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Lion Sands Game Reserve
Set on the edge of the scenic Sabie River, Lion Sands River Game Reserve boasts 5000 hectares of breathtaking landscapes which are highly populated with spectacular African wildlife. Lion Sands River Game Reserve is known for having some of the best big-5 game drives in the country. Rangers and trackers exceed exceptions and together provide outstanding experiences with incredible close up wildlife sightings.
Lion Sands Game Reserve houses a prestigious selection of 5-star luxury lodges and villas in the reserve. Each lodge is unique and offers guests a true African atmosphere with world class hospitality. Expansive decks overlook the the bushveld or Sabie River and viewing magnificent wildlife from the lodge is not uncommon. Luxury accommodation at the Lion Sands lodges boast exquisite decor and private decks, some with plunge pools. Lion Sands Game Reserve also offers two luxury villas on the reserve, which are ideal for families and groups of friends. Villas are an exclusive experience with a private chef, exclusive dining experiences, dedicated safari vehicle and cullinary team that caters for every need.
Lion Sands River Game Reserve is zoned part in the Sabi Sands and part in the Kruger National Park. On the Sabi Sands side of the reserve you will find two luxury lodges and one villa, namely Lions Sands River Lodge and Ivory Lodge. On the Kruger National Park side, Lion Sands Narina Lodge and Tinga Lodge. All of the Lion Sands lodges are high standard 5-star lodges. Lion Sands Game Reserve is in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa. The closest airport to Lion Sands Game Reserve is Skukuza Airport and scheduled daily flights are available from Johannesburg or Cape Town with Airlink.
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Lion Sands Travel
The reserve is a 5.5-hour drive from Johannesburg mostly on the N12 and N4 highway. Road transfers from Skukuza Airport take 45 minutes, and from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport take 2.5 hours.
Fly from major centres in South Africa to Skukuza or Kruger Mpumalanga airport. Alternatively, take a charter flight to the Sabi Sabi airstrip.
- Johannesburg to Skukuza: 50 minutes
- Cape Town to Skukuza: 2 hours 30 minutes
- Durban to Kruger Mpumalanga: 1 hour 15 minutes
- Johannesburg to Kruger Mpumalanga: 45 minutes
- Cape Town to Kruger Mpumalanga: 2 hours 20 minutes