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Drakenstein Lion Park

#196 of 1,024 things to do in Western Cape Features Animals
Old Paarl Road | Klapmuts, 7599, South Africa
+27 21 863 3290
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Lovely place

Very nice place to visit. They rehabilitate animals there and give them life long care and not... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
Dr. Anna F
via mobile
Great refuge for rescued lions

It's worth visiting, not simply to see lions but also to support a good cause. Lions are well... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
Sydney, Australia
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Old Paarl Road | Klapmuts, 7599, South Africa
+27 21 863 3290

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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Very nice place to visit. They rehabilitate animals there and give them life long care and not breed them. Eye opening place. Lovely animals which went through a lot. Lions are pretty lazy there. Feeding times are most likely the most interesting but then these...More

Thank Dr. Anna F
Reviewed 20 May 2017

It's worth visiting, not simply to see lions but also to support a good cause. Lions are well looked after. I recommend visiting at feeding time so you see the animals being more active (check their website for more info).

Thank dialronet
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

For starters the place has a lions park and a chimp world. We didn't see a lot of chimps or any monkeys though. Would probably have bought tickets for the Lions visit only. The visit is unguided and the best time to be there is...More

Thank Ravi K
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This is a wonderful place to experience the roar of lions so incredibly close to Cape Town. I am not a tent person however the comfortable beds and 'proper' adjoining bathrooms make it very comfortable. One has the place to oneself after closing time (5pm)...More

Thank LesleyJM2014
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Good care taken by dedicated staff for these lions that were badly treated before been taken in by this park. An eye opener for the children

Thank peterhall899
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

My nephew has a love for all animals so the lion park seemed like a good idea. This trip was all about him. Needless to say he enjoyed watching them, he was a bit sad that they were all sleeping or sluggish. He Also wanted...More

1  Thank lizelbeukes45
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We really enjoyed our time here, learning about the rescued Lions and the wonderful work they are doing to provide a dignified home for these animals who are not able to return to the wild. Very thought provoking hearing about the Lion business and it's...More

1  Thank KeSH15
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Great to get up close to these wonderfully cared for animals Feeding time is interesting & you get to see & hear these beautiful creatures in a wonderful location Well worth stopping by & showing your support.

1  Thank Mr S
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Totally awesome experience the work these people do is amazing .The lions and tigers that they rescue and rehabilitate are so well cared for.We stayed in the private tents overnight and we had a host called Barbara who looked after us for the evening,she prepared...More

1  Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We came upon this place whilst out on a drive and thought it was worth a look. The cats have been rescued from various places such as the circus or private owners where they have been mistreated and hurt and the money taken for entry...More

Thank OllieLady
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leandri k
14 February 2017|
Response from TheSullys7 | Reviewed this property |
It's really a self guided tour so you can gauge. I'd say we spent an hour and saw most all we wanted to see. If you have smaller children it'll take longer because you are walking all around the grounds. Try really hard... More