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Address: Lower Seaview Road, Port Elizabeth 6018, South Africa
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Interact with the cubs...

As a sanctuary for animals from zoos etc, you will always be sure to see a variety of different animals here. Our fav was the interactive time with a white lion cub and white... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 August 2013
DibzS
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Grahamstown, South Africa
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

High entrance fee with all roads closed off for entrance. No animals except a few antelope. Few fat lions. Agree animals sold off for hunting. Where have all last year's cubs gone? Two Tiger missing also. Cat walk unsafe. Cages all empty. Very unpleasant experience. African Dawn was execptional value for money, lovely people, cared for birds and animals.

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8 Thank Rosalay L
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

nothing special, but fighting a great cause. The cuddleable baby animals were to big for our 10 year old. Only animals the be touched were the caracals for roughly 75 rand for 5 minutes.

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2 Thank MIZAWD
Grahamstown, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

As a sanctuary for animals from zoos etc, you will always be sure to see a variety of different animals here. Our fav was the interactive time with a white lion cub and white Bengal tiger cub.. Only 7 to 9 months old, they are still quite frightening.

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1 Thank DibzS
Bottineau, North Dakota
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

I personally volunteered here for a few weeks back in June, and would love to go again if not for the cost of flights there from the US. Being able to be behind the scenes is such a different experience than just walking along the boardwalk or driving through the park. I think that people who are only here for... More 

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3 Thank Marissa P
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

This so called game park is in fact more like a zoo. Animals are kept in fenced camps with virtually no natural habitat. They also have Tigers which are not indemic to South Africa and must surely suffer with our climate.

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1 Thank Derek T
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

The lions just lying in their cages with no stimulation, so so sad. Lions are social animals living in families, but here you see some lions alone in a cage just staring onto you. We love animals and game parks, but this place will never see us again, because it's sad to see animals just lying there. No tour guides... More 

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7 Thank deon h
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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141 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

If you like your wildlife natural then give this game park a miss. The initial drive through is great. You see giraffe, Zebra etc but when you get to the big cats it is just sad. Large cats in small sand enclosures being treated as overgrown teddy bears by tourists who want to hug them.

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6 Thank Sarahthexton
Brighton, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2013

Visited in May 2011. You get to see lots of lions just chilling - I guess midday was not the best time to visit. Maybe early morning next time. But the highlight was that we managed to play and got an amazing photos with baby lions :) They were a bit grumpy because it was before lunch time but an... More 

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1 Thank Jana M
Groningen, The Netherlands
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40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2013

First start with the good news: the entrance of the park is beautiful, a long road and a lot of lovely animals like giraffes, wildebeest. But when we parked the car and were friendly showed where to walk. We were so disappointed, small fields for these big animals. On the hill there is a restaurant and a volunteers headquartersvolunteers rest.... More 

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5 Thank Jet S
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

Next to the road to Seaview lion park is a squatter camp, growing bigger. I would like to know what happens to all the baby white lions that they breed. I hope they are not sold for canned hunting.

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