Lion Park

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  • Address: R114, Honeydew, 1747, South Africa, Johannesburg
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 09:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +27-116919905
  • Ticket Price: 200 ZAR
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Wildlife Sanctuary , Family And Kids, Nature

The chief attraction of the Park is the conservation and protected upbringing of the almost extinct white lion species and the yellow lions of Africa, of which over 80 reside in the park. Besides the lions, the Park is also home to numerous other smaller carnivores such as the spotted hyenas, brown hyenas, and wild dogs. The species of black backed jackals and numerous varieties of antelopes are also bred and cared in protective enclosures. The carnivorous wildlife are placed in separate sections of the open grounds of the park, and the vegetarians such as the antelopes of blesbok, the Gnu, impala, and  gemsbok are grouped together with zebras in non preying grounds.

The international zoologist Kevin Richardson is the functional owner of a famous programme of the park named Kingdom of the White Lion. The Lion Park is often regarded as a special performance venue by the international performers and singers, especially during the inaugural theme songs of world cup tournaments.

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  • Lion Park Address: R114, Honeydew, 1747, South Africa, Johannesburg
  • Lion Park Contact Number: +27-116919905
  • Lion Park Timing: 08:30 am - 09:00 pm
  • Lion Park Price: 200 ZAR
  • Best time to visit Lion Park(preferred time): 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Lion Park: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 19.84% of people who visit Johannesburg include Lion Park in their plan

  • 50.93% of people start their Lion Park visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Lion Park

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Lion Park

People normally club together Sterkfontein Caves and Satyagraha House while planning their visit to Lion Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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    On 21-Mar-2015

    I, a young female, was roughly accosted and pushed by a fat, red-faced male employee of the Lion Park, wearing the staff uniform, during the Johannesburg leg of the Global March for Lions on 21 March 2015. What I apparently did to offend this man, was to walk within sight of a car that was going into the Lion Park and display my poster �Bred for the Bullet : Ban Canned Hunting�. If such a thing turns the employees so easily violent, one has to wonder what they are hiding. The Lion Park has a constant stream of sleepy, very captive (sedated? � just think of the public liability claim and bad publicity that would ensue if a child was accidentally hurt while interacting with a naturally rambunctious cub who plays like kittens do) lion cubs all year round so that they can charge people money for 10 minutes of petting the cubs in a cage. They will not provide evidence of where these hundreds of cubs go when they are too big for petting, yet deny that they are sold to canned hunting farms. If they have the proof to end this debate in the public interest, why wouldn�t they provide it? This is a zoo. It breeds and holds captive wild animals for profit. AVOID it at all costs. Support a legitimate sanctuary or wildlife reserve instead.

  • Took my family out for my Mother’s birthday. Went on the Mini Safari, was worth every cent! The kids loved it! The guide was great and we saw so much. Amazing to see the lions so close! Had a delicious burger and chips after while my kids played on the jungle gyms. Wonderful experience!

  • Let’s go to see some wild animals here! You can see the small lion and leopard very close. Be careful they will play with you! Enjoy your time here. Truth me, you will like it.

  • Great tourist attraction.... Good to visit when you have friends and family around and not only do they have the lions but there are other animals.There is a facility for braai, swimming and kids play area.

  • Must go! If you are in Johannesburg you must go there. We took the tour with our car, you go by 4 lion areas. Each area is big enough and it feels like the lions do not suffer there. We arrive at 11:30, bought tickets for the tour and to play with cubs and paid 500 zar (for a couple). They feed the lions at 12 so we got to see that. There's another part at the tour after the lions with other wild animals as shown in the pictures. Great place!

  • Wonderful experience to visit the lion park which allows you to go close to these magnificent beasts. I did find the lion cubs to be very wild compared to my previous trips to the old Lion Park situated closer to the N14 off ramp. Still a good experience nevertheless

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