Lion Sands Game Reserve Location & Directions
Lion Sands Private Game Reserve shares unfenced borders with both Sabi Sand Game Reserve and the Kruger National Park, making the game viewing excursions irreplaceable experiences.
Lion Sands Location and Directions
Lion Sands Private Game Reserve is situated on 7,000 hectares (17,000 acres) of the Southern Sabi Sand Game Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park. An unfenced border allows access to the Kruger National Park.
Sabi Sand is not open to the general public and benefits from a location free of mass tourism. Guests can enjoy an exclusive stay in the reserve and delight in uninterrupted game viewing with possible off-road ventures into the wilderness.
Directions to Lion Sands by Road
NOTES: Guests arriving by road are required to pay a cash levy at the entrance to Sabi Sand Reserve.
The self-drive option is the opportune time for guests to navigate their way through South Africa’s Gauteng and Mpumalanga provinces if travelling from Johannesburg. In a road trip of approximately 5 hours, Lion Sands can be reached. However, it is advised that guests stop overnight along the way to maximize their tour of this part of South Africa.
From Gauteng, take the N12/N4 highway to Mbombela (formerly known as Nelspruit). Follow the R40 from Mbombela through to White River and on to the R538 which will take you into Hazyview and towards the R536 towards Paul Kruger Gate (Kruger National Park). After 38km turn left onto a gravel road and follow the signposts to Lion Sands Sabi Sand.
Guests coming from Cape Town International Airport or Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport can board one of the daily flights to Skukuza Airport. A road transfer from the airport delivers guests to Lion Sands Game Reserve in a short game drive.
An alternative option is a flight into the regional airport, Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA/MQP). Guests coming from Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban can fly to this airport and embark on a 2-hour road transfer into Lion Sands Game Reserve.
Distances to Lion Sands Game Reserve
OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg – 5 hours / 490km
Hoedspruit Airport – 2hrs 15min / 160km
KMIA/MQP Airport, Mbombela (Nelspruit) – 1hr 45min / 110km
Hazyview – 1 hour / 67km
Paul Kruger Gate, Kruger National Park – 45min / 32km
Skukuza Airport, Kruger National Park – 25min / 12km