Luxury Africa Collection

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

The 5 Star Premium Graded Ivory Lodge offers the ultimate safari experience. The lodge itself is a contemporary-style masterpiece, built of concrete, timber, glass and steel to meld into the riverscape. The 9, one-bedroom Villas provide every comfort and convenience – from private relaxation areas, pools and maxi bars to, in the case of the two-bedroom Fish Eagle Villa, a spa and gym, butler, personal chef, field guide, and safari vehicle. And everything is included for a tailor made family/friend adventure.

Classic Perspective Certified
Sustainable Resort
Conservation Efforts
Check-in time: 2pm / Check-out time: 10am
Family Friendly
South Africa's Leading Luxury Lodge 2020 (World Travel Awards)
8 Villas / 1 Family Villa (Fish Eagle Villa)
Dining Area / Boma / Bar
Wheelchair Accessible

Accommodation

One-Bedroom Villa

Your private lounge, patio, deck and pool invite easy relaxation. 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.

Fish Eagle Villa

Fish Eagle Villa gives you your own private piece of Africa, between the bush and the river. They say if you sit long enough in the same spot you'll see a little something of all creatures great and small as they gather at the water. The Villa has more than enough space to spread out and make yourself completely at home. Two en-suite bedrooms can sleep four adults and another two children, each on an extra single bed in their parent’s rooms. The Villa can also be booked in conjunction with the two-sleeper Bateleur Villa, allowing all eight guests to enjoy Fish Eagle’s exclusive facilities.

Dining

Outdoor Dining Area

Indoor Dining Area

Bar

Activities

01
Private Safari

Game drives, in open safari vehicles, head out each day at sunrise and again in the late afternoon. Lion Sand’s natural animal population includes the Big Five, and the reserve is especially renowned for the quality of its leopard viewing – the most elusive of predators. With exclusive traversing rights on both Lion Sands’ Sabi Sand and Kruger Park sections, guests are assured a truly intimate safari experience. A maximum of 16 vehicles are allowed out on the reserve at any one time, and the number per sighting is also limited. Private game drives are included in the accommodation rates for guests of Fish Eagle Villa, Ivory Lodge and Hi’Nkweni Villa, Tinga Lodge.

02
Bush Walks

Join after-breakfast walks on the wild side. Guests are immersed in the bush, rather than just observing it. All five senses are engaged, as they feel scrub crunch beneath their feet, touch the velvety acacia seed pod, hear the crack of a branch indicating they are not alone, and spot big game at eye level – exhilarating! The resort's expert guides will tailor walks to each guest’s area/s of interest, focusing on mammals, birds, insects, plants, geology, etc.

03
Helicopter Flights

Lion Sands has partnered with Mpumalanga Helicopter Company to take guests on exhilarating flights over the gorges, rivers, waterfalls, and dramatic rock formations of the province’s escarpment and lowveld. From above, guests have the best perspective to view (and photograph) some of the land’s natural wonders, including but not limited to: the Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondawels, Pinnacle Rock, Lisbon Falls, and Hippo Hollow.

04
A Night in a Treehouse

The million-star Chalkley and Kingston (Sabi Sand) and Tinyeleti (Kruger Park) are the ultimate bush bedrooms, where romantics, adventurers and solitude seekers alike can discover the magic of a night out in African – in complete luxury. Guests arrive at sunset to a picnic dinner, spend the dusk hours watching animals wander past (at a safe distance), and fall asleep counting shooting stars. And they can rest easy knowing a field guide is always on radio call, should they feel they need assistance.

05
Mack & Madi Kids’ Programme

Along with the lodges’ options and flexibility around accommodations and meals, tailor-made activities give children (5 to 11 years) a little extra freedom to explore and just be kids – and make family travel child’s play. Activities keep young guests occupied with the wonders of the natural world, as well as with sports and crafts, during their stays. Just some of the fun includes: family morning game drives; bush orientation; bug CSI; dung tracking; spoor casting; scavenger hunts; pool games; rock painting; beading; pizza making in the bomas; cookie baking and cupcake decorating in the kitchens; and stargazing. Parents are welcome to join in, or sneak a few hours for themselves.

06
Spa and Wellness

The hours between safaris are an ideal time to spend being pampered. A selection of indulgent therapies is offered by expert therapists in the quiet retreat of the lodges’ spas or open-air bush salas – a luxury unique to Africa. Guests choose from massages, exfoliations, reflexology, and facials with Africology skincare products and essential oils – all ethically formulated with the finest natural and organic ingredients – as well as manicures and pedicures. Yogis will find no better place to stretch out any leftover tension than on their private decks overlooking the Sabie River, where the energy flows pure.

Spa & Wellness

Facilities

  • Guest lounge
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Boma
  • Viewing/Dining deck
  • On-site, dedicated kosher kitchen
  • Spa, offering a spa and beauty treatments by expert therapists
  • Guest gym, with all essential, state-of-the-art equipment
  • Wi-Fi – but we recommend connecting with each other
  • MORE Gallery, retailing rare items and art for guests to take home and treasure a piece of South Africa
  • Creative Lab (at River Lodge), where guests can professionally edit and print their photos onto canvas
  • Mack & Madi Kids’ Adventure Explorers programme – keeps curious youngsters busy (and parents relaxed)

Inclusions

  • All meals
  • Beverages including a selection of premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines and champagnes
  • Teas, coffees and maxi-bar in room
  • Two game drives daily with FGASA-accredited field guide and tracker
  • Game drive refreshments and snacks
  • Specified inclusive safari activities
  • Skukuza Airport transfers
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bush walks
  • Stargazing
  • Wildlife lectures
  • Mack & Madi Kids’ Adventure Explorers experiences
  • Laundry
Location
Ivory Lodge is located on the Sabi Sands side of Lion Sands Game Reserve, which protects 6 400ha/15 800ac of, arguably, Africa’s most pristine Big Five territory. Lion Sands Game Reserve is the only private reserve to have a foot in both the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and Kruger National Park. The Sand River flows through the reserve for 11km (7mi) from northwest to southeast, while the Sabie River flows for 12km (7.5mi) on the southern boundary. Because of these continuous water sources, the area enjoys one of the highest and most biodiverse wildlife populations in Africa. Over two hundred different species live in abundance, and the dynamic birdlife will appeal to both seasoned and amateur bird enthusiasts alike. The Sabi Sand Reserve is renowned for the quality of its leopard viewing, the most elusive of predators.
Distance from Skukuza Airport

25 minutes drive to Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Classic Perspective

Luxury Travel
Luxury Africa Collection

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

The 5 Star Premium Graded Ivory Lodge offers the ultimate safari experience. The lodge itself is a contemporary-style masterpiece, built of concrete, timber, glass and steel to meld into the riverscape. The 9, one-bedroom Villas provide every comfort and convenience – from private relaxation areas, pools and maxi bars to, in the case of the two-bedroom Fish Eagle Villa, a spa and gym, butler, personal chef, field guide, and safari vehicle. And everything is included for a tailor made family/friend adventure.

Sustainable Resort
Classic Perspective Certified
Check-in time: 2pm / Check-out time: 10am
Family Friendly
South Africa's Leading Luxury Lodge 2020 (World Travel Awards)
8 Villas / 1 Family Villa (Fish Eagle Villa)
Dining Area / Boma / Bar
Wheelchair Accessible
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One-Bedroom Villa

Your private lounge, patio, deck and pool invite easy relaxation. 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.

Fish Eagle Villa

Fish Eagle Villa gives you your own private piece of Africa, between the bush and the river. They say if you sit long enough in the same spot you'll see a little something of all creatures great and small as they gather at the water. The Villa has more than enough space to spread out and make yourself completely at home. Two en-suite bedrooms can sleep four adults and another two children, each on an extra single bed in their parent’s rooms. The Villa can also be booked in conjunction with the two-sleeper Bateleur Villa, allowing all eight guests to enjoy Fish Eagle’s exclusive facilities.

Accommodation

One-Bedroom Villa

Your private lounge, patio, deck and pool invite easy relaxation. 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.

Fish Eagle Villa

Fish Eagle Villa gives you your own private piece of Africa, between the bush and the river. They say if you sit long enough in the same spot you'll see a little something of all creatures great and small as they gather at the water. The Villa has more than enough space to spread out and make yourself completely at home. Two en-suite bedrooms can sleep four adults and another two children, each on an extra single bed in their parent’s rooms. The Villa can also be booked in conjunction with the two-sleeper Bateleur Villa, allowing all eight guests to enjoy Fish Eagle’s exclusive facilities.

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One-Bedroom Villa

One-Bedroom Villa

Your private lounge, patio, deck and pool invite easy relaxation. 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.

Fish Eagle Villa

Fish Eagle Villa gives you your own private piece of Africa, between the bush and the river. They say if you sit long enough in the same spot you'll see a little something of all creatures great and small as they gather at the water. The Villa has more than enough space to spread out and make yourself completely at home. Two en-suite bedrooms can sleep four adults and another two children, each on an extra single bed in their parent’s rooms. The Villa can also be booked in conjunction with the two-sleeper Bateleur Villa, allowing all eight guests to enjoy Fish Eagle’s exclusive facilities.
Fish Eagle Villa

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Activities
01
Private Safari

Game drives, in open safari vehicles, head out each day at sunrise and again in the late afternoon. Lion Sand’s natural animal population includes the Big Five, and the reserve is especially renowned for the quality of its leopard viewing – the most elusive of predators. With exclusive traversing rights on both Lion Sands’ Sabi Sand and Kruger Park sections, guests are assured a truly intimate safari experience. A maximum of 16 vehicles are allowed out on the reserve at any one time, and the number per sighting is also limited. Private game drives are included in the accommodation rates for guests of Fish Eagle Villa, Ivory Lodge and Hi’Nkweni Villa, Tinga Lodge.

02
Bush Walks

Join after-breakfast walks on the wild side. Guests are immersed in the bush, rather than just observing it. All five senses are engaged, as they feel scrub crunch beneath their feet, touch the velvety acacia seed pod, hear the crack of a branch indicating they are not alone, and spot big game at eye level – exhilarating! The resort's expert guides will tailor walks to each guest’s area/s of interest, focusing on mammals, birds, insects, plants, geology, etc.

03
Helicopter Flights

Lion Sands has partnered with Mpumalanga Helicopter Company to take guests on exhilarating flights over the gorges, rivers, waterfalls, and dramatic rock formations of the province’s escarpment and lowveld. From above, guests have the best perspective to view (and photograph) some of the land’s natural wonders, including but not limited to: the Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondawels, Pinnacle Rock, Lisbon Falls, and Hippo Hollow.

04
A Night in a Treehouse

The million-star Chalkley and Kingston (Sabi Sand) and Tinyeleti (Kruger Park) are the ultimate bush bedrooms, where romantics, adventurers and solitude seekers alike can discover the magic of a night out in African – in complete luxury. Guests arrive at sunset to a picnic dinner, spend the dusk hours watching animals wander past (at a safe distance), and fall asleep counting shooting stars. And they can rest easy knowing a field guide is always on radio call, should they feel they need assistance.

05
Mack & Madi Kids’ Programme

Along with the lodges’ options and flexibility around accommodations and meals, tailor-made activities give children (5 to 11 years) a little extra freedom to explore and just be kids – and make family travel child’s play. Activities keep young guests occupied with the wonders of the natural world, as well as with sports and crafts, during their stays. Just some of the fun includes: family morning game drives; bush orientation; bug CSI; dung tracking; spoor casting; scavenger hunts; pool games; rock painting; beading; pizza making in the bomas; cookie baking and cupcake decorating in the kitchens; and stargazing. Parents are welcome to join in, or sneak a few hours for themselves.

06
Spa and Wellness

The hours between safaris are an ideal time to spend being pampered. A selection of indulgent therapies is offered by expert therapists in the quiet retreat of the lodges’ spas or open-air bush salas – a luxury unique to Africa. Guests choose from massages, exfoliations, reflexology, and facials with Africology skincare products and essential oils – all ethically formulated with the finest natural and organic ingredients – as well as manicures and pedicures. Yogis will find no better place to stretch out any leftover tension than on their private decks overlooking the Sabie River, where the energy flows pure.

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Facilities

Hotel facilities with your booking:

  • Guest lounge
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Boma
  • Viewing/Dining deck
  • On-site, dedicated kosher kitchen
  • Spa, offering a spa and beauty treatments by expert therapists
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Inclusions

Inclusions with your booking:

  • All meals
  • Beverages including a selection of premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines and champagnes
  • Teas, coffees and maxi-bar in room
  • Two game drives daily with FGASA-accredited field guide and tracker
  • Game drive refreshments and snacks
  • Specified inclusive safari activities
  • Skukuza Airport transfers
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bush walks
  • Stargazing
  • Wildlife lectures
  • Mack & Madi Kids’ Adventure Explorers experiences
  • Laundry
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Frequently Asked Questions

Location
Ivory Lodge is located on the Sabi Sands side of Lion Sands Game Reserve, which protects 6 400ha/15 800ac of, arguably, Africa’s most pristine Big Five territory. Lion Sands Game Reserve is the only private reserve to have a foot in both the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and Kruger National Park. The Sand River flows through the reserve for 11km (7mi) from northwest to southeast, while the Sabie River flows for 12km (7.5mi) on the southern boundary. Because of these continuous water sources, the area enjoys one of the highest and most biodiverse wildlife populations in Africa. Over two hundred different species live in abundance, and the dynamic birdlife will appeal to both seasoned and amateur bird enthusiasts alike. The Sabi Sand Reserve is renowned for the quality of its leopard viewing, the most elusive of predators.
Distance from Skukuza Airport

25 minutes drive to Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

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Sabi Sands Game Reserve / South Africa

The 5 Star Premium Graded Ivory Lodge offers the ultimate safari experience. The lodge itself is a contemporary-style masterpiece, built of concrete, timber, glass and steel to meld into the riverscape. The 9, one-bedroom Villas provide every comfort and convenience – from private relaxation areas, pools and maxi bars to, in the case of the two-bedroom Fish Eagle Villa, a spa and gym, butler, personal chef, field guide, and safari vehicle. And everything is included for a tailor made family/friend adventure.

Check-in time: 2pm / Check-out time: 10am
Dining Area / Boma / Bar
8 Villas / 1 Family Villa (Fish Eagle Villa)
Accommodation
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Inclusions:

Inclusions with the hotel Include:
  • All meals
  • Beverages including a selection of premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines and champagnes
  • Teas, coffees and maxi-bar in room
  • Two game drives daily with FGASA-accredited field guide and tracker
See More Inclusions

Facilities:

Facilities within the hotel include:
  • Guest lounge
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Boma
  • Viewing/Dining deck
  • On-site, dedicated kosher kitchen
  • Spa, offering a spa and beauty treatments by expert therapists
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Restaurants

A team of dedicated chefs ensure that every meal at Lion Sands becomes a special occasion. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea-time treats, prepared by the team of chefs, are of unparalleled quality and incorporate flavours from around the globe complemented with an African flair.

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Activities

Within the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, the ‘Big 5’, (elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo and leopard), abound and viewing them at close proximity is the lodge's speciality. Traversing over 6 400ha/15 800ac of incredibly diverse ecosystems makes Lion Sands the ideal destination to view plentiful game in its natural habitat. Each day brings something different, as you explore the bush in an open game viewing vehicle. Whether it is a leopard on the hunt, lions roaring at twilight, hippo wallowing in the river, or a crocodile basking on a sandy bank; each viewing will enthrall.

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Location
Distance from Skukuza Airport

25 minutes drive to Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Ivory Lodge is located on the Sabi Sands side of Lion Sands Game Reserve, which protects 6 400ha/15 800ac of, arguably, Africa’s most pristine Big Five territory. Lion Sands Game Reserve is the only private reserve to have a foot in both the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and Kruger National Park. The Sand River flows through the reserve for 11km (7mi) from northwest to southeast, while the Sabie River flows for 12km (7.5mi) on the southern boundary. Because of these continuous water sources, the area enjoys one of the highest and most biodiverse wildlife populations in Africa. Over two hundred different species live in abundance, and the dynamic birdlife will appeal to both seasoned and amateur bird enthusiasts alike. The Sabi Sand Reserve is renowned for the quality of its leopard viewing, the most elusive of predators.

Frequently Asked Questions

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Fish Eagle Villa

Fish Eagle Villa gives you your own private piece of Africa, between the bush and the river. They say if you sit long enough in the same spot you'll see a little something of all creatures great and small as they gather at the water. The Villa has more than enough space to spread out and make yourself completely at home. Two en-suite bedrooms can sleep four adults and another two children, each on an extra single bed in their parent’s rooms. The Villa can also be booked in conjunction with the two-sleeper Bateleur Villa, allowing all eight guests to enjoy Fish Eagle’s exclusive facilities.

Luxury Africa Collection
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

The 5 Star Premium Graded Ivory Lodge offers the ultimate safari experience. The lodge itself is a contemporary-style masterpiece, built of concrete, timber, glass and steel to meld into the riverscape. The 9, one-bedroom Villas provide every comfort and convenience – from private relaxation areas, pools and maxi bars to, in the case of the two-bedroom Fish Eagle Villa, a spa and gym, butler, personal chef, field guide, and safari vehicle. And everything is included for a tailor made family/friend adventure.

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Accommodation

One-Bedroom Villa

Your private lounge, patio, deck and pool invite easy relaxation. 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.

Fish Eagle Villa

Fish Eagle Villa gives you your own private piece of Africa, between the bush and the river. They say if you sit long enough in the same spot you'll see a little something of all creatures great and small as they gather at the water. The Villa has more than enough space to spread out and make yourself completely at home. Two en-suite bedrooms can sleep four adults and another two children, each on an extra single bed in their parent’s rooms. The Villa can also be booked in conjunction with the two-sleeper Bateleur Villa, allowing all eight guests to enjoy Fish Eagle’s exclusive facilities.

Sustainable Hotel
Family Friendly
Dining Area / Boma / Bar
Check-in time: 2pm / Check-out time: 10am
8 Villas / 1 Family Villa (Fish Eagle Villa)
South Africa's Leading Luxury Lodge 2020 (World Travel Awards)
Classic Certified

Sustainability

Dining

Outdoor Dining Area

Indoor Dining Area

Bar

Activities

01
Private Safari

Game drives, in open safari vehicles, head out each day at sunrise and again in the late afternoon. Lion Sand’s natural animal population includes the Big Five, and the reserve is especially renowned for the quality of its leopard viewing – the most elusive of predators. With exclusive traversing rights on both Lion Sands’ Sabi Sand and Kruger Park sections, guests are assured a truly intimate safari experience. A maximum of 16 vehicles are allowed out on the reserve at any one time, and the number per sighting is also limited. Private game drives are included in the accommodation rates for guests of Fish Eagle Villa, Ivory Lodge and Hi’Nkweni Villa, Tinga Lodge.

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