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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 1 week ago
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a dream trip and the Lions Sand River lodge is a dream. From the excellent rooms, service food and the 5 star safaris no one can find fault with anything at this Lodge. The staff is off the charts - the food even better and the Safaris are out of this world. This is a must stay for... More

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Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This resort's staff was excellent! The service was superb - dinner service was timely and friendly, management addressed any and all issues promptly, and housekeeping always found new ways to make the room special. Their general and hotel managers (new as of a few months ago) are a lovely, worldly couple with a great story and are well-equipped to help... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent three nights at Lion Sands, not long enough to appreciate all the lodge had to offer. We were here for the safaris but would have enjoyed our stay even if they weren't an option. The whole place oozed luxury, with well appointed private & communal areas. The food was excellent, made all the better by Jabulani's attentiveness. All... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful place! Great food, great wine and service. Big comfy bed with electric blanket to warm at night ! Free mini bar in room, lovely private decking outside room, lots of amenities ! Exciting safaris and nice gin & tonic in the bush! We saw the big five and so many other animals - fantastic ! Lovely managers Ronnie and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful place! Great food, great wine and service. Big comfy bed with electric blanket to warm at night ! Free mini bar in room, lovely private decking outside room, lots of amenities ! Exciting safaris and nice gin & tonic in the bush! We saw the big five and so many other animals - fantastic ! Lovely managers Ronnie and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was by far the best service I have ever received while on vacation. The staff set the bar high for any other vacation I now take. Our waiter Jabulani was incredible, every person in the service industry should take a page out of his book. Our guide Mike was also a trip highlight. He knew everything there is to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an amazing experience! We had everything here. The lodge was very nice and very comfortable. The food was excellent and you could try any hunt of the day. While you weren't at the game rides you could go to the pools for relaxing or the spa. Everyday you had 2 game rides for Safari were the first one... More

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Park City, Utah, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quiet luxury with exceptional service and staff. Spent 4 nights and 5 days and wonderful safari lodge. My 6th safari over the past few years and one of the nicest experiences. Had reservations about being too commercial, but that was put to rest immediately. Sabi Sands is an amazing area with respect for all aspects of nature. Very comfortable with... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 4 nights at Lions Sands (2 River, 2 Ivory) and what a treat. It doesn't get better than this. The rooms are beautifully appointed, the staff are incredible and the game viewing in the Sabi Sands exceptional. Having a professional and exceptional ranger & tracker, Ferdie & Rector, made it all the more memorable and special. We've just... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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
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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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