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Lion Sands

Proudly family-owned and managed since 1932, the people of Lion Sands Private Game Reserve set out to deliver a professional, informative and holistic safari experience.

This Big 5 reserve is the only one in the Kruger Park area with access to the Sabie River and, as of November 2010, Lion Sands safari vehicles have the rights to traverse Kirkman's Kamp Reserve to the east. This allows visitors to explore more than 7,000 hectares (17,400 acres) including for the first time the ability to experience both the Sabie and Sand River ecosystems on one game drive.

Lion Sands Game Reserve is known for luxurious accommodation: River Lodge with its massive decks overlooking the Sabie River, award-winning Ivory Lodge with its beautiful villa-sized suites and 1933 at Lion Sands, an exclusive-use lodge where it will just be you and your friends or family. If you're staying in one of these lodges, you also have the option of spending a night in the Lion Sands Tree House, a private bush bedroom where you can sleep under the stars in a comfortable 4-poster bed.

Guests are offered a selection of safari-based activities from game drives and interpretive bush walks with expert ecologists, to astrology talks and even a hippo tour. Other activities on offer include hot air ballooning, scenic helicopter rides, cultural visits, spa treatments and specialist game drives for photographers or birdwatchers.

Lion Sands Private Reserve is owned and operated by the three More brothers. Through the generations the More family's intention has been to keep the area in its original, pristine state. Today, they employ a fulltime ecologist - the only reserve in the Sabi Sand area to do so - to monitor the effects of commercialisation on the wilderness.

Lion Sands

At a Glance

A private reserve within the world-renowned Sabi Sands, Lion Sands is known for its elegant accommodation, beautiful riverside setting and excellent sightings of Africa's Big 5.