The Lion Park has been a quintessential tourist spot that for half-a-century has had people visiting it, from all over the world. However, the park has shifted to a new location on the R512 Lanseria road, within the Cradle of Humankind from July 2016 onwards. It is now fondly referred to as Lion and Safari Park – an upgraded and first-rate facility that guarantees its visitors an unforgettable time.

The newly upgraded park abounds with a plethora of activities that are sure to excite and thrill those who venture forth within its confines. Visitors will have the option to embark on informative guided tours, or self-drive tours, during which they can come unbelievably close to Africa’s most beloved animals.

Among other unique experiences on offer, visitors will also have the opportunity to feed giraffes, ostriches, and variegated antelope species while they roam freely across the park’s 1200-hectare expanse. At times, these animals can also be seen near the Wetlands Restaurant


Discover an extraordinary array of wildlife encounters at the Lion & Safari Park, promising unforgettable moments for our guests.

Immerse yourself in the world of native species, including magnificent brown and white lions, cheetahs, spotted and striped hyenas, stunning black leopards, wild dogs, graceful sable antelopes, kudus, nyala, and so much more.

Our passionate and expert guides lead every safari and tour, turning each outing into an enlightening and informative journey of discovery.

Choose from a range of safari options that cater to your preferences and schedule, from a thrilling 1-hour guided safari to a comprehensive 2-hour guided safari. Experience the magic of sunset drives with predator feeding or indulge in a Private Exclusive tour.

Our flagship 3-hour Safari adventure offers snacks and drinks on the picturesque banks of the Crocodile River, making it the ultimate safari experience.

For an extraordinary and truly unique encounter, join renowned animal trainer Alex Larenty on the Alex Tour as he interacts fearlessly with fully grown lions. ‘

Your Lion & Safari Park adventure awaits!


One of the highlights of the park is the exciting opportunity for guests to drive their own vehicles through the lion and wild dog enclosures, a rare and unforgettable chance to get up close and personal with these majestic predators in their natural habitat.

Additionally, the new extended route to the hyena enclosures offers a fantastic opportunity to see a diverse range of antelope species, including Giraffe, Kudu, Gemsbuck, Warthog, Sable, Nyala and many more.


Say farewell to the noisy engines of traditional safari vehicles and feel the wind in your hair as you gallop through the bush. The African scenery will envelop you completely and you’ll feel at one with nature as you ride alongside zebras, giraffes, and other majestic creatures.

This is more than just a horseback ride – it’s a truly unique and unforgettable adventure that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the wonders of Africa on horseback.


A fun way for children to be introduced to horses. Kiddies horse rides are 10 minutes long and are led by one of our guides.

Capture the moment on camera and get your photos printed at our photographic centre.


Enjoy a slow, relaxed and scenic quad bike safari with your loved ones through our park. Our qualified instructors will lead the way.

There will be stops along the way to experience and capture wildlife close by. Come and collect beautiful moments and enjoy the breathtaking views of the African bush.

4x4 trails

Our World class safari park now has added a 4×4 driving experience like no other! It can be enjoyed by the Soft-Roaders, the more serious Off-Roaders and finally, sections are designed for the seriously equipped and suitably skilled Off-Roaders.

Your adventure will take you through our reserve getting up close and personal with lions, hyenas, wild dogs and cheetahs. The trail travels uphill and down dale with spectacular views. Various herds of wild animals share the property with you including the graceful Giraffe, spectacular Gemsbok and Africa’s largest antelope, the Eland. So you will have plenty of opportunities for great photos and classic memories.

Expect to travel on tame gravel roads, some lesser manicured tracks and then some climbs and descents through our quite challenging riverine trail. While most of the route is made up of grade 2 or grade 3 obstacles, grade 4’s and 5 also forms part of the path. Our trail has some extreme hills, massive rock beds and river driving for the very brave souls among you.

What sets our facility apart is the fact that you will get to see some of our amazing wildlife en route to the 4 x 4 trail start point.

Simply arrive, drive and enjoy our amazing offering.

mountain bike trails

Those who love adventure can enjoy an early morning cycle on our reserve. Choose between three exciting routes:

  • Blue route – 8km (Novice) Perfect for families, young and old. A leisurely ride for beginners with some downhill and uphill challenges to keep it exciting and fun.

  • Yellow route – 15km (Intermediate) This trail will allow you to explore all the corners of the reserve with approximately 50% on gravel roads, 30% on jeep-tracks and 20% on single tracks.

  • Red route – 20km (Advance) Get ready for some serious climbs! This trail is approximately 50% single track, 25% jeep track and 25% on gravel road.
  • paradise for children - all kids under 12 free

    The beautifully designed playground next to the restaurants will keep the young ones entertained. This makes the perfect venue for kiddie’s birthday parties.

    A day visit to the park also provides the perfect opportunity for schoolchildren to learn about the animals and various research programmes that the Lion and Safari Park is involved in.

    One child per paying adult is FREE on all activities


    The Wetlands Restaurant is a great family choice to enjoy a quick meal whilst enjoying the view of antelope grazing meters away. Take a short walk from the restaurants to visit the meerkat, porcupine and mongoose enclosures.

    Apart from being a world class tourist destination, the Lion and Safari Park turns any conference, function or event into something unique.

    photgraphic & Shops

    The park’s photographic centre will capture your memories with a great range of printing options such as photobooks, mugs, keyrings, puzzles and more.

    The ‘5 dome shopping experience’ offers a vast selection of unique hand-crafted curios, jewellery and clothing, which make great gifts for those back home.