It’s one thing to visit a zoo or a nature reserve and experience lions, but it’s quite another thing to get locked in a cage with lions roaming around you.
That’s exactly the experience GG Conservation is selling to tourists at their Harrismith location. The conservation establishment in the Free State has built a structure made of steel bars and plexiglass that allows people to be locked inside.
The cage is located within the 1,000-hectare GG Conservation where lions roam free. Because these big cats are curious by nature, they tend to jump onto the structure or get up close and personal through the steel bars.
According to Business Insider, a visitor can spend up to 45 minutes in the cage. The unique cage is especially popular with wildlife enthusiasts and was originally pitched by a German photographer during his visit to the sanctuary in 2018.
The conservation’s website says a maximum of two people are allowed in the cage at any single time. For two people it costs R3,000 and if you want to be in there all by yourself, it costs R2,000.
Visitors have to be over the age of 14 and because the cage can only be used once per day, preference is given to guests who are staying overnight.
There are currently more than 70 lions at GG Conservation.
Watch the Caters Clips video below to see what this structure near Harrismith looks like.
Image credit: NZ Herald