Drakenstein Lion Park, Klapmuts

4.4
#73 of 317 in Wildlife in Western Cape
Must see · Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
Observe the king of the jungle from up close at Drakenstein Lion Park, a kid-friendly attraction still relatively unknown to tourists. The park houses mostly rescued lions taken from zoos, circuses, and private owners. The safe haven not only provides special chances to view adult lions and tigers, but also to observe them feeding and frolicking with their young. Plan to see Drakenstein Lion Park and other attractions that appeal to you using our Klapmuts day trip planning website.
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  • The people are doing an amazing job providing sanctuary to previously abused animals. We visited today not knowing what to expect but was pleasantly surprised the lions are kept in large enclosure’s.....  more »
  • Lions, a few tigers and other big cats, including white lions to be seen in large paddocks with natural flora, and as free as they can be while in captivity. Many have really sad stories behind their....  more »
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  • Nice to visit with kids/family, has picnic tables with shade dotted around in a large field between enclosures, so you can make more of a day of the outing. Lions can be fairly close, although can also hide away at far end of enclosures too. Enough enclosures and lions to ensure you do get a good viewing of at least some of them.
  • Wear comfortable closed shoes when visiting this park. The place is huge, walking from one pen to the next can be tiring. And be patient...the lions were mostly out of sight. We were lucky a couple of them wandered over to their watering hole so we could got a good look. The work being done here is admirable.
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