The Lion Park
The Lion Park is a 600 hectare wildlife conservation enclosure located in the Gauteng province, just near Lanseria Airport within distance of Johannesburg and Pretoria for Transvaal lions. The park has a large variety of predators and large herbivores indigenous to Africa.
If you are pressed for time, or your trip does not include a journey to one of the major game reserves in South Africa, then it follows that you might still want to view lions 'up close and personal' in a wildlife conservation enclosure. In fact, if you've just come in the country via Lanseria Airport, you could make it one of the first things you do after stepping off the aeroplane, as the Lion Park lies between Lanseria Airport and Fourways, making it incredibly convenient and a wonderful first encounter with South Africa.
The Lion Park is home to over 80 lions including the rare white lions and many other carnivores such as South African cheetah, Cape wild dog, hyena and spotted hyena, black-backed jackal, and a wide variety of antelope which roam freely in the antelope area. The antelope area, containing blesbok, gnu, impala, gemsbok, and zebra, is in a separate part away from the lions and other carnivores.
Our Travel2Africa tour experience will help you get an up-close look at all the animals in the place. The only downside is that the animals are in enclosures but the upside of that is that those who could never afford to see these animals in their natural surrounds can visit the Lion Park and experience first-hand these beautiful beasts.