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Panthera Africa Educational Children's Visit Voucher

Stanford, Western Cape

OPEN!!! 9am and 4pm visits per day except TUESDAYS Please Pre-Book via tel 0711828368 or email

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.


DurationOpen Ended
WhenAll year round - closed on Tuesdays and the following days: 24, Dec, 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 tour. 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

Inclusions60 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.


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Customer Reviews

Hi there the tour was good, a bit underwhelming as to what we expected but good! I also feel that it was quite expensive and you should look at not charging for children under a certain age like 4/5 as they really take so little in! Just a suggestion Thanks so much - Candice

We were amazed at how committed they are to each and every animal that they have in their rehabilitation center. We loved learning about each animal and the kids really were amazed to see some very rare and special cats in person. They are doing so much good and I really am so impressed with their ethos around cat rescue and rehabilitation. 5/5 for adults and 5/5 for the kids! - Lisa

we had a wonderful and interesting guided tour through Panthera with many new information and insights in the life and behaviour of the animals. The animal-oriented big cages for the different cats and the sensitive information proove the quality of this project. We are fans! - Cordula

Had a lovely (slightly soggy) morning at Panthera Africa. Our guide, Steph, was insightful and engaging and the cats treated us to a show of all their unique personalities. Would definitely recommend a visit to anyone traveling in the Overberg area. A true sanctuary like Panthera Africa deserves all out love and support! - Andrea

This was such a stunning experience! As a teacher, I know that telling my students something is often not as effective as showing them. When we were at Panthera, Megan opened my students' eyes to the incredible work that you do and also the way we should view these industries. Thank you for the amazing work that you do - I wish we had the time and resources to provide a safe space for all beings on our planet. We will keep on supporting you and your vision. - Liebe

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