trips and tours
Game parks near Johannesburg and Pretoria
The Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve
Set in the beautiful Kromdraai Conservancy, this is an experience you will treasure. Expect to see up to 600 head of game, including some very rare and endangered species such as the wild dog, cheetah, Oryx. Also white rhino, lion, hippo, eland, crocodile and many other species of game. You can cuddle a lion and tiger cub, they'll let you! (excluded)
Prices valid from 1 June 2007 to 30 June 2008
Cash on Departure
Numbers Departure Pretoria Departure Johannesburg 1 R900 R1000 2 R650 R700 3 R550 R600 4 R475 R525 5 R450 R480 6 R440 R470 7 R430 R460 7+ R420 R450
The Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve is just 40 minutes drive northwest of Johannesburg . Set in the beautiful Kromdraai Conservancy, this is an experience you will treasure.
Your operator will pick you up at 8.30 am from Pretoria or 9 am from Johannesburg. If you want, you can combine this trip with the caves tour.
You'll be getting the chance to touch lion and tiger cubs under supervision at your own cost. Let me just tell you they will jump on you and give you a bit of a scratch so wear your older clothes! Also at the centre you can go check out the snakes as well as suricat, crocodile and mongoose. And if you brave the 2 "tame" zebra you can try scratch their heads. Just beware as they bite a bit.....
Webmasters note: Game spotting in the Rhino and Lion Park is easy, just as in Rietvlei nature reserve, but short on birdlife though. Though smaller than Rietvlei, Rhino Lion most definately have a greater variety. Be assured that you will get not just be a driver but a qualified guide.
Additional info - pictures by Chris and Bessy
Lion and Rhino park's homepage - http://www.rhinolion.co.za
Travelogue on Lion and Rhino Park/Kromdraai Wonder Cave 2004 +SA
Jürgen Henn - http://www.yovo.info/sa04/pretoria-lion-rhino/index.htm
Feeding the lions at the Rhino and Lion Park
Playing with the lion and tiger cubs at the Lion and Rhino Park
The closest Game Reserve near Johannesburg and Pretoria is Pilanesberg National Park
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