The Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve is a privately owned game reserve in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. Only about an hour’s drive from Johannesburg, here you can see four out of five of Africa’s Big Five, namely lion, rhino, leopard and buffalo, in a semi-wild environment. While driving through the enclosures in the undulating Kromdraai hills, be on the look-out as well for cheetah, zebra cape buffalo, eland, gemsbuck, roan and sable antelope, wild dog and even white lion. The park includes a separate facility for hippos.
The Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve plays a key role in the conservation of the White Rhino and bigger cat species in addition to other wild animals. As such it also has facilities to house some injured and orphaned animals as well as a accommodations for some of the region’s snakes and reptiles.
At an additional cost one can visit the Wonder Cave which is part of the underground cave system underneath the cradle of humankind. The Cave is one of the largest limestone cave systems in Africa, measuring 125m long, 54m wide and 60m deep. Reasonable fitness is required to explore this subterranean wonder full of ancient dripstone formations..
Four of the African Big Five
Rare and endangered African Wildlife
Entrances not indicated on itinerary