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Game drives, Tiger Safaris, Big Cat Safaris:

Voronin Big Cat Safari Breaks All Records



A recent Big Cat Safari with Alex and Tanya Voronin photographed no less than 11 leopards and 9 tigers during their 10 day stay at Londolozi and Tiger Canyons. In addition lion and cheetah of the cats were seen on several occasions as well as 16 hyena cubs at a den site....read more

You have to book - contact Sunette for the tiger experience
E-mail: info@jvbigcats.co.za
Tel: +27 51 773 0063
Cell: +27 82 89 24680

Tiger Canyons is a project that creates awareness about the tiger's struggle to survive - see your contribution as a donation towards tiger conservation 

Tiger Canyons has 21 tigers (3x white tiger) and 6 cheetah.Tiger Canyons offers tigers swimming, tigers on stunning rock formations against lovely sunsets and much more! 

Tiger Safaris:
1) Exclusive tiger safari with John Varty, staying at Tigress Julie Lodge at Tiger Canyons:
Includes morning and afternoon game drives with John Varty
Private vehicle
All meals
Accommodation Tigress Julie Lodge.
Normal ranger rates PLUS R15 000 per group per day
2) Tiger safari with guide, staying at Tigress Julie Lodge at Tiger Canyons:
Includes morning and afternoon game drives with ranger
All meals
Accommodation Tigress Julie Lodge.
R8 500 pp sharing per day
R2 500 extra for private vehicle
50% Single supplement.
3) Game drives in the early morning or late afternoon (about 5 hours).
Includes breakfast or dinner
R2 200 per person per game drive - minimum of 2 people
R1 500 pp for groups of 4 or 5 people
R1 250 pp for groups of 6 or 7 people
R1 900 pp when you book more than one game drive
R1 000 pp for children younger than 16 years
Starry Nights Karoo Cottages www.starrynights.co.za is 25km dirt road from Tiger Canyons.
1) 1 Bdr cottage @ R800 per night
2) 2 Bdr cottage @ R1 000 per night
3) 3 Bdr cottage @ R1 800 per night
Between Bloemfontein Airport and Philippolis can be arranged @ about R8 000
You can also rent a car in Bloemfontein
Daily transfers between Philippolis and Tiger Canyons @ R1 000 per day.
Curio shop at Tiger Canyons:
Bring cash for books, t-shirts etc. No credit card facilities (no cell reception at sanctuary)
Big Cat Safaris with John Varty at Tiger Canyons and Londolozi Game Reserve

Three days at Londolozi Game Reserve and three days at Tiger Canyons. You may be able to see leopard, tiger, lion and cheetah. Londolozi is world renowned as one of Africa’s finest game lodges. Breeding herds of elephant and buffalo roam throughout the Londolozi area, while white rhino and lion concentrations are amongst the highest recorded on the African continent. Includes accommodation, private car with John Varty, air travel between Johannesburg and Londolozi and between Johannesburg and Bloemfontein

The tiger experience includes:

A game drive in a specially protected vehicle where you may get up close to free ranging tigers. The landscape and famous Karoo evening light provides perfect photographic opportunities to capture the tigers.





Starry Nights Karoo Cottages in Philippolis

30°  15'  42.4'' South
25°  16'  19.6'' East

12, 16, 26, 28 Tobie Muller Street, Philippolis

From Cape Town: turn left at NG Church
From Bloemfontein: turn right at NG Church
(50m to Starry Nights Karoo Cottages)

How to get to Philippolis

1) Bloemfontein - 120 km on N1 - take R717 at Trompsburg, 60km to Philippolis
2) CapeTown - take R717 at Colesberg - 60km to Philippolis

Sunette will show you the cottage and give you a map with directions to Tiger Canyons



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Voronin Big Cat Safari breaks all records

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