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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

Thank you to all staff that participated in making our morning one of the best experiences ever. You guys are the most awesome, friendliest and professional team ever. You made me and my family feel welcomes, important and the fact that my date was incorrect and yet you were still welcoming and gave us an awesome experience... i will recommend anyone and everyone to go visit the park. it was very educational and an experience of note to be so close to the big cats... - Tessa O'connor

I did not enjoy the experience for the following reasons : - There was no one at the gate to monitor entry. Anyone can just walk in without paying. - There were no guided tour. Everyone just did their own thing. Which is fine, but then advertise it as 'entry to Cat Park'. - There were possibly guides inside the park : 2 teenagers dressed in khaki looking shirts. They were however sitting under the tree playing on their cellphones. - We went at 1pm on a hot day so (not through Vredenheim 's fault) the animals were just sleeping in the shade. - Thus the four cages took 10 mins to observe instead of the expected hour' s entertainment. - Dewald Fry

My husband and I loved the experience. We went at feeding time. The animals are in great shape. The staff was super friendly - Carmen du Toit

Experience was great. Only setback was that there were no guides to take us through the park and explain the animals and behavior as I later came to understand . - Conrad Patterson

We took both the 10 and the 11 o’clock cat park tour. It was feeding time at 11, so that was so much more fun! I would really recommend it for families! - Lena Widén Kvarnare

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