For centuries rumors of mysterious white lions had been circulating in South Africa. Legend said the white pelage represented the good to be found in all creatures.

Actually, the cause of their unusual coloration is a recessive gene which results in the white appearance, and is found in a very small number of captive lions.

To the West of Limpopo region, nestled in the deep heart of the Waterberg bushveld, Mama Tau is a hilly private reserve of 3.000 hectares offering stunning views on the bush, and sheltering a wide range of bird species.

Haven of unspoiled nature at only 3 hours drive from Johannesburg and 1 hour to the Botswana border, in a malaria free area, Mama Tau (Mother of lions in northern Sotho) is also home to the rare white lions.

Guided drives among white and brown lions are organized for a minimum of 4 persons, and will allow you to share these wonderful predators’ intimacy in their natural habitat. Drives are leaded by an experimented guide will in our open car, and are an ideal outing in the bushveld for families and small groups.

Join us at Mama Tau for one hour, one day, or more…, and take a break in the bush !