He is beautiful, the king of the beasts. From a safe viewing spot you still experience a twinge of anxiety, though. Robbi is no kitty cat. Waiting for his food, he paces below and every now and then jumps up and roars at us. Who can blame him? We all get a little grumpy when we haven't eaten. Inverdoorn Game Reserve is just 250km outside of Cape Town and Damien Vergnaud, co-owner and manager, tells us Robbi is a Cape-Barbary lion he and his father rescued from a canned-lion hunting farm. Too handsome to allow someone else to kill for a prize, he now has a home they've made for him at Inverdoorn. He isn't alone; they bought two females to keep him company.