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Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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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 public interaction, operating as a safe haven...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Farm 933 Portion 2, Stanford, Overstrand 7210, South Africa
+27 71 182 8368
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All reviews canned hunting beautiful animals eye opening their lives white lion rescued animals amazing experience heart warming an eye opener keep up the good work my eyes large enclosures very interesting tour cat sanctuary poor animals pay a visit petting zoos
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This sanctuary has a great story that needs to be heard and is definately worth a visit. Our guide was very knowlegeable on each Cat and their story, the motivations behind this sanctuary are inspiring and Kudos to Cath and Lizaene, the staff are very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jimmy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was doubting that I would see much (as I know sanctuaries respect animals and won’t lure them out on account of tourists), but I saw them all!! This was so special, thanks to Martin for the beautiful & heartfelt stories of each animal, it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Heidivanberg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are both so glad we went here. The stories of the animals are sad in places, but to see people really trying to make a difference by explaining exactly how humans are cruelly exploiting wild animals and that they are able and willing to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Louise and Pete W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit amazing people looking after some amazing big cats all with amazing story's definitely worth supporting.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ZaynK16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very memorable stay meeting very passionate people taking care of these amazing animals. Learned a lot and had a great time. Thanks Sidney and Martin for the tour.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great visit to this big cat sanctuary; Thought provoking; Martin, the guide, very knowledgeable. Kids love the experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ThinusH5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unforgettable but sad visit. You get to know how the bones industry works. How they rescued the big cats. They all have a story. Beautiful work done by passionate people. Don’t go into attractions where you can cuddle them. Check their website. It really a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank partiumundoo
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

I went to Panthera Africa big cat sanctuary during my trip to Cape Town. It was a very informative and educational experience in which I learnt a lot about these amazing big cats, including shocking facts about the exploitation of these animals in Africa. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Aerodany
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

If you are in Hermanus and interested in animal welfare, you must pay a visit to this Big Cat Sancturary. By our guide Martin we got to know the sad part of the breeding farms and we learned about the cats that are living here....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DFreya
Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

If you do one thing while down in Hermanus then Panthera is it. Myself and my parents along with my 8month old daughter (wore her in a front pack) had an amazing 2 hours with an extremely knowledgeable guide called Martin. From start to finish...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from MarkW8097 | Reviewed this property |
Possibly... if you have people to help you through the entrance hut (steps). The pathways are not paved.