About Big Cat Experiences

Polokwane is the capital of the province of Limpopo, but the big city status belies the raw celebration of African fauna and flora that can be found within its borders. This city is home to Big Cat Experiences, which offers visitors the unbeatable opportunity of walking with one of South Africa’s Big Five, the proud lion.

When you walk with the king of the African plains, you begin to understand something far more beautiful and wonderful than their sheer size and hunting prowess. You will begin to understand these incredible animals as you watch them saunter, meet their eyes, and hear them communicating with you and the other cats. But, walking with fully-grown lions is also an exciting experience that requires some guidance from the professionals. So, after a short safety briefing from experienced guides, the visitors and guides will be joined by two impressive lions for the walk of a lifetime.

This walk is between 45 and 60 minutes long, and takes the lions and their human visitors on a loop through the conservancy so that you get to be immersed in their natural habitat. The guides have such a deep insight into each of the lions and can share their knowledge with visitors, as well as helping the visitors to get to know the animals more personally. At the beginning of the walk, visitors often feel nervous and hesitant. But, by the end of it, they feel like they are part of the pride. Understanding the animals, their behaviour, and their space means that the guides and, therefore, the visitors don’t overstep the mark at which the lions feel comfortable.

An adventure like this demands photographs, but visitors will want to focus on interacting with the lions, rather than on taking loads of pictures. So, the guides at Big Cat Experiences take plenty of photographs and then send them to you via email afterwards. What’s more, for special occasions or for families wanting really special memories, a photo shoot with the lions can be organised. Exclusive picnics with the animals and in their habitat are another awesome way to experience Africa’s predators in a completely different (and safe) way.

The other once-in-a-lifetime experiences here include

Picnic with Cheetahs
Savour a gourmet picnic right in the natural habitat of the Cheetah, while these big cats amble nearby or have a snooze in the shade you share with them.

Cheetah run
Watch as these impressive animals show you the incredible speeds that they reach in the open landscapes of Africa.

Interact with cheetahs
Touch and sit with an elegant cheetah while the guide shares some insights into them.

Cheetah bush walk
Explore the surrounding veld, accompanied by the majestic cheetahs that call this home.

Big Cat Experiences is committed to sharing their love for the animals and their passion for conservation with visitors from all over the world. So, not only is the walk with lions a magical memory to make, it is also a fantastic educational excursion.

This adventure is available every day of the week, and bookings need to be done at least one day in advance.

Need to Know

WhereBig Cat Experiences, R516, Bela Bela, Waterberg, Bushveld, Limpopo

WhenOpen Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 08h00 to 16h00.

How muchPrices on request.

Telephone+27 (0)78 659-6514

OvernightStay nearby in Polokwane, in Limpopo


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