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### Day Trip: Walk with the Lions

**Experience the Thrill of Walking with lions.

Embark on an unforgettable adventure at our lion park, where you have the unique opportunity to walk with lions in their natural habitat. Located just an hour’s drive from Johannesburg, Ukutula Lodge is a sanctuary for wildlife enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike.

**Morning: Arrival and Orientation**

Your day begins with a warm welcome at Ukutula Lodge, set against the stunning backdrop of South Africa’s wild landscape. After a brief orientation, where experienced guides will introduce you to the lodge’s conservation efforts and safety protocols, you’ll get ready to meet the lions.

**Mid-Morning: Lion Walk Adventure**

Accompanied by knowledgeable guides and handlers, you’ll venture into the bush for the highlight of your trip: walking with lions. Feel the excitement as you stroll alongside these majestic creatures, observing their behaviour and interactions up close. The guides will share fascinating insights about lion biology, behaviour, and the conservation efforts being made to protect these incredible animals.

**Lunch: Relax and Refuel**

After the exhilarating walk, enjoy a delicious lunch at the lodge’s restaurant. Savour local cuisine while overlooking the scenic surroundings, giving you a chance to relax and reflect on the morning’s adventure.

**Afternoon: Lion Cub Interaction and Educational Tour**

Post-lunch, you’ll have the chance to interact with lion cubs, an experience that is both heartwarming and educational. Learn about their upbringing and the vital role Ukutula Lodge plays in their conservation. Following this, take an educational tour of the lodge’s facilities, including the veterinary clinic and research centre, to gain deeper insights into wildlife conservation and the important work being done to protect endangered species.

**Late Afternoon: Refreshments and Departure**

As your day at Ukutula Lodge comes to an end, enjoy light refreshments before preparing for your journey back. Take a moment to visit the gift shop for souvenirs, ensuring you have a keepsake to remember your incredible day with the lions.

**Experience Highlights:**

– Walk side by side with lions in their natural environment
– Learn from expert guides about lion behaviour and conservation
Interact with adorable lion cubs
– Explore the lodge’s conservation and research facilities
– Enjoy a delicious lunch with scenic views

A day trip to Ukutula Lodge offers a rare and exhilarating experience, combining adventure, education, and conservation. It’s a perfect outing for wildlife lovers and those looking to connect with nature in a truly unique way.


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Day Visitors Options

  • Day Package

    R1400 per adult (minimum height 1.5 metres)

    No children under 12 years allowed.
    Included: Tea, coffee & light refreshments,
    a guided Lion Waterhole Experience: walk to the new Lion waterhole and bush deck in the natural bush from where you will be able to view/observe our lions in their natural environment,
    guided visit to the young lions, cheetahs and other predators (T’s & C’s apply),
    a guided tour to the lion, cheetah, tiger, caracal and hyena enclosures, plus
    a visit to the Ukutula Conservation Center & Biobank.
    Fantastic photographic opportunities,
    programme is approximately 3 hours

    R 2,900.00


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Opening Hours

  • Monday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Tuesday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Wednesday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Thursday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Friday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Saturday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Sunday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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