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Address: at the Ranch Resort; 25km South of Polokwane, Polokwane 0699, South Africa
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The Ranch Protea Hotel

Whenever I am coming to Polokwane this is one of my favorite place to stay even though sometimes I need to book weeks in advance as this is a very popular and beautiful place to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever I am coming to Polokwane this is one of my favorite place to stay even though sometimes I need to book weeks in advance as this is a very popular and beautiful place to stay in.Its even better when u come in to checkin using the N1 off ramp as u will get a mini game drive.Its perfect for... More 

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Alameda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed this "walk with the lions". The staff were extremely helpful and knowledgeable and of course looking after our safety at all times. The experience is dependent upon the temperament of the lions. For example, on this occasion, we could not walk with them while holding their tail (which we have done in the past) because the young... More 

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Ostermundigen, Switzerland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We organised to stay at the Ranch Resort for a few days so we could experience "Walk with Lions". When we arrived we were told that children under 15 are not allowed to take part. The website advertises "Walk With Lions - Limpopo and enjoy an outing with family and friends,or walk with the lions for an awesome company team... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

My daughter, her partner and I had a great experience with the lions at the Ranch... wow these are amazing animals. Highly recommended tourist experience.

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Paarl, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Well organised. Would recommend it anytime. Only negative was that rangers keep walking in front of people trying to take some pictures. Rangers are not really attentive to photographers trying to get a few good pictures. We try to understand their way of operating, but yeah apart from this little issue, it was very well conducted. So why you still... More 

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Polokwane, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Great experience we were a party of nine, seven family members from the United States. Our guild was excellent, I would recommend this to all visitors coming to Polokwane.

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Simon's Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

I was born in this town, but it is very rare that I get to go back and visit... If you do make it to Plokwane (formerly known as Petersburg) walk with lions is probably the only exciting thing you will do there. But I urge you to go, because you will never have an experience like this again, unless... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I visited a ranch near this lodge last year and I cannot stress how much you don't know about this place, they let you play with lion cubs, yes but what you don't know is that they sell them into canned lion hunting once they're done with them, do not support this business. Unless you want those cute little Cubs... More 

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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

A great experience if you are staying at the Ranche Protea hotel. The tour starts early morning at 07h00 and is approximately one hour thirty minutes long.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

What an experience this was, to be do close with 4 lion cubs, to walk beside them and side down next to them left me speechless

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