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Marakele Animal Sanctuary

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Kwaggsflakte | Kwaggsvlakte, Thabazimbi 0380, South Africa
+27 71 597 7752
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Definitely a place to visit in Thabazimbi, something to do with the family. The top of the outlook... read more

Reviewed April 17, 2018
Tiaan R
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Hermanus, South Africa
via mobile
Get up close to big cats

Feeding time on Sundays...really excellent viewing. Aprox R100 for adults entrance fee. View on... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2018
ThabaNkwe
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Thabazimbi
via mobile
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Marakele Animal Sanctuary situated in thabazimbi, we have a wide variety of predators and small animals, we are open everyday of the week, braai area and pool available Feeding times Wednesday 12:00 Sunday 12:00 Entrance fee 120 adults 60 children 4-12 babies 3- free We also have a unique lion mobile for a up close and personal experience with our lions Adults 70 Children 30
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  • Average15%
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“big cats” (4 reviews)
“real close” (2 reviews)
“lions” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Kwaggsflakte | Kwaggsvlakte, Thabazimbi 0380, South Africa
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+27 71 597 7752
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Definitely a place to visit in Thabazimbi, something to do with the family. The top of the outlook point is breathtaking.

Thank Tiaan R
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Feeding time on Sundays...really excellent viewing. Aprox R100 for adults entrance fee. View on foot or drive. Guaranteed lions, tigers and hyiena. Small kiosk for cold drinks.

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

We had a short trip to this reserve to see the Big 5. Really beautiful scenery in the park close to Thabazimbi so you can even get her from JHB in a day.

2  Thank Georgina P
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Getting real close to the lions, tigers and cheetah was an awesome experience. Feed day is on sundays and apparently quite noisy. There were a number of growls from the tigers which was great and then a lion roar shattered the bushveld silence, almost pants...More

Thank J C P
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

It's a place where the animals are brilliantly looked after and seem very happy with their well-kept conditions. So much to see and do!

Thank Caz M
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is mainly for the Big Cats as well as some other carnivores and smaller animals. The park has an enclosed vehicle with which they enter the predator enclosures and allow the big cats to jump on the vehicle. The experience is very intimate yet...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2015

It's a zoo. But unlike most zoos, where the big cats ignore you, the leopards and lions here REALLY like attention. While the signs say not to pet the animals, if a lion cub sticks its back fur through the fence, what would YOU do?

4  Thank DrMac1972
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Reviewed 14 July 2015

Next door to the national park, we visited this venue to show the kids the lions that eluded us in the national park next door. You have the opportunity to get real close to the lions, closer than what you would get at a normal...More

3  Thank Skubarra
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Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Fabulous ... the best .... lots of fun ... picknic...lion mobile ... wow ... love this place .. regular visitor .. every time we get there we find something new ... feels like you are part of the family ... mike . Chrissy .. ema...More

3  Thank Hendrik V
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Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

This is good outing with family that lives in the city. The animals is a feast for the eye and give us a near experience to be so near to them. It is a great deal for big families.

2  Thank Ertjies D
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120 adults 80 pensioners 60 children 4-12 3 and under free
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