LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

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WE ARE OPEN for bookings!

Much has changed at LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary 
over the last few months, with our accommodation 
being renovated and upgraded to welcome you and 
your loved ones to our precious Sanctuary. 

We offer guest packages, speciality packages as well as 
educational packages through our LIONSROCK Academy. 
For day visitors, we offer various guided Sanctuary Tours.

To learn more about our overnight packages 
and Sanctuary Tours for day visitors, 
send a message to reservations@lionsrock.org 
or call +27 58 304 1691 / +27 83 408 0473.

Pre-booking remains essential.
 

LIONSROCK BIG CAT SANCTUARY

LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary is a project by the global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS and is home to over 100 Big Cats rescued from around the world. Here they are protected for the rest of their lives in a species-appropriate environment. 

Just 18 km outside Bethlehem in the beautiful Eastern Free State of South Africa, LIONSROCK is conveniently situated approximately 2 - 3 hours from Johannesburg and Bloemfontein.

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Experience our enchanting Big Cat Sanctuary first-hand

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Guest Packages

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LIONSROCK Speciality Package

Speciality Packages

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LIONSROCK Sanctuary tours

LIONSROCK Sanctuary Tours

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SANCTUARY becomes home to ten lions

LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary recently became the new home of 
ten lions taken over from authorities

#GoldenPride Release

FOUR PAWS takes over ten lions after non-compliance

Animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS takes over ten lions from provincial authorities after a compliance notice was issued to a Gauteng breeding facility

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RECENT UPDATES 

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Romana Kőnigsbrun (Austrian Ambassador to SA), Carsten Hertwig (Director FOUR PAWS Sustainable Sanctuaries), Josef Pfabigan (CEO of FOUR PAWS), Hildegard Pirker (Sanctuary Manager: LIONSROCK), and Fiona Miles (Director: FOUR PAWS South Africa) reopen LIONSROCK accomodation in Bethlehem in South Africa

New look LIONSROCK rocks ethical vision

LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary in the Free State has undergone a transformation and was officially re-opened on Friday 6 January

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#GoldenPride Release

FOUR PAWS takes over ten lions after non-compliance

Animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS takes over ten lions from provincial authorities after a compliance notice was issued to a Gauteng breeding facility

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Landscape and wildlife at LIONSROCK

Arbor Day tree plan, a roaring success

Focusing on the country’s "champion trees"

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Lions Geena (left), Vincent (middle) and Roman (right)

The Journey of the Quintuplets

From Sadness to Special Care to South Africa 

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Roman (left), Dolf (middle), Vincent (right)  at FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary.

In the wild or in a sanctuary, lions are proud to be a pride

Ever wondered what makes a pride proud to be a pride?  

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Startlight Tigers laying on the grass relaxing

Starlight Tiger Spotting … It is a real art!

Two FOUR PAWS Cape Town staff members get a lesson in tiger identification at our true sanctuary, LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary 

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Tiger Mafalda of the Train Tigers at LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary in Bethlehem in South Africa.

A next step in train tiger Mafalda's journey

Teamwork at LIONSROCK as train tiger Mafalda leaves her enclosure for a clinic visit

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