This heritage day (and month) take a break from the city and discover the awe-inspiring natural heritage of the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve. Nestled in the heart of the Cradle of Humankind, the reserve is home to four of Africa’s Big Five.

Our national (lion) pride is a sight to behold, especially on Wednesdays, weekends and public holidays when they devour their feed. Enjoy the view of our springbokkies sprinting across the plains, spot our cheetahs, watch out for the real zebra crossing (our animals always have right of way at our reserve)

The reserve boasts a number of rare and endangered species including our white rhinos, African wild dogs, white lions, as well as both sable and roan antelope.

If you’re feeling as brave as our Bokke, take in our snake show and come face to face with one of the 160 species native to Mzansi. Our educational wildlife center is also a must-see and learn more about the history and habits of our precious animals.

Fancy a Heritage Day Braai ?

All that excitement is sure to help you build up a healthy appetite. The good news is that you can tuck into anything your heart desires at one of our five restaurants. Or why not enjoy a lekker heritage day braai in our designated braai area while the kids use up their extra energy in our Children’s Play Park?

End off your day with a refreshing sundowner on the deck at the Boma restaurant and toast the stunning beauty of the country we are lucky enough to call home.

There is no better place to celebrate our collective heritage than in the majestic African bush. Go wild this Heritage month.

What to see and do:

There’s lots to see and do at the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve:

Self game drive – explore our 1600 hectare reserve in your own vehicle

Children’s Play Park – get rid of all that energy on our jumping castles, trampolines and jungle gyms

Restaurants – enjoy a meal at one of our five restaurants. The Boma offers mouthwatering South African favourites like oxtail and malva pudding.

Braai area – pack your own cooler box and make the most of our braai facilities this Heritage Day

Reptile park – see black mambas, puff adders and more

Reptile show – get to learn about snake conservation and touch a real snake!

Guided game drives – let one of our field guides share their knowledge and passion for wildlife while you relax

Wildlife centre – meet our animals which are not able to live in the wild

Cradle Bike Park – hire a bike or bring your own to ride on one of the biggest and most exciting BMX tracks in Gauteng

Contact Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve

Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve is just a 20 minute drive from Fourways, at 520 Kromdraai Road.

To find out more:

visit our website or

contact 011 957 0106/09.

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