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Cat Park Tour


Activity Description

Visitors to our Big Cats Park can enjoy the rare and exciting experience of being able to view these beautiful creatures up close, but still from the safety of our viewing decks and behind the enclosure fences! After all, these are wild animals and we respect them as such.

Our Big Cats Park offers a unique experience not to be found anywhere else along the Stellenbosch wine route, where one can both view and learn more about these majestic creatures that may well one day cease to exist in anything but our history books. It’s a must-visit for any animal lover, and we look forward to grrrrr-eeting you soon!


Duration45 minutes
WhenAll year, except on Christmas Day & Good Friday.
WhereVredenheim Wine Estate on the R310 / Baden Powell outside Stellenbosch.
WeatherWe operate in all weather conditions, but remember the park is situated outside and you will need to dress according to the weather.
What to WearDress comfortably and according to the weather. The Cat Park is situated outside on the Estate.
Things to BringRemember to bring your camera and some money as we have more then the Big Cats at Vredenheim.
Guests or SpectatorsWe have 2 restaurants and a wine tasting centre where your guests are welcome to wait while you are on the tour.


Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsA guided tour of the Big Cats Park at Vredenheim.
ExclusionsAny additional things of a personal nature is for the clients own account.


The park is open daily, Monday to Sunday, from 9am until 4pm. We also offer guided tours (great for big groups, schools and winelands tour groups).
The Cat Park can be accessed by wheelchair, but might be slightly more difficult for those with any form of walking aid.
Feeding times are at 11am & 3pm

Customer Reviews

Not a bad experience but certainly not great either....expected more. Only 4 of the supposed 5 cats available, 1 of which was not visible at all. The Leopard also, had to be coaxed our of its "hiding place". While it was explained that the animal is generally shy, the ability to view should be enhanced otherwise what would be the point of advertising in the manner which you do. We were a group of 6 (two adults, 4 children). The most interest shown was in the bunnies.....not he reason why we chose to visit your establishment. - Clive Ernstzen

I had been to your cat park prior to this visit. I decided to take my family this time however. The previous time there was a lady who conducted the tour. She was brilliant. Informative, thorough and entertaining. This time it was a young guy, and honestly, I couldn’t believe the lack of information. I still joked afterward “hi, I’m your big cat tour guide, here is a lion, a tiger and a caracal, thank you for coming, this concludes our tour”... The park itself is good, however I did feel sorry for the bunnies (even though the parents were asked to not let their kids chase them) they got chased by the kids. - Nina Neeleman

What an amazing afternoon. The guy tour guide (forgot his name) was absolutely tremendous. So informative and he made the visit so worthwhile. Thoroughly enjoyed. THANK YOU. Liz McMurdo 0795168946 - Liz McMurdo

A great little zoo. Being able to see these animals was fantastic. Tour Guide was excellent and the restaurant also - just terrific. Thanks! - Marc Silverman

Our overall big cat park experience was amazing! Our tour guide, Pieter, was friendly and shared a lot of interesting info we never knew about these big beauties. Only critique I would give is that the front reception staff (in the wine tasting/big cats park shop) weren't helpful at all. Seems they were more interested in chatting with each other than showing us where to go. Visitor/customer service is lacking in that area. - D Potgieter

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