See the white lions of the Marakele Predator Centre

Patience while the feeder passes the meat over the fence into the lion camp.

THABAZIMBI – Marakele Predator Centre – situated 9km outside Thabazimbi on the R511 road to Marakele National Park, is one of the latest tourist attractions in this part of the bushveld.

The magnificent animals you can see there include mainly White lions, Tawny Lions, Bengal tigers as well as a mini zoo with Pot Bellied pigs, Marmoset monkeys and Meerkats. The latest addition is three white lion cubs that were born on 4 December. So far, from the little bit that one can see of them, they seem well and healthy.

For the ultimate adrenalin rush – the lion mobile of Marakele Predator Centre is now ready. Join the lions on their own premises in the drive through camp. For as little as R50 for adults and R30 for children you can go into the lion camp with the mobile. For photography lovers this is your change of taking pictures up close and personal.

You are welcome to bring your own cooler with refreshments (no alcohol allowed), and spend some time there. Braai facilities as well as a jungle gym for the kiddies are available to visitors.

The centre is open daily from 09:00 to 16:00. The entrance fees are R75 for adults and R35 for kids under R12 years.

Feeding times are on Wednesdays and on Sundays at 12:00. Please book in advance for the lion mobile. Phone Emma on 071 597 7752.