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Wildside Tent Camp Lion Park
Brisbane, Australia
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96 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“No response to queries”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2012

Haven't stayed at the park yet (see other traveler reviews) but I was trying to book in for me and my wife over 2 nights using email. I have sent four emails over a month and a half to them (I am in Australia), had one reply to the first email with a promise to have it followed up and to get back to me, and then absolutely nothing in response to the next three. I won't be staying here as I cant seem to book it, and if this is an indication of their "customer service" I am totally less than impressed. Maybe the visitors to the lion cubs mean they don't need overnight visitors? Try elsewhere and just do the day visit.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2011

During a working visit in Johannesburg, I found a few hours, which I took to nature.
Since Lions Park is located close to town I chose visited there.

Advantages of the place are:
1. Petting lion cubs.
2. The park provides a close encounter with the lions.

The disadvantages are:
1. Except lions and Wild Dog, the place does not offer any special animal viewing (maybe far away giraffe).
2. Guided tour only goes one for two hours, so if you miss it, you're stuck for two hours without doing anything.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2011

Our footy team are called the Lions and we wanted to ensure we saw these magnificent creatures up close. Just as well, because we saw the rest of the Big Five in the wild but no lions.

We toured with a private driver which was good as we were able to dawdle along at our own pace and spend time just watching the animals doing their thing. There were so many lions, lionesses and cubs, and being a Monday, we were able to get up close.

We found out why they say keep your windows closed when a lioness stuck her head in a guy's window and nipped him on his belly. No harm done, but when the wife opened her door it got a lot scarier.

The cheetah was spectacular and the giraffe stuck his head over the fence and the little kids gave him a pat on the forehead.

We had an enjoyable time here and recommend it highly.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Qld
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2010

We stayed at the Lion park on a Sunday and it was one of the best experiences of our trip. It was busy on the weekend but the next morning it was much quieter and we could have more time with the lion cubs. You can play with the lion cubs, then go and feed the giraffe with a big tongue!! You can also do a private game drive around the rest of the grounds. It would be good if you haven't done any game driving in Africa. We still enjoyed it although we had just been to Kruger. You can stay on site in luxury tents which are great, especially when you can hear the Lions at night. There is a restaurant there too so everything is covered. We would go again but make sure we go there on a weekday as it is quieter and the cubs don't get quite as grumpy

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Property: Wildside Tent Camp Lion Park
Address: Corner Malibongwe & R114 | Lanseria, Johannesburg, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
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Ranked #30 of 96 Speciality Lodging in Johannesburg
Number of rooms: 4

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