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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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“canned hunting” (12 reviews)
“white lion” (11 reviews)
“wild animals” (11 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Farm 933 Portion 2, Stanford 7210, South Africa
+27 71 182 8368
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were given a tour by Lindsay and it was highly informative, enjoyable and interesting. The work they do here is amazing and it really is a must visit for everyone!

Thank Alan F
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very interesting tour with lots of insights. Good story telling guide. Nice place for the cats. Thanks.

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Thank sgroetecke
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a true sanctuary for magestic animals, saved from horrific situations... As a South African myself i was amazed at how little i actually knew aboit the plight of big cats in Africa. Thouroughly enjoyable, peacful, and precious to see so many happy cats!...More

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Thank abbytaymor
Reviewed 1 week ago

A true sanctuary ... beautiful animals kept in beautiful surroundings for the right reasons ... great educational trip

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Thank Hanli L
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an unforgettable experience meering the animals up-close. It's heart-warming to see that they are so well taken care of, especially after what they have been put through before they came to the sanctuary. They sure seem happy and relaxed! ❤️

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Thank lieslk191
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative. I felt like taking all the cats and tiger home. I keep wondering what future these cats have.

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Thank Susanne H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Panthera Africa on Saturday, 7 October 2017 and were welcomed by tour guides, Lindsay and Alicia. We cannot start to explain how wonderful and educational the visit was! Enjoyed it so much and the cats look so happy! Thank you...More

Thank Dez-Luan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a true sanctuary for rescued big cats. The animals are in very good conddtion . Their enclosures are large with shade and trees. An awesome experience to be there with guide Lindsay.

Thank 17shaunl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Animals are beautiful and well looked after. interesting and enjoyed it a lot! would recommend it to anyone

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Thank CarlGeere
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was greeted by Lindsey who said she would be taking us round the sanctuary,which is home to several large cats that have either been abused or. bred for canned hunting. This was my second visit and proved to be even more informative than my...More

Thank lucy1100711
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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.