Get up close and personal with our smaller cats! These animal encounters can be done with either the cheetah, caracal or serval!

Encounters with the cheetah, caracal and serval: Every day between 09:00 and 12:30, 13:30 and 16:30.

Experience a Safari Adventure

Cheetah Encounters

The beauty of the cheetah becomes abundantly clear as does their majestic and noble behaviour. The speed of the cats can really be appreciated in this close up, one-on-one experience between man and big cat.

Feel the vibrations through your hands as the cheetah purr in response to your touch! This really is once in a lifetime!


Cheetah Encounter
Julie Bristow, Director
Georgie Bristow

Serval Encounters

The African Savannah cat! Affectionate and friendly these "small spotted cats" will really steal your hearts!


Did you know!?

The servals ears in proportion to their body are the largest of all the cat species!

Tamba the serval
Serval Encounter

Caracal Encounters

The caracal also known as the African Lynx is an intriguing little cat! With long tassels on the tips of their ears, these cats will really catch your attention!


Did you know!?

The caracal can jump 10 feet high!!!

Caracal Encounter
Caracal sitting upright
Caracal interaction

What to Expect

Encounters are conducted for 10 to 15 minutes inside the enclosure of your chosen animal. Here the rangers and keepers can answer all your questions and inform you about the day to day upkeep of our big cats.

Activity Time

Every day between 09:00 and 12:30, 13:30 and 16:30.

No activities are conducted on Sundays, only viewing.

Exclusive Encounters

For those who want that real one on one experience, we can also offer exclusive encounters of 20 to 30 minutes with your chosen big cat.


Our big cat adventures do however come with a few safety regulations:

Age Restrictions

The big cat adventures are not based solely on age but on the height of the participant. The minimum height requirement for the cheetah encounter is 1.5 metres and above with a minimum age of 15 years.

For our smaller cats, caracal and serval, the minimum height required is 1.5 meters and above with a minimum age of 15 years.

An ID/passport will be required as proof of age in the case of minors.

Anyone shorter than this will not be permitted to participate in the walk or interaction.

The management of Safari Adventures’ decision is final.

Health Requirements

Please confirm that all people that have booked to either walk or interact with the big cats should not be suffering from any disabilities either mentally or physical. That they have no major hearing or visual impairments.

If any of the above is found incorrect on the day of your activity NO refund will be considered.

These rules are for your safety.

Please check our tickets and packages for more info.