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Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary

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Farm 933 Portion 2, Stanford 7210, South Africa
+27 71 182 8368
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2-Hour Educational Visit: Big Cat Sanctuary in Stanford
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Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary Panthera Africa (opened April 2015) offers the unique opportunity to learn about the big cats and hear their heartfelt stories! The sanctuary is run by two young ladies who have devoted their lives for these animals, and the passion and love is felt on the educational visits! We educate visitors on the big cats, the threats facing each species today and what can be done to create change for these majestic beings. We are a true sanctuary with no trading, breeding or public interaction, operating as a safe haven for ambassador and rescued cats. We offer different types of visits: 1. EDUCATIONAL VISIT Have a guided walk around to see our white and brown lions, black leopard, caracals and tigers and learn more about our ambassador animals, their species and their threats. Tour times: Everyday expect Tuesdays, 10am and 3pm (April - September) 9am and 4pm October - March); open on public holidays Price: 240 ZAR per adult / 150 ZAR per child under 13 years PRE-BOOKINGS ONLY (as we only have a limited amount of spots per visit) 2. ENRICHMENT VISIT - SOON OPENING We strongly believe in different daily enrichment activities for our big cats to ensure the best captive life possible. Our certified enrichment program can include feeding enrichment, sensory enrichment, physical enrichment and environmental enrichment. Price: 350 ZAR per adult, no children under 16 years allowed. PRE-BOOKINGS ONLY (at least 1 week in advance) 3. TEAMBUILDING Our slogan 'In unity there is strength' is the core definition of any team. Our teambuilding events will take everyone out of their comfort zone, strengthen your team and inspire creativity! We offer the unique opportunity to be involved in our hands-on enrichment program. You will be forced to think outside the box and your ability to work together will directly affect the outcome! We guarantee you huge satisfaction in seeing your product being tested in action! Price: depends on amount of people and equipment provided. PRE-BOOKINGS ONLY
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Farm 933 Portion 2, Stanford 7210, South Africa
+27 71 182 8368
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I booked this last minute and so glad I did. I loved seeing the lions, safe in the knowledge they're well treated, and never used for breeding or trading. Some of them have had very hard lives and it was quite emotional hearing how they...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These sanctuary are needed to open up the public's eyes to how they view and use animal tourism. Lindsey was a passionate guide and the trip gave inspiration. My 7 year old loved it. Support these places.

Thank Kayley R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Grta effort to provide true sanctuary to wild cats that have experienced exploitation by humans. Guided tour is most informative. Photo opportunities are limited by think wire fences. No hides or viewing platforms. Easy access from Stanford. Parking convenient. Pay with cash as card machine...More

Thank Roslyn H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Panthera Africa is such an amazing place. Their set up is excellent. Not at all what we expected. We were hugely impressed. As for our guide, Lindsey, what a delightful lady and knowledgeable too. More sancturies like these need to open in South Africa. All...More

Thank petra s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow...... Seeing those wonderful animals up close, was an amazing experience. Our tour guide Lyndsey was very knowledgeable and we could feel the love for all the cats. Well done to the owners and all the volenteers helping. May the sanctuary grow stronger with the...More

Thank chantel981
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a amazing place to spend time. I lived and work here for some weeks - and I had so mutch fun! Here they are really taking care of the amimales.

Thank Linda Ø
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even while we got sopping wet Christian (my little Prince) and i really loved the experience, the beautiful animals and there "stories" of how they came to stay at Panthera. Thanks for the experience, we will be back!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went as part of a larger group and have to say it was worth the time even though it was raining when we went. Normally I hate seeing animals in cages but when they explained that it's only until they're well enough to go...More

Thank np234
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Truly a unique experience - get ready to cry, laugh and learn more about South Africa's big cats than you ever thought possible. Definitely a must-do in Stanford!

Thank Adele B
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We had a great time , the kids loved it and was their highlight of our SA trip The conservation aspect is close to all our hart Well done

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Response from Mark W | Reviewed this property |
Possibly... if you have people to help you through the entrance hut (steps). The pathways are not paved.