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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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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent cottages,super service,beautiful view. Must stay in this lodge.My proposal is to stay for 3 nights.We were ( last June) very lucky staying and having various sightings of all wild animals.We saw big five plus.. We had the most exciting time with the game viewing in the Sabi Sands area.Our guides made our programme so interesting! Rooms and staff were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Totally clean and attractive facility, several separate sitting places with varied ambiance, organized & friendly staff, and great menu and food preparation. A totally rewarding experience. I'll go back! Adult children accompanied us and all enjoyed and learned from the twice daily safaris. Duane was our knowledgeable guide and Elliot was a very efficient and friendly waiter.

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Manchester, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for three nights at the Lion Sands River Lodge on safari. The place is absolutely beautiful. The rooms are excellent and very comfortable. The food is sublime, and the game drives were brilliant (Simon, our ranger was phenomenal and seemed to know everything about everything). Our stay here was only marred by us changing rooms (due to availability) for... More

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

Dear RReece, Thank you so much for highlighting the very positive aspects of your stay with us. I am reaching out to you in the hopes that we can investigate your experience with our reception and front of house staff. We are very concerned and take great care and pride in our service, so to read something of this nature... More

Chicago, Illinois
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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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
Lion Sands River Lodge South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve

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