Family Combo Panthera Africa Educational Visit

Stanford, Western Cape

WE ARE OPEN! Domestic Traveler Special - get 15% off on Educational Visits. T's &C's apply. Book via email or telephone. 182 8368.

Activity Description

One of Panthera Africa’s main purposes is to be an educational platform where we create awareness about the conditions big cats face in captivity, and how animal welfare and enrichment plays a vital role in giving them the best captive life possible. We are a true sanctuary where no cub petting, breeding or trading takes place.

On our educational visits you have the chance of capturing photographs of the big cats in their beautiful Natural homes, and get to know about their unique stories, in addition to the important facts about the species and their different situations. We strongly believe in the importance of educating you about animal welfare and conservation, so together with a staff member you will be taken for a lovely walk whilst admiring the beautiful cats.

We ask you kindly to arrive 15 minutes prior to your visit.

We look forward to sharing our dream with you, and to introducing you to our four legged friends!

Online booking system closes 24 hours in advance. Please call +27 (0)71 182 8368 to inquire about possible openings on short notice.


ProviderPanthera Africa
DurationOpen Ended
WhenAll year round - closed on Tuesdays and the following days: 25 Dec, 26 Dec, 1 Jan.
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 WearComfortable Clothing Walking Shoes
Things to BringCamera.
Guests or SpectatorsOnly Paying guest allowed on visit. No pets are allowed on visits and are not to be left in the car outside in the parking area. No photos or videos taken at Panthera Africa Big Cat Sanctuary are allowed to be used for commercial usage without written permission from Panthera Africa Management. Panthera Africa NPC has copyright of any photos taken at Panthera Africa Big Cat Sanctuary, and can be used as they see fit.


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.


Online booking system closes 24 hours in advance. Please call +27 (0)71 182 8368 to inquire about possible openings on short notice.

Customer Reviews

Thank you for very interesting and informative tour. The animals are clearly very well cared for and much loved. I hope your work to educate and change things for the future makes a real difference. Keep up the fantastic work! - Vicky Miller

A great learning experience, not only about the magestic cats but also about the tourism industry and it's affects on the animals in Africa. Thanks to the tour our perspective changed. Sydney explained the history of Panthera, the key information about the animals and the personal story of each cat. It was easy to tell that she truly cared and that educating the public was a passion of hers. Highly recommend. - Gal Brill

We had a great visit at Panthera. We learned a lot and we had a great time Thank you very much - Hagay Fainberg

This tour was certainly an eye opener and gave our family a much better understanding of what it takes to raise these beautiful creatures in a sanctuary environment. We loved everything about Panthera and have massive respect for the work they do. We are excited to learn of new plans and will be back to visit on our next trip to Hermanus. - Jane Rivera

We truly enjoyed the trip to Panthera. It was very enlightening, and made us realise how traumatic the lives of many of the big cats kept in captivity can be. We will definitely be going back there in future. The host was also great and took time to share the lives of the individual cats and what they have been going through. - LMJ Nxumalo

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