Lions Sands is steeped in history, being a family run game reserve since 1933. Liam recently spent a week up there to consult for their restaurant at River Lodge, working with Janine the GM and Thomas the new chef. River Lodge is a blissful and completely luxurious lodge on the banks of the Sabie River with a spa, two swimming pools and a roof deck for viewing. Naturally, being in the wild Liam’s come back completely relaxed and full of stories of leopards wandering the bush and bull elephants nonchalantly pushing large trees over. We’re jealous – who wouldn’t want to be working with one of the world’s best hotels in the serenity of the African bush? See more at

While there, Liam also noted the great photography of DJ, one of the Lion Sands rangers. See some of his beautiful pictures here