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Ukutula Lion Park

#1 of 4 things to do in Brits Features Animals
The Farm Klipkop | 411 JQ District, Brits, Brits, South Africa
0027 ( 0 ) 12 254 1777
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Ed Gray

Highly recommend. Referred by friends who have visited in the past. Well maintained. Walked with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ed G
via mobile
Awesome experience!

A very recommended place to go when you in Johannesburg. We rent a car from Johannesburg and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Siti Z
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The Farm Klipkop | 411 JQ District, Brits, Brits, South Africa
0027 ( 0 ) 12 254 1777
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend. Referred by friends who have visited in the past. Well maintained. Walked with the lions with escorted guide in the open brush country. Up close and very reminiscent of a time when man was at peace with the animals. The staff (JW) were...More

Thank Ed G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very recommended place to go when you in Johannesburg. We rent a car from Johannesburg and driving out to the Brits. Spend time in this Lion Park for the half day. Completed the tour and received certificate after finished the tour. Walk with lion...More

Thank Siti Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place blows your mind. Best thing we have ever done in any country, will be back to stay a few nights next time we are in Africa. The place itself is beautiful. But the bush walk with lions is the absolute highlight. Worth every...More

Thank MrsSophia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent the day at Ukutula Lion Walk and Lodge. We were able to pet two young cheetahs, play with four lion cubs, and walk with three male lions. It was a day we will never forget! The grounds are beautiful, and the guides are amazing.

Thank KareyK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

3 friends and I spent an afternoon at Ukutula last week and the experience was more than amazing. First, we arrived late (we missed a sign and had to turn around) and Ukutula's employees were beyond gracious and welcoming when we arrived. Our tour guide...More

Thank Acullen13
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We only spent about 12 hours at Ukutula but our experience was unmatched. From the lion walk and cub interaction to learning about the research and conservation efforts, we were enthralled. The lion walk was incredible and something we will always remember. We learned a...More

1  Thank jsegars
Reviewed 3 June 2017

After a 1.5 hour leisurely drive from Pretoria, we reached the lion park. Check-in was quick, staff very friendly and efficient, and we went for our lion walk within a few minutes. What an experience! The staff is very concerned about the welfare of the...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Firstly, please excuse the enthusiastic title of this review. My time at the Ukutula Lion Park was one the highlights of my trip to South Africa. I've always loved animals and being here made me feel like a little child all over again. The walk...More

1  Thank Alistair R
Reviewed 23 May 2017

What an awesome get a way from the noise of the city. The guides are very knowledgeable and know their animals, they also go out of their way to accommodate all the guest as far as possible. The food is delicious and very professionally presented....More

Thank Beryl B
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent! The animals interactions are the highlight. You can play with baby lions, touch the young ones and even walk with them! There is also the possibility of entering into the cheetahs' cage and pet them. As a plus, the staff is very kind and...More

Thank Mauricio N
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13 March 2017|
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Response from kiwisfly | Reviewed this property |
We have done the drive often, straight on to the motorway from the airport and many kilometres of motorway. have never felt unsafe.
Having read the glowing reviews on trip adviser, my wife and I were very interested in visiting the park on our forth coming visit to Pilanesburg. We both felt a little apprehensive about how it was possible to walk freely with wild dangerous animals, and were advised to watch a documentary called "Blood Lion" before we booked Having watching the program It does appear that Ukutula promote issues raised by the documentary i.e. petting and walking. It reiterated our initial concern that lions are wild animals not cuddly pets once they become to big to cuddle or walk with visitors what happens to them. I then became further concerned after reading from a number of websites promoting boycotts , unfortunately I am not allowed to post links. I would be very interested in receiving comments, especially seeing a response from the park. And before I am accused of being a "greenie" im not, I just want to sleep at night with a clear conscience
27 January 2016|
Response from UkutulaLionLodge | Property representative |
Good day, T15_uk Ukutula is a research and education facility which is self-funded through eco-tourism. Please visit our official website for detailed information on the projects we have hosted. Ukutula has implemented... More
Sara F
8 November 2015|
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Response from UkutulaLionLodge | Property representative |
Good day, Sara We do not directly handle the volunteers and the booking process. Feel free to have a look at the ukutula agency for more details, Or send us an email. Kind Regards, Ukutula Lion Lodge