Glen Garriff Conservation

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Jeanette D
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Sep 2021 • Friends
An easy drive from Joburg and you are away from the hustle and bustle and amongst these majestic lions. I am blown away that these beautiful lions are literally at your fingertips and by the end of a long-weekend away, you are already aware of their quirks and personalities - courtesy of our amazing host Suzanne. GG Conservation and Suzanne are passionate about putting an end to captive lion breeding and it was a privilege to understand and observe how they operate and are contributing towards ending this cruel practice, and witness how each and every lion is loved and cared for. From long walks, amongst the sprawling and spacious encampments at sunrise and sunset, to sipping drinks on the patio of our awesome accommodation, just feet away from Shalom and Ariel, to our thrilling, never to be forgotten experience in the Perspex lion cage, to falling asleep to the chorus of roaring - a getaway highly recommended!! Thank you Suzanne for your hospitality.
Written 3 October 2021
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Zita D
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Couples
If you're looking for a place to rest your soul and connect with some of Africa's most majestic big cats, then GG Conservation is the right place for you. Lovely accommodation with lions literally on your doorstep, coupled with the most beautiful surroundings makes GG Conservation an ideal getaway.

Suzanne is an excellent host, who shares her knowledge and experience of these beautiful animals with enthusiasm and her passion for the protection and conservation of lions is inspirational.

If you're feeling brave and adventurous, then the lion cage experience is a must- instead of the lions being in a cage, you're in the cage! A truely mind blowing and amazing experience.

You will leave not want to leave GG Conservation, but when you do, you will feel relaxed and your soul rejuvenated.
Written 2 October 2021
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REBECCA S
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Jul 2021 • Friends
I recently spent three days and two nights at GG Conservation at the Lion House. To say it was amazing would be an understatement. To start with the house was beautiful and cozy. There was a fireplace inside and outside, the bedrooms were extremely comfortable and each bedroom had its own bathroom, a kitchen, and an outdoor sitting/braii area. As soon as you step outside you can see lions all around you and to hear them roar at night was fantastic.
I chose to do the photography cage experience where you are in a photography box with lions right outside. Of course you can never be sure the lions will come up to the box but I lucked out and had three right outside. I was able to see these beautiful animals up close and get great pictures.
All of the people working at GG Conservation were very friendly and helpful and went out of their way to accommodate me during my stay.
I highly recommend visiting if you love animals, especially lions. The lions are all very healthy and obviously well cared for. There is no breeding, no interaction, and no affiliation with canned lion hunting. Everyone here loves these animals and only wants what is best for them.
Written 8 July 2021
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Julia S
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Jul 2021 • Friends
We stayed at GG Conservation for two nights and had an amazing time. First of all, the accommodation (Lion House) was beautiful, the beds were super comfy, each room had its own bathroom and of course you stepped outside and there are lions surrounding you just 10 meters away from you.
We also went for the Lion cage experience and it was absolutely incredible and hard to put into words. Of course you cannot guarantee the lions will be interested in the cage but they came over for a short while and we managed to get some great photos.
Also: the lions are in wonderful condition, there is no breeding going on and you don‘t have to be afraid of any activity linked to canned hunting. Anyone we met at the project was 100% there for the animals and loves them unconditionally.
Written 8 July 2021
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Heather S
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Apr 2021 • Friends
Surreal experience ... nothing can compare...mind blowing ... interacting with proper lions ...life changing.!! ..aaaand then there is the incredibly comfy beds! Swimming pool! Walks in among lions. .. beautiful people sharing their knowledge and experience of these gracious creatures
Written 16 April 2021
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stewart w
2 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
An absolutely stunning adventure! Beautiful scenery, awesome landscape, stunning wildlife and the King of them all, magnificent lions! This is definitely a lifetime experience, once seen, never forgotten!!!!
Written 10 April 2021
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lyndi2017
Truro, UK4 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
This is a place that's so amazing . The Lions , their roars , their beauty , magnificence. The scenery& setting of GG, the house , the hosts and their knowkedge and passion and friendliness. We were well looked after, learnt much , felt humbled. Truly if you love lions then here will meet them and see the love& care they receive in this wonderful place . Opportunity to get close , observe. Highly recommended.
Written 5 March 2020
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dwalkingshaw123
Wales, UK2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Me and five other friends spend 3 days at this wonderful place, which truly was one of the best experience I've ever had. We were greeted by the most amazing host suzi and the owner pat. We were made to feel at home surrounded by the beautiful lions, the lion cage is a must truly magical. If anyone is ever going to south africa this place is a must.
Written 29 February 2020
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Sarah M
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Friends
I spent two weeks in South Africa and this was without a doubt my highlight! Being so close to the lions was an incredible experience. The grounds and house are beautiful too! And suzi our host was super lovely and so helpful! Amazing experience :)
Written 29 February 2020
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Melody Z
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Feb 2020
We spent two nights at the Lion House at GG, and it was one of the most incredible experience of our lives.

The house-- the Lion House is right next to the lion camps, so we often get "visitors" while we hang out in the backyard. We got to observe those big majestic animals up close while still feeling incredibly safe.

The sanctuary-- the sanctuary itself is enormous. If I remember correctly, they host 70+ lions rescued from different places. You can tell that the lions are well loved and taken great care of. Hearing the lion roars at night was also a surreal experience.

The host-- can I just say that Suzanne is purely amazing? I love watching her interacting with the lions, as you can tell how much love and care she's put into every one of them and how much the lions trust her. She also shared a lot of lion knowledge with us, and took us around to interact with them.

Overall, I cannot recommend this experience more. Definitely try to spend at least two nights there so you can fully soak in that lion glory!
Written 20 February 2020
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