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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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“wild animals” (12 reviews)
“canned hunting” (12 reviews)
“white lion” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Farm 933 Portion 2, Stanford 7210, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The work that this Sanctuary does is really out standing.They rescue their cats from all over the world from unlivable conditions. You need to support them

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Reviewed 1 week ago

In November this year my wife, 18 year old granddaughter and I had the pleasurable experience of visiting this sactuary near Stanford in the Overberg region. On arrival we were met by a guide who immediately impressed us with her obviuos enthusiasm and knowledge in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I understand that these animals were rescued from bad situations and am very grateful you have been able to help them. But over and over we heard the horrific stories and we had a 10 year old boy with us who is very sensitive. I...More

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PantheraAfrica, Owner at Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Kathryn, Thank you very much for your very valuable feedback and for taking the time to write! I highly appreciate your honesty! One of the reasons my partner and I started this project is to raise awareness and tell the truth about this industry,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome experience!! Very knowledgeable about the cats. Beautiful creatures that are hard to see up close in a positive environment. Would definitely recommend for any Cape Town area visitors.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I appreciate what they are trying to do at the sanctuary, and get the information out there about the breeding farms & the canning practice which is shocking.. But I was very saddened to see the poor animals there, I thought they lacked spirit (...More

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PantheraAfrica, Owner at Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to give your feedback! It is always good to hear what people think and feel, and for us to get chance to explain or clarify any possible misunderstandings. I am sorry that you felt the animals lack...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our daughter lived there for three months so we decide to visit her. They do a really good work for this animals.

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Thank hschnitzer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Panthera was an eye opener with revelations of what really goes on with the exploitation of big cats by greedy human beings. I was happy to see some big cats with a second chance in life while I was horrified (but not surprised) to hear...More

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Thank John H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Part education, part evangelising. The people who operate this facility are passionate about the animals in their care - and about educating the facility visitors to the atrocities that are going on in some of the other parks, where animals are said to be raised...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Panthera Africa is doing great work saving lions, tigers, leopards etc from breeding farms and potential hunts. All animals look healthy and well. It was a pleasure to se the animals and hear their stories, some of them very sad, but without organisations like Panthera...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was extremelly impressed with the organization and the two ladies resposible for the project. That is their life and make it the best as they can for the animals to also have THE better way of leaving after what they have been put through....More

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barrytza
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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.
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