RECOMMENDED ROUTE TO LION SANDS SABI SAND (6 HRS)

  • Take the N12/N4 highway from the Gauteng region towards Emalahleni (formerly known as Witbank)/ Middelburg and further on to Mbombela (formerly known as Nelspruit)
  • Upon arrival into Mbombela, follow the R40 from Mbombela through to White River and on to Hazyview
  • At the T-junction between Kiepersol and Hazyview, turn left onto the R538 which will take you into the town of Hazyview
  • At the 2nd traffic lights with a shopping centre on the right, turn right onto the R536 towards Paul Kruger Gate (Kruger National Park)
  • After 38km turn left onto a gravel road which has signposts to Lion Sands
  • Drive along the gravel road for approximately 4km. At the T-junction turn right and drive for a further 4km to Shaw’s Gate, the entrance to the Sabi Sand Wildtuin. Note: There is an Entrance Fee payable so please check with Reservations as to what the current fee is as it is subject to change. They do take credit cards so don’t worry about travelling with cash
  • Please remember, the animals have right of way and the speed limit in the reserve is 30km/h. Should you encounter some of our residents on the road, enjoy the sight and allow them to pass before continuing along your route
  • Follow the signposted route to Lion Sands, after approximately 2km turn right at the Lion Sands sign
  • Follow the route to either River Lodge or Ivory Lodge. You will encounter a control gate closer to the lodge. Please sign in and enjoy the very unique welcome
  • Welcome to Lion Sands, where a great few days on safari awaits. It’s time to relax, we will take care of everything from here on out

Please contact us on +27 13 735 5000 when you arrive in Hazyview so we know that you are close by. It would be even better if you could phone us when you leave so we know what time to expect you. This will allow us to keep track and make sure you arrive safely.

Gate entrance fees into the Sabi Sands are as follows for 2012:

  • Vehicle fee – R160; Per person fee – R40
  • These fees need to be paid in cash at the gate

Please Note:

  • It is safe to drive so don’t worry about driving through the rural areas, as the locals’ sense of community and the importance of your security is very highly regarded
  • Please advise us of your estimated time of arrival and note in Winter (May to September) game drives leave at 15h30 and Summer at 16h30, so try make it to us before then. If you do arrive later than these times we will be able to organise a link up, so don’t worry if you are running late
  • There are always a number of speed traps with traffic police along the way, so please be sure to follow the speed restrictions
  • The gate to the Sabi Sand Wildtuin opens at 05h00 and closes at 23h00. Please advise the Lodge if you will be arriving outside of these times so that the relevant arrangements can be made

 

RECOMMENDED ROUTE TO LION SANDS KRUGER NATIONAL PARK (6 hrs)

  • Take the N12/N4 highway from the Gauteng region towards Emalahleni (formerly known as Witbank)/ Middelburg and further on to Mbombela (formerly known as Nelspruit)
  • Upon arrival into Mbombela, follow the R40 from Mbombela through to White River and on to Hazyview
  • At the T-junction between Kiepersol and Hazyview, turn left onto the R538 which will take you into the town of Hazyviewt
  • At the 2nd traffic light with a shopping centre on the right hand side, turn right onto the R536 towards Paul Kruger Gate (Kruger National Park)
  • Enter Kruger National Park at Paul Kruger Gate, announcing yourselves as guests of Lion Sands Kruger National Park & follow the sign to either LION SANDS NARINA or LION SANDS TINGA LODGE Lodge
  • Directions to LION SANDS NARINA: Continue on the road to Skukuza Rest Camp, turn left on the first gravel road on your left which is approximately 8 km/5 miles from Kruger main gate, the sign post will read LION SANDS NARINA 4km. Continue on this road for 2km and turn left at the first junction, the signpost will read "LION SANDS NARINA 2 Km", continue on the gravel road until you reach LION SANDS NARINA LODGE reception
  • Directions to LION SANDS TINGA LODGE: Continue on the road to Skukuza Rest Camp. At the first four-way stop, Skukuza Restcamp will be on your left and it will be signposted to go straight to LION SANDS TINGA LODGE 7 km. Carry on straight until you reach a T–junction where it is signposted LION SANDS TINGA LODGE 4km. At the T–junction, turn left and then at the next four-way stop turn right, towards the river and go over the low level bridge. About a 1/2 km after the bridge you turn left onto a gravel road. Once on the gravel road drive straight until you see the sign post for LION SANDS TINGA LODGE reception.
  • Welcome to LION SANDS KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, where a great few days on safari awaits. It's time to relax, we will take care of everything from here on out.

Please contact us on +27 13 735 8400 upon your arrival in Hazyview in order for us to be aware of your proximity to LION SANDS KRUGER NATIONAL PARK to welcome you upon your arrival.

Gate entrance fees into the Kruger National Park for 2013 are as follows:

  • R204 per person per day
  • These fees are payable in cash or by credit card upon arrival at the gate. Mastercard and Visa credit cards are accepted

PLEASE NOTE

  • It is safe to drive so don't worry about driving through the rural areas, as the locals' sense of community and importance of your security is very highly regarded
  • In order to arrive in time, in Winter (May to September) our game drives leave at 15h30 and in Summer at 16h30
  • There are always a number of speed traps with traffic police along the way, so please be sure to follow the speed restrictions
  • Kruger National Park entrance fees are payable per person directly at the Lodge and will be added to your extra's bill
  • A final note: The gate to the Kruger National Park opens at 05h00 and closes at 18h00. Please advise the Lodge if you will be arriving outside of these times so that the relevant arrangements can be made

 

6 NIGHT CAPE TOWN (CAPE CADOGAN) -
SABI SAND RESERVE

Put aside 6 nights and treat yourself to the African adventure of a lifetime! Enjoy the myriad of attractions in the magnificent city of Cape Town, and treat yourself to an exclusive Big Five Safari in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.
6 NIGHT DELUXE CAPE TOWN (CAPE CADOGAN) -
SABI SAND RESERVE

Put aside 6 nights and treat yourself to the African adventure of a lifetime! Enjoy the myriad of attractions in the magnificent city of Cape Town, and treat yourself to an exclusive Big Five Safari in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. This tour is the deluxe version, and includes premier accommodation.
9 NIGHT CAPE TOWN (CAPE CADOGAN), KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AND MADIKWE
This tour is for those of you serious about safaris and incorporates the magical destination of Cape Town, as well as two of Southern Africa’s premier private game reserves - Kruger National Park, and Madikwe.
9 NIGHT SUPER SAFARI - SABI SAND, MADIKWE
& MARATABA

This 9 night itinerary presents the ultimate SUPER SAFARI, including three of southern Africa's most coveted safari destinations.
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