SOUTH AFRICA / Lion Sands Private Game Reserve
Guy Aubrey Chalkley first discovered the raw beauty and ancient spirit of the Kingstown Game Reserve, near the Kruger National Park, back in 1933. As a tribute to their predecessor’s pioneering spirit, Nicholas and Robert More, the great grandsons of Guy Chalkley and present-day owners of Lion Sands Private Game Reserve, have built their own private camp, aptly named 1933.
Since 1933 has been designed by the family and for the More family, it encapsulates both the warm, personal ambience associated with a family owned lodge and a world class luxury safari experience.
Nestled on the banks of the Sabie River, 1933 represents a secluded environment where comfort and relaxation are the order of the day. The lodge’s large windows, sliding doors and muted colors mirror the surrounding landscape and create a seamless, indoor-outdoor flow. Timber, thatch and screed flooring add earthy charm to the interior, where the decor is classic-contemporary. There are four spacious suites, each with their own private view of the Sabie River. The bathrooms are just as inviting, courtesy of their double vanity units, elegant bath and outdoor showers. There is also a children’s dormitory, able to sleep up to 8 children, with his and hers bathroom and a bedroom for an au-pair.
1933 at Lion Sands strives to be a gracious home away from home – with a few added luxuries, including your own private chef and ranger and exclusive use of a 4×4 Landrover for safari game drives.