Narina Lodge at Lion Sands
Set on stilts among 100-year-old riverine trees, Narina Lodge at Lion Sands 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 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 section of the reserve. Enjoy professional, exclusive, and uncrowded safaris, night drives, and off-road ventures into the bush. Lion Sands game rangers 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.
- Game drives
- Guided bushwalks
- Helicopter flip
- Hot air balloon rides
- Local community visits
- Wine tastings
- Kids adventure club
- Exceptional Big 5 game drives
- World-class dining
- Treehouse experiences
- 5-star luxury
- Kruger Mpumalanga
- O.R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg)
Children 10 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 from 03 Jan 2020 – 03 Jan 2022
Low: 01 December – 19 December
High: 04 January – 30 November
Peak: 20 December – 03 January
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. Secluded and spacious, the suites open up to the outdoors through large glass sliding doors. A minibar, elegantly draped mosquito netting, and air-conditioning all add a touch of comfort to this unique setting. Less
Refer to T&C's above
Peak Season R22 625 per person, per night
High Season R18 100 per person, per night
Low Season R15 385 per person, per night
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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.
Fly from major centres in South Africa to Skukuza or Kruger Mpumalanga airport.
- Johannesburg to Skukuza: 50 minutes
- Cape Town to Skukuza: 2 hours 30 minutes
- Durban to Kruger Mpumalanga: 1 hour 15 minutes
- Johannesburg to Kruger Mpumalanga: 45 minutes
- Cape Town to Kruger Mpumalanga: 2 hours 20 minutes