Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary

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Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary

Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary
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Monday
9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
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Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary Panthera Africa offers you the unique opportunity to learn about the big cats and hear their heartfelt stories! We are a true sanctuary with no trading, breeding or interaction, operating as a safe haven for rescued big cats. EDUCATIONAL VISIT Have a guided walk around to see our white and brown lions, black leopard, caracals and tigers and learn more about their species and their threats. TIMES: Everyday expect Tuesdays, 10am and/or 3pm (April - September) 9am and/or 4pm October - March); Open on public holidays. Price: R340 per adult / R170 per child under 13 years. PRE-BOOKINGS ONLY (as we only have a limited amount of spots per visit). SUNSET VISIT Come and enjoy the early evening with your loved ones as the sun sets and the cats come alive after a long day of rest! Your passionate host will take you around to the big cat enclosures. Price: R490 per adult, no children under 16 years allowed. Minimum 4 people. PRE-BOOKINGS ONLY.
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Mnperry
22 contributions
Very educational and great guides. Big cats (lions, lioness, tigers, black leopard, caracal) rescued and restored to their original majesty, Open pens with adequate roaming space, but protected by fencing. A few big cats are showmen, and we were treated to a "roar off" as they chatted with each other. MAGICAL and we opted to sponsor a lion for a year of food and care. Lovely overall.
Written July 12, 2022
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agentslb
London, UK17 contributions
Family
This was our second visit! It is a very worthy, ethical sanctuary. The guide was very knowledgeable about each animal and we enjoyed hearing their heart wrenching stories and the positives about their new home. Animals are given rehab and encouraged to return to being as wild as they can be. It is interesting and eye opening to hear about the animal trade and how devastating it is to these animals we should revere and hold sacred. It is not a zoo, while cats are in enclosures, they may hide away, that is their right. These are wild animals that have been rescued and are in rehab. All staff are clearly passionate and caring to the animals and we had a wonderful experience.
Written January 9, 2022
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SusannahvS
Caledon, South Africa11 contributions
Family
We had a amazing tour with Steve. He was a truly excellent guide and shared his vast knowledge of the cats and their history with humour and personal anecdotes. We were a mixed tour of locals and tourists and he made time for everyone - even my rather pushy 10 year old who "thinks he's dreamy"🙄. Panthera Africa gives great insights into the darker side of the business of wild animal interaction with humans and Steve managed to convey this message without lecturing endlessly. The cats are truly impressive and clearly visible without being paraded like circus attractions. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and I highly recommend it.
Written January 26, 2020
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John D
Kendal, UK28 contributions
The extraordinary care and love shown by Cathrine, Lizaene and their team gives the impression that this is a true sanctuary. Many of the big cats have been rescued from appalling conditions and are now able to continue their lives in safety. The sunset tour may enable you to hear the roars of relaxed, contented animals. Not to be missed! Visit, learn and reflect.
Written February 12, 2020
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Martin S
Boulder, CO193 contributions
Couples
It was great to see these big cats up close. The sanctuary is not a zoo, it’s a big cat rescue. There were two tigers, three lions, two carcals and a cheetah. Each cat had a rescue story.

My favorite part was the elderly cheetah. She came up to the fence, lay down, and started purring. It’s one thing to know they can purr, it’s quite another to hear it for yourself.
Written April 22, 2022
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Entym
Blackpool, UK46 contributions
Friends
What a wonderful visit to this big cat sanctuary. All the animals are rescued, protected and cared for by a brilliant team of volunteers. Special thank you to Alice our guide for the visit. Her knowledge regarding the animals and their history along with the stories around their characters was exceptional. Well worth a visit. Thanks to all the team
Written April 15, 2022
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Lauren Amy Hofmeyr
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Family
Panthera Africa was a wonderful experience! The guide was knowledgeable and clearly passionate about the big cats and the project. The enclosures are nice and spacious.They are doing really good work. I highly recommend a visit to Panthera Africa!
Written July 1, 2022
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Charlotte D
150 contributions
Friends
This is a true sanctuary for very very dearly loved and greatly respected animals who have been through unimaginable horror in their short lives. We took a sunset tour and heard the pride roar. We learnt about their stories and how their lives and been transformed. The work that Panthera Africa do is very special indeed.

If you love wildlife and want to support keeping wildlife in the wild Panthera Africa is a must-do.
Written February 2, 2020
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Lou-Anne S
3 contributions
Panthera Africa is an amazing place. As a volunteer the work is interesting, you will learn a lot of things. We interact with the staff team which is lovely and the other volunteer. It's like a family. You will have a lot of fun and great memories. We got time to spend with the animals and this is priceless.
Everywhere at Panthera Africa you can feel the peace, love and respect surrounding. This is a mind changing experience.

With the educational visit you will hear about the stories of the big cats and learn a lot about each species.

The respect and care of the animals are the top priorities in this true sanctuary.
Written January 31, 2020
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Alina K
London, UK32 contributions
Solo
I went to PA in September 2019. I volunteered for 2 weeks to help a wonderful team to care for absolutely gorgeous big cats. It was the best experience in my life so far. First of all this big cat sanctuary is ethical and that was the key factor for me as I heard there are way too many sanctuaries where animal are bred for later bone trade.
Secondary the team behind it is absolutely amazing and guys are putting so much work into this beautiful project to make it flourish and be able to save more and more cats
I am self coming back there this year!
PA see you all soon!
Written January 30, 2020
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Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary is open:
  • Wed - Sun 4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
  • Wed - Mon 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM