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RIP To Legendary Lion “Hang Tooth”

Lions of Lion Sands | June 3, 2019

He was perhaps the most iconic, and certainly most recognisable lion in South Africa in recent years. Some called him ‘Hang Tooth’ in reference to his lower right canine that hung down from the side of his mouth. His tooth was fully displaced after being kicked by a giraffe, which was amazingly witnessed by Lion …
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A Safari Wedding Made For Two

Weddings | April 3, 2019

Monica and Ricardo weren’t planning on having a safari wedding, when they were looking at visiting Lion Sands Game Reserve. Their original idea was to go on an African safari for their honeymoon. They both have big families that they wanted to share their special day with. Monica had dreamed of going on a safari since she was a little …
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Losses and Gains for the Southern Lion Pride

Lions of Lion Sands | March 4, 2019

It’s been a while since we’ve posted an update on the Southern Lion Pride. After sustaining a detrimental loss to their numbers last year (see story here), the fate of this pride was completely up in the air. The long-standing matriarch of the Southern Pride, known to us as ‘Floppy Ear’ was last seen at …
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Make lasting memories at our Creative Lab

Photography | February 19, 2019

‘Safari’ – the word originates from the Swahili word for “journey”, and we couldn’t find a more fitting word to describe the experience. At Lion Sands, we aim to help you get creative with your personal journey, and build a lasting memory. An extension of this journey takes places in the Creative Lab at Lion …
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Leopard Learns A Painful Lesson

Leopards | February 5, 2019

Back in November, guides at Lion Sands Game Reserve located a leopard in a tree who had severe injuries to his face and chest. River Rock male with severe injuries to his face and chest after a fight. Photo: Darryn Murray Based on the size and location of the leopard, we assumed this to be the …
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Capturing Honeymoon Highlights On Safari

Honeymoon Experiences | February 1, 2019

Newlyweds Justin and Alex Joffe visited Lion Sands River Lodge for their honeymoon in January. They described their visit as “a trip of a lifetime” and the “highlight of their honeymoon.” The game drives were one of the biggest draw-cards for them. “Each safari was so authentic, and our guide Morné had remarkable knowledge and passion. …
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The Rainy Season Has Finally Begun!

Lion Sands Wildlife | January 11, 2019

It’s said that the bush transforms overnight between the dry and rainy seasons. While we don’t actually watch the grass grow, it is certainly true that after the first few weeks of rain, the landscape looks completely different, changing from dry and barren to lush and vibrant. The rainy season here usually begins around November. The …
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Postcards From a Lion Sands’ Safari

Safari Experiences | December 20, 2018

Third- (soon to be fourth-) time guest, Lyn Mitchell was born and raised in the UK, now lives in San Francisco, but admits that Lion Sands, South Africa has an allure unlike any other place. She shares some of her special memories and photos with us. “I enjoy travelling, delicious food, and meeting new people. …
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