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Ukutula Lion Park

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The Farm Klipkop | 411 JQ District, Brits, Brits, South Africa
0027 ( 0 ) 12 254 1777
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Wonderful experience

Very clean, pretty place to visit animals. Many of them are there for educational purposes. We... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
new jersey
Absolutely breathtaking!

Myself and my boyfriend spent the day at Ukutula after we were recommended it by our tour guide... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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The Farm Klipkop | 411 JQ District, Brits, Brits, South Africa
0027 ( 0 ) 12 254 1777
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very clean, pretty place to visit animals. Many of them are there for educational purposes. We enjoyed our walk with the lions, visiting and petting cubs and cheetah and having a delicious lunch that is included with your tour. Photo shoots and videos do give...More

Thank jacers1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and my boyfriend spent the day at Ukutula after we were recommended it by our tour guide Barry from Transfer You in Johannesburg. We honestly couldn't thank him enough as without him we never would've known that this incredible place existed! From stroking Fast...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We had an absolutely magical experience with the lion cub and walking with the lions. You really feel that they know what they're talking about the lions are extremely taken care of. You had one PhD that was studying while we were over there. It...More

Thank DRJ38
Reviewed 17 July 2017 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 16 July 2017 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 15 July 2017 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 12 July 2017

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 29 June 2017 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
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14 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
28 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
9 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