Regaled by The Coolist as nestled in one of the “most naturally beautiful settings in the world”, the Lion Sands Game Reserve in South Africa isn’t just a stay; it’s an immersive safari experience. Here, the magnificent beasts of Africa – lions, hippos, elephants, and giraffes – roam freely, allowing guests an intimate yet safe encounter with the wild.
The eco resort is a testament to sustainable luxury. It encompasses five sophisticated lodges and three exquisite treehouses, each meticulously placed amidst the dense wilderness. Elevated on platforms, these treehouses grant guests a panoramic vantage point, providing an unmatched opportunity for a night beneath the sprawling African sky.
For those truly daring souls yearning for an unadulterated touch of the wild, the treehouses at Lion Sands deliver. Designed with a minimalistic approach and devoid of electricity, they offer an authentic taste of the African outdoors. As dusk approaches and the last rays of sun bid adieu, the nocturnal symphony of the wild begins, ensuring an experience like no other.
Guests at the Lion Sands Game Reserve can pick from three lofty treehouses:
The Chalkley Treehouse: Serenely situated by an age-old tree in an expansive field, it is adorned with lanterns that cast a gentle glow, piercing the night’s darkness.
The Tinyeleti Treehouse: Tucked within verdant foliage and overlooking a babbling stream, it is connected by a raised boardwalk, adding an element of adventure to the journey.
While seclusion is a promise, comfort isn’t compromised. Each treehouse is designed to accommodate individuals or couples, equipped with modern amenities. The open-air design features opulent canopy beds complete with mosquito netting, dining spaces, and bathrooms. The experience is further elevated with a sumptuous picnic dinner that awaits guests, setting the stage for a mesmerizing evening of wildlife watching, spectacular sunsets, and stargazing.
Back at the main lodge, luxury continues to unfold with hot tubs, outdoor baths, and saunas, all set against the backdrop of the scenic Sabie River.
Starting at ZAR 2,750.00 per person per night (approximately $235/£150/€189), the Lion Sands Game Reserve promises an unparalleled African escapade.
Photos: © Lion Sands Private Game Reserve.