This August, get ready to meet some FURRocious felines at Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve in the Cradle of Humankind. August 8 is World Cat Day, and to celebrate, the Reserve is focusing on all of the magnificent big (and not so big) cats that call the Reserve home.

The lion feeds today

The Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve is a sanctuary for rhinos, lions and plains game like zebras, wildebeest and warthogs – but did you know that the Reserve is also home to no less than 10 species of cats, including South Africa’s only pair of clouded leopards?

Watch tawny and white lions as well as cheetahs being fed, meet black panthers and leopards, and if you’re very lucky, you might catch a glimpse of our three new jaguar cubs. Marvel at our Siberian tigers, the biggest cat of all,  and their white and Bengal cousins, or admire the grace of our servals and Eurasian lynx.

So much to see and do

The cats are the stars of the show this month, but there’s lots more to see and do.

Self game drive

Explore the 1200 hectare Reserve with almost guaranteed sightings of rhino, buffalo, sable antelope and other plains game

Children’s Playpark

Get rid of all that energy  on our jumping castles, trampolines and jungle gyms


Enjoy a meal at one of our five restaurants. From snacks to pizza, to oxtail stew and malva pudding, there’s something for everyone.

Braai area

Pack your own cooler box and make the most of our braai facilities

Reptile park

See black mambas, a yellow anaconda 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 and enjoy the experience

Rehabilitation centre

Meet Annabel the cheetah and other animals who are not able to live in the wild

Giraffe feeding

Give a treat to our very friendly giraffe, Sunnyboy

Bothongo WonderCave

Explore one of South Africa’s biggest and most magnificent caves

Cradle Bike Park

Hire a bike or bring your own to ride on one of the biggest and most exciting BMX tracks in Gauteng

Where to find the Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve:

Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve is just a 20 minute drive from Fourways, at 520 Kromdraai Road. To find out more:

Call  011 957 0106/09.

Visit our website, or keep yourself updated on facebook and instagram.

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