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You will visit: Kruger National Park
You will visit: Kruger National Park, Balule Natural Park
You will visit: Dinokeng, The Lion Park, Elephant Sanctuary, Bush Babies Sanctuary
You will visit: Johannesburg, Kruger NP, Hazyview, Blyde River Canyon, More
You will visit: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Swaziland, Kruger National Park
You will visit: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Blyde River Canyon, Hazyview, More
Johannesburg, Pilanesberg GR, Sun City
You will visit: Johannesburg, Ukhahlamba, Himeville, Sani Pass, More
You will visit: Pretoria, Kruger NP, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi GR, Isimangaliso, More
You will visit: Pretoria, Kruger NP, Visit Historical & Cultural sites, Game Viewing on route, More
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Rhino and Lion Park
We offer Daily Game Drives and Tours to the Rhino and Lion Park. We can also create a custom tour package that will suit your needs best.
This Nature Reserve offers more than 20 species and makes for exciting viewing. It is close to Johannesburg and is ideal for travellers who want to experience the Wild but does not have the luxury of time for it.
Covering approximately 1 200 ha on the typical Highveld of Gauteng. The reserve is situated in the "Cradle of Humankind", a declared World Heritage Site, about 40 km north-west of Johannesburg and 60km west of Pretoria.
From a modest beginning of two white rhinos, "Ouvrou" and "Bulle", imported from a zoo in Germany, and some antelope species, the reserve now boasts 600 head of game representing 25 different species. Public demand to visit the reserve became overwhelming and this was met in 1990, coinciding with a name change from "Kiepersol" to "Rhino Park".
Emphasis was also placed on breeding and the success of this project is best illustrated by the fact that no less than 18 white rhino calves have been born at the reserve to date. Increasing the number of species is always hampered by external factors such as climate, habitat, grazing, availability, etc. but the reserve has always strived to reach this goal in order to enhance the entertainment and educational value to the public - many of whom would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience wildlife in this manner due to cost and distance constraints.
For obvious reasons, the rare and dangerous species have a greater attraction value, and this led to the introduction of lions, cheetah and later, the highly endangered Cape wild dog. The latter have formed part of a very successful breeding program which has, in turn, led to breeding programmes for Bengal tigers, Siberian Tigers and the extremely rare White Lion (one of which was born at the reserve in 1999). These activities have seen the staff complement at the reserve grow from 5 to 39 people employed on a full time basis.
Once again the name was changed to "Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve" in order to reflect the new attractions and to differentiate between the reserve and its competitors.
The management of the reserve were still not satisfied and hence the re-introduction of warthog, after a long absence from the Gauteng Highveld, was successfully implemented. A natural development was the establishment of a vulture restaurant which caters for the groups of these magnificent birds which live in the nearby Magaliesberg. Through the generosity of the general public and farmers, who donate carcasses to the reserve on a regular basis, this venture has proven highly successful. Often one can view as many as 200 birds feasting at the reserve.
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