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All your questions and our answers about LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary



Where is LIONSROCK located? 

LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary is located 18km outside Bethlehem in the Free State province of South Africa and conveniently situated approximately 2 - 3 hours from Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and 4 hours from Durban.

Can I visit LIONSROCK?

LIONSROCK is open to both day and overnight visitors. We offer guest packages, speciality packages as well as educational packages through our LIONSROCK Academy. Guided sanctuary tours are available seven days a week, 08:00 – 17:00 by reservation only for all day guests. Last tour starts 15:30, daily.

Where can I find information about your work?

On our websiteFacebook pageInstagram account and YouTube channel you will find information about the latest news, activities, animal stories and rescues."

 I would like to come in contact with you, what is the best way to do that?

You can always contact us on +27 (0)58 - 304 1691 +27 (0)83 408 0473 | or via email, social media or by phone (see contact form) if you have additional questions about our work. 


I would like to work at LIONSROCK, where can I find current vacancies?

Please see all jobs listings here.

I would like to be a volunteer at LIONSROCK, is this possible?

We have a group of committed volunteers who help us in the daily animal care. Sometimes LIONSROCK is looking for a new volunteer to join our team on a regular basis. For more information, please email Also, you can find more information here.

I would like to do my internship at LIONSROCK, is this possible?

For more information on our volunteer programme/ internship opportunities please forward your request to

Do you have any accommodations for volunteers or interns from abroad?

For more information on our volunteer programme/ internship opportunities please forward your request to


How do I mention LIONSROCK in my will?

Please contact our Donor Services at and/or +27 (0)21 702 4277

I am organising a fundraising event for LIONSROCK. Where can I get information?

Thank you for your support. Please contact us so we can provide you with the concrete information. Please do take into account that FOUR PAWS and LIONSROCK have a 'no-promotion/no-advertising' policy regarding events and activities that are not our own. You are more than welcome to use our Facebook crowdfunding tool as an easy way to organise a fundraising event and to support us at the same time. 

I have a company/work for a company and would like to partner with LIONSROCK. Where can I get information?

We thank you for support. Please contact us by phone or via email with a brief description of your idea and information on your company, so we can see together what we can do. Please note that due to legal restrictions and restriction of usage of logo, FOUR PAWS does not partner in activities directly linked to the sales of your product or services.

How do I donate meat to the LIONSROCK rescued big cats

To make a meat donation, please contact us on +27 (0)83 407 5935

Financially I cannot contribute to your work, but I would like to help you anyway. What can I do?

The best way to support our work in a non financial way is to share our posts on Facebook and Instagram, to sign and share our petitions and to simply 'spread the word'.

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