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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” (23 reviews)
“eye opening” (13 reviews)
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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"
in 23 reviews
"eye opening"
in 13 reviews
"beautiful animals"
in 19 reviews
"their lives"
in 11 reviews
"heart warming"
in 7 reviews
"an eye opener"
in 7 reviews
"white lion"
in 11 reviews
"informative tour"
in 5 reviews
"spread the word"
in 4 reviews
"rescued animals"
in 9 reviews
"keep up the good work"
in 9 reviews
"an excellent guide"
in 5 reviews
"highlight of our trip"
in 4 reviews
"large enclosures"
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"poor animals"
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"amazing experience"
in 14 reviews
"animal lovers"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the sanctuary for a second time to introduce two of our grandkids and their friends to some of the really big cats of the world. Our guide did a great job to inform the kids about the cats and their habits. The kids...More

Thank Frans L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After just returning from our visit to Panthera Africa, I am in such awe. The property and enclosures are in a great condition, the cats seem comfortable and content in their surroundings. The staff are great, friendly and very knowledgeable and the passion that Abbi...More

Thank amandaafrica
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second visit but this time being during the school holidays we were able to bring our grandaughter. Abby was our guide and what an informative visit. Each animal had his or her own unique history and this makes this place so special...More

Thank N5982JDmikew
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The animals are beautiful and kept in large enclosures and natural environment. As it is difficult for photographers to take pictures through the wire mesh fences I propose that provision be made for a place in the fences with a slightly larger opening for people...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 June 2018

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 June 2018

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 28 May 2018

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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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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