Day Trip to the Lion Park, Johannesburg

I have always loved animals and for some weird reason, wild animals have sprung up certain interest in me although I am not one to sit down glued to a television screen showing Nat. Geo. Wild neither am I one to consider having wild animals as pets, but still I have always had a thing for animals. Hence, when I stumbled on an Instagram post showing that Johannesburg had Lion Park where I could see certain animals I had only seen on a screen, I knew I had to be there. For me it was a way of being closer to nature and away from the city.

Lion Park

On getting to Lion Park, at the entrance, there was a store that had various animal themed arts, crafts, accessories, gift items and other pretty nice stuff. However the idea of seeing living animals was more thrilling to me than dummies.

Ivory Elephant

Animal Themed Chess

Lion Themed gifts

First animal I noticed was a cheetah, it was however asleep and after diverse attempts at getting it wake up, my efforts not yielding visible results, I moved on.

Lion Park Fees

Moving on, I got to the lion cub enclosure and once again they were asleep, I then began to wonder if they had been given some sort of pills before I arrived, but as it turns out, these animals rest during the day.

Lion Park South Africa

I was however allowed to interact with the lion cubs and after scratching their rumps I finally succeeded in waking them up them up and took some really nice pictures.

Lion Park Johannesburg

Up next was the Giraffe and the Ostrich, I fed the giraffe after a lengthy trust building process. Attention was however concentrated on the giraffe by tourists hence, I tried communicating with the ostrich., however, the giant bird totally ignored me.

Lion Park South Africa


Later on, I took a a drive round the games reserve and saw a couple of other animals.

Lion Park Johannesburg

Lion Park Johannesburg

Finally we hit the wild dog and lion camp unfortunately my camera’s battery went dead as as I had forgotten to charge after so much clicking and shuttering the previous day. However I was able to get one these images with my phone.

Lion Park Capetown

Lion Park South Africa

The lions Park, Johannesburg, South Africa is located on R512 Pelindaba Rd, Hartbeespoort, Broederstroom, 0240, South Africa, opens at 8:00am. It is a substitute for a safari game drive in a controlled environment and would be fun for both adults and kids.

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  • Reply Tricia December 31, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Wow !!!

    • ae
      Reply ae January 7, 2016 at 5:33 pm


  • Reply Kofoworola January 6, 2016 at 6:08 am

    I love animals too

    • ae
      Reply ae January 7, 2016 at 5:34 pm


  • Reply Zainab January 6, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Pretty amazing!

    • ae
      Reply ae January 7, 2016 at 5:33 pm

      Thanks 🙂

  • Reply Blessing January 7, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Wow!!! Amazing!

    • ae
      Reply ae January 7, 2016 at 8:42 pm


  • Reply timibracelets January 8, 2016 at 5:23 am

    nice writeup with nice pictures

    • ae
      Reply ae January 8, 2016 at 10:14 am

      thanks so much dear

  • Reply Ross January 8, 2016 at 7:26 am

    Anyone that loves animals would definitely understand the true meaning of humanity.

    • ae
      Reply ae January 8, 2016 at 10:15 am

      yup! yup!

  • Reply dunni January 8, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Fun adventure it definately was for u. Can’t wait to read more of your interesting write ups.

    • ae
      Reply ae January 8, 2016 at 4:57 pm

      Yup! It was, cant wait to share too…thanks dear

  • Reply 'Bayo Afuape January 11, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Nice one! More power to ur elbow.

    • ae
      Reply ae January 11, 2016 at 11:13 pm

      Thank you so much

  • Reply olajide January 27, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    lovely i love animals too …hope u ddnt get outta ur car to take a shot of those animals?

    • ae
      Reply ae January 28, 2016 at 9:30 am

      Lol…I was out of the car when interacting with other animals as they aren’t dangerous, but I dare not get out where the lions were…I love my life…lol.

  • Reply Führer January 30, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    Why didn’t u scratch the cheetahs rump?? 😀 nice pictures

    • ae
      Reply ae January 30, 2016 at 11:58 pm

      Lol…I love the way I look in one piece…Don’t u?

  • Reply ferdinand olumuyiwa ogunlesi February 8, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    thrilling, nice pictures tho. keep it up

    • AE
      Reply AE February 8, 2016 at 7:15 pm

      Thanks dear

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