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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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“canned hunting” (22 reviews)
“eye opening” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 11:30, 15:00 - 16:30
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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"eye opening"
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"beautiful animals"
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"their lives"
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"heart warming"
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"an eye opener"
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"white lion"
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"informative tour"
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"rescued animals"
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"spread the word"
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"keep up the good work"
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"an excellent guide"
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"highlight of our trip"
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"poor animals"
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"amazing experience"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited with a group & had the pleasure of meeting Abbey our guide who was very knowledgeable on each cat & their particular story. She was brilliant & able to answer all our questions. I would highly recommend this sanctuary as it really does...More

Thank RoobyRoobarama
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Reviewed 3 days ago

one of the best place in South Africa and this guys do an important job. It is admirable the commitment that these guys put in this work and unveils a side of the safaris that nobody knows. Absolutely to visit

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Thank schwarzg2017
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We happened across this sanctuary on a drive and were lucky enough to fall in with a tour. It was very interesting to hear about the story behind each animal, and how they ended up in this true sanctuary. It was a wonderful experience. Thanks...More

Thank Jonathan E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I volunteered at Panthera Africa for 4 weeks, and it was he most amazing experience. Verybody is so loving and absolutely dedicated to the wellfare of the animals. You quickly become part of a family of hard working people, with the goal to make the...More

Thank kheiermann
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very special place. A true sanctuary built by people who've dedicated themselves to saving big cats that are experiencing terrible cruelty. Thanks to Abby for a wonderful tour!

Thank adrch
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the people at panthera africa are taking great care of the big cats and are doing their best to save more big cats that are living in bad environments and they are trying to stop canned hunting and they are raising awareness of the breeding...More

Thank Lizelle123
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found out about Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary from a local that told me I had to take my family here before we left South Africa. He was correct. After staying 3 months in Fisherhaven, this magical place was our last "adventure" here...More

Thank Matthew R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is very special. The talk is so moving, I cried when I heard the stories of the lions and how they are treated in canned hunting facilities. The owners Cat and her partner are truly amazing people! I highly recommend you take your...More

Thank MarkWildcatSmith
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Most amazing stories about the animals. Great work you guys do at the sanctuary. Will highly recommend visits.

Thank lizandraking12
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Amazing stories told! Having to get to help enrich the lives of these animals is a experience of a life time. I would highly recommend volunteering and checking Panthera Africa Wildlife Sanctuary out!

Thank Jared B
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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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