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Lion Sands Ivory Lodge is 6-suite award-winning luxury hideaway set on the banks of the Sabie River in the exclusive Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. The iconic lodge offers exceptional views extending onto the open sand banks of the Kruger National Park.

Expect exciting game viewing, including Big 5 sightings, in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, or opt for a fascinating bush walk. Game vehicles are equipped with bird books and binoculars, while blankets and hot-water bottles are provided to take the chill out of early morning game drives.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Conde' Nast Traveler Gold List 2012 - South Africa Hotels & Resorts - Readers Choice Rating
  •  Condé Nast Traveler - #5 in Top 20 Safari Lodges & Camps in Africa: Readers' Choice Awards 2014

highlights

  • In a private concession in the exclusive Sabi Sands Game Reserve
  • Exquisite luxury lodge a contemporary feel
  • Private & tailored service - perfect for honeymooners
  • Spacious villas, each with its own rim-flow pool & butler service
  • Fantastic spa treatments in the privacy of your suite
  • Safari fine dining at its best 

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Facilities

Pamper yourself with a range of luxurious spa treatments at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge, either in the health spa or in the privacy of your suite.

Enjoy a drink in the cosy bar area or relax in your suite and make use of the 24-hour room service.

General Facilities

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    Plunge Pool
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    Gym
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    Laundry service
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    Spa
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    Internet facilities
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    Bar
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    Library

Dining

Enjoy delicious meals at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge with a unique African twist. The 3-course dinner is an à la carte affair, with a menu that changes daily and includes unique specialities such as zebra and black cherry potjie, or crocodile kebabs with a lemon butter and apricot sauce.

Meals can be served out on the large wooden decks under the shade of the Mahogany trees, in the intimate dining room, or under the stars in the boma area. For something more intimate, choose to dine in the privacy of your suite.

For a real culinary experience, request a bush dinner or bush breakfast - sample delicious food at a table for two, surrounded by the African bush.

Luxury Villa

There are six suites at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge that are positioned at least 20m apart along the banks of the river.

Each consists of a large living area connected via a sun deck to a beautiful bedroom. The living area has a modern interior and is beautifully furnished with a large, comfortable sofa facing the open fireplace.

The light and airy bedrooms feature king-sized beds that can be converted into twins. The floor-to-ceiling glass walls make the most of the spectacular surroundings. Each bathroom features an indoor shower and large free-standing bathtub, as well as an outdoor shower in the private courtyard. 

Relax in your plunge pool and take in the magnificent views over the Sabie River. The pools are lit so taking a swim in the warm summer evenings is a must.

Luxury Villa AMENITIES

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    Air-conditioning
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    Ceiling fan
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    En-suite bath and shower
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    Fireplace
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    Mini Bar
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    Outdoor shower
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    Outside area
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    Private plunge pools
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    Safe
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    Telephone
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    Mosquito net
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    Hairdryer
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    Wi-fi available in room

Activities

  • Bush dining
  • Game drives
  • Golf
  • Guided walks
  • Helicopter flights
  • Local village visits
  • Picnics
  • Private game-drive vehicles on offer
  • Specialist guides
  • Star-gazing
  • Night drives
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 19 Dec 2014 - 04 Jan 2015 $1050 Fully Inclusive
  • 05 Jan 2015 - 11 Jan 2015 $915 Fully Inclusive
  • 12 Jan 2015 - 17 Dec 2015 $1140 Fully Inclusive
  • 18 Dec 2015 - 03 Jan 2016 $1310 Fully Inclusive
  • 04 Jan 2016 - 10 Jan 2016 $1140 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • There are almost no words to describe the experience. The villas are extraordinary, the staff is so kind and professional and helpful, the rangers and trackers were wonderful, the food was absolutely incredible. They have thought of everything there. I assumed that with my Gluten intolerance they would simply tell me what I could not eat on the menu each day. Instead, they took the menu and made sure each dish could be made with gluten free ingredients. Very special service. It was a magical few days.

    Jenny Goldstock, April 2014
  • Lion Sands was also amazing - our guide, Jack, was enthusiastic and made every effort to help us find the animals we were interested in.

    Kyle Stergas, October 2012
  • Lion Sands Ivory Lodge was over the top and so much more than we could have ever imagined!!! From the moment we got there, we felt at home and the private villas were spectacular!

    Judi Krumwiede, April 2012
  • Lion Sands was spectacular! I can't say enough about the staff. Ivory Lodge was beautiful BUT we found ourselves wanting to visit and talk with many people and River Lodge had more of that (for privacy and seclusion - Ivory could not be beat and we did meet some great folks there)

    Dave Zimmerman, June 2011
  • Lion Sands was both luxurious and yet primative all at the same time. They took such excellent care of us - treating us like royalty (as they should for that price) the whole time. Again, would highly recommend it. We saw so many animals close up, including the big 5. Our room, which included it's own plunge pool, fire place, and fully stocked bar (all inclusive) was right on the Sabi river with an amazing view!

    Robert Briganti, November 2010
  • Lion Sands was brilliant. We loved the staff and we saw the big five in 24 hours. The food was outstanding and the night in Ivory Lodge was something else. Really special - we had the best view and were welcomed by 16 or so elephants drinking in the river in front of us. We loved it.

    Justine Ashton, November 2008
  • It was wonderful.

    Bobo Theletsane, October 2008
  • It was extraordinary.

    Barbara Griggs, October 2008
  • The safari was amazing. We saw the big 5 in the 1st 2 hours of our game drive. The Lion Sands was wonderful and the people catered to our every need. Our Ranger, Gwave, was excellent. The animals were amazing and the food was wonderful... a real treat to start off the vacation and not have to think or plan anything - it was all cared for at the Lion Sands.

    Carrie Gray, October 2008
  • It was def a highlight and flawless in every way!

    Jason Wilson, October 2008

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Bonita Cronje

Bonita Cronje

Africa Safari Expert

"The contemporary rooms are amazing and amongst the largest in the Sabi Sands. The lodge has thought of everything including a flap to deliver fresh coffee in the morning!"

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Lion Sands Ivory Lodge was over the top and so much more than we could have ever imagined!!! From the moment we got there, we felt at home and the private villas were spectacular!

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