The Lion Park, an established tourist destination, well loved by locals and foreigners alike, became a popular experience for all over the last 50 years. Having moved to the Cradle of Humankind in July 2016, this new must-see world class facility, called Lion and Safari Park, offers guests a memorable experience.

The new park offers a wealth of exciting activities such as animal interactions, guided game drives and self-drives. You are guaranteed to get super-close to some of Africa’s favourite animals whether you go on an informative guided tour or self-drive. Guests also have the opportunity to engage in the experience of hand feeding a selection of animals including giraffes, ostriches and various other antelope species that roam freely on the 600-hectare property and frequently visit the wetlands in front of ‘the Wetlands’ Bar and Restaurant.


The Lion & Safari Park is home to a vast selection of indigenous species such as Lion (Brown and White), Cheetah, Hyena (Spotted and Striped), Leopard (including black leopard), Wild Dogs, Sable antelope, Kudu, Nyala to mention only a few.

Guests can enjoy a variety of different guided tours. The trained guides turn every tour into an informative and educational trip as they share interesting facts. Tour options include; 1 Hour Guided Safari, 2 Hour Guided Safari, Sunset Drives (with predator feeding), Private Exclusive tours, Alex Tour. The 3-hour Safari is the flagship tour which includes snacks and drinks on the bank of the Crocodile river. The famous animal trainer Alex Larenty promises to provide a fun-filled experience as he interacts with fully grown lions on the ‘Alex tour’.


Guests also have the option to drive their own vehicles through the lion and wild dog enclosures and the new extended route to the hyena enclosures will provide the opportunity to see many different antelope species such as Giraffe, Kudu, Gemsbuck, Warthog, Sable, Nyala and many more.


Say goodbye to the sound of an engine and get ready to saddle up. A horseback safari at the Lion & Safari Park is more than just a ride through the bush; it’s a truly unique and all-encompassing safari experience. The African scenery embraces you entirely 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. 


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.


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.


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.


The Bull ‘n Buck grill provides a premier dining experience with a top wine list and a delicious menu, venison of course being the Grill’s speciality dish complimenting that true African sensation. Alternatively, 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.


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.



FREE entrance to the restaurants, curio shops and kiddie’s playground, 

guests only pay for activities. 


 The park is open 365 days a year, and is certainly an experience not to be missed.