Lions River is a town in uMngeni Local Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa, situated between Lidgetton and Howick in the center of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Its name originates from the last lion which was shot in the area in 1856. Lions River is a rural town on the Midlands Meander route, situated within the Dargle Valley. The Lions River Conservation District covers some . The area is well known for farming, particularly dairy. Within the town itself, the Lions River Trading Post is the most popular attraction.


{{uMgungundlovu District Municipality Category:Populated places in the uMngeni Local Municipality