The Lion Park, north of Johannesburg, is home to some 100 lions and assorted other animals like black leopards, cheetah, wild dogs and several species of antelope.
The park was established in 1966 by Chipperfields Circus, with retired lions. It was bought by the present owners in 1999, and since then an active breeding programme has bolstered lion numbers. At the Lion Park, the lions are bred and trained for sale, filming and educational purposes.
At the park, you are allowed entry to the cub enclosure to handle the cute cats or feed the two giraffes by stepping up on to a platform to get nose-to-nose with them.
The Lion Park offers terrific close-up views and other experiences with lions, as well as rare white lions. Superb filming and photographic opportunities are also possible.