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Located near Lanseria Airport inside the distance of Johannesburg and Pretoria, Lion Park is a house for more than 80 lions including the rare white lion and many carnivore animals such as South African cheetah, Cape wild dog, hyena and spotted hyena, black-backed jackal, and a wide variety of antelope which wander freely in the antelope area. The park has a large variety of predators and large native herbivores of Africa.
Lion Park Tours
As it is the house for more than 80 lions and other wild animals, Lion Park offers predator tours to make visitors get closer to the animals. The tours will be held in 45 minutes with the experienced and qualified guides. The tour guide will introduce you to some famous predators in South Africa. This tour will use modern safari truck to take you through the predators where you will have a chance to know more about the fantastic animals. You may also get a chance to see the other animals such as giraffe, zebra, springbok and impala throughout the tour.
No need to worry if you are arriving in this park in the late afternoon. Lion Park still provides the other things to do to make its visitors feel happy. The Night Feeding tour is held at 18:00 on weekend ad public holiday. Visitors still use the same safari truck to enjoy the tour. However, the sound of the truck will be different. The sound is filled with the echoes of nights and the lion's roar. You can book this tour before with maximum of 20 people.
This might be the incredible experience you will have. Lion Park allows the visitors to walk and interact with the king of the jungle. The experienced and trained guide will demonstrate to you how to safely interact with the lions and share all their knowledge with you as you. This activity will take around 40-45 minutes walking. This once in a lifetime moment will be captured by the park's professional photographer. Persons under the age 16 are not allowed to join this activity.
Lion Park prepares the well-known Lion Trainer and animal behaviorist, Alex Larenty. Tour with Alex will bring you a memorable experience in 2.5 hours. You will be stunned by his fearless and his friendship with the wild animal ever exists in the world. This kind of tours only can be found in Lion Park.
You can get around this park by self-drive. The park offers car rent for those who want to explore the park by themselves. There will no guide with you. You can take your family and get closer to the animals. This would be the extreme experience in your life.
The park provides Crocodile River to make you know about the water's predators and also to give you an amazing experience. Do not forget to bring your camera to capture the wildlife environment.
How to Get Tickets?
There is no entrance fee for visiting Lion Park. You have to pay if you are going to join some tours held by the park or the park's activity.
How To Get Around?
You can take a stroll around the park or you may use car to get around the park. The park offers self-drive for visitors in three categories. There are self-drive, self-drive with senior and self-drive with children under 12 years. Each category has different price.
What Should I Wear?
During the low season, it is better to wear cool clothes with comfortable walking shoes since you are going to explore this park. Or you can wear safari clothes to make it match with the place. Do not forget to bring camera.
Best Time to Visit
Since Lion Park is opened all year round, you can visit it from March to May and September to November. During these low season months, the park is not crowded at all, low prices and the weather is relatively warm and dry.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, transportation is easy and everything can be found in this site. Lion Park is near to Johannesburg, you can explore everything by your own.
How To Get There?
Getting to Lion Park is easy. It is only 13 km from Lanseria Airport and 40 minutes driving from Johannesburg and Pretoria. You can rent a car if you want to visit Lion Park by yourself. Shuttle services from Johannesburg are also available. You may also use taxi, bus, train or Uber.
Lion Park also holds some tours including Private Tour, Safari Tour, Mini Safari Tour, and Special Tour. These tours can be the option for you when you are visiting Lion Park. Moreover, there are some activities offered by the park such as Cub interaction and Cheetah interaction. These two activities are only available with tours.