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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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Our treehouse updates

Treehouse Experiences | November 14, 2018

  Imagine waking up to panoramic views of the bush, with nothing but the distant roar of lions to act as your alarm clock… If you’re planning a safari adventure at one of our Lion Sands lodges, a stay in one of our treehouses is a must! We’ve recently added a few elements to these unique …
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Tsalala Lions Spoil Guests

Lions of Lion Sands | November 12, 2018

We recently saw an old female giraffe hanging around near Tinga Lodge. She was very thin and limping on her left front leg. We weren’t sure if this was caused by an injury, or if it was just from old age. The afternoon before she died, we found the tracks of the three Tsalala lions coming from …
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Rare White Nyala Takes Refuge At River Lodge

Fascinating Sightings | November 7, 2018

At Lion Sands, beautiful nyala antelope are a common sight. In fact, nyala roam freely around our lodges, and we frequently see them on the walkways and in the open guest areas. What is very uncommon, however, is too see a white nyala. That is why we were shocked to find one at River Lodge! Field …
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Leopard’s Heavy Catch Well Worth The Weight

Fascinating Sightings | October 25, 2018

On an afternoon game drive, a leopard was located by Field Guide Tovhi Mudau. The leopard was found drinking at a watering hole with a full stomach. Thinking she may have a kill nearby, they followed her when she left. As predicted, the leopard made her way back to a carcass, but the prey item …
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Curiosity Killed The… Vulture?

Leopards | September 27, 2018

On an afternoon game drive, myself and my tracker Joel Khoza were looking for leopard when we came to an area where there were several vultures in the air and treetops. We looked for signs of a predator or a kill but didn’t find anything. Joel got off the vehicle to check a dry riverbed …
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