The Sabie River, snaking lazily through the Kruger National Park and the Kingstown property, was the life source of the plentiful fauna and flora, and in the late 1930s, Guy built a small camp on the banks of this impressive river. There weren’t any roads in those days, and Guy, in his old Ford Sedan, had to follow markings on trees to find his route to the camp. John More, who married Guy’s granddaughter, Louise Chalkley, introduced Kingstown to the public in 1978 when he built two camps: River Lodge and Bush Lodge. Even during those early days of extremely basic bush operations (hot water was a luxury), the More family concentrated on keeping Kingstown in its pristine state.

Today, the family employs a full-time ecologist (the only reserve in the Sabi Sand Wildtuin to do so) to monitor the effect of commercialization on the wilderness. For over 60 years, the camp was enjoyed as a peaceful private retreat by the Chalkley and More families.

  • Day 1

    Upon arrival at Skukuza Airport (SZK) you will be met and transferred to the Lion Sands Game Reserve. Lunch is served at the lodge upon arrival. Afternoon game drive which may continue into the early evening in order to view the nocturnal animals as well. Dinner is served at the lodge.

  • Day 2 & 3

    Early morning wake up call. After tea, coffee and snacks your ranger will escorts you to his open safari vehicle for your morning game drive. Return to the lodge and enjoy breakfast. Spend the day at leisure. Lunch is served at the lodge. Afternoon game drive that continues into the evening. Dinner is served at the lodge.

  • Day 4

    Early morning wake up call. After tea, coffee and snacks your ranger will escorts you to his open safari vehicle for your morning game drive. Breakfast is served at the lodge.  After breakfast check out.Transfer back to Skukuza Airport to connect with your onward flight. 

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Activities

Morning and evening game drives in open safari vehicles, bush walks, bird watching, astronomy, bush breakfasts, bush dinners, river walks, hippo tours, safari lunches, wildlife lectures, a night out at one of the treehouses, boma dinners, wellness treatments, local community experiences.

Close encounters with Africa’s prized Big Five (including the lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant) will have the heart pumping and adrenalin coursing in the company of expert Field Guides and Trackers.

Overnight 

  • Day 1  Lion Sands (River Lodge Luxury Room) or similar   
  • Day 2 & Day 3  Lion Sands (River Lodge Luxury Room) or similar   

Includes

  • Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

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