About Visit the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve

The Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve herds 16 000ha of typical Gauteng Highveld terrain. Savannah country surrounds the park where experienced animal handlers track hoof prints on private game drives through the bush to locate the best viewing of wild animals in their natural habitat. Predators and herbivores; hunters and hunted; tame and wild; big and small, strong and meek, all creatures of Africa roam the park. The hunters eat 9 tons of meat a month (80-90 cow or horse carcasses). 50 Lions, 17 Cheetahs, 10 Rhinos and 23 Wild Dogs impress as part of the extensive animal collection.

Rare White Tigers, Siberian Tigers and Bengal Tigers are toothy imports while an active breeding program exports zoo animals globally. 25 Species make up 600 head of wild game. 20 Herbivores species include Blesbok, Black Wildebeest, Gemsbok, Impala, Springbok and White Rhino. 300 Cape Vultures fly in from the Magaliesburg Mountains for the daily feed, other birds include the Black Eagle, Black Shouldered Kite and the Ostrich. Pat a Zebra, wrap a snake around yourself and wave at the Pygme Hippos.

Kids practice their roar while petting cute lion cubs in the Animal Crèche. Cheetah and Tiger cubs are also up for cuddling and a photo with one on one time scheduled for 5 minutes (R20). The Pub overlooks a watering hole with Nile Crocodiles. Danielsrust Horse Trails facilitate rides and lessons in the conservancy with spectacular game spotting from saddle. The on site Observatory allows for park sky gazing with sophisticated telescopes. There is a children's playpark alongside the restaurant. 30 Shaded braai areas, several picnic spots, and a swimming pool are enjoyed facilities. Hiking trails, 4x4 adventures and the neighbouring Wondercave make for a wild day safari.

Please note that the reserve is CLOSED on Mondays except if they fall on a public holiday or in school holidays.

Need to Know

WhereCradle of Mankind Heritage Site, Kromdraai Conservancy, Kromdraai / Sterkfontein, Gauteng. Acces via R512 or M47.

WhenMain Entrance and Hippo Walkway: Open Tuesday to Sunday from 08h00 to 15h45; gates lock at 17h00 weekdays and 18h00 on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.
Lion Predator Camp: Open Tuesday to Sunday from 08h30 to 16h00, gates lock 16h30. Feeding Sunday at 13h00.
Live snake shows: Summer (30 November to 1 May) - Saturday at 15h00, Sunday and Public Holidays at 11h00 and 15h00; Winter (30 April to 1 December) - Saturday at 14h00, Sunday and Public Holidays at 11h30 and 14h00.
Croc Pub open daily from 10h00 to 16h00
Children's Plaground open daily from 08h30 to 16h00
Curio Shop, Kiosk and Restaurant open daily from 08h30 to 16h00.

How muchPrices on request.

Telephone+27 (0)11 957-0109

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