Lion Sands Ivory Lodge
At a Glance
From ZAR 22 890 pp/pn
Big 5 safari
Spa, gym & creative lab facilities
Chalkley & Kingston Treehouses
Private plunge pool
Africa has been called the greatest show on earth, and Lion Sands presents a safari that plays out like a highlights reel. Lion Sands reserve conserves 5 000ha (12 500ac) of a habitat that is home to the highest and most diverse concentration of wildlife in the southern hemisphere. 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. These safaris present an adventure that is wild, and then some!
The Treehouses at Lion Sands set you in the middle of big landscapes, globed by even bigger skies, their lights twinkling down to the horizon. Below, the stillness is punctuated by animals’ whistles, huffs, and growls… carried on the wind.
There are few such experiences left on earth that capture the romance of the untamed and and untainted. This is not simply a sleep out – this is an adventure with Africa, one-on-one.
Bedroom in the Ivory Lodge Suites in the Sabi Sands Reserve
Guest Suite at Ivory Lodge, Lion Sands Reserve Sabi Sand
Lounge area in the Ivory Lodge Suites at Lion Sands, Sabi Sand Reserve
Your private lounge, patio, deck and plunge 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 mini bar, to your favourite shirt, washed and pressed – creating a highly-personalised experience of a safari, your way.
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.
The Mack & Madi kids’ programme surprises and delights young explorers – and keeps them out of mischief.
Sunset at Sabi Sand Reserve
Night view of the Ivory Lodge Suites in the Sabi Sand Reserve
Ivory Lodge Suite, Lion Sands Sabi Sand Reserve
Hippo yawning in dam at the Sabi Sand Reserve
Big 5 game walk in the Sabi Sand Reserve
Game Drive sighting of leopard in the Sabi Sand Reserve
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. This ensures the animals aren’t put under stress and you are able to spend more time with them, observing their natural behaviour.
While you are out exploring, you will by no means be roughing it. Your game viewer has cushioned bucket seats, waterproof device holders, blankets and ponchos – and stops off in a scenic spot for drinks and snacks.
Entrance to Ivory Lodge Suite
Bathroom at Ivory Lodge Suites, Sabi Sand Reserve
Bedroom at Ivory Lodge Sabi Sand Reserve
10 years and over
At additional cost
Accommodation in a Villa
Maxi-bar in room
Selected premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines and champagnes
Two game drives daily with FGASA-accredited field guide and tracker
Game drive refreshments and snacks
Specified inclusive safari activities
Skukuza Airport transfers
Specialist activities included: Game drives; bush walks; hippo experience; stargazing; wildlife lectures; bush breakfasts, picnic lunches and bush dinners; Henna Pre-School visit (excludes weekends, school holidays and public holidays)
Check In / Check Out
13h00 / 11h00
Visa, Mastercard, Diners, AMEX
Sleep Out Platform
Private 4x4 Safari Vehicle
Depending on availability/extra cost
Land Based Activities
Game Drives, Bush Walks, Cultural Experience
Water Based Activities
Sleep Out Experience, Scenic Flights, Golfing
What's not included:
Cigars and cigarettes
All flights and transfers (other than Skukuza Airport transfer)
Sabi Sand entrance fee and guest conservation contribution
Any extras will be for the guests account
Specialist activities excluded: Treehouse experiences; private open safari vehicle hire; helicopter flights; golfing