WELCOME TO THE DRAKENSTEIN LION PARK

Drakenstein Lion Park was established in 1998 to provide lions in distress with sanctuary, where they could live in safety, free from abuse and persecution, and be treated with the compassion and respect they deserved.

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Late Wednesday Diana, one of our young white lions, was bitten by a Cape Cobra! We had to remove her from the enclosure for emergency veterinary treatment and managed to save her life. By Friday afternoon she was strong enough for us to try and reintegrate her back into the pride (it is very difficult to reintegrate a lion who has been removed for a short period). Although mom and dad have been a bit unwelcoming, Diana's sisters have bonded with her and all seems to be going well. Diana still has a long road to full recovery and treatment will continue, but at least she is back with her family. ... See MoreSee Less

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The past few months have seen us moving quite a few of our lions to new camps. Edina was moved to a camp next to Leonidas so that the two could get to know each other, unfortunately it has not been love at first site and their introduction is ongoing. Tony and King were moved to Edina's old camp and Vic and Sabrina took up residence in Tony and King's old camp. This allowed us to double the space available to Brutus and Nala and their three daughters (pictured here). ... See MoreSee Less

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DEBONAIRS AVAILABLE AT THE PARK


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Available on:
Mon – Fri: 10:00 – 16:00
Sat: 10:00 – 16:00
Sun: 11:00 – 16:00
Not Available on:
25 Dec & 01 Jan

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ACTIVITIES AT THE DRAKENSTEIN LION PARK


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Drakenstein Lion Park is the only genuine lion sanctuary in the Western Cape, with the largest lion population, including rare white lions.

Drakenstein Lion Park is now home to a new facility, Chimp Haven. This facility has been purpose built to house the animals displace by the closure of Tygerberg Zoo and is a lifetime home to chimpanzees and a host of other small animals.

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Overnight in our well appointed tented camp surrounded by lions! Traditional South African cuisine and Boland hospitality.

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FEEDBACK FROM OUR FRIENDS


Was absolutely beautiful,emotional and touching. Keep doing this for as long as it takes. Keep up the good work.

 Nicole, Cape Town Nicole, Cape Town

It’s so wonderful to see a place where these creatures may spend their days in safety and away from the public eye if they choose.

Penelope Rogers, Australia Penelope Rogers, Australia

What a fantastic visit this was. How wonderful to see the obviously contented and well cared for lions.

Moira & Nicci Dennis, Cape Town Moira & Nicci Dennis, Cape Town

Nice to see such a well kept natural environment for the lions. great work!

Laura & Owen, USA Laura & Owen, USA

In a climate where South Africa’s lions and other rare animals are exploited mercilessly in captive conditions for commercial gain, genuine places of sanctuary are hard to find. We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to Drakenstein Lion Park for providing a safe-haven for lions rescued from canned hunting conditions, and we appeal for public support for this operation.

 The Global White Lion Protection Trust The Global White Lion Protection Trust

Adopt A Lion

Your donation contributes directly towards a portion of the care costs for the adopted lion. This includes food, veterinary care and housing costs. Each adoptive parent will get an acknowledgement on the lions information board at the Park as well as on our website. [Read more here]

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