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Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve


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Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve is a privately owned game reserve and one of the "Big 5 Tourist Destinations of Johanneburg" that is located in the Cradle of Humankind Site, 40 km. on the north west of Johannesburg and 60 km. on the west of Pretoria in, Gauteng, South Africa. Founded in 1985, the reserve is a must see attraction in your Johannesburg travel.

You are able to find all the Big 5 in the reserve. The reserve hosts 600 head of game that represents 25 different species from Lions, extremely rare White Lion, Cheetah, Cape wild dog, numerous birds, Lappetfaced Vulture, Impala, Blackshouldered Kite, Hippo, White Rhinoceros, Ostrich, Springbuck, Nile Crocodile, Black Eagle, Wilddog, Gemsbok, Blesbok and Black Wildebeest.

The facilities in the Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve include; individual barbecue (braai) areas, a kiosk, restaurants, Pygme hippo enclosure, curio shop, swimming pool, children's play park, Wondercave and the Crocodile Pub where visitors may enjoy a sundowner while they watch crocodiles in a close range.

The Wondercave (Information & Bookings: +27 (0) 11 957 0106; which is the best decorated in South Africa housing a natural wonder of about 5 million years of age with cave pearls, rim pools, wonderful formations, stalactites and stalagmites.

Accommodation in Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve is also available that include 3 fully equipped, self-catering chalets with a private swimming pool & lapa and 6 log cabins, fully equipped, electrified, DSTV, 6 seater jacuzzi's, built in braai, 2 en-suite rooms.

Visitor Information
Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve Contact Details
Booking Office (all activities):
Phone: +27 (0) 11 957 0349/0106/0109; Cell: +27 082 800 5305
Fax: +27 (0) 11 957 0019 ; E-mail:
Address: Cradle of Mankind Heritage Site, Kromdraai Conservancy, Kromdraai/Sterkfontein, Gauteng.

Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve Operating Hours

Main Entrance gate and Hippo Walkway
Entering Times - 08h00 - 15h45 (weekdays) ; 08h00 - 15h45 (weekends and public holidays)
Gates Lock - 17h00 (weekdays); 18h00 (Weekends & public holidays)
Lion & Predator Camp
Entering Times - 08h30 - 16h00 ; Gates Lock - 16h30 ; Feeding times - Lions 13h00 (Sundays)
Live Snake shows
Summer 30th Nov - 1st May - Saturdays 15h00; Sundays & Holidays 11h00&15h00
Winter 30th April- 1st Dec - Saturdays 14h00; Sundays & Holidays 11h30&14h00
Animal Crèche
Open Daily 09h00 - 16h00 (Animals do however also need their rest from time to time between 09h00 & 16h00)
Croc Pub
10h00 - 16h00 (every day)
Kiosk, Curio shop & Restaurant
08h30 - 16h00
Childrens Playground
08h30 - 16h00

GPS Coordinates
Entrance Gate ; E27.47:33.57 S25.58:25,7
Kiosk/Day Visitors ; E27.46:39.57 S25.56:45,64
Wondercave ; E27.46:12.1 S25.57.01,04

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