Welcome to the Drakenstein Lion Park

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.

Admission is R90 for adults and R45 for children to visit both the Lion Sanctuary and Chimp Haven.

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

Adopt and Feed an Animal

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


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.

View rates and bookings here.


Volunteers have the unique opportunity to become a part of our team of dedicated animal care givers and experience the day to day running of a lion sanctuary, working for the animals and not with them.

Read more about volunteering here

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