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Lion Sands River Lodge

Sabi Sand Game Reserve | (Shaw's Gate Entrance), Kruger National Park 1240, South Africa
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After 8 days in Namibia and 4 days in Cape Town, we came to Lion Sands to get our last chance for animal viewing. We were in no way disappointed. Arrival by direct flight from Cape Town to the beautiful little Skukuza airport. Our ranger (guide) Simon picked us up for about a 30 minute ride back to the lodge.... More 

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Arkansas Girl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were very pleased with our cabin and with the entire lodge. Everything was 1st class and the service was very good. Food was good and enjoyed the variety of food. Our driver, Syd was wonderful and made sure we saw all of the Big 5 plus more animals. He and Patrick worked very hard to make our trip enjoyable.... More 

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new york
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the lodge from August 17 - 20, 2015. I had lodges 1,2 and 3. The positive: the staff tries to help when there are issues and they seem to genuinely care when issues are brought to their attention. Also my wife and daughter said their massage was amazing. They were VERY accommodating to our dietary restrictions/needs. Silence... More 

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Robert_More_CEO, Owner at Lion Sands River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jig789 I have chatted to Jopie, River Lodge Manager & Anton, Maintenance Manager as needless to say your comments are of great concern to me. I will be specific in my feedback to ensure you know that I have been through every point. Towels that were "laundered" were dirty - Our water treatment plant was damaged by an elephant... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was by far the greatest vacation of my life. Ive always dreamed of having an authentic safari experience and this was even better than my expectations. The food was incredible, the rooms were beautiful. Our butler Daniel had everything we needed before we asked payed close attention to what we liked. Our ranger and Tracker team Anthony and Kreuger... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was way out of my comfort zone but this was the best vacation. From the staff to the rooms to the activities this is a place that you should not pass up! Open jeeps with a guide and a tracker; saw so many varieties of animals up close and got to experience things you could never experience by seeing... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here as part of a Tauck tour with our granddaughter, and it was a wonderful place to be for 3 nights. The lodge and rooms are spacious and luxurious, the service was impeccable, the food was plentiful and delicious, and the safari was outstanding as the guides were terrific, and we were so fortunate to have great weather... More 

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Hunter Valley, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife has for years wished to go to Africa as she flew from London to Australia and got engaged instead of her coming back to Australia via Africa. This was many years ago and I finally agreed to go, under duress. I cannot say enough about Lion Sands River Lodge from Darren our guide to Franks flute, belly dancer... More 

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

We spent five days in the magical place at the beginning of our honeymoon. We were so lucky to have an incredible ranger and tracker, Darren and Noel who were fantastic to be around but also managed to find lion cubs, three leopards, black rhino, hippos, wild dogs, the list could go on. They were so respectful of all of... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time safari experience - excellent private reserve park situated 20-minutes drive from beautifully made Skukuza airport, this resort's architect also appears to be the same as for the airport. Very well organised, and the morning-evening safari tours are well planned with very nice rangers and trackers. The only thing that left some confusion and not-so-pleasant taste in mind is... More 

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MOREfamily, General Manager at Lion Sands River Lodge, responded to this review

Gratuities are entirely voluntary, and are based on guests' personal experience with the team allocated to take care of them. We do not in any way impose an expectation on our clients to tip our staff, as we know that this is a personal choice. We have, however, provided a guideline in respect of recommended tipping practise after being asked... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights (5 game drives) at the Lion Sands and had an excellent time. The room was nice and very spacious. It was nice to have a private outdoor sitting area facing the river. The outdoor shower was a nice touch too. The staff was all very friendly and nice. The food was excellent, all of the meals... More 

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