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I will never forget the of the lion's roars vibrating through my body as we slept in the Ingonyama Tented Camp at the Drakenstein Lion Park. Paul Hart has achieved wonders at this sanctuary for rescued lions. It is truly a place of peace and safety for the King of the beasts. The integrity and honesty found there, I have never felt in any other place of its kind. - Wynter Worsthorne, AnimalTalk, UK.

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.

What a fantastic visit this was. How wonderful to see the obviously contented and well cared for lions. - Moira & Nicci Dennis, Cape Town.

Excellent place. Lions are very lucky to have such good people looking out for them. - Anne Canavan, Wales.

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.

Nice to see such a well kept natural environment for the lions. great work! - Laura & Owen, USA.

Unbelievable retirement home for the lions, thank you for a wonderful visit. - David & Gissele Bubbs, Canada.

It was very emotional, well done on all your hard work. - Verity Norfolk, Cape Town.

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

A world class place! - Myriska Viloshini, Durban.

Breathtaking, absolutely fantastic. - Pip, Australia.

Its a wonderful experience just to observe them in such a wonderful setting. - Dalphene, USA.

I have personally visited Drakenstein and can safely say this is a stunning example of care, commitment and dedication into providing a perfect safe haven for these magnificent big cats. The welfare of each and every cat is of utmost importance and this is clearly evident with all cats looking in peak condition as are the very large natural enclosures with plenty of cover - Iain Cooke.