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Big Cat Experiences

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Polokwane, South Africa
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About Big Cat Experiences
An unmissable experience at Bonwa Phala Game Lodge in the heart of the Waterberg region in Limpopo, Big Cat Experiences is a unique place that puts you in the heart of a wild, untamed conservancy, and for once the words “a walk on the wild side” are worthy of putting on your bucket list. Join us for the surreal experience of interacting with our magnificent Cheetah and Lions and walk away with a deeper understanding of these incredible animals not through words, but through the moments you share with them. As a place for making memories that’ll last you a lifetime, you’ll not leave Big Cat Experiences without taking at least one breathtaking moment away with you. Big Cat Experiences guarantees you an up-close-and-personal experiences unlike any other with our stunning Lions and Cheetahs. Learn about these majestic animals without fences or game vehicles getting in the way.
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Firing a shotgun is quite an exhilarating experience. Come and try it out for yourself at our clay pigeon shooting range and feel the satisfaction of taking out an orange ceramic disc as it flies through the sky.
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This option is great for groups. Fort the price, you get 250 rounds and 150 clay pigeons which you can distribute as you please. Firing a shotgun is quite an exhilarating experience. Come and try it out for yourself at our clay pigeon shooting range and feel the satisfaction of taking out an orange ceramic disc as it flies through the sky.
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Reviewed July 20, 2019

Kierin is a true professional, ethical operator with the welfare of the animals first and foremost and a keen involvement in conservation, which was very interesting to hear all about as we walked with the Lions. As a results you could see the Lions and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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BIGCATEXPERIENCES, Owner at Big Cat Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019

Hi Allison, Thank you so very much for your kind words and I am so glad that you enjoyed your time with us and our team. I hope the rest of your trip in Southern Africa went well. Kind regards, Kierin

Reviewed March 4, 2019

I've seen people interacting with Lions on TV, but to experience it first hand was humbling and just awesome!

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Date of experience: January 2019
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BIGCATEXPERIENCES, Owner at Big Cat Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2019

Good Evening, Thank you for taking the time to review us and more we are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with our lions. Wishing you all the best. Kind regards, Kierin

Reviewed March 2, 2019

Amazing from the service and personal care to the experience of walking with beautiful healthy fully grown lions

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mark L
BIGCATEXPERIENCES, Owner at Big Cat Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2019

Good Evening Mark, Thank you very much for your review and kind words. Wishing you all the best. Kind regards, Kierin

Reviewed February 22, 2019

My husband and I got to do the lion walk and it was phenomenal. The guides did a great job with keeping us calm and entertained. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience. Very affordable!! It was AWESOME!!!!

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Date of experience: December 2018
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BIGCATEXPERIENCES, Owner at Big Cat Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2019

Good Evening, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us and we are pleased to hear that you and your husband had an awesome experience. Wishing you all the best. Kind regards, Kierin

Reviewed February 22, 2019

This was the most amazing experience. Definitely will recommend it. The guides are also excellent in the way they put your mind to rest and if you just listen and follow their instructions, there is absolutely nothing to worry about.

Date of experience: January 2019
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BIGCATEXPERIENCES, Owner at Big Cat Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2019

Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to review us and we are pleased to hear that you had an amazing experience with us. Wishing you all the best. Kind regards, Kierin

Reviewed February 21, 2019

What an unforgettable experience. Thanks guys for the great and friendly service Would definitely recommend for everyone

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Date of experience: February 2019
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BIGCATEXPERIENCES, Owner at Big Cat Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2019

Good Day Francois, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us and we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Kind regards, Kierin

Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

This was truly a once in a lifetime experience. The lions are 4th generation bred in captivity. They are treated fairly and humanely. The trainers we're very friendly and knowledgeable. The owner of the reserve was also very friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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BIGCATEXPERIENCES, Owner at Big Cat Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2019

Good Evening, Thank you for taking the time to review us and for your positive feedback. Kind regards, Kierin

Reviewed January 14, 2019

It was the most exhilarating encounter I've ever had in my life! I would most definitely want to do it again and I readily encourage all to go and interact with these beautiful creatures. You feel MOST safe and you'll see that the staff have...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
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BIGCATEXPERIENCES, Owner at Big Cat Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2019

Good Day Narissa, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and more importantly, we are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your time with our beautiful girls. Kind regards, Kierin

Reviewed November 26, 2018

Walking alongside two fully grown lions can only be envisaged while asleep in a dream but it became a reality & it wowed us above expectations

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Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

Bucket list Once in a life time experience You have to do this Gives you new perspective on life \S/

Date of experience: October 2018
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shamilColombo
May 28, 2019|
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Response from kian9m | Reviewed this property |
Hi shamilColombo! There was one male lion hidden in the bush in the holding area when we were leaving. We didn't get to see him up close or walk with him at all. I believe there were 4 lionesses. I'm not sure of their... More
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drfelippe123
April 28, 2019|
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Response from BIGCATEXPERIENCES | Property representative |
Good Evening, For the Cheetah’s we have a minimum age of 12 years and for the lions 15 years as all of our experiences are with fully grown animals. If you require any further information, please don’t hesitate to have a... More
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Guide530624
December 18, 2018|
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Response from BIGCATEXPERIENCES | Property representative |
Good Day, The price is ZAR 900.00 per person, however we currently have a December special and the walk is currently ZAR 765.00 per person for the period of December 2018. Kind regards, Kierin
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