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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
    • Spa
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    • Swimming
    • Gym
    • Stargazing
    • Wine tastings
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    Highlights

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

    Closest airport

    • Skukuza (SKU)

    Children policy

    Children 10 years and older welcome.

    Included

    2 x Game drives per day, guided bush walks, all meals, soft drinks, in-room minibar, selected alcoholic beverages, and Skukuza airport transfer.

    Excluded

    Premium brand drinks, cellar wines, gate fees, spa treatments, private-use vehicles, specialist activities, and transfers (other than Skukuza Airport transfer).

    Seasons

    Peak: 20 December – 03 January

    High: 04 January – 19 December

    Terms & conditions

    • Rates are per person sharing, per night
    • Single supplement of 50% applicable
    • Rates displayed are valid to 03 January 2025

    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 Read more while the magnificently spacious bedroom boasts an elegantly draped king bed. Less

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    Peak Season £ 1,265 per person, per night

    High Season £ 978 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. Outdoor showers make for a unique natural bathing experience while the opulent bedroom boasts an elegantly draped king bed. Read more Four of the Superior Luxury Rooms are inter-leading, making them ideal for families. Less

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    Peak Season £ 1,391 per person, per night

    High Season £ 1,114 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 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.Less

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    Peak Season £ 1,626 per person, per night

    High Season £ 1,302 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. Elegant bedrooms lead to a spacious Read more full bathroom with freestanding tub and walk-in shower.Less

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    Peak Season £ 1,626 per person, per night

    High Season £ 1,302 per person, per night

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    Travel

    By Road

    The reserve is a 6-hour drive from Johannesburg mostly on the N12 and N4 highway. Lion Sands is  a 25-minute drive from Skukuza (SKU) Airport.

     

    Flying

    Fly from major centres in South Africa to Skukuza (SKU) airport.

     

    Flight Duration

    • Johannesburg to Skukuza: 50 minutes
    • Cape Town to Skukuza: 2 hours 30 minutes
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