"The nearest faraway place"
Rhino and Lion Park Tour - Excellent game viewing opportunities are offered on our Johannesburg tour to Rhino and Lion Park. The Rhino and Lion nature reserve is situated within the cradle of humankind, a world heritage site. This reserve is conveniently situated close to Johannesburg and Pretoria. Therefore making it easy for pickup from either of these two locations. The rhino lion park is a non subsidized game reserve. This is typical and a very good example of the highveld area consisting of the grassland biome. Various successful breeding programs for white rhino, bengal and siberian tigers and the beautiful and fascinating white lions are undertaken here. Due to its popularity it quickly became one of the "top 5" tourist destinations in Gauteng. The reserve started in 1985 with two Rhinoceros and is approximately 1200 hectares in size.
The management of the reserve were still not satisfied, hence the re-introduction of warthog, after a long absence from the Gauteng highveld, was successfully implemented. A natural development was the establishment of a vulture restaurant which caters for the groups of these magnificent birds which live in the nearby Magaliesberg mountains. Through the generosity of the general public and farmers, who donate carcasses to the reserve for the lion and various other predators on a regular basis, this venture has proven highly successful. Often one can view as many as 200 birds feasting at the reserve. Vultures are plentiful as they live in the nearby Magaliesberg mountains.
Animals that are home to this reserve are White Rhinoceros (no Black Rhinoceros as the habitat is not suitable for them), Lion, Wild Dogs, Cheetah, Steenbuck, Springbuck, Hippopotamus, Black Backed Jackal, Suricate, Ground squirrel, Ostrich, Warthog, Common Waterbuck, Zebra, Cape Buffalo, Siberian Tiger, Bengal Tiger, White Tiger, White Lion, Blue wilebeest, Black Wildebeest, Eland, Impala, Blesbuck, Jaguar various other and bird life. View young lion cubs and get your photo taken with the lion cubs on this half day tour. (Optional Extra) Due to so many people visiting the reserve it has become a member of the Johannesburg's Big Five Tourist destinations.
There is also a new restaurant called Neck and Deck that opened at the reserve. So called due to the fairly tame Giraffe that can be fed by hand for a small fee. There is also a water fowl enclosure that has been built close to the restaurant. The facility is ideal for cyclists requiring free motor vehicle parking, free ablution facilities and a cup of coffee and something small & refreshing to eat or drink.
Some facilities available at the park to day visitors: Restaurant, Swimming pool, Kiosk, 48 Shaded Braai areas, Pygmy hippo enclosure, Animal Creché, Reptile Park, Snake Pit
Pickup for tour at your hotel or destination of choice in Johannesburg or Pretoria and drop off at location afterwards. Normally most of our tours are private, unless otherwise stated.
PRICE: 1 Person R 1300.00
PRICE: 2-3 People R870.00 pp / 4-12 People R720.00 pp