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    Lion Sands Narina Lodge

    Set on stilts among 100-year-old riverine trees, Lion Sands Narina Lodge is a wonderland of luxury on the banks of the Sabie River. Raised wooden walkways connect the main lodge with nine opulent suites. The main lounge, bar, wine cellar, and library embody an authentic yet luxuriously modern African safari style. A spa sala offers a range of treatments integrating natural and ethically formulated Africology products. Lion Sands Narina Lodge prides itself in providing guests with ultimate privacy. Fine dining under starry skies and cozy evenings next to crackling fires at Lion Sands Narina Lodge make for an enchanting safari getaway.  

    Lion Sands is the only private game reserve that spans between both the Sabi Sand and Kruger National Park. The reserve covers 5000 hectares (12 500 acres) of protected wild land with access to both the Sabie and Sand rivers. With non-migratory wildlife roaming freely between the reserves, and an incredible riverside location, Lion Sands Private Game Reserve offers guests an incredible Big 5 safari with opportunities to encounter a great variety of wildlife, as well as a wealth of flora and bird varieties.

    Guests at Lion Sands Narina Lodge reside in the Kruger National Park section of the reserve. Enjoy professional, exclusive, and uncrowded safaris, night drives, and off-road ventures into the bush. Game rangers at Lion Sands Narina Lodge accompany guests on walking safari’s getting up close to the smaller intricacies of the bush and providing unique photographic opportunities. Lion Sands offers guests the opportunity to embark on a romantic and enchanting luxury treehouse sleepout. Spend a night in an extravagant treehouse, falling asleep under open starry skies as the calls of the wild resound in the distance. Lion Sands Game Reserve is also home to the 5-star Tinga Lodge and the ultra exclusive Hi’Nkweni Villa, on the Kruger National Park side of the reserve.


    • Game drives
    • Guided bushwalks
    • Spa
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    • Swimming
    • Stargazing
    • Wine tastings


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

    Closest airport

    • Skukuza airport (SKU)

    Children policy

    Children 16 years and older welcome.


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


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

    Terms & conditions

    • Rates are per person sharing, per night
    • Single supplement of 50% applicable
    • Rates displayed are valid to 03 January 2025
    • Pay Stay offer is valid 4 Jan – 31 Mar & 1 Nov – 20 Dec


    Low: 01 December – 19 December

    High: 04 January – 30 November

    Peak: 20 December – 03 January

    Accommodation Options

    Luxury Suites

    Sleeps 2 Adults

    PAY 2 STAY 3

    The nine suites at Narina Lodge make for an experience of extraordinary indulgence and natural wonder. Each Suite features its own lounge area, private viewing decks, and plunge pool with river views. Soak in the bathtub overlooking Read more the river or take an outdoor shower for luxurious bathing experiences. Less

    Refer to T&C's above

    Peak Season £ 1,435 per person, per night

    High Season £ 1,147 per person, per night

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    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.



    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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