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Education at LIONSROCK BIG CAT SANCTUARY

We are passionate about educating children about caring for animals - both big and small, wild and domestic

NOTICE: Our education centre at LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary is temporarily closed for the public. 

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We are passionate about educating children about caring for animals – both big and small, wild and domestic.

The education center at our project LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary is the perfect place to go if you want to know more about our big cats. Our educator Gladys regularly hosts groups of bright young minds and educates them on the behavior of wild animals in captivity and in the wild, and how wild animals should always be respected. Youngsters are also privileged to see the big cats at LIONSROCK from the education center and bridge area close by, and if they are lucky to visit on a feeding day, kids can see how these majestic creatures are fed. 

If you would like to book a school group to visit our education center, please contact our Education Facilitator Gladys via email: Gladys.Mokwena@four-paws.org

For more information on our educational visits, please see below:

A few important points to please take note of:

  • Indemnity forms should please be completed, and signed, and must be handed to the FOUR PAWS educator/representative on arrival at the education centre at LIONSROCK.
  • We can only accommodate 60 learners per visit, per day. This is for safety, security and educational reasons.
  • We do not allow any alcohol, music, littering, or braai fires on the premises.
  • All schools to arrange their own transport, unless otherwise arranged with educator.
  • All schools responsible for own payment of transport to and from LIONSROCK.
  • Any meals provided by FOUR PAWS and LIONSROCK will be animal-friendly. Why? Our food choices have a direct impact on the lives of animals, our health and the planet. FOUR PAWS is dedicated to raising awareness about how we can help animals by making more compassionate food choices.
  • Your host and contact person will be FOUR PAWS educator Gladys Mokwena.

*There are two options for your visit to LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary. Please note the options below and indicate which one you prefer in your communications with the FOUR PAWS educator.

Option 1: Lunch not provided | LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary educational visit

  • Per learner – R35

Entrance to LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

Participation in the educational programme and material

A visit to the big cat enclosures

  • Per adult/ teacher – R25

Entrance to LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

Participation in the educational programme and material

A visit to the big cat enclosures

Tea/coffee during lunch time

  • Per driver – R10  

Entrance to LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

A visit to the big cat enclosures

Tea/coffee during lunch time

 

*Please note: For this option, learners, teachers and drivers should please bring their own snacks/ lunch for the duration of the visit. 

Option 2: Lunch provided |  LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary educational visit

  • Per learner – R110

Entrance to LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

Participation in the educational programme and material

A visit to the big cat enclosures

Lunch and juice

 

  • Per adult / teacher – R120

Entrance to LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

Participation in the educational programme and material

A visit to the big cat enclosures

Lunch (same as learners) and tea/coffee 

 

 

  • Per driver – R10

Entrance to LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

A visit to the big cat enclosures

Tea/coffee during lunch time

 

*Please note: For this option, learners and teachers are provided with lunch. Drivers should please bring their own snacks/ lunch for the duration of the visit, unless full adult price is also paid.  

PROGRAM for LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary educational visit

  • 9am arrival at LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary 
  • Proceed directly to Gladys at Education Centre  
  • Opening and welcome
  • Safety briefing and rundown of the day
  • Toilet break
  • Background on FP and LR
  • Educational talk
  • Walk to The Bridge to view the lions
  • Walk/drive to some of the other enclosures 
  • Lunch time
  • 2pm departure 

 

*Program subject to change