have had several lion walks in the past, usually they are young cubs, so walking with the older ones was unique. We did not have any other groups with us so we had the whole cat walk experience... More

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Zandvoort, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

We walked with the lions and did a horseback ride with the senior gamekeeper. Both were perfect! But for us the horseback ride was something we will never forget and hope to do again in the future!

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