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“Interact with the cubs...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Seaview Lion Park

Seaview Lion Park
Lower Seaview Road | P O Box 50432, Port Elizabeth 6018, South Africa
27 (0)41 378 1702
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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Grahamstown, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Interact with the cubs...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

As a sanctuary for animals from zoos etc, you will always be sure to see a variety of different animals here. Our fav was the interactive time with a white lion cub and white Bengal tiger cub.. Only 7 to 9 months old, they are still quite frightening.

Visited August 2013
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Bottineau, North Dakota
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“Volunteer's Perspective”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I personally volunteered here for a few weeks back in June, and would love to go again if not for the cost of flights there from the US. Being able to be behind the scenes is such a different experience than just walking along the boardwalk or driving through the park. I think that people who are only here for a few hours don't get the right idea as they don't see how much we played with all the animals and all of our work to keep them happy. I would go back any day especially since I loved the volunteer part and all of the people working there made me feel very welcome.

Visited June 2013
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 attraction reviews
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“A Tour Guides Impression.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This so called game park is in fact more like a zoo. Animals are kept in fenced camps with virtually no natural habitat. They also have Tigers which are not indemic to South Africa and must surely suffer with our climate.

Visited March 2013
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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“its a shame”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

The lions just lying in their cages with no stimulation, so so sad. Lions are social animals living in families, but here you see some lions alone in a cage just staring onto you. We love animals and game parks, but this place will never see us again, because it's sad to see animals just lying there. No tour guides to inform you, no name plates at the cages by the shop, no nothing. The shop looks awful and I wont sit and even eat there, the toilets were dirty, the volunteers don't even play with the animals, they sit with them and read their books. We will never go their again.

Visited July 2013
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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“Not worth it”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

If you like your wildlife natural then give this game park a miss. The initial drive through is great. You see giraffe, Zebra etc but when you get to the big cats it is just sad. Large cats in small sand enclosures being treated as overgrown teddy bears by tourists who want to hug them.

Visited April 2013
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