Ukutula Lion Park

Ukutula Lion Park

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2 & more persons R1 850.00 per person; Single person R3 450.00

½ Day : Morning or Afternoon:  Departure: 8:30/ 12:30  (± 2 – 3 hours)

Monday – Sunday (including travel time this is a full day excursion)

Ukutula Lion Park is conveniently situated within an hours drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria.
The game farm comprises 260 hectares of unspoilt bushveld boasting a variety of antelope species, giraffe and zebra.
Ukutula is also home to more than 130 different bird species.
Known as the “place of quiet” the lodge is nestled in lush bushveld where the roar of the lion can be heard for miles around.

Lion interaction program: Includes: interaction with young lions, & a guided tour to the lion, cheetah, tiger, caracal and hyena enclosures. Tea, coffee & light refreshments.

2 & more persons R2 350.00 per person; Single person R4 000.00

½ Day : Morning or Afternoon:  Departure: 6:30/ 12:30  (± 3 – 4 hours)

Monday – Sunday (including travel time this is a full day excursion)

Lion combination program: Includes:   , interaction with young lions, a guided tour to the lion, cheetah, tiger, caracal and hyena enclosures and a guided bush walk with lions. Tea, coffee & light refreshments, (No children under 12 years allowed – minimum height 1.5 metres)

 

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At the Ukutula Lion Park offers you can experience an exhilarating opportunity to play with lion babies and also interact with adult lions during the famous “Lion Walk”. Experience the fascinating eyes of a lion as well as the playfulness of a lion cub.

Visitors can also see the white lions at Ukutula;  The white lion is a rare colour mutation of the Timbavati area. White lions are the same as the tawny (African) lion (Panthera leo krugeri) found in some wildlife reserves in South Africa and in zoos around the world. White lions are not a separate subspecies and are thought to be indigenous to the Timbavati region of South Africa for centuries, although the earliest recorded sighting in this region was in 1938. Regarded as divine by locals, white lions first came to public attention in the 1970s in Chris McBride’s book The White Lions of Timbavati. Up until 2009, when the first pride of white lions was reintroduced to the wild, it was widely believed that the white lion could not survive in the wild. It is for this reason that a large part of the population of white lions now reside in zoos.

White lions are not albinos. Their white colour is caused by a recessive trait derived from a less-severe mutation in the same gene that causes albinism, distinct from the gene responsible for white tigers. They vary from blonde to near-white. This coloration does not appear to disadvantage their survival. The white lions of the Global White Lion Protection Trust (GWLPT) have been reintroduced into their natural habitat and have been hunting and breeding successfully without human intervention for a significant amount of time.

Lion babies are cuddly and fascinating to hold, however already from an early age they develop the ability to develop into dangerous young lions. At Ukutula visitors have the opportunity to hold young lions, possibly bottle feed them, if babies were recently born. Then visitors can join the famous “lion bush walk”, were lions between 9 & 18 months take part (not for children under 12 or 1,5m height). The loin walk offers good photo opportunities.

As the lions mature, their wild instincts develop, claws and teeth grow rapidly and they become rough & dangerous. At that stage they are moved to bigger, fenced off enclosures, with the possibility to be released into game reserves. These fenced-off enclosures are also visited during the lion program.

can also be combined as a Full Day Tour with:
 Tour  Full Day Tour Combination
 Maropeng  Ukutula Lion Park & Maropeng Centre 
 Wonder Caves  Ukutula Lion Park & Wonder Caves
 Apartheids Museum  Ukutula Lion Park & Apartheids Museum
 Sterkfontein Caves  Ukutula Lion Park & Sterkfontein Caves 
 Lesedi Cultural Village  Ukutula Lion Park & Lesedi Cultural Village
 Johannesburg City Tour  Ukutula Lion Park & Johannesburg City Tour
 Pretoria City Tour  Ukutula Lion Park & Pretoria City Tour 
 Soweto Tour  Ukutula Lion Park & Soweto
Further Tour information:

½ Day : Morning or Afternoon  (± 5 Hours)

Clients will be picked up at their accommodation in Johannesburg or Pretoria or the OR Tambo Airport (Johannesburg).

NB.: an additional R350 per vehicle for each pick-up/drop-off in Johannesburg/ORTambo Airport/Sandton.

Lunch can be included.

Included:  

  • Pick-up at OR Tambo airport (Johannesburg), or your Hotel in Johannesburg/Pretoria. Please note, a surcharge of R300.00 applies for each pick-up or drop-off in Johannesburg/OR Tambo International Airport/Sandton
  • Guided tour in Air-conditioned vehicle, conducted by a SA Tourism registered guide.
  • Entrance fees, fuel

Tour Info:

  • Tours are generally conducted in English. Surcharge applies for foreign language guides.

In your booking requests kindly provide us with the following info:

  1. Number of persons in your group (no minimum number)
  2. Desired date of tour.
  3. Pick-up point (Place of departure) (e.g. Hotel, or OR Tambo Airport)

 

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