Situated only 13km from Lanseria Airport and only 40 minutes from Johannesburg, the must-see tourist destination; Lion & Safari Park is nestled in the beautiful Magaliesberg mountain range and also within the Cradle of Humankind, a world UNESCO heritage site.
The 650 hectare property is home to a vast selection of indigenous species such as lion, cheetah, hyena, leopard, wild dog, sable antelope, kudu, nyala (to mention only a few), the Lion & Safari Park offers a wealth of exciting activities for all ages, guests 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 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; Predator, Mini Safari, Sunset Drives (with predator feeding), Shandor Tour, Private Exclusive tours and 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’.
The park is a paradise for children. 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 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.
Entrance to the restaurants, curio shops and kiddie’s playground is free, and guests only pay for activities. The cost of a visit to the Lion and Safari Park is well priced for both local and international guests (no extra charge to foreign visitors).
The park is open 365 days a year, and is certainly an experience not to be missed.