We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Walk With Lions

Features Animals
At the Ranch Resort, Polokwane 0699, South Africa
+27 83 656 5729
Review Highlights
Jewel in the Limpopo

Fantastic place with fun for everyone, from game viewing, horse riding to golfing and fine dining... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Weekend breakaway

What a jewel in Limpopo. Although only rated a 4 star, the facilities and service was 5 star. This... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
via mobile
Read all 38 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
At the Ranch Resort, Polokwane 0699, South Africa
+27 83 656 5729
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (38)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 34 reviews

Reviewed 3 August 2017

Fantastic place with fun for everyone, from game viewing, horse riding to golfing and fine dining in one setting.

1  Thank guestgA7123YT
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

What a jewel in Limpopo. Although only rated a 4 star, the facilities and service was 5 star. This was our 3rd visit in 4 years and every-time we enjoy our stay. Enough game as well and the walk with the lions was an experience...More

1  Thank Gerhardvanzyl
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Got the t-shirt! I wouldnt do it again simply because they are wild animals and you cant predict their behaviour. Lovely once off experience!

Thank Gillian D
Reviewed 17 May 2017

What an experience to be in the cage, up close and personal with cheetahs. Savannah, who is 3 years old, is such a friendly cat. We didn't get to walk with the lions which happens at around 5am-6am in the morning. However, the cheetahs made...More

Thank Jelevia O
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The safari was quite nice, but I wonder why keep some lions in a "cage". The huge National park Kruger is so close that the lions could be in a natural place. Somehow the safari left the feeling of getting the money from the tourists.

Thank TSN63
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We have visited the Ranch for the second time after some 4 years and were really surprised about the developments in there. First time there we had the feeling all the project is somehow about conservation and your payments are going to some good purposes....More

Thank ManaPet
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is a very memorable thing to do with the kids or as a couple. You can also go on game drives to view the Lions and then stop to have photos taken with the Lions. A absolute must.

Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This was a personal highlight of a family stay at the The Ranch Resort - I highly recommend this activity. And NO! The lions are not drugged or abused - you could feel the love and respect from the rangers for these wild animals. And...More

2  Thank reez69
Reviewed 15 November 2016 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...More

1  Thank Sibusiso N
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...More

2  Thank AlamedaYankeegal
Nearby Restaurants
Saskia Restaurant
101 reviews
23.21 km away
MUGG & BEAN Polokwane
55 reviews
26.56 km away
Ocean Basket
12 reviews
24.26 km away
Nguni grill
88 reviews
27.90 km away
Nearby Attractions
Extreme 19th
26 reviews
55.78 km away
Blueberry Heights Farm
27 reviews
73.53 km away
Polokwane Game Reserve
32 reviews
21.36 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
5 October 2015|
Response from Fiona3711 | Reviewed this property |
Please DON'T! Please look up ethical travel and do NOT go to pet cubs or walk with lions. This is CANNED HUNTING. If you don't know about it, please google it and research... it's worth the time if you care about lions... More