Wild Cat Rescue
WELCOME TO ZANCHIETA
Zanchieta is a licenced 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. We are a non-profit organization under the name Lehodimo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and Sanctuary of the Free State Province. In some African languages “Lehodimo” means Heaven. To us this is representative of the safe space which we have created for the wildlife in our care.
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!
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Great experience walk around...
Visit Zanchieta Wild Cat Farm and experience the amaizing wild animals on the farm, beautiful Lodge rooms and the sounds of nature.
Nice facilties, Awesome animals, Great personel.
Lovely animals, well cared for. Loved the feeding of the lions. Incredible to be able to see them up close.
I ll have to revisit the place due to its animals
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
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