Is Vredenheim open 365 days a year?
We are open all year long, with the exception of being closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day (25th December) each year.
May we touch the animals?
Our Big Cats are wild animals and, as such, can be highly dangerous. We don’t allow any touching or feeding by members of the public. Our cats are kept securely behind the fencing of their enclosures, making it perfectly safe for visitors to enjoy gazing at them from a short distance away.
Must we book to see the Big Cats?
No bookings are required.
Are the enclosures large enough for the cats?
Yes. Whilst many people ask if the enclosures should be larger, they are actually bigger than those specified by Cape Nature.
May we take photographs of the cats?
Absolutely! Please feel free to bring your cameras along to document your visit.
May we feed the cats?
Unfortunately members of the public are not permitted to feed the cats, but you are welcome to watch them being fed by our guides during feeding times.
Is the Big Cats Park child-friendly?
All ages are allowed on our tours – our Big Cats are kept securely behind their fenced compounds, and our tour groups maintain a further distance behind another, smaller fence, to ensure safety whilst allowing the best viewing possible. We also have viewing decks throughout the park, giving you a birds-eye view of the cats. As such, small children and babies are more than welcome.
Are we allowed to bring our own picnics and/or wine to Vredenheim?
Unfortunately we don’t allow people to bring their own picnics or alcoholic beverages to the estate. Our restaurant, Hudson’s, provides delicious winelands picnic baskets to enjoy in our beautiful gardens. You’re welcome to purchase your favourite Vredenheim wines to enjoy at our estate, too.
What are the Jaguar cars doing at Vredenheim?
We’re not only home to our magnificent Big Cats, but also to a fleet of classic ones! Classic Cats, based at Vredenheim, is first choice for classic car hire in Cape Town and the Cape Winelands and offers a range of elegant, beautiful vintage Jaguars. Chauffuer-driven, these stylish cars add glamour and sophistication to weddings, birthdays, balls and other celebrations to remember.
Visit http://www.classic-cats.co.za/ for more information.
Is Vredenheim wheelchair accessible?
Is off-street parking available?
Yes, we have a large parking area.