Lion and Cheetah Sanctuary: Volunteer in South Africa

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Lion and Cheetah Sanctuary was established as a safe haven for animals who cannot be released back into the wild and now have a place to call home and live out the rest of their lives in a peaceful and happy environment. Our Sanctuary is currently home to Lions, Cheetahs, Hyenas, Servals, Giraffe, Zebra, Antelopes, Horses and many other species.

We have set up a release program, where some of our animals will be released into the various reserves around South Africa, ensuring the survival of certain species and ensuring that there is no interbreeding. Volunteers will have the opportunity to spend time with animals that are being rehabilitated for release at various projects and will be able to help us care for and work hands-on with the animals at our facility. Lion and Cheetah Sanctuary is conveniently located just one hours drive from Johannesburg and only 30 minutes from Pretoria. The sanctuary borders Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve which is Malaria free.

  • You will get a hands on experience with wild animals.
  • All the accommodation at the sanctuary is luxury.
  • We are situated next to the Dinokeng Big 5 game reserve.
  • We provide volunteers with the option of participating in various activities at their discretion.
  • This is a Malaria free location.

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Best time of my life

Lion and cheetah sanctuary allows you to have almost 100%interaction with the animals. Most of this interaction is with the chetaahs, that are just wonderful, it is great to just hang out with them in a hot afternoon. The place is fun and you feel very safe. The staff is great (barry, lydia, maxuel, justine, rene, warren and alan, i really love and miss you guys) they treat you as if you were part of the family. I was lucky to spend christmas and new years there and not even for a second i felt as if i was not one of them.
The accomodations are really nice and the work load is not as intense as i was expenting, though there is a lot of walking involved.
It is an experience that i deeply hope repeating as soon as possible.
Once again, thank you all very much.

How can this program be improved?
Even though they have many animals, I would have loved if there were more animals to interact with.
Yes, I recommend this program

About Lion and Cheetah Sanctuary

It is our intention to set up a release program, where our animals will be released into the various reserves around South Africa, ensuring the survival of certain species and ensuring there is no interbreeding. So, in the near future, volunteers...