A very special wedding at Lion Sands Game Reserve

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A wedding is one of the most significant occasions in life, and more people are choosing to celebrate their nuptials in beautiful and remote locations – such as the bush. We love being a part of these memories…

Lion Sands recently hosted a special wedding for the now, Mr & Mrs Born. We received very moving feedback, which we simply had to share with you. This is why we do what we do!

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Dear Mr More,

I feel like we are close friends after the week I have had on your lands.

If your staff are anything to go by, you are an attentive and friendly person, who holds customer service to level that is hard to compete with.

I would like to say thank you so much for hosting our wedding at your lodges. I cannot say enough good things about every person who has been apart of this. And I am sure that whilst I am pretty organised, I am surely not easy to deal with, yet they handled me with the care and ease, that only seasoned professionals can do.

Everything was flawless, service was superb, food delicious, drinks refreshing, and just smiles all round.

And even though we planned everything and took measure for that which we couldn’t, when it rained on the Friday night, you guys took it in your stride as easily as a spilt drink needs replacing. To see guides, butlers, managers, cleaning staff, from 3 lodges coming together, some without knowing each other’s names, and putting together a 5 star dinner for 70 people, in 30 mins was something to behold. All while keeping the festivities going at the bar. Truly that was the special moment for me from you guys on the weekend. Such ease. Such class. Thank you!

I struggle to find the words to describe the beauty of the show that you guys put on for our wedding day. You simply need to look at #bornbushwedding on Instagram to see the words that our guests are using. And that is because of you all.

Jopie – you were my go to when this all started, I can only say thank you, thank you so much for everything you did, with such ease and professionalism, and I am sorry to have kept you from your family!

Reiden – Chief Reiden, thanks for marrying us, your words will stay with us in eternity!

Ronnie – I know you were directing a lot behind the scenes, and that’s where the magic truly happens!

Eugene – I’m sorry about the 3am cake call! But your hospitality is exemplary and we will most definitely be back to see the new Narina!

I wished I could thank every staff member on the evening of our wedding, everyone was brilliant! Please do pass on my thanks!

So Mr More, whilst we probably won’t ever meet, it’s interesting that your land will be forever entwined in my life, and my familys life going forward. I look forward to many more visits to your property. And you should know that you have a team that you should be extremely proud of!

I have to give a big Thank you to Kerry, from here’s my card, who suggested lions sands 1st, and what a suggestion that turned out to be!


Matt Born

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