is to love, protect and preserve the magnificent lions in our care
The first lions were introduced to Glen Garriff in 2002, 100 years after the last two wild lions were hunted down on Platberg Mountain in 1902. In 2015, Glen Garriff Lions NPC was registered as a non profit company committed to the sustainability of the African lion population in South Africa and to the enhancement of the study, learning and understanding of the species.
There are currently 77 lions under our care and live out the duration of their lives in our sanctuary.
GG Conservation has a very wide social media reach, with followers on Instagram and Facebook numbering in the hundred of thousands. It is through these channels that most fund raising for the NPC is done, making GG Conservation a sustainable and self funding division of the greater Glen Garriff enterprise.
Glen Garriff is situated in the Harrismith area of the Free State province of South Africa.
Almost 1000 ha in size with breath taking vistas of the Eastern Free State, GG offers visitors a chance to unwind and relax within a stone’s throw of surrounding tourist and historical sites.
Currently under the ownership of the Shannon family, GG is operated as a successful tourism enterprise, incorporating Glen Garriff Lions NPC, a world renown non-profit sanctuary for lions.
FUNDING & DONATIONS
How we do it and why we need your help.
The costs of maintaining the enclosures, feeding and the veterinary health of the lions runs in excess of R200 000 per month. We rely on donations and to a large degree on self funding to cover these costs. All the donations we receive come through GoFundMe & Patreon and to a small degree from direct donations from visitors. The funds are utilised exclusively for the lions sanctuary and are overseen by our auditors.
Donations are used for the following critical (Purposes):
* Annual Vaccinations
* Veterinarian care when needed
* Additions to ensure an enriched comfortable lifestyle
* Secure and comfortable enclosures (building and restoration of enclosures)
* Fuel and maintenance of vehicles required for the operations of GG Conservation