• Duration: 5 Hours
  • Easy
  • Reduced cancellation fees may apply (t&c)

  • Pick up available
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  • Any Hotel or Address in Johannesburg


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  • Open vehicle safari drive 
  • View Africa's wildlife up close and personal 
  •  24 Hour cancellation available  

The Lion & Safari Park is a 30-45-minute drive from Johannesburg, located in the historic Cradle of Humankind. It’s a protected conservation area that’s home to over 80 lions, including the famous white lions that starred in the internationally-acclaimed “The White Lion” feature film. It’s also home to cheetah, hyena, wild dogs, various antelope and a tower of tame giraffe. 

The Lion & Safari Park offers guests an enjoyable mini-safari experience in a malaria-free area. Explore over 600 hectares of the lions’ natural habitat in a specialised safari vehicle with a professional game ranger. Learn more about lions and the other wild animals in the safari park and enjoy a morning or afternoon in the country. 


The King of Africa

After pick-ups, we make our way to the Lion & Safari Park, located north of Johannesburg in The Cradle of Humankind. After a brief safety talk, you’re taken on a 1-hour game drive in the predator enclosure in a specialised open safari vehicle.

Return to Cub World to spend some time watching the young lion cubs and other animals at the centre. Time permitting, you can feed and interact with the tame giraffes at Cub World.

You can buy something to eat and drink at the Wetlands Restaurant (own cost) and the youngsters can play safely in the supervised kids’ playground.  

Pop into the 5 Dome Shopping Experience for a holiday shopping spree. You’ll find a wide range of locally-sourced African arts and crafts, jewellery, clothing and home-ware. 

After a lovely time at the safari park, your guide drops you back at your accommodation in Johannesburg.

What's included

  • Free Onboard Uncapped WiFi 
  • Collection and drop-off from any accommodation in Johannesburg
  • Transfers in an air-conditioned tour vehicle
  • Lion & Safari Park entrance fee
  • 1-hour game drive in a specialized safari vehicle

What's excluded

  • Food
  • Personal purchases 

What do I need to bring

  • Comfortable clothing
  • Walking shoes
  • Hat
  • Warm Jacket
  • Sunscreen

Important information

Group tours

MoAfrika Tours and its service providers offer cost effective group tours and transfers ranging from 2 - 12 persons per vehicle, please do inform us if you would prefer a private tour (additional rates may apply). 

Collection / Drop off 

Collection from any Hotel or Address in Johannesburg between 07:30am - 09:30am and 13:30 - 14:00.

Drop-off at any hotel or address in Johannesburg from 13h30 and 17:30.

Please note

If you plan to fly out of OR Tambo International Airport on the last day of your travels, we suggest reserving a domestic flight that departs no earlier than 19h30 and an international flight that departs no earlier than 21h00. 

Cancellation policy

  • 41 days notice: 100% charge
  • 42 days notice: 25% charge
  • 55 days notice: 50% charge


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That was an awesome tour

That was an awesome tour. My driver and guide, Thabang, was very informative and friendly, couldn't ask for a better guide. The Lion park experience was no less than great, it was very fun and easy to go around.


Great experiences with MoAfrika and very professional service!

We had a GREAT experience with MoAfrika Tours! For starters, they offer the possibility to chat with someone on their website, and ask questions, and make your reservation. It is very easy, they really answer all questions and you can book on that online chat. They were also very flexible! We booked two tours and with one of them we required to skip a part and they customised the tour for us and adjusted the prize. During the two tours, we had three different guides. They are very nice and professional. We visited the Lion Park and the Elephant Sanctuary. Both were AWESOME! We had a great time, a great experience, and loved seeing the animals and interacting with lion cubs, giraffes, and elephants. In both tours, they came to pick us up at the hotel, and at the end left us at our hotel too. There is nothing bad we could say about how professional and well-handled everything was! If you visit South Africa, do not hesitate to book a tour with MoAfrika Tours! The company offers a great service and it has definitely been one of the best things we experienced in South Africa!

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By Alejandro Gonzalez-Martin

Nice sanctuary

I took the half-day tour. We saw several lions, wild dogs, wildebeest, and cheetahs during the one hour drive through. We also petted cubs and fed a giraffe (feed for giraffe costs extra). This is good for young children, might be better than an actual safari for them. in some ways as the vehicle is a cage and you are very protected and you see animals very quickly vs a real safari you are driving for a bit before you might see something. Check out the place and find the other tours. Some have more interaction. We were picked up at our hotel and dropped off there. This made it easy!

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By srodday Millis, Massachusetts


We were not sure what to expect booking this the night before - but it was great! Our driver Two-boy was fantastic. He knew we didn't want to linger and he made sure we saw everything we could. I grew up in JHB and hadn't been to either place in a long while. We were at the lion park before the crowds and got to play with the baby lions. Pretoria was very interesting and not having gone in over 20 years - Two-boy did a great job in going through the history of the great trek, Paul Kruger's house and parliament. He made sure we saw the amazing Mandela Statue and warded off the guys who were trying to get us to buy tourist photos

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By Claudie N Washington DC, Distr

Awesome half day tour of Pretoria and Lion Park

I highly recommend this tour. Our tour guide was Sugar and he was so friendly and knowledgeable about everything! You will love Sugar and the tour!

By TravelerA350 Boston, Massachus

Superb, Excellent Place, Must Go !!

This is one of the best places I have ever been as safari to see Wildlife. ou can move ahead in your car with Lions, Tigers, Leopards, Wild Dogs all around and so close. You can see the feeding also. Must visit experience. You can take pictures with Lion Cub also.

By Ashutosh-Shradha Jaipur, India

A wonderful experience

I booked the half day tour to Lion Park with MoAfrika. Everything worked as expected, our guide Mtunzi arrived on time to my hotel and was very friendly and gave us information about Johannesburg and the life in South Africa. The park is nice, you can see a lot of lions an other animals in their natural environment, while you are in a truck. But the highlight of my visit was the encounter with the lions cubs. It was really an amazing experience to be with them and touch their fur.

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By 591raulahu Santiago, Chile

MoAfrica...Your "The-Only-Go-To" tour operator in South Africa

MoAfrica Tours are very professional and know their job seriously well. Punctual and kind, they live to their word and would not let your money go in vain. They ensure you enjoy every moment and have a great and memorable tour. I had a lovely half day tour at the Lion and Safari park. Well guided and sharp on timings. All inclusions were as stated on their website and no extra/hidden charges unlike others. Kudos MoAfrica. I am sure to do a tour with you again!

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By Ronald8275 Pune

A tour not to be missed.

We've had the pleasure to have a last minute tour booked, and we've has the best customer service we've experienced. Flexibility and accommodation to our unique time restrictions, we were extremely glad that the organiser had it well planned, and closed loop communication. Thank you very much for this leaving such a wonderful memory.

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By ExcessBaggage55 Singapore, Sin

Wonderful experience

I was about to give you 5 stars but I reduced one because I saw the price and its cheaper than how much I paid to you. Apart from that its a wonderful experience. My tour guides Tsholo and Mr. Jan Brink were really awesome and helpful to me. I can't wait to come back to Joburg for more sightseeing with you guys and hopefully I will get the best rates next time! Thank you! Queenie from Burma

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By queeniearnoldi Dubai

Best Day Ever!

What to do when you’re a solo traveler, in Johannesburg, hotel checkout is 11am and your flight isn’t until 8pm??? THIS IS IT!! Booked through TripAdvisor. The driver was early, and it took a little more than an hour in rush hour traffic to reach the park. He was super friendly and did a great job navigating traffic! The return trip was about 45-minutes. The tour stared with a guided safari. The tour guide was great! After this was the lion cub encounter ... WHAT???? YES!!!! And THEN - separately at the park, I purchased the Cheetah encounter. COULD THE DAY BE ANY BETTER? NO WAY! Everyone at the park was friendly, knowledgeable, and there to ensure I had a safe, educational, and memorable experience. If you are looking for an amazing close-encounter, look no further!

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By KimberlyTN Nashville, Tennesse

Your chance to pat a Lion Cub!!!

This was a great half day private tour. I was picked up from my hotel on time and driven out to the Lion park. The driver came with me into the Lion Cub area and took photos of me while in there so I didn't have to ask a stranger to take photos. He then took me to the safari area where we went on a drive around the park and saw all the other animals they have there. Would definitely recommend if you want to get up close and personal with Lions Cubs!

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By smileitsali Brisbane, Australi

da provare

abbiamo usufruito di questo tour per visitare Pretoria & Lion Prak. prenotato direttamente dall'Italia e sempre in continuo aggiornamento tramite wz; precisione svizzera . di prima mattina al lion park dove abbiamo ammirato i leoni bianchi ed un mini safari di un 2 ore ; dopo vai per Pretoria con altro autista, ( molto preparato), tutto sincronizzato

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By roxang Lecce

Amazing place to visit

Lions, lions kids, wild dogs, girafes, cheetah, and many others! Special thanks to our fantastic guide Justin! you are the best :)

By Ilia K

Lion Park and Half day Joburg tours

I completed two tours with Moafrika, Lion Park and the following day Half Day Joburg. They went above and beyond, both times collecting from one location and returning to a different hotel/airport. Drivers all friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend

By 872melo

Great, convenient way to get up-close animal encounters!

This was a great tour, especially for a solo traveller. It was extremely convenient being picked up from my hotel and not having to worry about purchasing tickets onsite. My guide Justin was very friendly, and also a good photographer when I went to the lion cub experience! I paid extra to have the cheetah experience, which was worth it. During the hour-long safari drive we saw lots of animals, including lions, wildabeast, wild dogs, cheetahs, and giraffes. A great way to experience these animals while not having to drive too far from the city!

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By cew06k Bentonville, Arkansas

Visit to the Lion Park

We visited the Lion Park after a Safari at Thornybush, we went specifically to walk with the cheetahs and it was fantastic.

By JohnL5339 Reading, United King

Great guide and Lion experience

I booked the Lion Park tour and had an amazing experience. MoAfrika answered all my questions prior to booking. My guide, Justin, was friendly and very easy to talk to. I especially enjoyed the lion cub encounter and Justin took video and lots of pictures for me. He was great and I highly recommend

By Coastal645531

Worth it

I made a combination tour with Moafrika today (Feb/25/2019): Lion Park & Pretória. Excellent. I recommend. Our Guide was Stanley, of MoAfrika. He was Very Nice and explained in detail the history of South África. During the morning we saw Voortrekker monument, Paul Kruger Museum and other important spots in Pretoria. Afternoon in the Lion Park, where we can see Lions, cheetaa and other Animals Very close. 8 hours of activity. Worth It. Thanks to MoaAfrika and special thanks to Stanley!!!!!!

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By CarlosRenatoLeite Porto Alegre

Knowledgeable guide and great lion experience

I visited Lion's park on Mar 23, 2019. The guide knew the culture and history of South Africa and every animal in the park! He tried his best to find best places to take pictures for the animals. You cannot miss the lion cub and you have a chance to play with Cheetah with extra R120 .

By ChrisChenSS

Saw lions getting fed!

Had a great time at Lion Park and got to experience everything as stated in the tour itinerary from the predator tour to cub interaction as well as giraffe feeding. As a bonus during the predator safari, got to see lions getting fed which was pretty cool! Cubs were very warm, fuzzy and luckily (for fear of getting scratched/bitten) not very active! Our guide was also very knowledgeable but the only drawback was he arrived an hour late due to some walk in the city centre area which I believe should have been planned accordingly in advance!

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By Syed A Karachi, Pakistan

Great lion experience!

Thabang was our guide and he was EXCELLENT! We booked the 1/2 day tour which we missed the feeding of the lions however we saw wild dogs, cheetahs, lions and rhinos. The treat was being able to see all of the rhinos congregate in one spot.

By yvonneb481 Desoto

Thabang was fantastic, we had a great day

Booked at short notice and got a wonderfully knowledgeable guide who was patient and friendly with us all day. We got to pet some baby lions and had the full driving experience. Thabang even recommended some other tours we’d enjoy. Definitely recommend

By taylorboy12 Toowoomba, Austral

Great half-day outing and you get to pet a lion

I had one day break while traveling for work in Johannesburg. So, I was looking for something I could (without waking up too early and coming back too late) and came across the Lion Park Tour. Overall, it was a great experience. The description from MoAfrika Tours is pretty spot on. You don't really need to bring anything except your sunglasses. The park has convenient store for bottled water, snacks, coffee, restrooms, gift stores, etc. Also, they have a restaurant if needed. There's plenty of cellular coverage so you can talk, email, etc. It's not a large park. I was picked up at my hotel lobby little after 9am. MoAfrika sent me an email the night before to tell me the timeframe they would pick me up. The driver picks up several folks from various hotels. Then, the drive to Lion Park is about 45 minutes. So, we were at the park little after 10am. The driver (tour guide) buys the park tickets and puts it on our wrists. Then, we are basically on our own with the park's tour guide in their open-air truck. The park tour lasts about one hour. If you have your own car, you can drive it through it yourself as well. It's pretty controlled and safe. All prides (3 I recall) are separated by fences. After the tour, we are led to the cub area where you can touch and pet some cubs. That was the best part I think. This last about 5-10 minutes. Then, you can choose to go through their gift stores. We are back in our van little after 1pm and I was back at my hotel lobby little after 2pm. They don't serve lunch so you can grab some snack at their store or just wait until you get back to your hotel. In all, it was a simple and easy tour to go to. No real physical requirement since you are basically jumping from one vehicle to another. I would say MoAfrika Tour guide is more like a driver than a tour guide since they pick you up and drop you off. The tour guide is the Lion Park Tour employee who drives their open-air truck and gives you info about the lions, etc.

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By udubfl Seoul, South Korea


Highly rated!! After a business trip to South Africa this week, a few colleagues and myself decided to end the week with a trip to the lion park as organised by MoAfrica tours. Our tour guide Clemence was excellent and spent the ride to the park (approx 1 hour) telling us all about South Africa (and his township, Soweto) from a native’s perspective. The park itself was great and is well worth a visit. The highlight was feeding a giraffe and playing with adorable cubs. We all felt very safe and well taken care of- the car you’ll be driving through the reserve in is caged so you’ll feel very secure.

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By Irma K

Awesome experience

This tour was through MoAfrica This was much better than we expected. We saw lions, cheetahs, giraffes and got to pet the baby cubs. We had one pride come right up to our vehicle. It was very cool. Our driver Mthuntzi was a great guide. Great conversation from Sandton to the park and back.

By Heather E

Great time and great hospitality

Only having 26 hrs on the ground in Jo-Berg, I wanted to make the most of my time. MoAfrika did a great job of setting up the trip and making sure I felt comfortable throughout the day. The driver was on time and attentive. The only reason for the reduction of one star is because the ground transportation was a 2005 Toyota Corolla. Based on the website, I would have expected a small minibus or equivalent.

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By Pat_Halligan New York City

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