Lion and Safari Park

Lion and Safari Park, Broederstroom: Hours, Address, Lion and Safari Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Lion and Safari Park
4.5
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Over its almost 50 year history the Lion Park became Gauteng's number one tourist attraction through the friendliness of its staff and the amazing wildlife experience it offered. The new Lion and Safari Park has spared no expense in creating a world class tourist attraction in the heart of the Cradle of Humankind and looks forward to building on this success in the many years ahead. Attractions include: Guided game drives, Self-drive, Restaurants African Shopping Experience and more... Please note that animal interaction is no longer available at the Lion & Safari Park.
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Dina
London, UK10 contributions
Solo
I absolutely loved loved loved this experience. Seeing the Lions so close was really beautiful. I will most definitely go back and next time I will go in a private car for the whole day. By the time we went, the weather was hot and so the Lions were basking in the sun and so didn’t see much movement. But I’m definitely going back again.
Written June 9, 2022
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Dear rav171267, Thank you for taking the time to review our facility. We appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Lion & Safari Park Team
Written July 11, 2022
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Shirelle V
51 contributions
Family
What an experience!! We have visited many times but this time was truly special. I would like to personally name our game driver, Dusty, she deserves a special mention, she honestly went above and beyond to make our game drive unique and special. Even calling my 7 year old by name and including him in all discussions. We will be back!!
Written June 5, 2022
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Dear Shirellev, Thank you for taking the time to review our facility. We appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Lion & Safari Park Team
Written July 11, 2022
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OM
East Leake, UK14 contributions
Family
This place is essentially a zoo. Lions, cheetahs, hyenas and Leopards kept in very cramped conditions. One of the guys who supposedly looks after the lions (Alex) was trying to tell us that most lions he sees in the wild aren’t as happy as those kept in captivity and that lions don’t require loads of space as they aren’t runners, attempting to justify how those lions are kept……pull the other one! Kept spraying the lions in the face with a training aid as well (which he tried to pass off as a parasite spray), not the end of the world perhaps but to me it’s just not how lions should be kept at all. The giraffes are fed by the guests……fed crisps can you believe. Leopards enclosure was the worst of all, very small and desolate, and we were informed that the few trees the poor leopards did have were being cut down so that guests could easily view them, couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I naively didn’t quite realise what I was contributing financially towards prior to my visit, thought it was a safari, the kind I’ve seen at Pilanasberg……trust me, it’s far from that. It’s places like this that need shutting down!
Written April 9, 2022
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Rod C
Pontypridd, UK1 contribution
Friends
Do not support this establishment as they are involved with a business that is involved with Canned lion hunting. If you’re not sure what canned lion hunting is, Google it and you will be disgusted
Written January 10, 2022
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Good Day 980rodc, We never send our lions to hunters, all lions in our care will stay on our property, they are micro-chipped and can be traced throughout their lives until they die of natural causes, the majority of our lions are vasectomised to minimise breeding, we will strive to ensure that the welfare of our animals is of the highest standard. Our lions are healthier and bigger in size than lions in the wild, in fact, they live almost twice as long. Kind Regards, Lion & Safari Park Team
Written January 12, 2022
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SithenjwaT
Rustenburg, South Africa173 contributions
Family
We visited the tour with our 1 year old and found it memorable. You can buy food and feed giraffes up close at the place. We did an hour Safari Tour with Matilda as our guide. Informative, insightful and very welcoming and open to questions. We had fun with her. The hour's tour costed R285 per adult and didn't pay for our little one. The tours have dedicated timeslots and the last one departs at 4pm.

There are two restaurants on-site to grab a bite either before or after the Safari tour. There is an option to do the tour as self-drives.
Written October 31, 2021
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Dear Sithenjwa, Thank you for taking the time to review our facility. We appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Lion & Safari Park Team
Written July 11, 2022
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Erikaduta2014
Modena, Italy10 contributions
Solo
Affascinated! I love animals and to see all this special anmols very close was amazing
Lions zebra giraf zebra Chita ecc..
All amazing 🤩 I love rye lion 🦁 king
Written August 10, 2021
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Dear Erikaduta2014, Thank you for taking the time to review our facility. We appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Lion & Safari Park Team
Written July 11, 2022
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Luphedia
Johannesburg, South Africa7 contributions
Solo
My favorite escape place, the calm and peace of sitting by the restaurant looking over the animals and watching people feed the giraffe
Written July 21, 2021
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Dear Voyage17045653960, Thank you for taking the time to review our facility. We appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Lion & Safari Park Team
Written July 11, 2022
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James G
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa151 contributions
We did the self-drive safari and had a good time. I would recommend this park for people with kids of all ages. We had to rush a little bit to get back to one the lion's enclosures for the feeding but it was pretty neat. My 2 and 4-year-old had a really good time. We were able to get within a few feet of the lions, cheetahs, zebras, and giraffes while on the drive.

When we got back after the safari, we went and fed a giraffe (you can buy feed in one of the stores) and went on the playground where my kids had a blast. We did not eat there and did not go to the animal exhibit past the playground.

If you cannot go to somewhere like Pilanesberg National Park, I would recommend this place.
Written May 19, 2021
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Alies H
Oosterhout, The Netherlands51 contributions
Friends
We went on a self drive. We bought tickets beforehand so we only had to show it on our phone and drive on right away. The predators are in enclosures. You can see them from up close. Which is amazing to see. The big loop drive with the giraffe, antilope, oryx etc was most impressive to me!
If you have the time visit this place for sure :)
Written January 2, 2021
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Flamelily Traveller
Johannesburg, South Africa80 contributions
Family
Great place to see wildlife not far from Joburg city. We drove out with our family and young kids and we had a good time. Friendly knowledgeable staff, very clean facilities.
We got to see lion, cheetahs, hyenas, leopards and others up close and they are beautiful. It not as nice as seeing them out in the wild, but this place works for those who are in Joburg and don’t have time to go out on a safari.
Very kid friendly
Written October 19, 2020
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