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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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Capturing Wildlife Moments At Lion Sands

Lion Sands Wildlife | December 12, 2018

Wildlife filmmakers Shannon Wild and Russell MacLaughlin recently joined us for a stay at Lion Sands Game Reserve. Shannon is an Australian photographer and cinematographer with a love for the African bush. She is currently working on several wildlife documentaries for National Geographic. Russell is a local South African who has worked on films for …
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The Bush: The Best Office In The World

Our People | December 11, 2018

Even from a young age, I knew that I couldn’t work at a desk. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad place to be if you love your work, and it’s probably still a possibility for me in the future. For now though, I have chosen a much better office – the bush! The African bushveld is …
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Get Closer To Nature On A Walking Safari

Safari Experiences | December 5, 2018

A walking safari at Lion Sands isn’t any ordinary walk in nature. It’s a way of immersing yourself in the African wilderness, and is reminiscent of the way humans used to experience their world millennia ago. In the bush, we are no longer the dominant species, and have to constantly be alert, and aware of everything around …
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