This Lion Park is an award winning and internationally acclaimed sanctuary for captive born lions and hand raised that cannot be rehabilitated into the wild. 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 deserve. Today the Park provides these rescued lions with a lifetime home in an enriched environment, where they are allowed to live out their lives with dignity. The Park is situated in the scenic Cape Winelands and comprises of 50 acres of sprawling lion habitat.
The Park is actively involved in improving the quality of life of lions in captivity, locally as well as internationally, either by offering these animals a lifetime home or working in conjunction with other animal welfare organizations to secure a safe future for individual animals in dire need.
The Park is not involved in commercial breeding or trade and offers lifetime care to all of its animals. All the animals brought to the Park are captive bred / hand reared and cannot be rehabilitated to the wild. The animals at the Park are assured a chance of living out their natural lives in an enclosure that simulate their natural habitat (open grasslands) and safe environment.
- Monitoring visitors to the sanctuary to ensure our animals well being.
- Food preparation for the lions.
- Cleaning the grounds and facilities.
- Maintenance / Cleaning of Enclosures
- Cleaning lion camps.
- Clearing alien vegetation.
- Clearing fence lines and general fence maintenance.
- Fence construction.
- Firebreak maintenance (and fire fighting in the summer!).
Accommodation is in the form of shared same gender units (maximum 3 persons per unit) with a communal kitchen / recreation room.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas stove and fridge. Volunteers are responsible for keeping the accommodation tidy at all times.
The accommodation units are situated a short distance from the lion and chimp enclosures, so you will have the added bonus of hearing the lions roar every night!
– Additional night in Cape Town: from 18€.
– Additional activities from Cape Town
– Additional activities from Johannesburg
Volunteers are responsible for providing and preparing their own meals. No meals are provided as part of this project. Every Monday, the team will take you to the nearest village to buy what you need for your meals. You can budget +- 500 R per week for food.
Tea and coffee are available for volunteers, as well as a fridge to keep their own food and drinks. Volunteers also have free access to the kitchen to prepare their meals.
Facilities on site
Laundry is taken to the laundry on Monday and delivered the next day. The cost is about R70 per bag up to 9 kg.
There is no Wifi in this project due to poor reception. We recommend that you buy a SIM card on arrival to connect to the internet.
– From 18 years old.
– Completed Application form
– Basic level of competency in English
– Good physical and mental health
– Love for Animals!