Lion Sands Game Reserve

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Lion Sands Game Reserve

Situated amongst South Africas famous Kruger National Park, rest the luxury Lion Sands Game Reserve. Each villa in the resort is specifically designed to combine sleek, clean luxury with local traditional characteristics, all served with a modern pool offering breathtaking views over the safari grounds. The family-run resorts offer world-class safari tours by feet or by private vehicles, with educated guides and extraordinary vibrant wildlife allowing you to view mother nature the way it was intended.

Sustainable Resort
Classic Perspective Certificated
Best Resorts in Africa (Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards)
Check Out: 03:00AM - Check Out 11:00PM
18 rooms, 20 suites, 9 villas and a treehouse.
1 Restaurant / 1 Bar
Great for Families
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Accommodation

RIVER LODGE

With eight Luxury Rooms, six Superior Luxury Rooms, and four River Suites including a Family Suite, it’s for you to choose which best suits you – but the extraordinary view comes standard. 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 together socially or quietly in the bar, restaurant, Gallery or firepit lounge, the running theme here is luxury living. River Lodge welcomes children 10 years and older.

IVORY LODGE

The lodge’s eight one-bedroom Villas, secluded at the confluence of the Sabie and Sand rivers, are the ultimate bush retreats. Your private lounge, patio, deck and pool invite easy relaxation, while a dedicated team of staff are around to take care or your every whim and fancy. Here, everything is included – from your champagne of choice stocked in the maxibar, to your favourite shirt, washed and pressed – creating a highly-personalised experience of a safari, your way. Ivory Lodge welcomes children 10 years and older

IVORY LODGE

The lodge’s eight one-bedroom Villas, secluded at the confluence of the Sabie and Sand rivers, are the ultimate bush retreats. Your private lounge, patio, deck and pool invite easy relaxation, while a dedicated team of staff are around to take care or your every whim and fancy. Here, everything is included – from your champagne of choice stocked in the maxibar, to your favourite shirt, washed and pressed – creating a highly-personalised experience of a safari, your way. Ivory Lodge welcomes children 10 years and older

NARINA LODGE

Perched among a canopy of 100-year-old trees, the style of Narina is that of a luxurious treehouse, where the main areas link to the 9 private Suites via raised wooden walkways. Offering complete privacy, and whether you choose to spend time at your private pool overlooking the River, reclining on the couch in your lounge, or soaking in a bubble bath, you will not be cheated of the breathtaking panorama.Narina Lodge welcomes children 10 years and older

TINGA LODGE

Tinga is an escape that everyone should enjoy at least once in their lifetime. With just 9 unique luxurious suites, each located in an utterly private spot overlooking the river, guests are treated to the ultimate African luxury experience. Each of Tinga’s suites has a bathroom with a bath and shower, separate lounge area with minibar, private plunge pool and deck, 24 hour air-conditioning and a range of luxury amenities.Tinga Lodge welcomes children 10 years and older

TINGA LODGE

Tinga is an escape that everyone should enjoy at least once in their lifetime. With just 9 unique luxurious suites, each located in an utterly private spot overlooking the river, guests are treated to the ultimate African luxury experience. Each of Tinga’s suites has a bathroom with a bath and shower, separate lounge area with minibar, private plunge pool and deck, 24 hour air-conditioning and a range of luxury amenities.Tinga Lodge welcomes children 10 years and older
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Experiences

Private Safari

Being entirely private, Lion Sands offers you an intimate safari experience. With only six guests to a game viewer and exclusive traversing on our reserve, you’ll have minimal encounters with other people. Though compelling sightings do attract more attention, the number of vehicles here is also limited.

Safari Stops

As one of Lion Sands’ many tailor-made experiences, our safari stops are something truly special. Between the action, they are pauses to simply appreciate being in the bush and in the moment. An exciting morning breaks for hot beverages – with sneaky tots of Amarula liqueur, if you like – and freshly-baked treats, as the animals begin to stir.

Wildlife

Africa has been called the greatest show on earth, and Lion Sands presents a safari that plays out like a highlights reel. You will see all of Africa’s iconic species – lion leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, and zebra – along with a supporting cast of no less intriguing 137 mammal species and over 450 varieties of bird. The safaris present an adventure that is wild, and then some!

Bush Walks

For those who wish to experience the bush, not just observe it, there is no better guided excursion. This is a wonderful opportunity to encounter the smaller creatures, often missed on safari vehicles, and to discover more about the reserve’s plants – many with fascinating medicinal properties and traditional uses.

Photography

The Creature Lab at Lion Sands River Lodge has been designed for photographers, whether you are novice or professional. State-of-the-art printers transform your pictures into large-scale canvas works of art, while our resident photographer is on hand to offer guidance to enhance your shots through professional editing software. Photographic equipment is available to rent, either on site or prior to your arrival.

Best of Both Worlds

Lion Sands Game Reserve is unique, being the only private sanctuary rooted in both the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and Kruger National Park. The 50km (31mi) border between these great wildernesses is unfenced, and only the Sabie River separates our Sabi and Kruger regions. The wildlife roams freely between them, and at Lion Sands we see the passage of an unparalleled number and diversity of species.

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Bush Walks

Photography

Best of Both Worlds

DINING

LION SANDS DINING

From boma feasts to safari refreshment stops, chefs are adept at crafting cuisine that will appeal to any palate, be it those with a sweet tooth, vegetarians, health fans or meat lovers. The chefs can meet any dietary requirement, including kosher. They transform local recipes into contemporary dishes, giving you a taste for Southern Africa. Paired with premium wines from the Cape, dining is a true experience at The Lion Sands Game Reserv. Wine tastings are also a favourite of connoisseurs and dabblers, alike. Three meals per day, as well as a number of delectable treats, will ensure that no one goes hungry.

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Facilities & Inclusions

Facilities

Hotel facilities with your booking include:

  • Bar & Restaurant
  • Luggage storage
  • Terraces
  • Local Gardens
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Fitness Centre
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Inclusions

Inclusions with your booking include:

  • Daily housekeeping
  • High speeds wifi
  • Food & Drinks
  • Walking Tours
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Location

Lion Sands Game Reserve are located in the Mpumalanga province, and our four lodges are found in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, and Kruger National Park. The resort are an easy hour’s flight from Johannesburg and two hours from Cape Town.

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