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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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This lodge was beautiful, and the staff was exceptional. We felt welcomed and well cared for from our arrival. The food was delicious, the spa experience was so relaxing, and the ambiance around the lodge was just what we had hoped for. We loved watching the bush bucks, nyalas, and monkeys from our room, not to mention the elephants on... More

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

Dear Christine W, Thank you for very much for your wonderful feedback. I will be sure to pass along your compliment to the staff. This is what really makes our jobs special, when we know we have made your African Safari special. We hope we have an opportunity to welcome you again to your home in the bush! Warm Regards,... More

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking to book a Safari trip then look no further. The Lion Sands resort in Sabi Sands is truly wonderful. The accommodation at this resort is excellent, the service is wonderful, and the game experience is incredible. We saw the big five within the first two drives, the ranger and tracker Ferdie and Rector were a great... More

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Santa Monica, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just returned from a honeymoon visit to Lion Sands River Lodge. The facilities were excellent, the staff was amazing, and we had a wonderful time that exceeded all expectations. Our first priority was to see the animals and we were not disappointed. We saw all of the Big 5 (most multiple times) and many other animals. Our ranger and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in Room 21, one of the larger rooms on the site. It was tastefully furnished and kept in beautiful order by Solina, our housekeeper, who came in at least three times each day. Our meals were served by our "butler", Trinity, who was everpresent during our stay and a dab hand with the catapult, firing nuts in the... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In one word, Lion Sands was Incredible! We had such an amazing time; I thought they may have to make us leave ha! The lodge and rooms are beautiful and very relaxing. We tried out many different main areas each day to relax between game drives. There are plenty of areas, including your own back porch seating area, to sit... More

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

Dear Megan, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about us! I will be sure to let the staff know your thoughts, especially Ale, Noel, and Jeffery. Our wish is for you to return again to Lion Sands River Lodge soon! Warmly, Patricia Borrageiro, River Lodge Manager More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lodge is nice, spacious rooms, nice small pools. The staff is friendly as you may expect especially the game guides. Food is of good quality but choice is reduced. Of course mosquito and insects are extremey present in the rooms. Public areas lack of climate controled areas, internet is only available in some public spaces. I also share the... More

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

Dear Chakib C, Thanks for your review and have certainly noted the constructive feedback. We have recently appointed a new Executive Chef so anticipate food to be back up to its spectacular levels. I must admit I am surprised about the mosquitoes and insects but I will investigate with housekeeping as we constantly apply environmentally friendly products to ensure they... More

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kruger national park has so many hotels and lodges to stay at , our family chose this one to stay at after a recent episode of GET AWAY aired on television in Australia .While our room was nice the mosquitoes and spiders made for an uncomfortable nights sleep even after spraying the room. Our experience was nothing like that of... More

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

We do appreciate your review, and will look into why your experience did not meet your expectations. I am happy to take any comments you would like to pass along to me personally. We do the best that we can to minimize the "outside" coming inside of the rooms. When we have the opportunity to afford to give a later... More

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very commercial environment. No personal service from management. We were treated as a number. We were due to leave @3;30pm and we were turfed out at 11am. We were then ignored whilst waiting for our transfer, while sitting in the lounge. Unfortunately, you have settled a very poor example of personal relations.

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

We take an enormous amount of pride and personal care to insure our guests have the most memorable safari experience. We are truly sorry that that was not the impression you received from our lodge. Please feel free to email me directly with further comments relating to your time with us. My only hope is that we have another opportunity... More

Tweed Heads, Australia
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36 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lion Sands River Lodge is a luxury, all inclusive game lodge located in the Sabi Sand game reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park. Service levels are outstanding at Lion Sands, with genuine welcoming service provided by all staff members. 20 spacious rooms are located along the Sabie River and are separated by raised boardwalks. The rooms are pleasantly furnished... More

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

Thank you so very much for taking the time to give us an overview of your stay. I am only sorry to say we truly wish that while you were here we had an opportunity to show you how much pride we take in creating an unforgettable safari experience for our guests. If you would like to reach out to... More

Miami, Fl
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26 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We had such an overall great experience at Lion Sands. My husband and I stayed there for 3 nights. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted warmly with a welcome drink, and taken to our beautiful room (#14). The room had a wonderful shower, tub, comfortable bed, great view of the river bed (it was dry when we went... 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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