I am sitting in a camping chair looking at my beloved Pardus, and I see and feel she is going to be ok! As I write this she is looking at me, and just closing her eyes in confirmation. Yes, she is going to be ok!! The last week has been filled with trauma, fear … Read more Gratitude and hope
It is difficult to put into words how thankful I am for my time at Panthera Africa. I am in awe of Cat and Lizaene, and everything they do. They have put everything they have into PA and created this little paradise for animals and people alike. It can’t have always been easy along the … Read more A life changing experience
I’ve done many volunteer projects over the years, most of the time in Southern Africa with big cats. But I must say that my experience at Panthera Africa is unforgettable. Although it’s the shortest project I’ve ever done, it left a very strong imprint in my heart, because of the people there, the animals and the … Read more An unique volunteer experience
Before I came to South Africa I didn’t know what to expect. I was a bit scared actually, since I was going to live in a foreign country for 3 months with people I didn’t know. I was worried that I would feel lonely and homesick, but the second I entered the house at Panthera … Read more The best time of my life…
Dear Cat and Liz! I would like to thank you for four amazing weeks here in South Africa and at Panthera Africa! I have learned so much from my stay here. I knew nothing about the lion industry with cub petting and canned hunting before I came here. I am so grateful that I was … Read more A heartfelt “thank you” and an eye opener ❤
Dear Lizaene and Cat, staff members and other volunteers, all the animals, whole Panthera Africa! Months ago I was totally nervous and had no idea what to expect at my short stay at Panthera Africa. It was a dream since my childhood to work with this beautiful animals and do something good for them. As I … Read more Thank you Panthera Africa!
Sitting beside Neptune as the sun goes down, it feels a privilege to be in his presence. A true king! His calming aura and wise eyes give me the perfect opportunity to reflect on my time here. Before coming to Panthera Africa I wasn’t too sure what to expect but from … Read more Reflection
A couple of months ago I had no idea that I would be in SA as a Volonteer at a Sanctuary for Big Cats. It has been a childhood dream, one I never thought i would live, especially not at the age of 52. But, when one door closes another one opens – and here … Read more Dreams do come true!
A heartfelt thank you to Lizaene and Cat<3 When I came to Panthera I did not expect I would leave an entirely different soul. Being in the midst of yourselves has changed everything about me. I’m not certain I can express in words the way in which you have changed my heart and soul. Never … Read more A heartfelt thank you
We are all part of something that is so much greater than ourselves, and when truly realising this, your focus changes and you start to see how amazing this world really is! We are all an important piece of a greater puzzle – the puzzle that we call LIFE. When booking my trip to South Africa in 2011, … Read more Dare to follow your heart’s desire