South African Lion Safari - 7 Day | Jumbari Family Safaris
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7 Day South Africa Lion Safari

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7 Day South Africa Lion Safari

7 day South Africa Lion Safari

Come face-to-face with the king of the jungle on our 7 Day South Africa Lion Safari.

From R39,855 per person sharing

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Day by day itinerary

Overview

This Lion King inspired safari has been crafted with conservation at its core. Starting at Shamwari Game Reserve, you will have the opportunity to come face-to-face with rescued lions at the Born Free Foundation Big Cat Sanctuaries and meet King, a lion who was rescued from an abandoned apartment in Paris. Learn how the lions are thriving in their new environment while embarking on daily game drives and expertly guided walking safaris. Next up, your South Africa Lion Safari takes you to Addo Elephant National Park. The Kuzuko Reserve, a private concession set within Addo, is home to Sylvester, a lion who was successfully relocated to the park after escaping the Karoo National Park.

Eco-friendly:

Riverdene Family Lodge and Shamwari Game Reserve are associated with Fair Trade Tourism, ensuring responsible tourism practices as well as the Born Free Foundation that rescue big cats and provide them with a permanent home in South Africa.

Kuzuko Lodge is part of an Environmental Management Company and offers educational tours to teach kids to love and protect their living heritage.

Child-friendly:

Riverdene Family Lodge offers a ‘Kids on Safari’ programme where children and adults alike can learn about the conservation practices at Shamwari. The lodge offers a variety of outdoor and indoor activities at the Kids Adventure Centre which includes arts and crafts as well as games. Kids under the age of 8 stay free at Riverdene Family Lodge. 

Kuzuko Lodge is accessible to the whole family and is wheelchair friendly. Children under 12 years old can enjoy complimentary accommodation and dining. The lodge features a kids playground, family lounge and a ‘Kids on Safari’ programme.

Day 1 - 3: Riverdene Family Lodge, Shamwari Private Game Reserve
Safari begins in Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Your South Africa Lion Safari begins in Shamwari Private Game Reserve, home to several rescued lions and leopards from around the world. Shamwari is located in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, 75km from Port Elizabeth.

All meals included
Day 4 - 6: Kuzuko Lodge, Addo Elephant National Park
Continue your safari in Addo Elephant National Park

Your South Africa Lion Safari continues at Kuzuko Lodge in Addo Elephant National Park, a short hour journey away. Explore the park on day and night game drives, expertly guided nature walks, exploring the ancient Khoisan caves, and stargazing from the outdoor boma at the lodge.

All meals included
- Departure -

Day 7 marks the end of your South Africa Lion Safari. Your dedicated guide will transfer you to Port Elizabeth International Airport for your onward journey home.

Day 1 - 2

Riverdene Family Lodge, Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Touch down at Port Elizabeth International Airport where you dedicated Jumbari Family Safari representative will be ready to welcome you to South Africa. A 70-minute scenic drive will take you into the Eastern Cape countryside for the start of your South Africa lion safari. After a seamless check-in at Riverdene Family Lodge, you will have time to unpack and settle into the rhythm of Shamwari Private Game Reserve.

The lodge boasts 9 luxury interleading family rooms with a private patio for you to soak up the African bush. The lodge overlooks the widespread bushveld of the Eastern Cape and features a kiddie friendly swimming pool – the perfect spot to cool off after a day in search of African lions.

Spend your days exploring the malaria-free private reserve on daily Big 5 game drives alongside your expert guide and ranger, witness the South African sunset immersed in nature on daily sundowner excursions, partake in guided bush walks and learn about the indigenous fauna and flora of the reserve.

All Meals Included

Day 3

Riverdene Family Lodge, Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Come face-to-face with the characters of the Lion King at the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries at Shamwari. The sanctuaries focus on promoting the conservation of the species as well as the protection of their natural habitat. They are home to several rescued lions and leopards from around the world and aim to be an enlightening experience for all visitors.

One of the most well-known lions at the Big Cat Sanctuaries in Shamwari is King, a lion cub who was rescued as an illegal exotic pet and relocated to his ancestral home in South Africa. Visit King at the Jean Byrd Big Cat Rescue Centre and Sanctuary in the north of the reserve and learn more about his success story.

All Meals Included

Day 4 - 6

Kuzuko Lodge, Addo Elephant National Park

After your morning game drive and a hearty breakfast at the lodge, your driver will be ready to transfer you to Addo Elephant National Park, an hour and 20 minutes away. The eco-friendly Kuzuko Lodge is located on a hilltop and boasts breath-taking views of the Koboega plains and Winterberg Mountains.

Addo Elephant National Park is home to the Big 5, as well as Sylvester the wandering lion. Sylvester is known for escaping the Karoo National Park twice and was rescued and relocated to his new home. He now is the father of two cubs which can be found in the Kuzuko Reserve.

Check-in into your luxury chalet and unwind at the lodge’s infinity pool or Wellness Centre. Kuzuko Lodge is ideal for families and features a spacious family lounge as well as a kids playground.

Explore the park on day and night game drives, expertly guided nature walks, exploring the ancient Khoisan caves, and stargazing from the outdoor boma at the lodge.

All Meals Included

- Departure -

Day 7 marks the end of your South Africa lion safari. After your morning game drive and breakfast at the lodge, your driver will meet you to transfer you to Port Elizabeth for your onward journey home.

Breakfast included

24/7 support

We offer 24/7 support and are always available in case of an emergency while on safari with your family.

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