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Lion Sands River Lodge

5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Kruger National Park 1240, South Africa
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having just returned from 3 southern African safaris, we found that Lion Sands had the most complete package. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there! Whilst I don't often write reviews, it was our excellent ranger, Dumay, with the tracker Andries, who made it wonderful, causing me to write. I jokingly challenged Dumay, "If you can get me the Big 5... More 

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Plantation, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sabi Sands is located in a privately owned game reserve (Lion Sands) situated along the Sabie River. The rooms are elegant yet cozy with stunning views to the river and surrounding bush. You can see elephants and many other large games from your private decks. The public areas are open and breathtaking. Plan on seeing the "Big Five" in the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It took me almost a year to decde to write or not this review. My girlfiend and I stayed here last February. We had an impressive and great holidays in South Africa. The less satisfactory hotel has been this one. Rooms and Hotel: very nice, very clean. Atmosphere was good. we liked it Games: the rangers were great. we had... More 

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riverlodge8, Manager at Lion Sands River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Edwells, Thank you very much for your candid review of our lodge. We really appreciate your positive comments, and your honesty about your experience with our wine service. Since your visit we have had a few significant changes to Lion Sands and River Lodge to report to you. I am happy to write since your stay we have... More 

Bridgewater, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For guided tours of Kruger National Park wildlife with superb guides and trackers, Lion Sands canb't be beat. They even found a leopard and two cubs sharing a kill. How did they find it in the middle of the bush? But they did. We saw 23 mammal species in 3 days. The lodge is beautiful and luxurious.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding lodge, wonderful staff who go out of their way to please and cater to your needs. excellent food. Rooms and decor were stunning. Property is really beautiful. Beyond our expectations. Would return in a heartbeat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay was fantastic. Tracker Juice and Ranger Benry were wonderful. Our butler, Jeffery, was always there with a cold (or warm) drink, great food, and a smile. The accommodations were first rate. The game drives were everything we hoped for (saw the big five on two different days). Our 'kids' (28F, 24M, and 17F) weren't done after 8 game... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just stayed for 3 nights over New Year with our two sons both university age. It was our first safari and had done a lot of research so had an idea what to expect but it was better than imagined. Firstly the lodge itself is a small luxury hotel, beautifully appointed with lovely rooms and public lounge and dining areas.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an enjoyable time at the lodge and you can read the glowing reviews of others below. But I want to give others a couple of warnings. We went in December and it is the rainy season, so unless you get lucky it will rain. The problem with that is twofold one there our less animals out because they... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed with Lion Sands River Lodge 4 days and 3 nights over Christmas week 2015. Our take on the stay: - the most important thing (in our opinion) would be your guide and tracker. We were paired with Sylvester (aka Sly) and Andris. What a team! They both have such passion and respect for the animals.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lion Sands far exceeded our expectations for our first African safari adventure. We drove from Johannesburg (about 6 hours) easily-- the roads are clearly marked and safe to navigate. Upon entering the Sabi Sands reserve, the one-lane road is unsealed but well-maintained. Our climate-controlled private lodge and the public areas were spacious, bright, comfortable, and spotless, refreshed throughout the day.... 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*
Number of rooms: 18
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Lion Sands River Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
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