We recently took a German (Bavarian) business associate with the family to view some African game. This was our first visit to the Lion and Rhino Reserve, but the website provided ample info and it seemed it would fit the bill. The park is literally on the front porch of the North-Western Johannesburg suburbs and Lanseria Airport, close to The Cradle of Humankind. From arrival we were impressed by the service, clear directions to attractions and friendly staff. On our way to the camp for carnivores we saw abundant plains game right next to the roads. About ten species were noted in les than 30 minutes, including buffalo. We arrived in time to see the wild dogs , cheetahs and lions being fed.Then the misfortune struck! My Bayerische Motoren Werken, with the genuine article in the form of our Bavarian friend inside, started overheating! In the cheetah camp, literally 30 yards from the feeding cheetahs, a water pipe and the reservoir finally burst and we were stuck! Then the wonderful staff of the park, under the command of Warren Rossouw , took over. They towed us to safety, transported me to the Lanseria airport to collect a rental vehicle, assisted the tow-truck into the reserve and out, and were generally just amazing. And the best of all; on our way out we came across two rhinos with their calves, right next to our vehicle. THANK YOU Lion and Rhino Reserve for a disaster turned absolutely memorable. We will be back shortly.
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