One of the highlights for all of us was a visit to the Lion & Safari Park – if you have not yet visited their new venue on a 600-hectare wilderness reserve in the Cradle of Humankind, then you need to make a plan to visit as soon as possible.
We honestly thought we’d be there for a while and move on somewhere else for the remainder of the day, but there was so much to do that we ran out of time! The children had an absolute blast, and despite our visit taking place in the middle of a heat wave, none of us wanted to leave!
What’s On Offer
- Guided game drives– Predator Tour, Full Safari Tour, Sunset Drives (with predator feeding), Gyided Bush Walks, Alex Tour.
- Self-drives – look out for Lion (Brown and White), Cheetah, Hyena (Brown, Spotted and Striped), Leopard (including black leopard), Wild Dogs, Sable antelope, Kudu, Nyala and more!
- Photographic tours
- Hand-feeding giraffes.
- A variety of restaurants – Bull ’n Buck (premier dining with an outstanding wine list) and Wetlands Restaurant (quick meals overlooking the playground) and Frozen Kingdom (ice-cream parlour and coffee shop).
- Large children’s playground
- The 5 Dome Shopping Experience in which to shop up a storm on the way out. (Spoiler alert: the jewellery selection is outstanding!)
Our plan of action was to begin with cappuccinos and ice-cream, guided game drive, long lazy lunch, walk around the facilities, feeding giraffe, G&Ts and ice cream and a very long play on the playground. Plus, at least an hour spent in The 5 Dome Shopping Experience on the way out!
COVID-19 Safety Measures
Wondering how the Lion & Safari Park adhere to the COVID-19 rules and regulations and doing their part in flattening the curve? The Lion & Safari Park take special pride in their COVID-19 compliance procedures. Take a look at their ‘Safety Procedure’ video for more information.
They Have A Volunteer Programme
Volunteers from all over the world are welcome to apply for the Lion & Safari Park’s volunteer programme. We thought the tour guides were amazingly well-trained and passionate about their jobs – turns out that many of them were volunteers!
This phenomenal programme gives you the chance to:
- Feed and care for animals
- Spend time with researchers – tracking, capturing and collecting data
- Participate in game drives and other activities
- Live with other volunteers from all over the world
What Are The Costs?
Entrance to the restaurants, curio shops and children’s playground is FREE – you only pay for activities such as self-drives, bush walks and guided game drives.
- Self-Drive: R195 per adult | R100 per pensioner over 65 | free entry for kids under 12
- Full Safari Tour: R395 per adult | R195 per pensioner over 65 | free entry for kids under 12
- Sunset Drive: R295 per adult | R150 per pensioner over 65 | free entry for kids under 12
- Guided Bush Walks: R350 per adult | R175 per pensioner over 65 | free entry for kids under 12
- Click here for the full rate card.
What Are Their Operating Hours?
The Lion & Safari Park is open all year round, at the following times:
- Monday to Friday: 08:00 – 17:00
- Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 08:00 – 18:00
For More Information
Tel: 087 150 0100 | 076 187 3883 | 071 681 6800
Address: R512, Pelindaba Road, Hartbeespoort.