Drakenstein Lion Park, established in 1998, is the longest-operating South African-owned big cat sanctuary, built, owned, and run by the Hart family with their decades of hands-on experience in the rescue and provision of world-class care to previously abused and mistreated captive big cats.

All of our rescued big cats are provided with lifetime care.

No breeding, trade, or visitor-animal interaction takes place.

The Park is situated on 60 sprawling acres of fit-for-purpose lion habitat in the scenic Cape Winelands and offers visitors not only the opportunity to visit the rescued big cats, but also to support their care as well as to support the rescue of other big cats from abusive circumstances, as the Park is funded by visitors’ contributions. The Park receives no governmental or grant funding.

Entrance fees:
SA Residents’ Discount: R80 per adult, R40 per child
Standard prices: R150 per adult, R75 per child