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Ukutula Lion Park

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Open today: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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My family and I visited Ukutula during school holidays. It was the most unforgettable experience... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Cape Town, South Africa
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A once in a lifetime experience!

After a long drive up a dirt road where we saw wild game (ostrich, zebra, impala, kudu), we entered... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mims, Florida
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Known as the “place of quiet” the lodge is nestled in lush bush veld where the roar of the lion can be heard for miles around. Ukutula is conveniently situated within an hour’s drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria. The reserve comprises 260 hectares...more
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The Farm Klipkop | 411 JQ District, Brits, Brits, Madibeng 0250, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My family and I visited Ukutula during school holidays. It was the most unforgettable experience for all of us! We did the walk with the lions which was so surreal. After that they offered us refreshments. Next we interacted with the cat species. We thought...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a long drive up a dirt road where we saw wild game (ostrich, zebra, impala, kudu), we entered the lodge. Lovely area - main lodge, restaurant, pool, gift shop and the lodges themselves, which are clean, well equipped (included the fire pit for our...More

Thank psguru
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved everything about it, keepers so enthusiastic and lovely setting. Really, you must visit to see a spearhead group who are truly dedicated to lions, their care and the environment Great restaurant also, set aside a day for your visit, and do the walk with...More

Thank miltonkoi
Reviewed June 1, 2018

Ukutula is not your average game reserve. It is a conservation centre for cat species, especially lions. You get to interact with adult lions, as well as teenager and cubs. You also interact with Cheetas. SUCH a special visit, will go again and again!

Thank Janette W
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

Having read so past reviews from what now appear to be social media trolls and nut jobs, I arrived at Ukutula as a volunteer with some trepidation as an animal lover. Our first volunteer project in Namibia had been a total waste of time and...More

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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

Came out here with some friends from Pretoria and left gobsmacked! Stunningly beautiful from the moment you arrive. The concept is to educate and conserve these beautiful creatures. They have a laboratory in which the genealogy of the animals are documented and shared with other...More

Thank Shane M
Reviewed April 5, 2018

Such a well-kept place near to Johannesburg, where the owners and research staff are working hard to find a cure / vaccine against bovine TB which is killing so many of the beautiful wild cats of Africa. We had the once-in-a lifetime chance to interact...More

Thank 689poppy
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Ukutula Lion Park is an absolute must! It’s off the beaten track - 1.5hrs drive from Johannesburg in the Northwest province. It was recommended by a friend in Sandton, so we drove out on the Sunday afternoon, before our night flight out of S.A, and...More

Thank The-Midlander
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Just about two hours out of Johannesburg you find this nice quite place. They have Tiger pups now and all kinds of different cats found in Africa. Guides are very knowledgeable. Worthwhile a trip with the whole family.

Thank Si A
Reviewed March 17, 2018

We had a lovely time hanging out with the cubs, holding them and playing with them. We had a guided tour walking around the Park, seeing other animals and learning about them. We enjoyed walking with the lions, watching them hang out in the tree,...More

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April 15, 2018|
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Response from The-Midlander | Reviewed this property |
It’s about 60 miles. The drive can be done in 1h & 15mins approximately.
Susan W
December 5, 2017|
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Response from jsegars | Reviewed this property |
Hi Susan, The site appears to be back up after a quick moment waiting! If not you can email them at: info@ukutula. com Cheers, Jake
Syeda Y
October 25, 2017|
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Response from Siti Z | Reviewed this property |
You can directly email them for a reservation.