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Lion Park

Experience the adventure of getting up close with Africa’s world-famous wildlife. Observe a pride of lions, walk with cheetahs and feed a giraffe.

Explore the Lion Park to enjoy guaranteed sightings of Africa’s captivating wildlife. Spot carnivorous predators, see a variety of colorful antelopes, meet lion cubs and walk alongside a cheetah. The park serves as both a destination for eco-tourism and a sanctuary that protects and rears African animals.

You can discover the park and its wildlife in your own car or on a 1-hour guided game drive. Game drives include knowledgeable guides who provide information about the animals. 

Keep an eye out for the game animals that roam freely throughout a vast grazing area. These include the black wildebeest, native to Lesotho and South Africa’s central region. Look for photogenic antelope species such as the springbok, South Africa’s national animal. Enter the fenced enclosures to come face-to-face with predatory animals. View magnificent prides of lions then try to spot leopards, which often rest in the treetops. 

Experience the rare chance to pet a lion cub and feed a giraffe. Spot caged hyenas, jackals and wild dogs as well as caracals, notable for their long tasseled ears. 

Join an experienced guide and walk with a big cat while learning about its characteristics and habits. Take a 3-hour tour with the park’s animal trainer and watch as he demonstrates the ability to interact with lions and cheetahs.

Located in the town of Lanseria, the Lion Park is a 40-minute drive from both Johannesburg and Pretoria. A shuttle service is available from Johannesburg, Pretoria and surrounding areas of the Gauteng province. Advance bookings are necessary. Renting a car is a convenient way to get here and allows the chance to enjoy the park’s self-drive activities. You can also visit nearby attractions, such as Lesedi Cultural Village and Hartbeesport Dam. 

The park is open daily, including public holidays. Check the park’s official website for admission fees plus a schedule of tours and activities. Accommodation is available at the park in the form of safari camps. 


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La Vue Guest Lodge and Function Venue £41
La Vue Guest Lodge and Function Venue

La Vue Guest Lodge and Function Venue

Plot 161 Nooitgedacht, Muldersdrift, Lanseria, Gauteng
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated near the airport, this guesthouse is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Lion Park and within 6 miles (10 km) of Honeydew Mazes and Northgate Shopping Center. Montecasino and Ticketpro Dome are also within 9 miles (15 km).

    Offgrid Farm £27
    Offgrid Farm

    Offgrid Farm

    Plot 70 Vantil Road, Farmall, Gauteng
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area, this guesthouse is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Lion Park and within 6 miles (10 km) of Life Fourways Hospital and Northgate Shopping Center. Montecasino and Ticketpro Dome are also within 9 miles (15 km).

      White Light The Rooms - Adults Only
      White Light The Rooms - Adults Only

      White Light The Rooms - Adults Only

      Pelindaba Rd, Lanseria, Gauteng
         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Lanseria, this luxury bed & breakfast is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Lion Park and within 9 miles (15 km) of Life Fourways Hospital and Honeydew Mazes. Northgate Shopping Center and Ticketpro Dome are also within 9 miles (15 km).

        Amber Rose Country Estate
        Amber Rose Country Estate

        Amber Rose Country Estate

        15 Zandspruit Road, Chartwell, Fourways, Farmall, Gauteng
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area, this guesthouse is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Lion Park and within 6 miles (10 km) of Montecasino and Life Fourways Hospital. Northgate Shopping Center and Ticketpro Dome are also within 6 miles (10 km).

          Chartwell Castle £48
          Chartwell Castle

          Chartwell Castle

          1 Hood Rd Cr Watercombe, Chartwell, Farmall, Gauteng
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area, this guesthouse is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Lion Park and within 6 miles (10 km) of Montecasino and Life Fourways Hospital. Montecasino Bird Gardens and Pieter Toerien Theatre are also within 6 miles (10 km).

            Hoopoe Haven Guest House £34
            Hoopoe Haven Guest House

            Hoopoe Haven Guest House

            206B 2nd Rd, Chartwell, Gauteng
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area, this guesthouse is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Life Fourways Hospital and within 6 miles (10 km) of Montecasino and Lion Park. Montecasino Bird Gardens and Pieter Toerien Theatre are also within 6 miles (10 km).

              Stillpoint Country Manor
              Stillpoint Country Manor

              Stillpoint Country Manor

              244 Cladon Road, Chartwell, Gauteng
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area, this spa hotel is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Life Fourways Hospital and within 6 miles (10 km) of Montecasino and Lion Park. Montecasino Bird Gardens and Pieter Toerien Theatre are also within 6 miles (10 km).

                Shumba Valley Lodge £31
                Shumba Valley Lodge

                Shumba Valley Lodge

                R512 Pelindaba Road, Lanseria, Gauteng
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area, this lodge is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Lion Park and within 9 miles (15 km) of Montecasino and Life Fourways Hospital. Honeydew Mazes and Northgate Shopping Center are also within 9 miles (15 km).