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Tiger Canyon Private Game Reserve – South Africa’s best kept secret, deep in the Karoo region of Free State. The Tigress Julie lodge on the reserve can accomodate a  maximum of 6 guests and game viewing in fully equipped 4×4 vehicles.

Tiger Canyon Private Game Reserve

Visit a secret gem in the Karoo of South Africa to see free roaming Cheetahs, Bengal Tigers and a large variety of other animals.

Discover Tiger Canyon 

Tiger Canyon - Morning Landscape
Tiger Canyon - Male Bengal Tiger and CUb
Tiger Canyon - Vanderkloof Dam Viewpoint
Tiger Canyon - Cheetah at Sunset

Tiger Canyon Private Game Reserve is situated in the the Karoo region of South Africa near the oldest town in the province, Philippolis. It sits on 6100ha of prime Karoo landscape with various separate territories for the wild tigers and cheetahs to thrive in and survive.

The solar powered lodge on the canyon is off grid and part of a unique sustainable tourism project. The vehicles, guides and the stunning wildlife make for a special experience. With the area being part of a light free dark sky zone, night photography is a great possibility. Include  the personal touch all go together to make Tiger Canyon distinctly different… definitely not average!

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Tiger Canyon - Lodge Interior
Tiger Canyon - Lodge Interior
Tiger Canyon - Lodge Interior
Tiger Canyon - Lodge Drone Image
Tiger Canyon Private Game Reserve

Tiger Canyon Private Game Reserve

Experience a adventure like no other. You will be informed, entertained and mesmerised with the incredible stories and facts about this amazing reserve. The allure of the Karoo grasslands filled with life will inspire and ensure you find peace and happiness.

With three home delicious meals per day you will not go hungry. Also enjoy your favourite tipple or soft drink at no extra cost. Explore Tiger Canyon Private Game Reserve in one of the safari Land Cruisers or a specially-designed photography vehicle twice a day. All the vehicles are enclosed to protect from the elements, like the sun, the rain – and of course, the tigers.

The reserve is now owned and run by Rodney Drew, his wife Lorna along with their daughter Kirsty. Their vision is to grow and share this amazing private game reserve to the pride of Africa

What to bring with you during your stay at Tiger Canyon Private Game Reserve.

  • Binoculars and camera. NO SHARING due to COVID regulations
  • Layered clothing – it can be very cool in the early morning and  hot later in the day.
  • In winter months , gloves and a very warm jacket as temperatures can drop as low as 0 dgr celsius
  • A buff, sunglasses, hat, beanie and sunscreen is highly recommended.

SADC Specials – Minimum 2 night stay

Weekday Silver Package – Monday to Thursday nights

R 4850.00 per person sharing per night

Weekend Gold Package – Friday to Sunday nights

R 5820.00 per person sharing per night


  • 3 served meals per day
  • 2 game drives per day
  • Drinks, snacks and all local alcohol


  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel to and from the reserve

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Validity for trips until 31 October 2021 

Discounts only apply to rates apply to RSA/SADC residents only

Bookings subject to change and availability – T&C apply

Tiger Canyon - General Safari Enquiry


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Tiger Canyon - Tiger at sunrise
Tiger Canyon - Rock Pipit
Tiger Canyon - Tiger Cub in the Blue Hour
Tiger Canyon - Rare White Tiger Cub

Tiger Canyon Private Game Reserve

Enjoy the hospitality, space and light that the Karoo has to offer

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