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Lion Sands 1933 Lodge

Lion Sands 1933 Lodge

Only a few steps from the raw African wilderness, 1933 is a luxury lodge that is part of the Lion Sands Game Reserve. The reserve is well known for its intense concentrations of wildlife as it is wholly within the larger and better known Sabi Sand Game Reserve. The only South African reserve to offer safari experiences in both the Sabi and Sand River ecosystems, Lion Sands is year-round destination full of opportunities for discovery.

Family-owned and managed by the fourth generation More family, 1933 stands as a prime example of conservation, preservation, and sound environmental practices, resulting in a pristine wildlife habitat just waiting to be explored.

1933 is the year that the pioneering ancestor of the More family, Guy Aubrey Chalkley, first fell in love with the area, then known as the Kingston Reserve. Now part of the impressive Lions Sands Reserve, 1933 stands as a place inspired by that original family settlement.

The camp overlooks the Sabi River, and the luxurious destination features four suites as well as a family-friendly children’s dormitory that sleeps eight. 1933 has the feel of a comfortable family home but includes all the exclusive luxuries imaginable from pool to spacious living area to fireplace, topped off by the dedicated staff.

Families make warm memories together as they go on Land Rover safaris led by experienced and enthusiastic guides and trackers. Due to the camp’s location inside the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and its close proximity to world-renowned Kruger National Park, big game is plentiful. All of Africa’s “big five” are on constant parade: elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, and buffalo. On the twice-daily game drives, guests are sure to see many other magnificent animals such as hippo, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, hyena, and impala. Many smaller species of monkeys and birds are also plentiful.

Additional popular activities include guided bush walks, bird watching, astronomy, bush breakfasts and dinners, hippo walks, safari lunches, wildlife lectures, and boma dinners. A night in the Chalkley treehouse under the African stars is an unforgettable experience.

Other optional activities offered for a fee include clay pigeon shooting, ballooning, helicopter rides, wellness treatments at the spa, local village experience, and an elephant interaction experience.

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