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Panthera Africa Sunset Visit

Stanford, Western Cape

Activity Description

Sunset is a magical time of day here at Panthera Africa, and we love sharing this sacred time with our four-legged friends! We would like to invite you to join in this unique experience and if you’re lucky, you may even hear and see the lions roar!

Your passionate host will take you around to the big cat enclosures and tell you their heartfelt stories, and how they came to be at Panthera Africa. Enjoy the unique atmosphere as you observe and photograph the big cats at this enchanted time.

Only for people 16 years and older.
Pre-bookings essential!

Only 25 places available for this experience so book now to avoid disappointment. Minimum amount of people: 4.

Can’t make it on a Saturday? We can arrange a special sunset visit for you and your loved ones on another evening in the week. Please book 3-4 days in advance. Subject to availability.


ProviderPanthera Africa
Duration2 hours
WhenSaturdays from October to March, or by special arrangement
WhereHow to find us: Stanford is situated in the heart of the Cape Whale and White Shark Coast about 140km from Cape Town, and is easily reached by car (2 hours). You have the choice of two amazing yet very different routes. Route one - Mountain pass Follow the N2 from Cape Town to Somerset West Enjoy the Journey over Sir Lowry's Pass, through Elgin Valley Route two - Ocean view Follow the N2 from Cape Town to Somerset West Turn off onto the R44 to Gordon's Bay and follow the magnificent coastline road Both routes join up with the R43 that leads you towards and through Hermanus to Stanford. When entering Stanford make a left onto the R326 towards Caledon / Riviersonderend. Continue on the tar road for approximately 4km and make a right turn towards Papiesvlei. Continue on the gravel road for 3.5km till you see the Panthera Africa sign on your right. Drive 1.3km, through the neighbouring farm, and follow the signs to the entrance.
WeatherWeather dependent service.
What to WearWear sturdy and comfortable shoes for your walking experience and bring a jacket for cold weather/wind.
Things to BringCamera.
Guests or SpectatorsOnly Paying guest allowed on tour. No pets are allowed on visits and are not to be left in the car outside in the parking area.


Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions90 minute guided walk.


Can’t make it on a Saturday? We can arrange a special sunset visit for you and your loved ones on another evening in the week. Please book 3-4 days in advance. Subject to availability.
When: Every Saturday
Where: Panthera Africa

Time: 17:30 from 22 September to 27 October and
18:00 from 3 November to 23 February and
17:30 from 2 March to 27 April.

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: R 490 per person
email: info@pantheraafrica.com

Panthera Africa is a non-profit company with Section 18A Tax exemption status. All the proceeds from ticket sales goes towards the animals and creating a better life for them. All the animals were rescued from facilities such as breeding farms and circuses.

Customer Reviews

What an amazing experience ? - Drew Wolf

Fantastic interesting and informative sunset visit thanks to Vanessa and her colleagues. - Tom Stringer

Panthera is a true sanctuary for rescued animals. I would highly recommend the Sunset Walk where we were expertly guided, in a small group, around part of the sanctuary. Animals were not forced to be on show (only certain sides of the enclosures are accessible and the enclosures have plenty of trees and plants for hiding) and they only came to see us if they wanted to. We witnessed animals playing, running, jumping, grooming each other and, most awesomely, roaring as a pride. The walk was informative, inspiring and the roaring was breath-taking. The animals look truly happy and the care, attention and love that is bestowed on them by everyone who works at Panthera is just wonderful. Definitely worth a visit to support this truly wonderful team. - Charlotte Driscoll

Such a wonderful experience to see how the cats have been rehabilitated. The love for the animals is very evident and although it is heartbreaking to think of where they have come from, and also how many cats are still being subjected to that horror, at least we know the ones in their care are loved. Highly recommended - this is a REAL sanctuary. - Alison & Mark Kranenburg

An absolutely exceptional experience - Marc Schoeman

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