Welcome to the Drakenstein Lion Park

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.

View all the animals here

Evening Tour - 24 March 2023

Evening Tour - 24 March 2023

Join us on Friday, 24 March 2023 from 18h00 to 19h00 at Drakenstein Lion Park for an exclusive, after-hours guided evening tour of the Western Cape’s longest-running true lion sanctuary. You will be accompanied by an expert guide who is knowledgeable about our rescued animals and their histories before being rescued and given sanctuary.

There are only 16 spots available, so be sure to book now to avoid disappointment!

About Us

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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Open Mon – Sun: 09:30 to 17:00 (including public holidays) and closed on 25th December.


South African Residents Discount (ID or drivers licence as proof)


Standard Price


Lion Feeding Times are on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 16h00.


Our specially designed safari tents are situated in the heart of the lion sanctuary and the tented camp is surrounded by lion enclosures! Each tent has it’s own en-suite bathroom and is fully equipped with linen and towels.

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