Sabi Sands

Lion Sands Reserve

A stylish and enchanting family-run reserve

Spend a night under the stars in the bush

There’s a real family history tied to the Lion Sands Game Reserve having been by owned and managed by four generations of the More family since 1933.

Exclusive only to guests of Lion Sands River Lodge and Ivory Lodge, game drives are very personal and lead by an expert duo of a tracker and guide who will treat you to close encounters with Africa’s most coveted animal species. Walking safaris let you experience a completely different, more intimate perspective of the bush. The Lion Sands Reserve guiding team is superbly trained and contains one of the world’s four qualified Master Trackers.

As well as encounters with lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant more, you can also spend an incredible night under a blanket of stars atop one of the reserve’s stunning tree houses, enjoy unforgettable dining experiences in the bush or perhaps even take a scenic helicopter flight over Blyde River Canyon.

Two further luxury lodges sit within a private concession of the Kruger National Park adjoining the reserve, Lion Sands Narina Lodge and Tinga Lodge.


Game drives

Close encounters with animals

Three tree houses

Helicopter flights

Walking safaris

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