Accommodation

Lion Sands River Lodge

“Luxurious Safari Lodge in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve”

Budget level: Top-End
Country
South Africa
When to Go
All Year
Property Type
Lodge
Kids Min Age
10

Located in the renowned Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, Lion Sands River Lodge offers a truly inspiring African safari experience: Whether you are looking out for the Big 5 on game drives or on foot, enjoying a traditional meal under the African sky or even spending one night under the starts in a luxury treehouse.

Lion Sands River Lodge is a contemporary and modern interpretation of the traditional safari lodge, with bright and open spaces, modern décor, wooden walkways that connect the main lodge with a spa, a gym, pool and outdoor dining areas. The river deck with unspoilt views of the Sabie River is the perfect spot to sip a cool drink and unwind. Let the talented chefs treat you with their creative and authentic African cuisine, served at either the open-air Boma or the intimate River Lounge. Explore the reserve on morning and afternoon game drives and encounter the Big 5 in the care of experienced rangers and trackers. The Sabi Sand are is famous for its big cat sightings!

The lodge’s eight Luxury Rooms, six Superior Luxury Rooms and four River Suites all offer fantastic river views and make for a very comfortable safari stay. The air-conditioned suites also feature king-sized beds draped with white mosquito netting and full en suite bathrooms with stand-alone bathtubs and showers The River Suites, each with a private plunge pool and set further away from the main lodge, are the most spacious and private. In addition to a mini-bar, every suite also has in-room Wi-Fi.

8 Luxury Rooms with en-suite bathroom, lounge area with mini bar and wooden deck.

6 Superior Luxury Suites with en-suite bathroom and outdoor shower, larger in size. Two suites are interleading and are therefore ideal for families.

4 River Suites are located further from the guest areas and are therefore more private. They have incredible river views, best appreciated from the expansive decks. River Suites also have outdoor showers. One Family River Suite has 2 bedrooms with interleading doors and is therefore ideal for families.

Chalkley Treehouse is set in the middle of the bush which stretches as far as the eye can see. The treehouse is a secure and lavish platform under the African stars, with all the comforts that a guest can experience at a five-star safari lodge. You will be taken to the tree house at sunset, where drinks and a scrumptious picnic dinner await you. The hours of African dusk can be enjoyed relaxing and absorbing the vastness of the bushveld as it transforms from day to night, before turning in for slumber beneath the incredible night sky.

Kingston Treehouse: make your way through rows of magnificent white boulders and across a small drawbridge, and you will find Africa opening up in front if you. Set amid the pure and untouched wild, you will be surrounded by African bush and uninhibited wildlife at its best. The Kingston Treehouse is constructed entirely from wood and glass, with contemporary décor. No matter what the weather has in store, you will have a safe and luxurious setting with a unique window to enjoy the ever-changing views. The 60m2 Treehouse is situated about 5 minutes from the main lodge, and you will have radio contact with the rangers, should you choose to. You will also find some cellphone reception; but don’t expect any wi-fi in the bush. Kingston is equipped with full bathroom and shower facilities. Before a dinner of tapas or a full meal with Champagne, enjoy an hour-long massage under the stars to relax and become quiet with the nature around you. A yoga mat and chart are also provided for your use, should the whim strike you.

Why we like it

  • Great game viewing in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve
  • Friendly staff and warm hospitality
  • Sleepout option with two luxury treehouses within the Reserve
  • Expert rangers & experienced trackers
  • Spacious suites & private viewing decks
  • Maximum of 6 guests per vehicle during game drives

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