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“You have to know your roots in
order to find your wings!”
This is exactly how Guy Aubrey Chalkley felt when he 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
undertaken to build their own private camp.
Opened in October 2007 and aptly named 1933, this
lodge will welcome local guests, families and friends the world
over. 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.
The lodge’s large windows, sliding doors and muted colours 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. Take the lounge, for instance, with
its natural fibres, oversized chairs and open fireplace that together
create a haven for relaxation. The kitchen is ideal as it opens onto a
dining area that’s equally suited to informal family meals or a
banquet affair. All of these public areas open onto a large, wraparound
wooden deck and 13.5m (15 yard) lap-size swimming pool.
Nestling on the banks of the Sabie River, 1933 represents a secluded environment
where comfort and relaxation are the order of the day. 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 childrens dormitory,
able to sleep up to 8 children, with his and hers bathroom and an interleading
bedroom for an au-pair.
If this sounds like your dream home, that’s exactly what 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, with the exclusive use of a 4x4 Landrover for safari game drives.
What really sets 1933 at Lion Sands apart from any other safari lodge,
is its prime setting on the canopied banks of the Sabie River –
the very place where Guy Chalkley spent hours writing his storybook, Desert
Pool, telling of the myriad adventures his two children, Tony and Louise,
enjoyed while growing up on the Reserve.
1933 Camp Accommodation
Accommodation: Childrens Dormitory
- Childrens dormitory, sleeping max 8 children
- Interleading Au-pair/security bedroom
·-Two bathrooms (one with bath & shower, one with shower only)
- 4 Luxurious Suites (Sleeping max 8 adults)
- 1 Adjoining main public area
- 3 Free standing suites joined by raised wooden walkways
- Double bed (or twins)
- Lobby reception
- En-suite bathroom
- Indoor & Outdoor shower (3 free standing suites)
- Floating bath
- Double vanity with dressing table
- Air-conditioning & overhead fan
- Electronic safe
- Personal bars
- Private wooden viewing deck
1933 Camp Facilities
- Reception Lounge
- Main Kitchen
- Laundry Room
- Presentation Kitchen
- Dining Room
- Lounge with Fireplace
- Outdoor Living Room
- Open Dining Area on Wooden Deck
- Guest Bathroom
- Wine Cellar
- Gym & Sauna
- Additional lounge/Playroom with satellite television
- Internet connectivity
- Lap swimming pool
- Wooden wrap-around decks
- Air conditioning & overhead fans
A Safari Introduction:
The Lion Sands reserve, which has been owned and managed by the More Family
for four generations, is a place of rarity and carries with it a passion
which can only be instilled by a great family history.
The families passion to deliver a world class luxury safari experience
is equaled by their complete commitment in ensuring a pure balance between
the preservation of this pristine "bushveld" (wilderness area),
allowing access for guests to observe some of Africa's greatest mammals
in their natural habitat and ensuring the benefits are shared with local
Lion Sands is the only reserve in the Sabi Sand which employs a full time
ecologist, who is responsible for ensuring the preservation of the land
for another four generations to come.
The Lion Sands Game Reserve is private and exclusive to Lion Sands guests
only, which ensures the safari experience is highly personalised, allowing
guests the time and flexibility to savour the natural beauty which abounds.
Come to Lion Sands, spend a little time with us, man and animal, and you
will experience a feeling of belonging and at the same time a sense of
freedom that comes from those who believe in sharing instead of possessing.
A unique treehouse was built at the original site where Guy Aubrey Chalkley
had climbed into the trees and set up camp to escape from predators roaming
the plains below. The treehouse is a secure bush bedroom under the African
stars, with all the comforts that a guest can experience at a five star
Guests are taken to the treehouse at sunset, where drinks and a delicious
picnic dinner await them.
They then enjoy the hours of African dusk relaxing and
absorbing the beauty and sounds of the bushveld as it transforms from
day to night, before turning in for slumber beneath the stars. As dawn
breaks, guests are collected by their ranger for a morning game drive,
followed by a delicious bush breakfast at one of the many animal and bird
The privacy and seclusion of Chalkley Treehouse allows guests to be completely
alone in the wilderness - a unique experience that few places in the world
can truly offer.
Chalkley Treehouse is built around a majestic 500 year-old Leadwood Tree,
with secure access and beautiful views extending over the plains.
In the treehouse, a bush bedroom is set up to accommodate a single/sharing
guest/s for the night with secure access and as many of the room comforts
as are practically possible, mosquito net, mattress, linen, bedside table,
toilet & bush vanity table.
These experiences will never be forgotten, guaranteed to touch the soul,
a memory that will last forever. (maximum of 2 people).
* All outdoor activities are weather dependent and therefore remain optional.
There is an additional surcharge for this activity.
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