Once inside our gates, you can enjoy driving your own vehicle around the game park. Take as long as you like to enjoy the peaceful nature of the reserve and see zebra, giraffe, blesbok, nyala, wildebeest impala, eland, warthogs, monkeys and more. All the animals are wild, but are accustomed to vehicles, so you can get up close to them and take amazing photographs. The roads are suitable for all vehicles, so everyone can explore the reserve.
As you arrive at the park, you will be met by our friendly and knowledgeable team who will take you on a guided walking tour around our animal enclosures. They will introduce you to the lions, jackal, warthogs, monkeys, crocodiles, camels and the petting zoo critters too. You can meet our local celebrity, Tommy the Galapagos tortoise who is over 200 years old! He doesn’t give autographs, but is great at posing for photos!
DRIVE THROUGH LION ENCLOSURE
Welcome to the kingdom of the lion. Drive in to our 3 hectare lion enclosure for guaranteed sightings of the pride. Admire our huge male lion “Tsotsi” and his females as they walk down the road inches from your car. This drive through provides fantastic photo opportunities and a chance to have nothing by glass of your windows between you and the pride.
Doors to remain closed, and hands to stay inside the vehicles at all times!
We feed our lions at 2.30 pm every Saturday and Sunday. Guests are welcome to walk around with our staff and enjoy seeing the lions fill their bellies and cruch up their lunch! This is an amazing opportunity to see the lions come right up to the fence, and no doubt catch a glimpse of their huge teeth and claws. It also makes for great photographs.
We also feed our lions during the week, but the days and times vary. If you want to see a feeding during the week, please contact us in advance.
Our restaurant is open every day from 8.30am to 4.30 pm at the Kiosk. You can enjoy sitting on the lawn, shaded by giant leafy trees, surrounded by lion enclosures as you enjoy your food and drink.
We serve cooked breakfasts, tasty lunches and hearty dinners to suit all appetites and tastes.
There are a range of benches and tables for our guests. There is also a children’s playground to keep the little ones entertained.
Our gift shop is open from 8.30am to 4.30pm, and located just next to the restaurant. There are a range of locally produced curios available including carvings, metalwork, keyrings, soft toys, wallets and exquisitely crafted handbags.
Take home a small reminder of your time at the Lion and Cheetah Park, whilst helping support the animals and the local community.
Get up close to our beautiful wolf puppies. Go in to their enclosure and spend time hanging out with the pack. The wolves are friendly and will come up to greet you and sometimes even sit on your lap. You will learn about their individual personalities, how to tell them apart and discover more about how we care for them with our trained keeper.
$5 or $15 / person
Saddle up for a horse ride in to the bush. Children and adults can be catered for. We take total beginners to experienced riders. You will be joined by our experienced groom who will show you the bush from a different perspective, with chances to see wildlife roaming free.
$5 for 5 minutes
$15 for 45 minutes.
We also offer riding lessons.
SHUMBA TENTED CAMP
Our ready made campsite. Just show up and enjoy. You get exclusive use of the whole site, including ready set up tents, bed bases, luxury matresses and all bedding. There is a rustic bush toilet and a hot shower with the best view in the park.
Kids $10 a night, under 2's are free. Park entry fee applies, and you can buy food from our resturant if you dont wish to cook.
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$100/for max 5 pax
Includes entry for up to 5 people, and entry for your own protographer.
Enjoy a private photoshoot in the game park and at the sanctuary. Rangers will put down food for the animals in the game park so you can be surrounded by wildlife. This is especially beautiful at sunset!
If your group is larger than 5 people, please contact us to discuss the reduced rate for additional people, or for hiring our photographer.
We have three lovely campsites in the game park, wich can be hired out to any number of people.
A braii stand and drop toilet are provided at each site. Guests bring their own tent, bedding and any other equipment they want.
Kids $5 a night, and under 2's are free. Park entry fee applies, and you can buy food from our resturant if you dont wish to cook.
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$40 / person
An exclusive experience for you to dine out under the stars, surrounded by nature. Arriving in time to watch sunset, you can settle down to your linen draped table, in the African Bush, as you savor a lovingly prepared 3 course meal from our award-winning chefs.
Booking in advance is essential.
Discover your fun packed adventure
A trip to the Lion and Cheetah Park offers a whole range of exciting activities and expereinces. From wolf interactions to horse rides, we can guarantee you will make memories to last a lifetime. See a list of our activities below.