Lion Sands Game Reserve

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3 Day Lion Sands Sabi Sand Safari
2 nights at Lion Sands River Lodge
2x safari activites, daily at Lion Sands River Lodge
All meals & drinks at Lion Sands River Lodge
BIG 5 off-road game viewing
A professional driver/guide
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$ 1280 USD
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$ 1280 USD
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11 Day Luxury Kruger, Victoria Falls & Cape Town
3 nights at Lion Sands River Lodge
3 nights at Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma
4 nights at The Victoria & Alfred Hotel
All meals & drinks at Lion Sands River Lodge
All meals & drinks at Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma
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$ 850 USD
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4 Day Kruger Exclusive Getaway with Lion Sands Narina
3 Nights at the 5-Star Lion Sands Narina Lodge
Private plunge pool
Located on the Sabie River with amazing views from all suites
2x safari activites, daily
BIG 5 off-road game viewing
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$ 1200 USD
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$ 950 USD
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4-Day All-Inclusive Lion Sands Tinga Lodge Safari
3 Nights at Lions Sands Tinga Lodge
Large 125-square metre luxury suite
Private plunge pool and viewing deck
Indoor and outdoor showers
2 Safari activities per day
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$ 1200 USD
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$ 950 USD
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4-Day All-Inclusive Lion Sands River Lodge Safari
3 Nights at Lion Sands River Lodge
Luxury suite with private wooden deck
2 Daily Game Drives in Open Safari Vehicles & a Guided Bush Walk
BIG 5 off-road game viewing
All meals & beverages
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$ 1330 USD
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$ 890 USD
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4-Day Ultra-Lux Safari at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge
3 Nights at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge
Flagship luxury suite with private plunge pool and viewing deck
Private lounge, dining and relaxation areas
Indoor and outdoor showers
2 Game Drives and a bush walk a day
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$ 2330 USD
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Lion Sands Game Reserve

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Why

The Lion Sands Game Reserve is a world renowned Big 5 safari reserve, known firstly for unforgettable wildlife sightings and secondly for the level of quality of the  luxury lodges on the reserve.

This private game reserve has 4 luxury lodges situated on the reserve. Whilst the 5 star rating is common amongst the lodges, the experiences at each are unique. In 2019, Conde Naste voted Lion Sands Game Reserve as one of the top 20 resorts in Africa, solidifying the reserve as a must-visit for anyone looking for that special experience on the continent.

The private status of the reserve translates perfectly to the exclusivity of the safari experience for guests. The only game drives taking place on the reserve are those that depart from one of the four luxury lodges. With full traversing rights across the private reserve and world class game rangers, the safari experience is unparalleled.

Highlights:

- Highly trained guides

- Big 5 safari experience

- Quiet & exclusive game driving

- Walking safaris

When

Best time to visit Lion Sands Game Reserve is during the dry winter season, as temperatures remain comfortable and you can view a cluster of animals near water sources. The dry winter season is from May to September.

The Dry season, from June to September, is the best time for wildlife viewing. Highly recommended are the months of August and September as temperatures are warmer than in mid-winter. It is also the end of a long, dry period and this causes the animals to congregate around known water sources, making sightings even easier.

Where

Lion Sands Game Reserve is the only private reserve to have a foot in both the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and Kruger National Park.
The Sabi Sand Reserve is the oldest of South Africa’s private reserves, and the origin of wildlife tourism in Southern Africa. It is home to a vast natural animal population including The Big Five and countless other species (some of which are critically endangered).

Flanking the Kruger National Park, animals pass unhindered between the unfenced reserves. Known for its extraordinary leopard viewing, safari enthusiasts could not find a better place for close-contact animal sightings that many would insist are the best in the world.

The Sabi Sand Reserve (Sabi Sand Wildtuin) shares a 50km (31.25 miles) unfenced border with the Kruger National Park. This extraordinary and unique wilderness area comprises a collection of privately owned game reserves which combine to form a mammoth tract of pristine game land (65 000 hectare/ 153 000 acres).

Being privately owned, safaris are not restricted to specific times and routes. Open vehicles are able to traverse off road and into the dense bush, tracking animals in their natural habitat.

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Jun 13, 2024
7-nights Safari
I made a reservation for a 7-night safari trip to two specific Private Game Reserves in the Kruger National Park in South Africa, for one of the busiest months in Kruger: August. This reservation was made at the last minute. (3 days ago). A reservation that had some special features, with choices from someone who has already done (my husband and I) several safaris in other African countries. The architecture and design of the lodges are important to us on a professional level. And the Private Game Reserves had to be the best. Anja Meyer, from Safari.com, started and completed the reservation process in 4 days, two of which were weekends. Very efficient, fast and understanding what we wanted for our week in the bush. We are "addicted" to safaris, wildlife, bush, landscapes, nature... and we love Africa and the Africans. We can't wait for August to arrive. Thank you!
Maria joao Demony
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PT
Jun 12, 2024
My first experience a number of months…
My first experience a number of months back wasn't as I wanted. I picked up with Dolan a little after this to find when the best time to Safari was with the chance of seeing the "big 5" and he was so helpful, guiding me to July-September. With the cooler winter months being the better chances to see more wildlife and the big five. This lead me on to deal with Jayson. Jayson has pulled out all the stops, working past 9pm Cape Town time( 8pm London UK) to help meet my needs. I travel out on 6th July and cannot wait, Thank you Dolan and Jayson. Julian Bingle, London, UK.
customer
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GB
Jun 11, 2024
Sara Van Coillie has been extremely…
Sara Van Coillie has been extremely helpful in making our Namibia trip fantastic! We have emails up on emails of Sara answering all my (many) questions months and months before our trip. I've had last minute questions and requests right before and during our trip and she always responds with record time and helps us out. I feel all of our needs have been met and I couldn't be happier with Sara as our travel representative! Highly recommend her! :)
Alisha Strand
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NA
Jun 10, 2024
Pascal John extremely helpful,efficient and knowledgeable
Pascal John was very helpful with recommendations for our Safari Booking. He responded to all our emails and txt messages extremely quickly, especially given the time difference. He also sent videos of his recent experience at the lodges which was especially helpful.
Paul Dempsey
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NZ
Jun 10, 2024
Leche was very responsive and really…
Leche was very responsive and really helpful. She found a reserve in the Sabi Sands that is perfect for our budget and our dates. We are very excited for our trip!
customer
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US
Jun 9, 2024
South Africa Trip
Shann was very helpful and was always quick to respond to any questions that I had. She provided with multiple options for each stage of our trip, and overall provided a great service. Would highly recommend!
Tom
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GB
Jun 8, 2024
Thanks Pascal you are amazing!
From the moment we arrived in South Africa, our safari adventure was nothing short of extraordinary. Nestled in the heart of the African wilderness, we found ourselves surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes of Kruger National Park, a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. Our accommodation was luxurious yet seamlessly integrated into the natural environment, offering us stunning views of the savannah from the comfort of our private deck. Each day began with an exhilarating sunrise game drive, where our expert guide shared his deep knowledge and passion for the local wildlife. Witnessing the "Big Five" was an awe-inspiring experience that left us in complete awe of nature's magnificence. The guides were incredibly knowledgeable and made sure we felt safe while immersing ourselves in the wilderness. Evenings were equally enchanting, with sundowner drinks enjoyed against the backdrop of a fiery African sunset, followed by sumptuous dinners under the starlit sky. The cuisine was a delightful fusion of local flavors and gourmet dishes, perfectly complementing the day's adventures. The sense of community at the lodge was heartwarming. The staff were attentive, ensuring every need was met with a smile, and fellow travelers quickly became friends as we shared stories around the campfire. Our South African safari was more than just a holiday; it was a transformative journey that connected us with nature and left us with lasting memories. For anyone seeking an adventure that combines luxury, education, and unparalleled wildlife encounters, a safari in South Africa is an absolute must. We left with hearts full of gratitude and a profound appreciation for the natural world, eagerly planning our return to this magnificent land.
Shila
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GB
Jun 8, 2024
A great experience
Pascal was wonderful to work with! When one camp option fell through he quickly found an equal alternative for our group. He was always very responsive to my many emails and texts. I would highly recommend Safari.com.
Stephanie
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US
Jun 7, 2024
Leché was fantastic - thank you!
Leché was fantastic - super helpful and so patient with me. Provided all the options and was so quick responding to any questions (of which I had many!). So grateful and I can't wait for our holiday!
Chris
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GB
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