Lion Sands River Lodge

Lion Sands River Lodge, Sabi Sand Reserve

Discover a place of mind-boggling beauty where sheer tranquillity in nature takes you away from stressful life. Lion Sands River Lodge is an authentic safari experience in the Lion Sands Game Reserve, part of the greater Kruger National Park. Enjoy the 2 swimming pools (heated in winter), wooden viewing decks, secluded bird hide, conference room, Africology Health Spa & gymnasium, curio shop and open-air (Boma) dining area. Learn more about the wilderness than you ever thought possible.

Lion Sands River Lodge is situated in the Lion Sands Game Reserve – one of Africa’s truly unspoiled wilderness areas, where the private Sabi Sand Game Reserve meets the world-renowned Kruger National Park. The lodge is the Eden of the More family’s youth and the first Lion Sands’ lodge to welcome guests, who between visits have married, become parents, and whose children have grown and now come to stay. In recent years the lodge has undergone a renovation that has introduced a new sense of brightness and space – where lovers and families come together and share extraordinary experiences. This is a place for making memories.

Lion Sands is a place that enriches one’s soul and promises life-changing moments and opportunities that will leave you with memories of unforgettable experiences. It is an extraordinary gift passed down over generations and even for those of us who have known its sweeping landscapes since birth, it remains a place of extraordinary beauty and discovery.

River Lodge is a sophisticated interpretation of the traditional safari lodge, with light and bright contemporary décor, and limited walls allowing a flow between the inside and out. Wooden walkways lead off to a spa, gym and pool, and back to the main lodge, where the deck’s connected water features give the impression of floating on the river. Whether you enjoy your time socially or quietly in the bar, restaurant, MORE Gallery (with guest Creative Lab) or firepit lounge, the running theme here is luxury living.

The lodge’s eight Luxury Rooms, six Superior Luxury Rooms and four River Suites are spaced along a path to reveal splendid river views, and make for a very personal safari stay. The River Suites, each fronted by a plunge pool and set further away from the main lodge, are the most spacious and private – and also include a Family Suite. It’s for you to choose which accommodation best suits you – but the extraordinary view comes standard.

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Highlights

  • Located in the Southern Sabi Sand Game Reserve
  • Lion Sands Sabi Sand is the only Reserve in South Africa to offer a safari in both the Sabie and Sand River ecosystems.
Lion Sands River Lodge Overview

Situated on the banks of the Sabie River, Lion Sands River Lodge looks east over South Africa’s famous Kruger National Park where the sun rises over animal’s great and small. These wild beasts move freely between the wildlife rich Sabi Sands Game Reserve and Kruger.
Guests catch a plane from Cape Town or Johannesburg to Skukuza, and then the lodge offers transfers to its unique accommodation.
Hands-on service and attention to detail make visitors feel right at home in this place of luxury and getting back to nature. The Lion Sands River Lodge, like its name, catches the spirit of the Sabie River where hippo plays and antelope come down to drink.
Accommodation in 20 elegant thatched chalets soaks in the river views, across the richness of the bushveld beyond. Visitors can sit on their own private wooden decks and watch wild animals drinking.
Feel part of the Kruger National Park in rooms that reflect the African bush: serene soft colours enhance the peace that is Sabie Sands River Lodge while indoor and outdoor showers keep guests cool. All rooms feature air-conditioning, overhead fans, king size beds with mosquito nets, mini bars and safes. Raised boardwalks link chalets to the main guest areas.
Here guests are treated to a comfy lounge and bar area with fireplace, an indoor dining area and open air boma for meals around the nightly bonfire. Enjoy the outside safari lounge, the two swimming pools heated in winter, wooden viewing decks, a conference room and a curio shop. A secluded bird hide adds tremendous value to this lodge and for those seeking modern comforts, head for the Lalamuka Health Spa and Gymnasium.

Facilities
  • 12 x Luxury Suites
  • 8 x Superior Suites
  • Children of 10 and older welcome
  • Childrens’ activities and baby sitting available
  • Family Rooms available, including 2 interleading rooms
  • Two swimming pools
  • Open plan lounge and dining area
  • Suitable for disabled travellers (with assistance)
  • Full range of dietary preferences catered for
  • Free Wi-Fi (in public areas)
From ZAR 17 080

PER PERSON SHARING PER NIGHT


ACTIVITIES
  • Morning and evening game drives
  • Bush walks
  • Bird watching
  • Astronomy
  • Bush breakfasts
  • Bush dinners
  • River walks
  • Hippo tours
  • Safari lunches
  • Wildlife lectures
  • Treehouse
  • Boma dinners
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Wellness treatments
  • Local village experiences

INCLUDED
  • Accommodation
  • All meals including high tea and snacks on game drives
  • All drinks including alcoholic drinks
  • Two guided game viewing activities per day
  • Return airport transfers from Skukuza airport

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