Kruger National Park is the epitome of safari experience in Africa, rich with its lion prides, elephant herds and thousands of other animals, against shifting backdrops of savanna, forests, rivers and mountains. Various private game reserves bordering or close to Kruger National Park offer excellent wildlife sightings and are ideal for those seeking exclusive, luxurious and diverse safari experiences. In addition to daily game drives, you can enjoy night game drives and exciting bush walks to discover the small wonders of nature. Many an accommodation shares their border with Kruger National Park and offers particularly spectacular wildlife viewing experiences from the comfort of your hotel, including leopard sightings in the riverine bush.
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Lion Sands Narina Lodge is a luxurious game lodge located within South Africa’s Kruger National Park. Overlooking the beautiful Sabie River, the lodge offers you a comfortable and pleasant stay in nine exclusive and rustic suites, connected through a wooden walkway.
Lion Sands is located in the Southern Sabi Sand Game Reserve with 7,000 hectares of arguably Africa's most pristine Big 5 territory and the only reserve in South Africa to offer a safari in both the Sabie and Sand River ecosystems.
Lion Sands Tinga Lodge is located within minutes of the Skuzukza Airport and less than a half hour’s drive from The Paul, Kruger Gate. Overlooking the beautiful Sabie River, the nature lodge offers you ample game viewing opportunities.
The Umkumbe Safari Lodge lies along the shores of Sand River in the southern part of Sabi Sands Wild Reserve, adjacent to the renowned Kruger National Park. Umkumbe is a small, rustic lodge with simple, unique chalets.