Wild Cat Rescue

WELCOME TO ZANCHIETA

Zanchieta is an approved rehabilitation center for a wide range of species, as well as a sanctuary for animals ineligible for release to the wild. We are situated in the heart of South Africa’s Free State province, only 22 kilometres from the city of Bloemfontein. 

At Zanchieta we believe in the rights and protection of animals. In addition to being a permanent home to many of South Africa's great (and lesser) cats, we act as a care facility for monkeys, meerkats, porcupines, sheep, birds, guinea pigs, and more who have been abandoned, injured, or otherwise traumatised. We strive to make life as normal as possible for animals by ensuring their health and well-being. 

We offer luxurious accommodation and great conferencing facilities.  Guided Walking Tours are a special event offered daily (accessible for wheelchairs as well), where guests are able to observe our animal residents during their feeding time; offering amazing photo opportunities. Be sure to bring your camera! 

Contact us for an appointment or more information.

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Google Reviews
  • review rating 5  Noce people. Animals looking so good

    thumb Brenda Pieterse
    1/22/2020
  • review rating 3  Great experience walk around...

    thumb Brendan Kearney
    8/28/2019
  • review rating 4  Nice getaway for the family. Quite and tranquil. Lions set the mood

    thumb Alice Neethling
    10/06/2019
  • review rating 5  Visit Zanchieta Wild Cat Farm and experience the amaizing wild animals on the farm, beautiful Lodge rooms and the sounds of nature.

    thumb Lizette van Schalkwyk
    10/10/2019
  • review rating 4  I ll have to revisit the place due to its animals

    thumb lucky sedikwe
    12/01/2019
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  •   Zanchieta is a hidden gem and we definitely got more than we bargained for. Listening to the lions at night, relaxing on the lawn and having the freedom to roam... read more

    329janinev
    12/20/2017
  •   Our family enjoyed the best Wild Cat Experience. to be so close to these beautiful creatures who are lovingly cared for. we will definitely visit again. thank you

    332seanp
    9/16/2017
  •   We spent one night at Zanchieta on the way to Kruger. I am normally not a fan of enclosed lions, but all these lions have been rescued from various... read more

    yvonne1506
    8/27/2018
  •   Lovely last night in Africa listening to the cats and jackels singing to each other after a very informative walk and talk while feeding the animals. Very worthwhile visit wish... read more

    Adrian P
    3/19/2019
  •   What an awesome experience! Our guide Mieke was fantastic using heaps of humour in our tour. She told us all the quirky traits of the animals and was quite informative... read more

    Yvonne C
    7/29/2018