The Lion and Safari Park was initially natural life preservation fenced in area for lions situated in the Gauteng province in South Africa.
In 2016, the park moved to new premises of 600 hectares in the Cradle of Humankind in the North West province. The park is arranged north of Lanseria inside driving separation of Johannesburg and Pretoria.
It has an enormous assortment of predators and huge herbivores indigenous to Africa. The Lion Park is home to over 80 lions including the rare white lions and many other carnivores such as South African cheetah, Cape wild dog, hyena and spotted hyena, black-backed jackal, and a wide variety of antelope which roam freely in the antelope area. The antelope area, containing giraffe, warthog, blesbok, gnu, impala, gemsbok, and zebra, is a separate area away from the lions and other carnivores.
The Lion Park established this as a tourist destination, all around cherished by local people and tourists the same, turned into a popular destination for everyone throughout the most recent 50 years.
Having moved to the Cradle of Humankind in July 2016, this new should see the world-class office, called Lion and Safari Park, which offers visitors a critical encounter.
The new lion Park offers an abundance of energizing exercises, for example, creature collaborations, guided game drives, and self-drives.
You are guaranteed to get super-near a portion of Africa’s preferred animals whether you go on an educational guided visit or self-drive. Visitors additionally have the chance to take part in the experience of taking care of a variety of animals including giraffes, ostriches and different other impala species that wander openly on the 600-hectare property.
Lion Park Visitors are additionally ready to hand-feed giraffes, ostriches, and pronghorn and if there’s more time one can visit the wetlands before ‘the Wetlands’ Bar and Restaurant.
In addition to the animal enclosures, the new lion Park has a kids’ play region, eateries, gathering offices and retail stores inside five little domes.
Two times every day the park likewise offers Lion strolls and Cheetah strolls in which customers, in the organization of a park worker, follow the creature for a short stroll inside the park.
Apart from being a world-class tourist destination, the Lion Park turns any conference, function or event into something unique.
What the Lion Park Offers Tourists?
Here’s what’s on offer for you when you visit the Lion Park.
- Guided game drives with Lion and Wild Dog Tour,
- Mini Safaris and Night Tours with the option of Predator caring
- Alex Tour, and Cheetah and Lion Walks.
- Self-drives are also on offer where one must pay special mind to Lion (Brown and White), Cheetah, Hyena (Brown, Spotted, and Striped), Leopard (counting dark panther), Wild Dogs, Sable pronghorn, Kudu, Nyala where this is only the tip of the iceberg.
- Animal interactions are also just another activity that one experiences when at the Lion Park. This where things such as hand-feeding of ostrich, giraffe, and pronghorn are available for that interactive safari feel.
- An assortment of cafés is also available for one’s leisure such as the Bull ‘n Buck (head eating with a remarkable wine list), Wetlands Restaurant (snappy dinners neglecting the play area) and Frozen Kingdom (dessert parlor and bistro).
- This area, however, is not only for adults but caters to all age groups, hence why the enormous youngsters’ playground as well as youngster’s birthday party venue.
- Five domes in which to shop up a tempest are also available as one cannot go on an outing and not shop, spoiler alert: the gems determination is exceptional!
So, besides the above mentioned what else does the Lion Park and Safari offer? The answer is simple. A lot. Cub Interactions is the first thing one can experience at the Lion Park and Safari.
Cub interactions involve the clients being in a separate enclosure with a lion cub for a short period of time during which photos can be taken and minimal interaction with the animal is possible.
The Lion Park, however, is not just about fun but also about helping endangered species hence their Volunteer Program.
Volunteers from everywhere throughout the world are free to apply for the Lion and Safari Park’s volunteer program.
We thought the visit guides were incredibly all around prepared and enthusiastic about their occupations – it turns out that a large number of them were volunteers!
This remarkable program allows you to feed and care for animals, invest energy with specialists – following, catching and gathering information, Take an interest in game drives and different exercises and Live with different volunteers from everywhere throughout the world.
Lion Park Guided Tours
Guided tours are the next thing which visitors can appreciate and enjoy a wide range of guided visit experiences at the Lion Park.
The prepared staff transforms each visit into an instructive outing as they share fascinating realities.
Visit choices incorporate; Lion and Wild Dog Tour, Mini Safari, Night visits (with predator taking care of), Private Exclusive visits, Alex Tour, Cheetah and Lion Walks are also part of this experience.
The 3-hour Safari is the lead visit that remembers tidbits and beverages for the bank of the Crocodile stream. The popular creature mentor Alex Laurent vows to give a thrilling encounter as he cooperates with completely developed lions on the ‘Alex visit’.
Food lovers, there’s no South African outing with no food involved hence why the many restaurants serve up the best food.
The restaurants include The Bull ‘n Buck grill which furnishes a chief feasting experience with a top wine list and a heavenly menu, venison obviously being the Grill’s claim to fame dish praising that genuine African sensation.
On the other hand, the Wetlands Restaurant is an extraordinary family decision to appreciate a fast feast while getting a charge out of the perspective on gazelle brushing meters away.
Go for a short stroll from the grills to visit the meerkat, porcupine, and mongoose walled in areas.
5 Dome Shopping Experience
Lastly, the 5 Dome Shopping Experience is one of South Africa’s premier shopping destinations. With a wide range of goods including locally sourced African arts and crafts, jewelry, clothing, and homeware it’s easy to get lost in this amazing shopping experience.
All experiences should always be captured hence why the Lion Park Wildlife Filming and Photography is vital. With a huge cluster of creatures to browse, including the celebrated white lions and our-notable giraffe.
Lion Park is a fabulous shooting playground that is especially reasonable for commercials, narratives, and specific element film prerequisites.
The group at the Lion Park has a profound comprehension of predators, and a cast of eighty lions, Head animal wrangler Alex Larenty has a group that has a gigantic love for untamed life, but at the same time is committed to this kind of work.
The shooting includes three territories of intrigue; plugs, highlight films and narratives about the creatures themselves.
At Lion Park, a well-rounded experience is one that is taken seriously hence the Kiddies Activities also known as the Little Rangers activities. The Club is a healthy and bold naturally determined shrub network, created around imaginative and educational exercises for youngsters aged 5-12.
For each movement finished, children will get an identification. Gather 3 identifications and climb a level. Every level offers elite limits and advantages, including, the delight of a free birthday celebration facilitated in the recreation center, while graduating as a Little Game Ranger (Level 4).
All this fun will take place over weekends. Some activities include art in the park, feeding giraffes and safe and factual survival skills transfer in the bush.
Lion Park reviews
With that said the Lion Park reviews speak for themselves. For a more personal feel that will perhaps bring on to the destination here are a few favorite review favorites. Margit R a visitor to Lion Park took it upon themselves to review the lion park walk saying
This place is absolutely amazing. We spent almost all day here, did a Safari drive, cub interaction, fed the giraffes and was able to walk with the lions.
The staff were great and answered all of our questions and showed us all the animals. Had an absolutely amazing time there and definitely recommend going there
in February 2020.
Another tourist Kovashnee N visited the restaurant at the Lion Park and said that
Beautiful establishment that I have been to several times with my toddler. We had lunch at the Wetlands restaurant and the food was delicious.
The atmosphere is serene and one with nature which I love. We also fed the giraffes with a packet of food you can purchase for R40.
There is no entrance fee which is great. There are also self-drive options available
in March 2020.
Lastly, Sharon S commented on the friendly, helpful staff, and the park saying that
The rangers had an amazing relationship with the animals, the reception staff was so helpful and kind, and the wait staff was also wonderful! Great food, a great atmosphere, and great animals!! Amazing experience!! I highly recommend it
in January 2020.
So do come to visit the Lion Park and Safari for an unforgettable experience.