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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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Farm 933 Portion 2, Stanford 7210, South Africa
+27 71 182 8368
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very informative. It was a very hot morning. Unfortunately not all cats came out when they were called. About 4 cages we did not see. I would suggest you'd rather go at feeding time, late afternoon. These people are doing an excellent job of looking...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This sanctuary, one of only seven in South Africa, provides a nurturing and safe home for lions, leopards, tigers and other cats that have been mistreated elsewhere by breeders and game reserves. The informative and inspiring tour today by Abby was outstanding (and a special...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I learned allot that I did not know before. I enjoyed it very much. The staff were well informed and could answer every question asked. They brought heart and soul to the story of each animal and had me to the point of tears a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Abey was a great guide who explained us all particularities of the animals and sensibilise the audience with the threat they receive from humans in a very smooth way which make all of us think about how to better vehicle this message to other people...More

Thank Dimitriwdl
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been following Panthera Africa though Facebook for about a year and finally got to visit the sanctuary. What an experience to see many of the cats I had read about and seen pictures of. Each encounter was special and it really came to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This sanctuary is so special. I highly recommend visiting and supporting this incredible organization. The animals majestic, and I am so grateful they get to live out the rest of their days feeling loved and well cared for.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very easy to make reservation online. Our guide was knowledgeable and kind. It was very interesting to hear stories about these rescued animals and the owners of the facility. We went to the 4pm session and all the cats were awake and active at the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We Live Very closeby Standford but we ddnt know there were such Lovely Cats just around the coner thank you verry much it was somthing new to me!!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Martin was very informative and engaged the children / teenagers and Adults with the insightful accounts of each Big Cat's rescue. We would certainly return to visit the new big cat family. Well done for all your hard work Panthera staff and volunteers.

Thank Giles U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really great trip with knowledgeable guides and highlights how the public are being duped by the many other so called sanctuaries! You will never want to go to a big cat "petting" sanctuary again once you hear about the cruel practices that are hiding...More

Thank Pieter G
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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.