HOW THIS ALL STARTED
It all started with the love of animals if I say the love of animals I do mean all animals!
A long, long time ago a normal family living on a farm came home to a surprise and you will never guess what it was. The Nico came home with the surprise, holding his hands behind his back and saying he bought a lion! You know kids, thinking the lion could be behind his back. As he has done this before, but with a cute Jack russel puppy. No, no lion cub only a key to the gate where the lioness was kept. Our first lion, Jessie, she was already about 1 and a half years old at the time. With this being a BIG surprise, no one was prepared, no cages. Nico's wife Karen Roets, being a perfectionist, did all she can. Even got a formula for lion cub milk. Not long after Jessie, we bought the male that was in the same enclosure with her, Seun. All was ready for them to be moved over on our farm. Everything started after that, from lion cubs to random people driving in on a Sunday to see the lions. We were not yet open to the public or at that time planning on it, yet so it started. More and more people came to see the lions. Owners still with the love of all animals, have had from Meerkats to porcupines, a little deer, a striped Polecat (muishond), caracals (rooikat) and many more living in there home not all at the same time. Each animal with a name and lots of love, just like that Weltevrede Leeuplaas/lion farm was born and still standing strong as the family business you know and love