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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: 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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"beautiful animals"
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"eye opening"
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"white lion"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone should visit this place, particularly if you like animals. Easily the best sanctuary I've been to. The staff care so much about the animals, our guide (I want to say Martin? can't quite remember his name!) was so informative and interesting. It's also incredibly...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a small group morning tour of the Panthera sanctuary with a great guide - Yorkshire-born and very informative and passionate about what he does. Learnt so many things about big cat sanctuaries we didn’t previously know, it was clear that Panthera are doing...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 5 guys, the visit had been recommended and we really enjoyed it. Abby was an excellent guide and managed to keep the full group of about 20 interested. The visit makes you think about cultural issues ( why does anyone...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Impressed with the work of the big cat sanctuary and the knowledge of the guide was excellent .We took friends and enjoyed all aspects of the tour and the wonderful cats

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Pur party of 4 adults enjoyed our visit very much. The guide was very knowledgeable and informative. We had several tiny children in our tour and I felt they were a little bored .

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Not many people would be so dedicated to a course and for the love of something. This was not only a extraordinarily educational visit, but also spiritual enriching. We rescue pets but these wild cats were destined to die a cruel death,but now live with...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

it was beautiful as well how to see that at least there are still people who care about the animals i will definitely go again as well the ranger did an extreme well done job...he knew everything ..was young and his life is with the...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Absolutely loved our visit to Panthera - cant recommend it enough to people. It is something EVERYONE should do

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Taking a tour with Panthera Africa has completely opened our eyes to the reality of big cats and more specifically lions. A terrible industry in which they exploited all the way from cubs to young lion walks and to finish with canned hunting or bone...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

We had a lovely time visiting Panthera, learning more about the work they do. Though it's sad to see wild cats in big cages and hearing their sad history, one must appreciate that there are establishments like Panthera who reach out to these animals who...More

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Possibly... if you have people to help you through the entrance hut (steps). The pathways are not paved.
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