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Lion Sands River Lodge, Sabi Sand Game Reserve – South Africa

From £780 or $1008 per night (September 2020, Booking.com)

Set on the beautiful banks of the peaceful Sabie River, guests head to Lion Sands to safari in style. Straddling the private Sabi Sand Game Reserve and the stunning Kruger National Park, this is a very special place with breathtaking views that captivate all who are fortunate enough to visit. The resort features 18 guest chalets as well as 3 tree-houses for guests to stay in, a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will put you right at the heart of wild Africa.

This resort offers no shortage of animal encounters as it is located in one of the most ideal areas for wildlife spotting. Expert rangers are on hand to take you by jeep or on foot to see lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, hippos, and zebras. Animal lovers will be in their element here, in their own David Attenborough documentary come alive.

Take a private helicopter trip to fly over the Blyde River Canyon then wait for nightfall to go stargazing from the riverside platform. Visit a local village to learn about local crafts or spend an evening learning from the in-house ecologist at an evening wildlife lecture. For those with an adventurous, curious spirit, there’s nowhere quite like it.


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