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Lion Sands River Lodge

5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Kruger National Park 1240, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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West Palm Beach, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a little bit of luxury with a first class safari experience, you will love the Lion Sands River Lodge. The lodge is an airy, modern facility that still maintains a rustic, natural feel. The villas are are beautifully appointed and the public areas are welcoming--especially the bar area with its big, comfy sofas in front... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently spent three nights and four days at Lion Sands River lodge at the end of a two week tour of South Africa and Zimbabwe. Lion Sands was hands down the highlight of the trip. Every aspect of the lodge was beautifully done, the food was fantastic, the service the perfect balance of attentive but never too intrusive, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently spent 4 days at the River Lodge. Everything was wonderful and far surpassed any expectations we had. Food was the best we had in So. Africa. Game frequently on menu. Service was great and everyone was super friendly. Wildlife was spectacular. We would love to go back. It was the highlight of our wonderful trip to Africa!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're thinking about going to River Lodge, then you've made an excellent decision. We travelled as a couple, and it was a perfect safari experience. The safari was wonderful - not only that there were so many animals (we saw all of the Big 5 and many, many others), but also the privacy and calm. River Lodge is outside... More

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Charleston, SC
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

29 Jun (Sun) CAPE TOWN/SKUKUZA/PRIVATE GAME RESERVE This morning we were transferred to the airport. Depart on the scheduled inter-Africa flight to Skukuza which was about a 2 hour flight. This is the new airport that is only a few minutes away from our lodge. One in our party woke up sick….she thinks it was from the Malarone that we... More

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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife & i spent 4 magical days at Lion Sands as the first leg of our honeymoon. It quite simply exceeded our expectations in every capacity!! The staff are amazing, so polite and welcoming - a special mention to our butler; Jumbolani who was impeccable and looked after us so well!! There is a real intimate feel to this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First trip to Africa and this was our first lodging and safari activities. What a great way to start -- we were met at Skukuza airport by our guide, Ale, and then transported to the Lodge. We had our first lunch (watch our for the vervet monkeys -- they will zip in and steal bread in the blink of an... More

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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our honeymoon was the most unforgettable holiday we will ever go on. Lions Sands really is the most amazing safari we could ever dream to go on. Our guide Sly, tracker German, Butler Advice and general manager at the lodge Sean, were so so friendly we are still raving about our experience today. The service by all staff is beyond... More

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Tampa, Florida
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a very experienced Safari traveller and have stayed in more than 20 different camps over the last 10 years.I travel with my wife and another couple .We usually return to the camps we like and try one new camp each trip.We tried Lions Sands this time despite a bad experience here by our usual safari companions who had... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is absolutely amazing, the rooms are so luxurious and the wildlife plentiful. We saw the big 5 within the first 24 hrs. The staff are incredible and the service is first class. You know your a part of the jungle when walking back to your room, you are stopped abruptly by your after dark security escort to allow... More

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Address: Kruger National Park 1240, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Lion Sands River Lodge 5*
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Lion Sands River Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Lion Sands River Lodge South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve

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Family owned and managed since 1933, this International Award Winning private game reserve is located in the finest territory of the world famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve. It stretches for kilometers along the perennial Sabie River which forms its natural boundary with the Kruger National Park. The land is a place of rarity and carries with it a passion which can only be instilled by a great family history. Lion Sands has three different Lodges, Lion Sands River Lodge; Lion Sands Ivory Lodge and Lion Sands 1933, each with their own unique style and experience. ... more   less 
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