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Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary

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Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary

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Farm 933 Portion 2, Stanford, Overstrand 7210 South Africa
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6-Day Garden Route & Addo Tour from Cape Town
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6-Day Garden Route & Addo Tour from Cape Town

Explore the beautiful Cape Garden Route and Addo Elephant National Park in a small group ( no more that 8 people) with a knowledgeable and friendly guide. With over 30 years of touring experience behind us, we will make your trip one to remember. It is conducted at a relaxed pace with your safety and comfort in mind.<br>Highlights include Cape Agulhas and the southern tip of Africa, the beautiful Tsitsikamma forests with lots of activities on offer, as well as the stunning coastal towns of Mossel Bay, Wilderness and Knysna. We end the tour off with a day and a half in the Addo Elephant National Park where you have a chance to spot the Big 5.<br>All accommodation is in hotels, guesthouses or lodges of a 3 to 4 star standard, and we depart from central location in Cape Town. The tour ends in Port Elizabeth.<br>We can arrange a transfer back to Cape Town after your tour for a nominal charge.
$1,099.93 per adult
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Heila McKinley wrote a review Sep 2020
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What a fantastic and informative experience. Our eyes were opened to the atrocities committed against big cats in this country and at the same time it was heart warming to see the love and care for these animals at Panthera. Then it is of course a privilege to spend time in the company of these magnificent cats.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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WilliamWiltshire wrote a review Feb 2020
Wiltshire179 contributions88 helpful votes
Here is a small wild life sanctuary for ill treated wild cats, from tigers to lions, who by love and thoughtful care have been brought back to their former glory in a quite miraculous way. The owners and staff have done, and are doing an amazing job but I suspect are only touching the tip of the iceberg because humans appear to have no limit as to how badly they treat wild animals for monetary gain, whilst being an educational visit it was also most distressing to hear the stories behind the recovery of each animal. The male lion, ‘the king’ called Neptune looked absolutely magnificent lying on a raised platform with the wind blowing his mane! The Authorities should do more to punish those who abuse wild cats.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Jo D wrote a review Feb 2020
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Just visit this place. It is not a place where you can cuddle cubs and thank God for that - it is real and will tell you in detail why you should NEVER go to any place where contact with wild animals is encouraged. You get to see - close up - some amazing animals and hear their terrible stories of ill-treatment. However you will leave feeling uplifted and in awe of the amazing staff who work there and how they are so dedicated and will do everything in their power to educate about these wild animals.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Jet534314 wrote a review Feb 2020
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Panthera is a real sanctuary, not a business. We had an excellent tour and highly recommended it. We feel honoured to have seen those magnificent animals and how respected they are at Panthers
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Date of experience: February 2020
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John D wrote a review Feb 2020
Kendal, United Kingdom27 contributions4 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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