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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.

    Are you a SA Resident?

    SA resident rates are available at Lion Sands Game Reserve.

    Special Offers

    Our Pay 2 Stay 3 special is valid at Lion Sands during certain periods. Apply promotion code 43823 in the enquiry form to request this promotion.

    SA Resident Specials

    Safaris down south: River-lodge

    Lion Sands River Lodge

    SAVE 58%

    Lion Sands Private Game Reserve

    +12 years

    From £ 321 per person per night

    Best-price guarantee

    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

    Safari down south: Ivory

    Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

    SAVE 47%

    Lion Sands Private Game Reserve

    All ages

    From £ 684 per person per night

    Best-price guarantee

    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

    Safari down south: Fish Eagle Villa

    Lion Sands Fish Eagle Villa

    SAVE 45%

    Lion Sands Private Game Reserve

    + 12 years

    From £ 4,106 per villa per night

    Best-price guarantee

    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

    Safari down south: Narina Lodge

    Lion Sands Narina Lodge

    SAVE 57%

    Lion Sands Private Game Reserve

    +12 years

    From £ 347 per person per night

    Best-price guarantee

    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

    Safari Down South: Tinga Lodge

    Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

    SAVE 57%

    Lion Sands Private Game Reserve

    +6 years

    From £ 347 per person per night

    Best-price guarantee

    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

    Safari Down South: HiNkweni Villa

    Lion Sands Hi’Nkweni Villa

    SAVE 42%

    Lion Sands Private Game Reserve

    +12 years

    From £ 2,083 per person per night

    Best-price guarantee

    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

    Lion Sands Lodges

    Safaris down south: River-lodge

    Lion Sands River Lodge

    Lion Sands Private Game Reserve

    +12 years

    From £ 770 per person per night

    Best-price guarantee

    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

    Safari down south: Ivory

    Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

    Lion Sands Private Game Reserve

    All ages

    From £ 1,306 per person per night

    Best-price guarantee

    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

    Safari down south: Fish Eagle Villa

    Lion Sands Fish Eagle Villa

    Lion Sands Private Game Reserve

    + 12 years

    From £ 7,563 per villa per night

    Best-price guarantee

    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

    Safari down south: Narina Lodge

    Lion Sands Narina Lodge

    Pay 2 Stay 3

    Lion Sands Private Game Reserve

    +12 years

    From £ 824 per person per night

    Best-price guarantee

    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

    Safari Down South: Tinga Lodge

    Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

    Pay 2 Stay 3

    Lion Sands Private Game Reserve

    + 6 years

    From £ 824 per person per night

    Best-price guarantee

    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

    Safari Down South: HiNkweni Villa

    Lion Sands Hi’Nkweni Villa

    Pay 2 Stay 3

    Lion Sands Private Game Reserve

    + 12 years

    From £ 3,628 per person per night

    Best-price guarantee

    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

    Best-price guarantee

    Enquire at Lion Sands

    Lion Sands Travel

    By Road

    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.

     

    Flying

    Fly from major centres in South Africa to Skukuza or Kruger Mpumalanga airport. Alternatively, take a charter flight to the Sabi Sabi airstrip.

     

    Flight Duration

    • Johannesburg to Skukuza: 50 minutes
    • Cape Town to Skukuza: 2 hours 30 minutes
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    • Durban to Kruger Mpumalanga: 1 hour 15 minutes
    • Johannesburg to Kruger Mpumalanga: 45 minutes
    • Cape Town to Kruger Mpumalanga: 2 hours 20 minutes
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