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Get closer than you could ever imagine to Africa’s most incredible wildlife. Feel the breath of the lion and the thundering of the gnu’s hoofs, all from the safety of our guided game drive or your own vehicle

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Think sunshine. Think fresh air. Think grassy planes. Think lions, cheetahs and birds of prey, waiting to be discovered, explored and understood – for real.

ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES

Lion & Safari Park offers a remarkable array of activities for all ages. Visitors can enjoy exhilarating safari drives, getting up close to Africa’s iconic creatures, from lions and cheetahs to zebras and hyenas. For those seeking more interaction, the park offers guided bush walks and opportunities to hand-feed friendly giraffes…
Lion & Safari Park
4.5
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Nomaphelo MagilitanaNomaphelo Magilitana
12:08 25 Jun 24
Mbali NompendukoMbali Nompenduko
12:08 25 Jun 24
Chantell SiasChantell Sias
12:06 25 Jun 24
A VA V
12:05 25 Jun 24
Dimakatso KgosanaDimakatso Kgosana
09:28 12 Jun 24
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We checked in online and found the place easily. We loved the fact that we could drive around the enclosures as many times as we liked. We opted for a self drive which gave us an opportunity to really get up close to the lions. We also stayed to watch a feeding in one of the enclosures.We went all the way to the wild dogs enclosures but did not see much because they were napping.We took a walk around the reception area and had ice cream from the curing shop. We exited through the 5 domes and did a bit of shopping. I recommend this place for family outings, it's exciting
Nyan NyanNyan Nyan
17:21 10 Jun 24
Absolutely amazing experience, coming as a tourist - this was such a great tour. You can self-drive through the park with different lion species 🦁 and you get to see other animals too, like giraffes 🦒 and wild dogs. You can also look at how they feed the lions - it was so interesting to see how the males choose which piece of meat they want to eat. At the end of the tour you can also buy souvenirs. Couldn't recommend more. 🦁
Fernanda CollinsFernanda Collins
11:23 20 May 24
Loved it! Went there for my birthday. Our guide (the one in the picture) was great, funny and knowledgeable. We got to pet the giraffe during our 2 hour guided tour.
Tony STony S
05:27 10 May 24
Great place for a safe and close encounter with lions. Guided and self drives allowed and no need for 4x4 vehicles as terrain is tame. Horse riding, quad biking available but no more lion cub petting offered. Gift shop is excellent and so is onsite restaurant for relaxed quality meals.
Nicola McLeodNicola McLeod
19:44 22 Apr 24
If it was any more expensive, I would say the prices are too high. But it's just enough to get your money's worth. It's a great experience for tourists and foreigners.There are giraffes walking around everywhere, and you can feed and interact with them, which is beautiful. You can go on a safari type drive, depending on the package, you can see the lions being fed, and see the cheetas, hyenas, and leopards. Some packages have snacks and more.It's the closest and best experience I've had with lions, although it's not in the wild. They make sure you are safe, and the tour guide gave us facts about the animals as we went.I felt that our tour guide was quite rude when we were done with our tour. It seems like she got upset because she maybe didn't receive enough tips to her liking. So it seems like they expect you to pay for the tour and give extra cash on top of that for tips. The dancers outside were also waiting for us and tried to convince us to pay for them to dance. I guess this is how we are with tourists.The venue is a little far out, kind of on the way to Harties. The road isn't great, but worst of all, on the way to the venue, at 9:30 AM in the morning, our foreign friends from the UK got harassed and robbed by the police. They threatened to take them to jail for no reason. They had to pay them quite an amount for the police to let them go. It's a shame that these great locations provide these risks for foreigners and locals.By this rate, we're going to chase all the foreigners away, and the government's going to have to take more money from locals because foreigners aren't spending their money here and locals are too scared to go places. If it's not the criminals stealing from people, it's the police.When we had food at the restaurant, the service was nothing special, nor the food. The animal enclosures by the kid's play area had no animals and were grown closed by plants because of no maintenance.Overall, I feel we had a great experience, just sad how some things are.
Tahir DeafTahir Deaf
03:51 04 Jan 24
Keith ReddyKeith Reddy
19:16 02 Jan 24
We visited on the 29th December, booked and paid online for a self drive. Got there early and it was still rather quite. The place was well kept, orderly, clean and neat. Toilets were well cleaned and taken care of.As we opted for the self drive we had a chance to take our time to spot the lions in the enclosure and view the wildlife in the open area. The lion and cheetah enclosures are rather small and one must remember these are not wild, but caged animals. Nevertheless it’s was good to see them up close.We were fortunate in that we saw an abundance of wildebeest, giraffe, bontebok, zebra, warthogs and the oryx/gemsbok. We found to route to be manageable with a mid size SUV.The disappointment was the restaurant. After a great self drive, we sat down to order, waiting around 40 mins for the food to arrive only for 2 of our meals to arrive partially cold. I had the brisket & wors with pap combo and it was terrible - cold, overcooked meat, bitter spinach and all round off putting. I had to send one of the meals back to get warm.Overall a fantastic visit and definitely worth a repeat visit.
martial gaudefroymartial gaudefroy
14:42 30 Dec 23
Great to move around among the lions, they are not really in their natural environment since they are parked and fed but it is halfway between a zoo and a reserve.
Bongekile MahlanguBongekile Mahlangu
17:52 28 Dec 23
We visited Lion park on 26 December with the kids. We were pleasantly surprised that it was not packed as it was a public holiday. There was plenty of parking. We took a lovely stroll around the beautifully kept vicinity. There are plenty of toilets on site and areas to wash hands. Kids had fun at the play area and enjoyed ice cream. We chose the self drive as I felt more comfortable travelling in our own car with all our kids (kids under 10). We bought the tickets at the venue. We were lucky to see the lions feeding at 3pm. A really awesome experience and highly recommended outing for the family. Just a heads up, the walk back to the exit is just shop after shop after shop filled with beautifully handmade local goodies to spoil yourself and your loved ones 😉.
Brendan CreavenBrendan Creaven
00:20 27 Dec 23
Lions, Cheetahs, Hyenas, Wild dogs, Giraffe, Zebra, Buck and many more animals that can be seen at this park just an hour from Johannesburg. Great place to go for overseas visitors and educating the children. Definitely worth a visit
lerato Dhlaminilerato Dhlamini
16:54 26 Dec 23
I wanted an interesting outing for the kids during school holidays. We visited the park on a Saturday morning and we had an amazing time. We opted for the 11:30 slot as it included the lions feeding schedule. I booked online and that was helpful as most slot are taken by the time you arrive and it also lessens the waiting time.
LeonardLeonard
19:38 15 Dec 23
Really great experience from the friendly and helpful staff to the interesting facts and viewings of the animals.I did the sunset tour and saw a lion feeding which was quite interesting. Along the way we saw Wild African dogs, warthogs, wildabeasts, antelopes, cheetahs, giraffes, lions, leopards, hyenas, and porcupines.This is a zoo, a sanctuary style zoo, but if you are expecting a fully wild safari you should go to Krueger National Park. This place is great for those beginning their safari excursions though!
Dimakatso MatsunyaneDimakatso Matsunyane
15:58 11 Sep 23
If I were to say that my experience was AMAZING it’d be an understatement. I had a wonderful time, The staff, the place is beautiful and clean. The Lions are huge by the way but The Female one was very friendly. Also giraffe interaction was really fun- wanna have a great day? Try it out.Happy!!!
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