Are you planning for a trip this festive season? Lion and Safari Park is a place to visit. It offers an abundance of exciting activities for the whole family. The experience in Lion and Safari Park takes a lifetime to forget. The park is the home of many different spices of South African iconic animals.
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As a lions park, the management focuses on providing an opportunity for both local and overseas tourists to experience and learn more about beautiful African animals. What's more, it is easily accessible, taking you a 45 minutes drive from Johannesburg. It is also incredibly convenient as it lies between Lanseria Airport and Fourways. Here are more surprising details about the menagerie.
Lion Safari Park
Did you know that the menagerie is home to over 80 lions, including the endangered white lions? The park also holds other wild animals such as Cape wild dog, black-backed jackal, hyena and spotted hyena, and South Africa cheetah, to mention only a few.
What services are rendered?
Lion park and safari has a restaurant, conference facilities, children’s play area, and a retail center. It offers predator walks twice a day. Clients are accompanied by a professional guide for a short walk within the menagerie. Also, guests are provided with an opportunity to hand-feed giraffes and ostriches.
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Lion Park Johannesburg opens every day of the year, but it has different working hours. On weekdays, from Mondays to Fridays, the doors open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. On weekends, it opens from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Lion and Safari Park events
The menagerie offers different scheduled activities to their clients. Here is a list of various events that you will come across when you pay a visit to the park.
This is a 45 minutes walk by qualified and skilled game wardens. The excursion will introduce you to the most famous South Africa predators. Taken by modern safari trucks, you will be driven through the predator & wild dogs terrain, and you will have an opportunity to find out more about these animals.
You may also have a chance to see many herbivorous animals, including Giraffes, Impalas, Springboks, and Zebras. Besides, the menagerie has a lion feeding tour at 11:30 and 14:30, but on weekends and public holidays, it takes place at 12:00 and 15:00.
This is a fantastic excursion that will allow you to interact and walk with young cubs. It happens for 45 minutes to 1 hour, where the wardens show you how to safely interact with the beasts. The walks start at 10:00 and 15:00.
The excursion is a weather dependent. However, people under the age of 18 yrs and women over five months pregnant are not allowed. You should have a minimum height of 155m and a minimum weight of 50kgs.
Lion Cub Interaction
The experience is a lifetime opportunity for you to mingle with the kings of the jungle. On a good day, you stand a chance of touching the animals and even taking memorable photos.
You are allowed to drive through the park, making it a great whole family experience. This is for a better up-close experience when viewing the beasts and wild dogs. However, off-top or convertible vehicles and open pick-ups are not allowed. Drive through the beats enclosures with your friends and family this December for a perfect outing. There is no guide provided.
This is an opportunity to take supernatural wildlife photos. For this expedition, you get a 25hr private guide services to ask all questions and view the best scenarios. You can also book a private photographic excursion and capture animals and their natural surroundings.
Feeding Giraffes and Other Animals
This is a designed platform where you encounter face to face with the world’s tallest and friendliest animal, the Giraffe. The platform also includes a variety of other animals such as Zebra’s, Ostriches, and Nyalas.
This is a 3 hours drive, including the Predator Tour and a scenic guided drive through the 600ha wildlife area. Also, it includes a visit to the hyenas, leopards, and you will have a chance to have your snacks and beverages at the Crocodile River's own setting beach.
Which wildlife species can I expect to see?
Lion and safari park broederstroom is an eco-tourism destination, which is a home of a large number of important wildlife species. The menagerie conserves more than 80 lions and other wild animals including:
- Wild Dogs
- Spotted Hyenas
- Black-Backed Jackals
These are some of the animals that you will find when visiting the Lion park and safari.
Wildlife photo gallery
Lion park and safari have super close photos of animals captured in their natural surroundings. They have got bright and beautiful pictures of different species of South Africa iconic animals. The images really show the fantastic experience found in the park. Visit their Facebook page for more amazing pictures.
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What are the Lion and Safari Park's latest fees?
Is Lion Park Johannesburg entrance free? Yes, it is! However, you will have to pay for the activities you choose. Below is a list of Lion and Safari Park rates.
- Adult: R210,00
- Seniors 65+: R110,00
- Children under 12 yrs: R0,00
Predator Tour - 1 hour
- Adult: R240,00
- Seniors 65+: R120,00
- Children under 12 yrs : R0,00
Night Feeding Tour - 1.5 hour
- Adult: R330,00
- Seniors 65+: R165,00
- Children under 12 yrs: R0,00
Mini Safari Tour – 1.5 hour tour
- Adults: R350,00
- Seniors 65+: R175,00
- Children under 12 yrs: R0,00
Safari Tour- 3 hour tour
- Adult: R595,00
- Seniors 65+ [06h00, 08h00, 11h00 & 14h00): R300,00
- Children [06h00, 08h00, 11h00 & 14h00]: R0,00
Alex Tour – 2 Hour (Bookings Essential): R1295,00
Alex Tour – 2 Hour (Bookings Essential) - Seniors 65+: R650,00
Exclusive Private Tour – 2.5 Hour: R1495,00
Exclusive Private Tour – 2.5 Hour - Seniors 65+: R750,00
River Rafting - 3 Hour Tour: R550,00
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Other activities (Lion Park prices)
Cub Interaction (Only available with tours): R75,00
Cub Interaction (Only available with tours) - Seniors 65+: R40,00
Lion Walk – 1 Hour (no persons under 18) [10h00; 15h00]: R795,00
Lion Walk – 1 Hour (no persons under 18) [10h00; 15h00] - Senior 65+: R400,00
Cheetah Walk – 1 Hour (no persons under 18) [09h00 and 16h00]: R795.00
Cheetah Walk – 1 Hour (no persons under 18) [09h00 and 16h00] - Senior 65+: R400,00
Giraffe Feed Per Bag [free entry]: R40,00
Contact details and location
Lion and Safari Park would love to hear from you, and here are the contacts.
Tel: +27 (87) 150 0100
Phone: +27 (76) 187 3883
Phone: +27 (76) 981 7704
Phone: +27 (76) 871 6853
Lion and safari park is located at R512 Pelindaba Rd, Hartbeespoort, Broederstroom, 0240, North West Province South Africa.
Overnight, you can stay in lion and safari park accommodation, North West Province.
Lion and safari park has a history for over 50 years; it is Gauteng’s number one tourist attraction. The park gained the rating through the friendliness of its staff and the wildlife experience they offer. It is the best park to visit for both local and foreign tourists. Lion park and safari attractions will give you a lifetime memorable experience like no other.
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