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Tiger Canyons

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A South Africa Highlight like no other!

My visit to Tiger Canyons was part of a JV Big Cat Safari that coincided with my 21st birthday back... read more

Reviewed today
Patrick D
Another Bucket List Trip, "Amazing and Breathtaking"

From our evening arrival to our early morning departure, this was a trip that will always be... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2017
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Tiger Canyons Farm, Philippolis | Karoo, 9970, South Africa
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Reviewed today

My visit to Tiger Canyons was part of a JV Big Cat Safari that coincided with my 21st birthday back in 2012 and it was a 21st birthday like none other! Saw nine tigers including the famous Julie, a mousebird, some blesbuck and springbuck, the...More

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

From our evening arrival to our early morning departure, this was a trip that will always be remembered and cherished. Chantelle was our guide for our stay, she was so amazing with spotting the tigers and telling us everything about them. She would place the...More

1  Thank jagriti2015
Reviewed September 15, 2017

I made my 2nd visit to Tiger Canyons and this time brought friends. We stayed at the newly open Tigress Julie Lodge which had only 3 rooms overlooking the beautiful canyon country of the game park. We essentially had two safari outings with the owner...More

2  Thank AnthonyPM
Reviewed February 15, 2017

Do you want a guaranteed up close and personal sighting of tigers? You can go to Asia and hope to catch a glimpse or go to this magical sanctuary Varty has created. Your visit will include a "ride along" with John Varty where we saw...More

Thank faunadoc
Reviewed February 14, 2017

It was incredible to be up close and personal with the tigers, and Jon :) It was lovely sharing a meal with him and hearing stories from his life, and the fight to conserve the Big Cats.

Thank AshleaShle
Reviewed January 20, 2017

I love tigers. Always have. Watch them on TV whenever I can, buuuut I never, ever thought I would have the privilege of seeing them up close, free, wild and magnificent. Thank you so much JV, for the incredible honour of spending an afternoon with...More

Thank Tracy J
Reviewed November 29, 2016

On the assumption that you are staying in Phillipolis, the experience involves a 30 minute bumpy sand road to Tiger Canyons. However, this is soon forgotten when you arrive at the reserve. Before you go out, you watch a short video on the history of...More

Thank LinSouthAfrica
Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

There are very places on earth where you get to see these amazing creatures up close and personal and in the wild. JV adds to the experience with his stories and insights. Definitely one for the bucket list!

Thank Kevin L
Reviewed May 24, 2016

We were visiting your unique place with our kids on 04/10/2012 We had many evenings since this very Moment looking at the uncountable number of photos we have taken of these beauties of nature at Tiger Canyons. We had doubts to visit tiger canyons when...More

Thank Baenzu
Reviewed December 30, 2015

Wow! If you've never seen a tiger up close & personal NOT in a zoo, you have to visit this place. John Varty (JV) is the most extraordinary & passionate conservationist from a long family line. We were honoured to be taken out in his...More

2  Thank Heather B
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February 27, 2015|
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just go to his website jvbigcats --> contact Contact JV and ask him when to come and what to pay for your stay - might have changed since our visit - but anyway it's worth every single dime! We were staying at the... More
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