Lion Sands River Lodge

 

Full Details

At a Glance

From ZAR 10 560 pp/pn

  • Big 5 safari

  • Bush dining

  • Children’s program

  • Spa, gym & creative lab facilities

  • Chalkley & Kingston Treehouses

  • Beautiful river views

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.

 

Rooms

Lion Sands River Lodge suite
Lion Sands River Lodge suite

Lion Sands River Lodge suite

Lion Sands River Lodge Suite outside
Lion Sands River Lodge Suite outside

Lion Sands River Lodge Suite outside

Lion Sands River Lodge Luxury Room Sabi Sand
Lion Sands River Lodge Luxury Room Sabi Sand

iver Lodge Luxury Room Sabi Sand

Lion Sands River Lodge suite
Lion Sands River Lodge suite

Lion Sands River Lodge suite

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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.

 

As a guest of River Lodge, you have the option of elevating your safari to a million-star experience with a night in Chalkley or Kingston Treehouse. The Treehouses 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.

 

Facilities

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.

 

From pop-up bush breakfasts to riverbed dinners, and lunch feasts in between dining is as anticipated as the safaris.

Lion Sands River Lodge, Main area
Lion Sands River Lodge, Main area

Lion Sands River Lodge, Main area

Lion Sands River Lodge, Sabi Sand
Lion Sands River Lodge, Sabi Sand

Lion Sands River Lodge, Sabi Sand

Lion Sands, River Lodge, Lounge
Lion Sands, River Lodge, Lounge

Lion Sands, River Lodge, Lounge

Lion Sands River Lodge, Main area
Lion Sands River Lodge, Main area

Lion Sands River Lodge, Main area

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Activities

Sabi Sand, Luxury Safari, Lion Sands
Sabi Sand, Luxury Safari, Lion Sands

Sabi Sand, Luxury Safari, Lion Sands

Sabi Sand, Bush Walk, River Lodge
Sabi Sand, Bush Walk, River Lodge

Sabi Sand, Bush Walk, River Lodge

River Lodge, Sabi Sand, Safari
River Lodge, Sabi Sand, Safari

River Lodge, Sabi Sand, Safari

Sabi Sand, Luxury Safari, Lion Sands
Sabi Sand, Luxury Safari, Lion Sands

Sabi Sand, Luxury Safari, Lion Sands

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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.

 

Gallery

Ariel view of Lion Sands River Lodge
Ariel view of Lion Sands River Lodge

Ariel view of Lion Sands River Lodge

Bathroom, River Lodge Sabi Sand
Bathroom, River Lodge Sabi Sand

Bathroom, River Lodge Sabi Sand

Bedroom River Lodge Lion Sands,Sabi Sand
Bedroom River Lodge Lion Sands,Sabi Sand

Bedroom River Lodge Lion S

Ariel view of Lion Sands River Lodge
Ariel view of Lion Sands River Lodge

Ariel view of Lion Sands River Lodge

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Facts

No. Rooms

18

Children

10 years and over

Childminding

At additional cost

Twin Beds

Available

Triples

1 x Luxury Room only

Private Pool

River Suites only

Lodge Pool

Yes

Air-Conditioning

Yes

Room Fan

Yes

Indoor Shower

Yes

Outdoor Shower

Superior & River Suites only

Bath

Yes

In-Room Safe

Yes

In-Room Fireplace

No

In-Room TV

No

In-Room Massage

Yes

Spa

Yes

What's included:
  • Accommodation

  • All meals

  • Teas/coffees

  • Minibar in room

  • Inclusive drinks and selected snacks (all soft drinks, and selection of beers, spirits and house wines)

  • 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 in public areas

 

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)

Gym Equipment

Yes

Personal Bar

Yes

Telephone

Yes

Hairdryer

Yes

Laundry

At additional cost

Check In / Check Out

13h00 / 11h00

Wheelchair Access

Yes with assistance

Power

220v AC

Internet Access

Yes

Credit Cards

Visa, Mastercard, Diners, AMEX

Malaria Area

Yes

Airstrip

Yes

Sleep Out Platform

Yes

Private 4x4 Safari Vehicle

No

Land Based Activities

Game Drives, Bush Walks, Cultural Experience

Water Based Activities

N/a

Optional Activities

Sleep Out Experience, Scenic Flights, Golfing

What's not included:
  • Laundry

  • Premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines and champagnes; cigars and cigarettes

  • All flights and transfers (other than Skukuza Airport)

  • Gratuities

  • Telephone calls

  • Boutique purchases

  • Spa treatments

  • Sabi Sand and KNP entrance fees 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

 

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