This place is a true haven for animals that would otherwise be harmed. I have returned from safari now and have a different view of the Big Cats I love...but that doesn't make the Drakenstein Lion Park any less amazing. Go at 4pm for feeding time...it's worth it! And if you can stop at Klein Joostenberg and the Stellenbosch Brewery,... 更多
My husband and I actually visited Jan 2016 and we're impressed with the facility. The animals are well cared for and the lions in particular are housed in extremely large and natural looking bush enclosures with the tigers housed in slightly smaller enclosures. This is a sanctuary for abused animals so unlike small and barren zoo enclosures, the big cats... 更多
When we first walked in I didn't think we would see any of the lions. It was hot, the enclosures are big (which is great) and of course they are camouflaged. The information on each lion is heartbreaking..what some of these poor animals went through. It became a game with the boys to spot the lion. We then went to... 更多
It's quite emotional visiting here and reading the sad past lives of these fantastic animals, but we are very glad we did. We had read about visiting around feeding time, but we got there about 3pm and had already had good views of all the cats. By the time 3.40 comes they are all near the fences padding about getting... 更多
We were a group of 5 adults and 4 kids. Walked around the Park and only saw 3/4 lions in the distance. It was quite a disappointment. Not interactive or informative at all.
I last visited here about 12 years ago and it was a lot smaller then. I was amazed how many enclosures there are now and how far the whole area stretches back. This means a lot more lions have been rescued from otherwise horrible situations – this organisation does amazing work It was very hot, just over 30C and I... 更多
We decided to visit the Lion Sacntuary in the morning as it was going to be a very hot day. By 10:30 am the lions were all hiding in long grass in the shade of trees with only a few visible. One of the guides mentioned to us that our pass is valid for a whole day, and that we... 更多
Camping experience. Summary • Excellent cause, rescuing and caring for lions raised in appalling conditions from around the world. • Very well informed and helpful guides and staff - just ask them. • Lots of space for the animals and a genuine care for their health, comfort and wellbeing. • For those staying overnight superb accommodation in a very comfortable... 更多
What a wonderful place for rescued lions & tigers, they are so well looked after as the guide told us a retirement home for lions, reading their stories is so sad thank goodness they were rescued and brought to this wonderful sanctuary. I am so glad we had the chance to visit the lion park it was so worth it.
As other people have mentioned this is a true sanctuary for rescued domestic lions. All the lions (and a couple of tigers) have been rescued from zoos or private collectors from across the globe. All the animals are provided with a decent sized enclosure which features natural habitat (grass. trees etc). You have to remember lions are essentially nocturnal animals... 更多