Eastern Cape Tourist AttractionsThe Seaview Lion Park
Largest of the cat family, the Lion, has forever captured the attention of young and old alike. Their majestic presence and title of "king of the jungle", is contrasted by their cute-and-cuddly appearance.
Where? Seaview Predator Park, Farms, Seaview, Port Elizabeth
When? Open daily between 09h00 and 17h00
Feeding of lions is at 12h00 noon on Sundays
Closed on Christmas Day
How? Call +27 (0)41 378-1702
The Seaview Lion Park in Port Elizabeth has made playing with lion cubs of various ages an experience that is now open to the public. Located just 25kmís from the Port Elizabeth city centre, Seaview Lion Park provides what is likely to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Depending on the age of the cubs when you visit, youíll have the chance to play with cubs varying in age from 4 to 9 months.
As you enter the park, you are sure to be quickly greeted by giraffe that seem almost oblivious of your presence. Zebra, wildebeest, impala, duiker, monkeys and 40 other species of wildlife roam free in this wonderful game reserve.
Your first stop will be at an enclosure that is home to 3 spectacular tigers. They spend most of the day up in the trees but, if you time your visit around feeding time, youíll be able to see these incredible cats roaming around and enjoying their lunch. Alongside the tiger enclosure are 3 other sections that are home to a number of white lions, who are part of a special breeding programme.
A short drive from the tigers will bring you to the lion petting section of the Seaview Lion Park. A well-constructed wooden walkway takes you above the enclosures of the lion cubs, lynxes, warthogs and even little meerkats.
Once youíre done looking at the various animals and after paying a small fee, youíre taken down into the enclosure where a number of 6 to 9 month old lion cubs are kept. After a brief explanation of how to interact safely with the cubs, youíre able to play and pet the cubs to your heartís content. Theyíre quite used to humans and will readily come up to you, playfully put out their paws and let themselves be stroked and scratched.
The park is ideal for any function. The Bush Boma contains unique table and seating facilities and is available to hire for weddings, parties, conferences etc. There are also picnic and braai spots available.