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Safari for the Senses

A Safari for the Senses

Wildlife | May 25, 2018

The more time you spend in the bush, the more you start to pick up on its nuances. You can smell when the air changes – perhaps a leopard has scent-marked on a nearby bush, or a rhino has recently defecated at its midden. You can hear the faintest calling rasp of a leopard in …
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Dispute Between Mating Lions

Photo Series: Dispute Between Mating Lions

Wildlife | May 18, 2018

On the morning game drive of 28 April, I witnessed a spirited scene involving four lions. I managed to capture the whole event on camera – a first for me. There is a lot going on in this scene, so I have laid it out in detail. The males were the two that have been …
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Big Five Game Drive

Big Five Game Drive

Wildlife | May 11, 2018

To preface, I am not generally a fan of chasing Big Five sightings. But I do understand the desire to see Africa’s biggest and most dangerous species – just not at the expense of discovering its smaller treasures. That being said, the chance to view the Big Five is something we are proud to offer, …
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Mike Nkuna

Meet the Guides: Field Guide Michael Nkuna

Our People | May 4, 2018

Mike Nkuna has been with Lion Sands since 2001 – when Lion Sands Private Game Reserved first opened under the MORE group. With this tenure, it comes as no surprise that Mike is our longest standing field guide. In his time here, Mike has climbed the ranks of the field team – starting out as a …
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Traveling Teachers

On safari with the Traveling Teachers

Our Guests | April 23, 2018

We love sharing our guests’ safari journeys. The Traveling Teachers, vlogger couple Graham and Ashley Hatcher, take us along on theirs… “My wife and I teach in China, but we enjoy traveling in our free-time. We decided to travel to South Africa and Zimbabwe over Chinese New Year and stayed at Tinga Lodge, which was the highlight of our …
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Chasing the Sunset

Chasing the Sunset

Safari Experiences | April 20, 2018

Sarah and Aymen arrived at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge on 22 March for a two-night stay. They were celebrating very special occasions – their honeymoon and a milestone birthday. Despite the weather not coming to the party, and most of their game drives being a bit rainy, they had good luck and managed to see …
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Meet Hanyile, Leopard, Lion Sands Game Reserve

Meet Hanyile – Lion Sands’ Most Curious Cat

Wildlife | April 13, 2018

Hanyile is our youngest male leopard at Lion Sands. Whenever we see Hanyile, he is usually up to something, or on the move. He likes to climb up and down trees for fun, like a child at the playground. He loves exploring, and is endlessly entertaining to watch, which is why he is my favourite …
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Elemental Soul Safari


More Lodges & Hotels | April 10, 2018

Like a bush fire clears out dry and dead plant matter opening the way for growth, so the lodge blaze exposed the fundamentals of what we were trying to create. – Robert More, Owner of MORE After a recent fire, and previously a flood, destroyed River Lodge, there was never any doubt we would rebuild. It is too …

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The Avoca male lions seen with full bellies on an early morning patrol on their territory.

📷 : Franscois Rosslee

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