The Golden Lions have snapped up Bulls lock Marvin Orie for next season.
While losing flyhalf Marnitz Boshoff, JW Bell and Martin Muller, they also secured the services of Western Province prop Sti Sitholi.
Commenting on the transfers, Lions CEO Rudolf Streauli says: “I would like to express gratitude to the players leaving us, for giving 100 percent of their efforts to the game, the team and the organisation.
“Good luck. In the same vein we welcome all the newcomers in our fold and we hope that you will prosper under our banner.”