is a big cat sanctuary established by FOUR PAWS, an animal welfare organization dedicated to rescuing animals held in captivity.


Read the story of how LIONSROCK became a place of refuge for rescued big cats.

our story


Lilizela award-winning  lodge with lots of fun activities for the whole family.

our lodge


LIONSROCK will turn any occasion from weddings to birthday and anniversary celebrations, into an event to remember!

our events

Our rescued big cats

More than one hundred big cats have been rescued by FOUR PAWS from all over the world. Learn more about where they came from, how they were...


Game Drives

A guided game drive to enjoy the spectacular views, rescued big cats, abundant game and tranquil surroundings.

Hiking Trails

Come take a walk on the wild side. You will be taken up the mountain and walk through previous times.


Come for a beautiful picnic and let our lodge take care of the catering for you.

By Air

Many European airports - such as London or Frankfurt - offer direct flights to Johannesburg. From there it is only a three hour drive to LIONSROCK.

By Car

LIONSROCK is situated 18km outside of Bethlehem, of which 13km is a gravel road. From the R714 , we recommend taking the S175 instead of the S206 for a shorter gravel road. Follow our signs until you reach our gates.

By Transfer

We can organise your transfer from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

  • > 100

    Big cats rescued and found a home

  • 12kmĀ²

    Freedom for mistreated big cats

  • Various game

    Duiker, eland, impala, letchwe, mountain reedbuck, reedbuck, springbuck.

Support Us

Give our big cats a home!


Awards and Testimonials

We are thankful for the following awards and ratings from industry leaders.