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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
Farm 933 Portion 2, Stanford, Overstrand 7210, South Africa
+27 71 182 8368
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Reviewed 3 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

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Reviewed 4 days 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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Thank Heather B
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.

Thank LMKruger1978
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

Thank Nessa1travels
Reviewed 1 week 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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Thank Patricia G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Suggest the number of small children are restricted per group - to be considerate towards visitors without small children and for the sake of the animals. Having information translated in other languages on a pamphlet will be useful for foreigners. Suggest reviewing the times available...More

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PantheraAfrica, Owner at Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Trudi, Thank you very much for your feedback - it is very much appreciated and valued! This is the only way we can improve! We have just finalised translations for the educational visits, so this will be in place within short time! This will...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This experience will change your perceptions of the Big Cats. Kids and Adults loved this educational visit. Well Done Panthera for all your amazing hard work.

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16 January 2016|
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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.