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    Lion Sands Hi’Nkweni Villa

    Lion Sands Hi’Nkweni Villa is a private retreat on the edge of the river where family and friends can experience an exclusive safari in ultimate luxury. The villa features its own private pool and viewing deck, complete with private dining, a personal Villa butler, field guide, and dedicated game drives to round-off an extraordinary tailored safari experience. Lion Sands Hi’Nkweni Villa boasts an opulent contemporary design surrounded by bushveld making for extraordinary views, wildlife viewing, and birdwatching right from your doorstep.

    Lion Sands is the only private game reserve that has roots in both the Sabi Sand and Kruger National Park. The reserve encompasses 5000 hectares (12 500 acres) of protected area with access to both the Sabie and Sand rivers. With non-migratory wildlife roaming freely between the reserves, and the ideal riverside location, Lion Sands Private Game Reserve promises an incredible Big 5 experience displaying a great diversity of fauna and flora within its magnificent location.

    Guests at Lion Sands Hi’Nkweni Villa reside in the Kruger National Park section of the reserve. Enjoy professional, exclusive, and uncrowded safaris, night drives, and off-road ventures into the bush. Experience the splendour of African nature en foot, follow leopard tracks, be amazed at intriguing birdlife, and relish unique photographic opportunities. Passionate expert guides and trackers, opulent accommodation, sumptuous dining experiences, and enchanting luxury treehouse sleepouts make a visit to Lion Sands an unmatched immersion into the essence of nature’s magnificence. In addition to Fish Eagle Villa, Lion Sands Game Reserve is also home to two 5-star luxury lodges on the Sabi Sands part of the reserve, Narina Lodge and Tinga lodge.


    • Game drives
    • Guided bushwalks
    • Swimming pool
    • Gym
    • Spa
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    • Stargazing
    • Wine tastings
    • Kids adventure club


    • Exceptional Big 5 game drives
    • Exclusive-use villa
    • 5-star luxury

    Closest airport

    • Skukuza (SKU)

    Children policy

    Children of 6 years and older are welcome.


    2 x Game drives per day, guided bush walks, all meals, soft drinks, in-room minibar, selected alcoholic beverages, private butler, dedicated field guide, private safari vehicle and Skukuza airport transfer.


    Premium brand drinks, cellar wines, gate fees, spa treatments, private-use vehicles, specialist activities, and transfers (other than Skukuza Airport transfer).

    Terms & conditions

    • Rates are per person sharing, per night
    • Single supplement of 50% applicable
    • Rates displayed are valid to 03 January 2025
    • Pay Stay offer is valid 4 Jan – 31 Mar & 1 Nov – 20 Dec


    High: 04 January – 19 December

    Peak: 20 December – 03 January

    Accommodation Options

    Hi’Nkweni Villa

    Sleeps 2 Adults & 2 Children

    PAY 2 STAY 3

    Hi’Nkweni Villa features 2 ensuite bedrooms with outdoor showers and luxurious indoor bathrooms, a gorgeous deck with a private pool, bushveld views, and fireplace for cozy evenings. Read more The spacious air-conditioned suites resemble comfort and warmth combining organic elements with contemporary decor. Less

    Refer to T&C's above

    Peak Season R 156,010 per villa, per night

    High Season R 124,815 per villa, per night

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    By Road

    The reserve is a 6-hour drive from Johannesburg mostly on the N12 and N4 highway. Lion Sands is  a 25-minute drive from Skukuza (SKU) Airport.



    Fly from major centres in South Africa to Skukuza (SKU) airport.


    Flight Duration

    • Johannesburg to Skukuza: 50 minutes
    • Cape Town to Skukuza: 2 hours 30 minutes
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