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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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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have just spent three days with Bianca and Ranos being guided through the property. Magnificent pairing. Bianca's passion and knowledge for the animals combined with the tracking ability of Ramos was brilliant. Absolute top pair!! Our first experience was a show stopper!

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Greater Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the pinnacle of a 3 week luxury guided tour of Southern Africa. From the moment we arrived until we were returned to our tour bus 3 days later, we were treated like royalty. Accommodation is as spectacular as it is well appointed and comfortable. The food and wine is first class and service is subtle and efficient. Game... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We travel extensively and I have to say I would rate Lion Sands on my Top 5 places to stay. First on the resort itself, it is an excellent facility. The service is top notch (our rooms were made thrice a day). A very personal touch to service with each guest party having a personal butler throughout the stay. And... More 

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Luanda, Angola
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When we were planning to go to Kruger we took a while to decide which lodge to choose. We decided to go to Lion Sands reading a review here at Trip Advisor. The 2 nights we spent there were so intense that it felt like a week. 1. The reception at Skukuza Airport was great. The airport is beautiful and... More 

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Broadbeach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the most fantastic time ever at Lion Sands! I travel to South Africa almost every year and this was the best holiday I have ever had, hands down! The most friendly staff ever, incredibly talented and experienced guides, absolutely value for money and so luxurious! We saw SO much wildlife and also the babies of almost every specie... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

River Lodge is the epitome of the bush and safari experience. The staff members are well trained, the décor and furnishings are impeccable and the meals and refreshments served are delectable. Our ranger, Anthony, was passionate about his subject field and alongside with his ranger Rector, they made a superb team effort to ensure big five sightings. We enjoyed the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just spent an amazing three nights at the Lion Sands River Lodge. This place should not be missed. We realize that there are a lot of lodges in Sabi Sands, but we feel we lucked out on finding this one. We highly recommend it and hope to be able to return for another safari. This is a long review,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed two nights in Lion Sands River Lodge which was just perfect. We were coming from Krueger National Park and there is a huge difference at Lion Sands to all those lodges.Service is great, Rooms are wonderful, Food is really good. The rangers are very experienced - Michael and Rector were incredible, a perfect team and made our stay... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lion Sands was home for three days for a group of 16 people. The attention to detail to ensure how group was taken care of and given privacy for all the meals and events was amazing. The chef Faith had all kinds of food allergies to deal with in the group. She did more than any chef I have ever... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the opportunity to spend 3 days and 2 nights at Lion Sands River Lodge in late May. First, I am extremely grateful to Nina, Dan and Korin at Hippo Creek Safaris in New Jersey (USA) for recommending and arranging the lodge accommodations for us. It is hard to sort through the myriad of luxury safari options in Greater... More 

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