Introduction

See below a concise overview of Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve

PLEASE NOTE: This is a self-drive facility

Operating Times

The Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve gates are open Tuesday to Friday from 08h00 until 17h00 on weekdays and 08h00 until 18h00 on weekends and public holidays

We are open certain Mondays, please see “Latest News” below. Day visitors are more than welcome to visit and picnic or braai at the Reserve without additional charge.

Location:

We are situated in the Cradle of Humankind due North of Krugersdorp on the Kromdraai Road, the D540, 45 minutes from both Johannesburg Central & Pretoria. 

Our internal Reserve roads are all well maintained dirt or unpaved roads and normally fit to host any vehicle on all the main roads. 

Accommodation:

Our accommodation comprises of Stone Chalets or Wooden Log Cabins. The Chalets operates fully on gas & 12 volt lights and the Log Cabins boasts DSTV, Jacuzzi and a braai area on the deck. 

All accommodation sleeps 4 persons and an additional 2 persons can be provided for on mattresses at an additional fee. The units are self catering and fully equipped. All accommodation can only be acquired on a pre-booking basis – Terms & Conditions apply.

Game Drives:

Game Drives are provided for in our open Game Drive vehicles which carries 10 or 20 PAX, depending on the group size. Game drives depart at 09h00, 12h00 and 15h00 with an occasional 17h00 drive.

The game drive spans a timeframe of between 1 & half hours to 2 hours maximum. Payment for a minimum of 4 persons are required to commence with a game drive. Terms & Conditions Apply.

Activities:

Please note that the activities on the Reserve are open from 09h00 until 16h00 and by activities we mean places that hosts the activities like the predator camps, the restaurants, the animal crèche and children play park.

The activities are mostly on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays and include a lion, cheetah & Wild dog feeding @ 13h00 in the predator camp then a Live Snake Display at the Kiosk / Day Visitor area @ 14h30 followed by a cheetah talk at 15h00. For the children we have a children play park area.

Animal Crèche:

We usually have a wide variety of animals in our animal crèche area and we mostly have small cubs that the public is allowed to interact with at a small fee and for 5 minutes at a time – Terms & Conditions apply.

Restaurants

The Reserve boasts three restaurants at different locations. The Boma Restaurant is situated at the Kiosk or Day Visitors area and has an a-la-carte menu. The Boma also serves a Carvery on Sundays and caters for functions and includes a small Kiosk with cold refreshments, ice cream and other snacks. The Restaurant at the Children’s Play park serves food for mom and dad as well as the children. The Neck & Deck hosts our tame Giraffe and the open Deck makes for a relaxing sit-down serving of waffles, pizza’s, health food for cyclists, and a small a-la-carte menu in the open air.

Wondercave:

The Wondercave is a pristine World Heritage Site in the midst of the Cradle of Humankind and boasts formations enough to take your breath away. The Wondercave is open from 09h00 until 16h00 on Tue – Fri and 09h00 until 17h00 over weekends and public holidays and the tours are leaving every hour on the hour! The Wondercave has its own restaurant with a small a-la-carte menu to be enjoyed with breathtaking views of the Cradle of Humankind.

The Reserve

The Reserve has more than 30 different species of animals excluding a variety of cat species we host; from buffalo, white rhino, zebra, eland, wildebeest, springbuck, ostrich to lion, tiger, leopard, hyena, wild dog and many more.

Day Visitor Area

The Reserve has a day visitor’s area with picnic & braai facilities for your convenience. Bring your own picnic basket and refreshments and enjoy a day in the lovely Highveld weather but make sure you are an early bird in order to choose the best spot. The day visitors are also has a small swimming pool as well as ablution facilities and some areas are wheelchair friendly.

Children’s Play Park

The children can also keep themselves busy in the play park are which hosts jumping castles, trampolines, a foofie slide, swings, jungle gyms and sandpits. We also host children parties and functions at the play park.

Outsourced Activities

We also cater for the 4×4 enthusiast, horse rides on trails, hot air balloon rides or abseiling into the Wondercave but all of these functions are outsourced.

Venue Hire

The Boma restaurant have fixed catering menus for functions and conferences. You may also request your own menu to be quoted on. We do have other venues to choose from should you be interested in a year-end function or the like.

Cyclists & Passersby

Whether you have a manually driven or motorized cycle, for the avid cyclist we have the Neck & Deck Café which has ample free parking and ablution facilities. The Neck & Deck also caters for the healthy with a health menu and also has an a-la-carte menu with pizza’s, waffles, giant burgers for the very hungry. In Summer the Neck & Deck closes at 19h00 over weekends and public holidays. You can also visit the hippo walkway hosting hippo’s, lions, tigers and brown hyena’s at a reduced fee.

Other Attractions

The Reserve boasts with one of a few successful Vulture Hide’s where we feed vulture’s and other scavengers. For the 4×4 enthusiast we have a few 4×4 routes to test your skills as well as a secluded 4×4 braai area with only ablution facilities and braai areas. We have an African garden inter-leading from the animal crèche with cycads and indigenous plant species. The Reserve also have breeding programs for white rhino’s, white lions, clouded leopards and bird species like blue cranes, ground hornbills, secretary birds and many more species.