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Lion Sands River Lodge

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Sabi Sand Game Reserve | (Shaw's Gate Entrance), Kruger National Park 1240, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

How can you describe the perfect setting, perfect accommodations and perfect staff. What a wonderful experience! The quality of my experience was indescribable.. Food and settings from the outdoor dining to the very special first night dinner was something to remember. After the first nights Safari, we drove to an enchanted location lighted by many gas lanterns hung in trees... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took 9 of my friends to experience the South African bush for the first time and Lion Sands River Lodge did not disappoint. Excellent accommodation, friendly and knowledgeable staff and the game drives were just truly amazing. One small criticism would be that the lunch and dinner meals are a little small on the portion sizes. Well done River... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we spent 3 days at the River Lodge. The hotel itself is very nice, clean and grand. The room is comfortable with a nice view in the river. Magical nights, with elephants on our terrace at 6am ! A kudu waiting for me in front of the spa. Naughty monkeys around the hotel. Wildness ! The safari are great with... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for a long eater weekend. The weather and temperature was convinient and only one day overcast. The Lodge itself is in a good shape, all is taken good care of. The rooms have a nice interior and are taken care of by the staff in a feat manner. The outdoor shower you should not miss. Opening the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay at Lion Sands was unbelievable!! From the moment we landed at the cutest airport ever, Skukuza, we were greeted by our friendly ranger, Enock! He's a very personable gentleman and makes you immediately feel, welcome and right at home! During our 30 minute drive to Lion Sands, he was very talkative, informative about what animals we were driving... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Imagine being guided in the African outback; the young leopards play in the tree above you; the rhinos are eating behind you; the classic African sunset and you pause to enjoy a glass or two of South African wine ..... exotic Then we return to the lodge for a wonderful meal and more wine in the lap of luxury. Then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything was absolutely fantastic. Exciting safaris with Ale twice a day great and exotic food lovely room very friendly service.. Could not have been better. One of the highlights of my life!!! Far exceed my lofty expectations!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were on our honeymoon and stayed 3 nights at River Lodge. As soon as we arrived at the lodge, everything was 5 star. From the introduction of the reserve and learning about the lodge, to the accommodations we had, truly everything we could have asked for. Within an hour of arrival, we embarked on our first... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Where do we start - from the minute we arrived to the minute we left the whole experience surpassed our wildest dreams. The staff, accommodation, the food, the drives, just the whole experience is in many respects beyond simple words. The best we can manage is simply outstanding. To say it was emotional would be an understatement. When can we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Stayed 2 nights at Lion Sands River Lodge with my wife as part of a group. We flew in from Cape Town to Skukuza Airport to be transferred by the Lodge staff with around a 30 min drive away. The wild life viewing starts immediately you leave the Airport and never really stops. Sid and Patrick, our guide & tracker... More 

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