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Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary

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Farm 933 Portion 2, Stanford, Overstrand 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: 09:00 - 10:30, 16:00 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Farm 933 Portion 2, Stanford, Overstrand 7210, South Africa
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+27 71 182 8368
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"canned hunting"
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"beautiful animals"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's been over two years since my last visit to Panthera Africa. In that time they have sadly lost Zorro the leopard, but they have four new lions and now two cheetahs in the pride now. They still continue to treat their cats with respect...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

...this project has developed in the last few years to gain huge admiration and acclaim for its conservation work. The back story is pretty horrific about how these animals have come to live in their new home and if you need convincing of the importance...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As a family of 5 (3 teenagers and 2 parents) we did the 9am tour with Abby as our guide. Abby was a great hit with the kids. Her interaction with the group and the stories which she told were very moving. The cats all...More

Thank Craig S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our visit to Panthera Africa. Our guide Abbey was great, answered all of our questions & was very informative. The cats are very lucky to have such amazing people caring for them. It's a shame we live in such a cruel world.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Without our guide, Abbie, we would not have gained so much insight into the project. Nor would we have believed what terrible things still go on in this century - we all hear about rhinos but we had no idea of the cruelty to the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit - it was informative and education and leaves one with plenty food for thought. We were also treated to a late afternoon roaring display. Thank you to our guide, Abbie, for an enjoyable afternoon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to hear the big cats talking to each other, this is it. A special sunset visit when the cats start waking up from a lazy day ... and start communicating. Wonderful experience and worth the

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Abby was our wonderful guide; the stories of how these animals had been treated, before being rescued, was heart breaking; the cats were majestic; Panthera does a brilliant job not only looking after the cats, but also informing us about the dreadful things that can...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These guys are what the world needs. A true place which indeed helps teach the tourist and that saves the big cat. Holding big cats may seem cool but we are killing them off, from tourist zoos to canned hunting. I never knew and was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was amazing to see these beautiful creatures up close and heartwarming to know that there are selfless people out there saving these big cats from horrific lives , very impressed and would return

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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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