CHARACTERISTICS OF A GENUINE SANCTUARY
> NO INTERACTION WITH THE ANIMALS ALLOWED > STRICT POLICY OF NO BREEDING
> PROVIDE LIFETIME CARE TO THEIR ANIMALS
The Lion Sanctuary
Set in the beautiful Cape Winelands, this lion sanctuary is only half an hour from Cape Town.
Established in 1998, the park is a refuge for captive bred or hand reared big cats which cannot be rehabilitated to the wild. Here they are assured of a home where they are treated with compassion and can live out their lives in dignity.
The park is vehemently opposed to the canned hunting industry and works in conjunction with other animal welfare organisations, both locally and internationally, to secure a safe future for individual animals in need.
Tasks include (but are not limited to) monitoring visitors to the park, preparation of food for the lions, cleaning lion camps and fence maintenance. The emphasis here is on working for the animals and not with them and no interaction is allowed.
Accommodation is in same-sex shared units with a maximum of 3 occupants and a communal kitchen/recreational room. Volunteers are responsible for supplying and preparing their own meals and are taken on scheduled shopping trips to purchase supplies.
Arrive in Cape Town on a Friday and spend two nights in a backpackers before being transferred to the Park to start work on Monday.
08h30 to 17h00 Monday to Friday with weekends off (except in emergencies)
2 weeks: R 9 000
3 weeks: R12 000
4 weeks: R15 000
- Housing in shared accommodation at the park during the project. Before joining the project you will spend 2 nights at ‘the closest Backpackers to the sea’ in Cape Town.
- Transfers between the airport, the project and your Cape Town accommodation
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
- Travel Insurance
- Items of a personal nature
The park is also home to several chimpanzees which were taken in when the zoo at which they were resident closed in 2012, and twice a week volunteers have the opportunity of assisting in their care.