It’s spring and also Heritage Month, which means it’s time to go wild about all things proudly South African.
Take a break from the city and discover the awe-inspiring natural heritage of the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve. Nestled in the heart of the Cradle of Humankind, the reserve is home to four of Africa’s Big Five.
Their national lion pride is a sight to behold, especially on Wednesdays, weekends and public holidays when they devour their feed. Enjoy the view of the springbokkies as they sprint across the plains, spot cheetahs and watch out for the real zebra crossing (animals always have right way at this reserve).The reserve boasts a number of rare and endangered species, including white rhinos, African wild dogs, white lions and both sable and roan antelope.
You can also experience the reserve’s snake show and come face to face with one of the 160 species native to Mzansi. The educational wildlife centre is another must-see where you can learn more about the history and habits of the reserve’s animals.
All that excitement is sure to help you build up a healthy appetite. Tuck into anything your heart desires at one of the five restaurants or enjoy a heritage braai at the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve’s designated braai area while the kids use up their extra energy in the Children’s Play Park. End off your day with a refreshing sundowner on the deck at the Boma Restaurant and make a toast to the stunning beauty of the country we are lucky to call home.
There is no better place to celebrate our collective heritage than in the majestic African bush. Go wild this Heritage Month.