Lion Sands

Even the bathrooms at Lion Sands properties enjoy spectacular views.A Lion Sands private villa offers the ideal safari solution for families & groups of friends.Lion Sands tree houses enjoy stunning sunset views but wait until the stars come out!Sit down to a private supper-for-two on the deck of your tree house.Candle-lit tree houses, set away from main camp, make for an unforgettably romantic night.A private setting means guided walks are part of the game viewing experience at Lion Sands camps.Children enjoy tailored activities & dedicated guides at Lion Sands' family-oriented camps.Exceptional accommodation is just part of the Lion Sands experience.Warm lamplight & the crackle of a campfire welcome guests back from an evening game drive.Lion Sands camps pride themselves on the quality of their game viewing- exceptional Big 5 sightings await.

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. 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.

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Lion Sands Accommodation

Lion Sands accommodation is comprised of three luxurious lodges all positioned on the banks of the Sabie River: beautiful Ivory Lodge with its massive suites, the slightly larger River Lodge and 1933 at Lion Sands - an exclusive-use lodge which is great for families or friends travelling together.

If you're staying in one of the Lion Sands lodges, you also have the option of spending a night in one of their Tree Houses - private, elevated bush bedrooms where you can enjoy an open-air meal and then sleep under the stars in a comfortable 4-poster bed.

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Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

From $950 per person sharing

Activities travellers enjoyed:

  • Bird watching
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Bush dining
  • Historical tours
  • Star gazing
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Lion Sands River Lodge

From $800 per person sharing

Activities travellers enjoyed:

  • Bird watching
  • Bush dining
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Local village visits
  • Picnics
  • Private game-drives
  • Specialist guides
  • Star gazing
South Africa

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

From $1,735 per person sharing

Activities travellers enjoyed:

  • Bush dining
  • Game drives
  • Golf
  • Guided walks
  • Helicopter flights
  • Local village visits
  • Picnics
  • Private game-drives
  • Specialist guides
  • Star gazing
  • Night drives
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Lion Sands Narina Lodge

From $950 per person sharing

Activities travellers enjoyed:

  • Bird watching
  • Day tours
  • Game drives
  • Golf
  • Guided walks
  • Bush dining
  • Historical tours
  • Local village visits
  • Star gazing