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SPOTTED: VISITING LEOPARDS

Uncategorized | September 10, 2018

Over the last few months, we’ve been seeing new, unknown leopards on safari. It’s exciting, but not particularly surprising given that Lion Sands share an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park. Many of these leopards are young dispersing animals. Once leopards are of age (usually between one and three years old) they move out …
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Young Cheetahs Make a Kill

Photo Series: Young Cheetahs Make a Kill

Wildlife | August 31, 2018

A rarely seen event unfolded at Lion Sands Kruger Park… One of our field guides, Simon Mbambo tracked and found three young cheetahs – an extraordinary sighting in itself. Cheetahs are very seldom seen at Lion Sands because of the high density of other predators and habitat that isn’t well suited to cheetahs. When my …
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Rare Sightings of the Wild Dogs – and Their Pups!

Rare Sightings of the Wild Dogs – and Their Pups!

Safari Experiences | August 24, 2018

Luck was on our side this year when one of the wild dog packs that run through Lion Sands chose to den on our Kruger Park concession. Visiting a wild dog den is something that few safari goers will ever get to do. The viewing of the highly endangered wild dog is already incredibly rare …
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Update on the Sand River Pride

Update on the Sand River Pride

Lions of Lion Sands | August 20, 2018

The Sand River pride is the largest group of lions we currently see at Lion Sands – and a personal favourite of many. They are beautiful lions in great condition, and with several cubs, they are always a magnificent sight. The Sand River pride made their first appearance here about three years ago. At the …
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Avoca, Eyrefield, and Mangheni Lions

All Together: The Avoca, Eyrefield, and Mangheni Lions

Lions of Lion Sands | August 13, 2018

If you’ve been on safari, you’ll likely have heard your guide say something along the lines of: “Animals don’t read books,” as they try to explain some out of the ordinary behaviour. A recent lion sighting on the Sand River was one such instance where this was the only thing to be said about what …
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The Charleston Males Make a Return

The Charleston Males Make a Return (and Quite a Stir!)

Lions of Lion Sands | July 16, 2018

From early in the morning of 11 July, we could hear the roaring of lions. It’s an exciting sound, not only because it helps us to locate them but also, because we don’t have an established coalition here, it’s not something we hear all that often. Setting out on safari, updates started pouring in over …
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A Beautiful Stranger in Our Midst

Safari Experiences | June 29, 2018

The unexpected element of safari is always what keeps us coming back for more. At Lion Sands, we don’t have fences between our reserve and the Kruger National Park, which means that animals can move freely between the areas. The result is that on any game drive, we can encounter something entirely new. The big …
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A Starry Perspective

A Starry Perspective

Safari Experiences | June 19, 2018

There’s nothing like learning about the stars to make you feel small. Stargazing is one of those activities that no matter what is happening in your life, you can gain a pinch of perspective by thinking about the vastness of the universe and admiring the beauty of twinkling lights shinning from millions of miles away. …
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