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    Lion Sands River Lodge

    As its name suggests, Lion Sands River Lodge is set on the edge of the scenic Sabie River, allowing for incredible game viewing without even leaving the lodge.  The lodge main area features fire-lit indoor and outdoor lounges, a bar, art gallery, boutique, and curio shop.  Gracefully integrated into the natural surrounds, timber walkways lead off to the health spa, gym, and 2 inviting pools. Lion Sands River Lodge features 8 Luxury Rooms, 6 Superior Luxury Rooms and 4 River Suites of which one is a Family Suite. Viewing decks throughout the lodge ensure that no wildlife spotting opportunities are missed.

     

    Lion Sands is the only private game reserve that has roots in both the Sabi Sand and Kruger National Park. The reserve encompasses 5000 hectares (12 500 acres) of protected area with access to both the Sabie and Sand rivers. With non-migratory wildlife roaming freely between the reserves, and the ideal riverside location, Lion Sands Private Game Reserve promises an incredible Big 5 experience displaying a great diversity of fauna and flora within its magnificent location.

     

    Guests at Lion Sands River lodge reside in the Sabi Sands area of the reserve. Enjoy professional, exclusive, and uncrowded safaris, night drives, and off-road ventures into the bush. Experience the splendour of African nature en foot, follow leopard tracks, be amazed at intriguing birdlife, and relish unique photographic opportunities. Passionate expert guides and trackers, opulent accommodation, sumptuous dining experiences, and enchanting luxury treehouse sleepouts make a visit to Lion Sands Game Reserve an unmatched immersion into the essence of nature’s magnificence. In addition to Lion Sands River Lodge, the Sabi Sands part of the reserve is also home to 5-star Ivory Lodge and the ultra exclusive Fish Eagle Villa.

    Activities

    • Game drives
    • Guided bushwalks
    • Helicopter flip
    • Hot air balloon rides
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    • Local community visits
    • Swimming
    • Gym
    • Spa
    • Stargazing
    • Golf
    • Wine tastings
    • Kids adventure club
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    Highlights

    • Exceptional Big 5 game drives
    • World-class dining
    • Treehouse experiences
    • 5-star luxury

    Closest airport

    • Skukuza
    • Kruger Mpumalanga
    • O.R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg)

    Children policy

    Children 10 years and older welcome.

    Included

    2 x Game drives per day, specified inclusive safari activities, all meals, game drive refreshments and snacks, tea/coffee and Skukuza airport transfer.

    Excluded

    All beverages, cellar wines, mini-bar, gate fees, conservation levy, spa treatments, private-use vehicles, specialist activities, additional extras and transfers (other than Skukuza Airport transfer).

    Seasons

    Peak: 20 December – 03 January

    High: 04 January – 30 November

    Low: 01 December – 19 December

    Terms & conditions

    • Rates are per person sharing, per night
    • Single supplement of 50% applicable
    • Rates displayed are valid until 03 Jan 2023

    Accommodation Options

    Luxury Room

    Sleeps 2 Adults

    These enchanting thatch suites feature large glass doors opening onto a private viewing deck and offer spectacular bush views from the bathtub. Outdoor showers make for a unique natural bathing experience while the magnificently spacious bedroom boasts an elegantly Read more draped king bed. Air-conditioning, a dressing table, and minibar are little details making all the difference for a luxuriously comfortable getaway. Less

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    Peak Season $ 1,188 per person, per night

    High Season $ 950 per person, per night

    Low Season $ 855 per person, per night

    Superior Luxury Room

    Sleeps 2 Adults

    These 6 enchanting thatch suites are larger than the Luxury Rooms, featuring large glass doors which open onto a private viewing deck and offer spectacular bush views from the bathtub. Outdoor showers make for a unique natural bathing experience while the opulent bedroom boasts an elegantly draped king bed. Read moreAir-conditioning, a dressing table, and minibar are little details making all the difference for a luxuriously comfortable getaway. Four of the Superior Luxury Rooms are inter-leading, making them ideal for families. Less

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    Peak Season $ 1,282 per person, per night

    High Season $ 1,025 per person, per night

    Low Season $ 923 per person, per night

    River Suite

    Sleeps 2 Adults

    The 3 River Suites are the most spacious and private suites, set slightly further from the main lodge. Each suite boasts its own private pool and viewing deck with sun-loungers. These suites embrace the beautiful bush views from inside and out, Read moreallowing a full indulgence in nature. An elegant bedroom leads on to a full bathroom and out to an open-air shower. Air-conditioning, a minibar, and mosquito nets are little details ensuring a truly luxurious stay. Less

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    Peak Season $ 1,457 per person, per night

    High Season $ 1,165 per person, per night

    Low Season $ 1,049 per person, per night

    Family River Suite

    Sleeps 4 Adults or 2 Adults and 2 Children

    The Family River Suite features two interleading rooms making it ideal for a family or for friends sharing. The Suite boasts its own private pool and viewing deck with sun-loungers. Elegant bedrooms lead to a spacious full bathroom with freestanding tub and walk-in shower. Read moreAir-conditioning, a minibar, and mosquito nets are little details ensuring a truly luxurious stay while soaking in the natural surroundings. Less

    Refer to T&C's above

    Peak Season $ 1,457 per person, per night

    High Season $ 1,165 per person, per night

    Low Season $ 1,049 per person, per night

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    Getting there

    By Road

    The reserve is a 5-hour drive from Johannesburg mostly on the N12 and N4 highway. Lion Sands is a 1-hour 45-minute drive from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport or a 25-minute drive from Skukuza Airport.

     

    Flying

    Fly from major centres in South Africa to Skukuza or Kruger Mpumalanga airport.

     

    Flight Duration

    • Johannesburg to Skukuza: 50 minutes
    • Cape Town to Skukuza: 2 hours 30 minutes
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    • Durban to Kruger Mpumalanga: 1 hour 15 minutes
    • Johannesburg to Kruger Mpumalanga: 45 minutes
    • Cape Town to Kruger Mpumalanga: 2 hours 20 minutes
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