New Sanctuary - Come and help us Build

Come and build our Forever Sanctuary - The New Love Big Cats Alive

This is a lifetime opportunity to be part of the founding team. Help design natural pools for the lions to play in. Plan enclosures which encompass high rocky areas for the lions to look out at the plains from, savannah areas to run in and include the best trees for climbing.

LLA is currently on leased land, and although beautiful, it is 100 times better to be on land that we own.

Line Risa has partnered with LLA and bought a 1000Ha game farm for the cats to have their own, secure lifetime home.

We are offering a special to all Founding Volunteers who book for 2023

Building Enclosures

We will be building all of the new enclosures from scratch. That means you get to be hands on, in the bushveld, making forever homes for theses cats:

  • Clearing the line the fence will be built on.
  • Cutting away branches which overhang the fence line to prevent the leopards which already live on the land, from getting into the big cat enclosures.
  • Creating pools by damming up sections were there are natural rocks. Plumbing the pools in.
  • Welding gates, painting metal work.
  • Keeping a visual record by taking photos and filming this work.

Monitoring Game

The new farm, Indlulamithi Wild has African Plains Game and transient indigenous animals in abundance. But we do not know exactly what and how many. Volunteers will help us to identify and count the various species and to create identicates of the herds or individuals.

Using the Indlulamithi Wild Game camera, volunteers will take daily photos of the animals they see.

Setting camera traps, walking the land and sitting patiently at dens and burrows will be part of the work required.

The list of animals you can expect to find:

  • Giraffe                 
  • Warthog
  • Oryx (gemsbok)
  • Warthog
  • Blue Wildebeest (Gnu)
  • Springbok
  • Impala (Rooibok)
  • Zebra
  • Waterbuck
  • Eland
  • Pangolin
  • Aardvark
  • African Rock Python

  • Fish Eagle
  • Rooi Haartebeest
  • Aardwolf
  • Dassie
  • Steenbok
  • Duiker
  • Brown Hyena
  • Jackal
  • Leopard
  • Ostrich
  • Nyala
  • Kudu
  • Blesbuck
  • Chacma baboon
  • Cape Vultures
  • Osprey
  • Mountain reedbuck
  • Common Reedbuck
  • Bushpig
  • Klipsringer
  • Porcupine
  • Scrub Hare
  • Mongooes
  • Cerval
  • African Wildcat
  • Hippo & Crocodile to come

Creation of Outdoor living space

There is a fully functional and well built 4 bedroom thatched lodge for volunteers and a 2 bedroom thatched cottage.

We will also be building outdoor areas for relaxing, braaing, swimming and a water hole infront of the lodge for the animals.

We welcome all help from our Founder volunteers with building, plumbing, electrics, painting, stone work etc

We all appreciate those volunteers who can contribute by bringing sandwiches to the work team, manning the homefront, keeping notes on what is required and perhaps going to town on shopping expiditions for supplies.

Aproach to houses

So lots to do in this exciting time in the life of LBCA and the big cats

Our Founding Volunteer special runs like this:

  • 10% discount per single volunteer (first 20 bookings)
  • 2 people traveling together 25% off
  • Groups of 3 or more 30% off
  • Returning Volunteers 20% off (unless traveling with a partner or group in

which case the above discounts apply) plus 1st and Last nights FREE

BOOK BY emailing and cc

Lions, tigers, puma and jaguars

There are a host of Once-in-a-Lifetime opportunities when it comes to the various big cats during this momentous time:

The lions themselves are going to need a whole lot of extra attention. Firstly, Line and Andi will be split during the intial building of the enclosures as one of the women will oversee work in the Waterberg whilst the other stays with the lions in the Free State.

Each trip will offer volunteers well concidered places on the team to help with the moving of the cats, being back-up drivers in case of emegency, standing guard when the vehicles stop for refueling or pit stops, handling communications between vehicles and assisting with the arrival logistics and off loading of the lions.

Importantly we will have rosters drawn up for staff and volunteers to monitor the cats in their new enclosures and records will be kept of their behaviour, eating patterns and health.

All this on top of the usual care being given to the big cats who are yet to move from the current sanctuary on Appin.