After 2 1/2 days in Pilanesberg Park, we drove back to Hartbeestpoort and stayed again in the same 'belgian' guesthouse.
The hosts convinced us to spend 1 day at Ukutula, Ukutula is a place dedicated to educational lion-breeding project. You can feed cubs, approach and touch lions which are up to 1year old and see other older lions and lionnesses which are protected by a fence (otherwise I would be there anymore to wrote this blog :-) )
Ukutula is also a place where people take car of wounded lions like this one which a (again) a true show-maker !
Ukutula is a place where you can observ white lions, in this case a lionness, with splendid blue eyes
Then we had a walk 'beyond the fence', of course with a professional ranger, to see and touch the youngest males (up to 1 year old), amazing moments...
We continued and saw (this time separated by a fence) the 'older' males (2-3 year old)
Even if their ground is huge they prefer the proximity to sleep :-)
I had also my pleasure :-)
Despite the touristic aspect, the Ukutula people are really taking care of the lions, feeding them with entire animals (boks, etc...) and not piece of meat so they can keep their natural instinct.
After these emotions, we went for a Quad tour, nice one with 250cm3...