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Lionsrock Big Cat Sanctuary, established by Four Paws, stands as a testament to the organization’s unwavering commitment to animal welfare.  Situated in the heart of their mission, Lionsrock provides a haven for big cats rescued from dire circumstances, where suffering and exploitation once defined their existence.

Within this sanctuary’s borders, these majestic creatures find solace and care, far removed from the perils of their past. FOUR PAWS’ overarching vision, extending beyond the confines of Lionsrock, envisages a world where humanity’s treatment of animals reflects empathy, understanding, and respect.

Through their tireless efforts, they not only reveal the plight of animals under human influence but also take tangible steps to alleviate their suffering and ensure their protection. In this shared vision, Lionsrock stands as a beacon of hope, symbolizing the possibility of a future where compassion triumphs over cruelty.


  • Clarens Brewery - 19.3 miles
  • Basotho Cultural Village - 23.7 miles
  • Liphofung Caves - 35.6 miles
  • Sterkfontein Dam Nature Reserve - 36.6 miles
  • Royal Natal National Park - 42.4 miles
  • AfriSki - 42.9 miles
  • Tugela Falls - 43.7 miles
  • Drakensburg Amphitheatre - 44.7 miles
  • Drakensberg Mountains - 51 miles

Clothing and Accessories:

  • Waterproof wind breaker
  • Non slip walking shoes
  • Something warm for the evenings
  • Cool and comfortable casual clothing in summer
  • Warm woolies and jacket in winter – dress in layers as the winter days can be warm
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Hair dryers are provided in the rooms.

Health and Climate:

We kindly request that you contact reception at all times for any assistance. They will immediately contact the appropriate people to facilitate a speedy response.

• Hoogland Medi Clinic – Private Hospital Telephone: 27583072000 This hospital is situated 22 km from the farm.

• Emergency medical rescue ER 24 • General Practitioner – Dr Basson -  Telephone: 27583030653.

• No vaccinations are required but it is recommended that a Hepatitis A vaccination is taken as a precautionary measure.
• The area is malaria free and no precautionary medication is required.

Bethlehem normally receives about 506mm of rain per year, with most rainfall occurring mainly during mid-summer.

It receives the lowest rainfall (1mm) in July and the highest (90mm) in January. The monthly distribution of average daily maximum temperatures shows that the average midday temperatures for Bethlehem range from 15°C in June to 26.2°C in January.

The region is the coldest during June when the mercury drops to 0°C on average during the night.

Rooms and Units Available:


One Cabin can sleep 4 people and the other Cabin can sleep 6 people.

Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 6 Adults

Double Rooms

Luxury double en suite rooms.

Amount of similar units: 22
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Disabled (wheelchair friendly)
Honeymoon Couples
Pets only by Arrangement
Airport Shuttle Service
Laundry Service
Special Meals on Request
Conference facilities
Team Building
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Cots available
Curio Shop
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Fireplace on the Premises
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)
Tourism Information Desk
Xhosa / Zulu
Tswana / Sotho
Communal Television
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool
4x4 Routes
Rock Climbing
Mountain Biking
Horse Trail
Ethnic Villages
Arts and Craft
Eco Tours

Cancellation Policy:

In the event of cancellation, the following rules shall apply:
-  More than 30 days prior to arrival: 10% of the total deposit amount
-  More than 14 days prior to arrival: 50% of the total deposit amount
-  2 to 14 days prior to arrival: 100% of the total deposit amount
-  Less than 48 hours prior to arrival : Forfeit full payment

Terms and Conditions

All terms and conditions are applicable on all bookings with Lionsrock.  Lionsrock reserves the right to change rates at any time – confirmed bookings will not be subject to price changes.  All prices are stipulated in ZAR (South African Rand) and bookings are made on a per night basis.

Check-in time is from 14:00 upon arrival and check out is at 10:00 on the day of departure. Guests leaving the park will be issued with a “Pass-out / Paid in Full” card.  No guest will be allowed to leave the park without the card.

Lionsrock does not accept responsibility for: Theft, loss, damages, illness or injury pertaining to guests or their belongings, in any way, while travelling or staying at the Lionsrock or after staying.

Any publication or advertisement by a third party regarding the services or accommodation available. Any mistakes, miscommunications or misrepresentations of information regarding accommodation or bookings on our website or brochures.

The guest shall be responsible for any damage or loss to any room which they have occupied, whether accidental or not.

Queries, Concerns and Complaints:  Full detail of any queries, concerns and complaints shall be submitted to Lionsrock within 4 weeks after the guest vacated the room.

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Children Policy

Children of all ages are welcome

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  • TGCSA Grading: Tgsa Grading Tgsa Grading Tgsa Grading
  • Accommodation Type: Game Lodge
  • Malaria Area: Yes
  • Minimum stay: 2 Day/s
  • Sleeps: 54
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM