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Lion's Play at The Westcliff Hotel
June 10, 2013By: K. Clare Johnson

The Westcliff Hotel


If you long to play with a lion club but hate being mauled, The Westcliff Hotel has just the adventure for you.  The South African hotel, in conjunction with Suncross Tours, offers guests the opportunity to walk with lions and play with lion clubs. The tour can be combined with a morning of horseback riding in De Sweeded Spruit Valley nature preserve. 

On the horseback riding safari, guests are likely to spot giraffes, zebras, blue wildebeests, elands, waterbucks, warthogs,  and other exotic animals.  

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Then there's a home-cooked lunch, before a brief talk about lions. Then guest take the lions on a nature walk (after learning how to behave around them), and after the walk is finished, guests will have to opportunity to feed and play with the adorable lion cubs.

The cubs are kept at the nature reserve for the first few years of their lives. They become very domesticated because of their constant contact with humans. After they leave the reserve the undergo a phased release into the wild. Their offspring will be totally wild and fully capable of surviving on their own.  The wildlife sanctuary only sells lions to ethical wild reserves in Southern Africa. 

To book the lion adventure, contact the hotel directly after you have made your reservations.
 

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