Self Drive-Lion and Safari Park

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Children under 12 for FREE

Opening Hours

What we offer

  • Guided Lion and Wild Dog Tour
  • Guided Safari Tour (Includes Lion and Wild Dog Tour)
  • Cheetah Walk
  • Cheetah Interaction
  • Giraffe Feeding
  • Photographic Centre
  • Kiddies Play Area
  • Kiddies Bunny Interaction Area
  • Wetlands Bar and Restaurant
  • Bull ‘n Buck Grill
  • The 5 Dome Shopping Experience
  • The Frozen Kingdom Ice Cream Parlour and Coffee Shop

About Us

The Lion Park, Drive your own vehicle and get up close to our predators and other wildlife. No guide is provided; drive with your family and friends in your own time through the lion, wild dog, and cheetah enclosures as well as an extended game drive to view antelope and other species.

Guided Tours

The Lion & Safari Park is home to a vast selection of indigenous species such as Lion (Brown and White), Cheetah, Hyena (Brown, Spotted and Striped), Leopard (including black leopard), Wild Dogs, Sable antelope, Kudu, Nyala to mention only a few. .


Guests also have the option to drive their own vehicles through the lion and wild dog enclosures and the new extended route to the hyena enclosures will provide the opportunity to see many different antelope species such as Giraffe, Kudu, Gemsbuck, Warthog, Sable, Nyala and many more.

The park is a paradise for children.

The beautifully designed playground next to the restaurants will keep the young ones entertained. This makes the perfect venue for kiddie’s birthday parties. A day visit to the park also provides the perfect opportunity for schoolchildren to learn about the animals and various research programs that the Lion and Safari Park is involved in.


The Bull ‘n Buck grill provides a premier dining experience with a top wine list and a delicious menu, venison of course being the Grill’s specialty dish complimenting that true African sensation. Alternatively, the Wetlands Restaurant is a great family choice to enjoy a quick meal whilst enjoying the view of antelope grazing meters away. Take a short walk from the restaurants to visit the meerkat, porcupine and mongoose enclosures. Apart from being a world class tourist destination, the Lion and Safari Park turns any conference, function or event into something unique



The park’s photographic center will capture your memories with a great range of printing options such as photobooks, mugs, keyrings, puzzles and more. The ‘5 dome shopping experience’ offers a vast selection of unique hand-crafted curios, jewelry and clothing, which make great gifts for those back home.

Open every day of the year

Entrance to the restaurants, curio shops and kiddie’s playground is free, and guests only pay for activities. The cost of a visit to the Lion and Safari Park is well priced for both local and international guests.

The park is open 365 days a year, and is certainly an experience not to be missed.

Important Information

Where: Hartbeespoort

Open/Close:Everyday Monday-Friday 08h30-18h00 Sat/Sun/Public holidays 08h00 to 20h00

When: Everyday

Weather:All Weather

Age: All ages

What to bring:Camera,Binoculars,Bird Books and the entire family