Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary

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Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary

Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary
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Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
About
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary Panthera Africa offers you the unique opportunity to learn about the big cats and hear their heartfelt stories! We are a true sanctuary with no trading, breeding or interaction, operating as a safe haven for rescued big cats. EDUCATIONAL VISIT Have a guided walk around to see our white and brown lions, black leopard, caracals and tigers and learn more about their species and their threats. TIMES: Everyday expect Tuesdays, 10am and/or 3pm (April - September) 9am and/or 4pm October - March); Open on public holidays. Price: R340 per adult / R170 per child under 13 years. PRE-BOOKINGS ONLY (as we only have a limited amount of spots per visit). SUNSET VISIT Come and enjoy the early evening with your loved ones as the sun sets and the cats come alive after a long day of rest! Your passionate host will take you around to the big cat enclosures. Price: R490 per adult, no children under 16 years allowed. Minimum 4 people. PRE-BOOKINGS ONLY.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Sharesh
Cape Town, South Africa4 contributions
Sanctuary in the truest sense
Jan 2021 • Family
Thank you to Sarah, our guide for giving us so much insight into the big cats, their lives, their threats and their beauty. It was such an informative experience of what really goes into the big cat ‘industry’ A true sanctuary indeed where we are in the animals home and respect them. Thank you for the amazing work and I look forward to supporting your organisation more for the good work that you do!
Written 31 January 2021
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Lisa van den Blink
2 contributions
Brilliant. Insightful and well worth it.
Nov 2020 • Couples
Spent a wonderful late afternoon doing the sunset tour. Vanessa treated us to a insightful trip where we witnessed the Big Cats showing off with almighty roars, lazy lounging and even a black leopard racing to the top of a tree in 3 quick steps. I strongly recommend this for all, I will be back.
Written 1 December 2020
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Jenny B
1 contribution
Excellent, ethical sanctuary for rescued big cats
Nov 2020
It's often difficult in South Africa to be sure that you are visiting an ethical captive facility - as they point out at Panthera Africa, anywhere can call themselves a sanctuary. However, Panthera Africa provide a safe home to big cats rescued from the canned hunting/entertainment industry and educate the public about the horrors of these industries. Our tour guide, Steph, was very knowledgeable and passionate about big cats and the threats they face. All the cats had large enclosures with enrichment and seemed very relaxed. We were able to see the lions, leopard, tigers and caracal, and they also have enclosures that aren't visited on the tour. We learned about the background of each cat and how they came to be at the sanctuary. No physical interaction is allowed between tourists and the cats, and visitors will come away with a good understanding of why they should never pay to touch a wild animal. The tours are an excellent way to see big cats in an ethical way, while learning about the terrible captive big cat trade and contributing to the fight against it.
Written 22 November 2020
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Catherine A
Hermanus, South Africa9 contributions
Very Educational
Oct 2020 • Solo
What an amazing tour of Panthera. It was so informative and certainly opened my eyes and made me aware of just how badly our beautiful big cats have and are being treated in some areas. Such an amazing team and great cause to create awareness! My brother asked so many questions and I thank you for being patient with him. Can highly recommend this experience, it really was so great!
Written 4 November 2020
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Heila McKinley
2 contributions
Well worth a visit
Sep 2020
What a fantastic and informative experience. Our eyes were opened to the atrocities committed against big cats in this country and at the same time it was heart warming to see the love and care for these animals at Panthera. Then it is of course a privilege to spend time in the company of these magnificent cats.
Written 30 September 2020
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WilliamWiltshire
Wiltshire168 contributions
This is a real eye opener which shows how badly humans treat beautiful wildcats for monetary gain
Feb 2020
Here is a small wild life sanctuary for ill treated wild cats, from tigers to lions, who by love and thoughtful care have been brought back to their former glory in a quite miraculous way. The owners and staff have done, and are doing an amazing job but I suspect are only touching the tip of the iceberg because humans appear to have no limit as to how badly they treat wild animals for monetary gain, whilst being an educational visit it was also most distressing to hear the stories behind the recovery of each animal.
The male lion, ‘the king’ called Neptune looked absolutely magnificent lying on a raised platform with the wind blowing his mane!
The Authorities should do more to punish those who abuse wild cats.
Written 24 February 2020
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Jo D
6 contributions
Inspirational place
Feb 2020
Just visit this place.
It is not a place where you can cuddle cubs and thank God for that - it is real and will tell you in detail why you should NEVER go to any place where contact with wild animals is encouraged. You get to see - close up - some amazing animals and hear their terrible stories of ill-treatment. However you will leave feeling uplifted and in awe of the amazing staff who work there and how they are so dedicated and will do everything in their power to educate about these wild animals.
Written 17 February 2020
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Jet534314
1 contribution
The real thing
Feb 2020 • Couples
Panthera is a real sanctuary, not a business. We had an excellent tour and highly recommended it. We feel honoured to have seen those magnificent animals and how respected they are at Panthers
Written 13 February 2020
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John D
Kendal, UK27 contributions
Should be the highlight of any visit to SA
Feb 2020
The extraordinary care and love shown by Cathrine, Lizaene and their team gives the impression that this is a true sanctuary. Many of the big cats have been rescued from appalling conditions and are now able to continue their lives in safety. The sunset tour may enable you to hear the roars of relaxed, contented animals. Not to be missed! Visit, learn and reflect.
Written 12 February 2020
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Charlotte D
126 contributions
A very special place
Feb 2020 • Friends
This is a true sanctuary for very very dearly loved and greatly respected animals who have been through unimaginable horror in their short lives. We took a sunset tour and heard the pride roar. We learnt about their stories and how their lives and been transformed. The work that Panthera Africa do is very special indeed.

If you love wildlife and want to support keeping wildlife in the wild Panthera Africa is a must-do.
Written 2 February 2020
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