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Lion Sands River Lodge

5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Kruger National Park 1240, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will not be disappointed but personally I found the lodge more appropriate for those who are more about luxury accommodation and secondly about the game. My idea of the ideal lodge is one that is more authentic. This lodge would be great as a wonderful small hotel in any city in the world. The rooms are huge and luxurious... More

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Wentzville, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Londolozi 2 years ago, so our expectations were very high. I'm happy to say that Lions Sands River Lodge exceeded our expectations! We saw all of the big 5 in numbers (except for a single buffalo) and many other animals as well. We enjoyed the very informative bush walk and the high degree of knowledge and professionalism... More

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The mountains
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29 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Truly one of the best lodges for visiting wildlife in South Africa. The lodges are large, separated by lots of vegetation, with views off your back porch. The rooms are very comfortable, and the food and service at the lodge is tops. A small pool is attached to each lodge, and you can sit on your back porch and watch... More

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Gambrills, Maryland
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We stayed for two Nights in Lion Sands River lodge on March 10-12 and definitely experienced lots of wonderful momenhere which clearly stand at above of our expectation. From the moment we arrived at the lodge, we are greeted in person by the General Manager, Patricia. Her Associates, Johannes patiently explained in detail all the information in regard with the... More

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Hellertown, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Our stay at Lion Sands was one of the all time highlights of our world travels. From the time we arrived we were treated like very special guests. Greeted with fresh washclothes for our faces after a long journey to get there was a nice touch. Our room was outstanding. Beautiful decor and beautiful setting. The greeting on our bed... More

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Drouin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We stayed at Lion Sands for 4 days and it was incredible. we could not have wanted a more perfect place to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary and the management and staff went above and beyond to make sure that it was extra special. Our experience was awesome largley due to having a fantastic guide and tracker, and we certainly... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

From the minute you drive up to the lodge to the minute you leave it is an experience that is truly wonderful. All the little extra details make it even more special, from the welcome message in petals on your bed to having your own butler. The game drives were exhilarating. We were so lucky in having Alex and Noel.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Having religiously checked Tripadvisor for reviews prior to going to Lion Sands, I thought I would do my bit for all those lucky enough to be heading to Lion Sands soon. I now know that I wasn't alone in checking every single day (howdy Paddy!) and was always disappointed when there wasn't a new review for me to read! So... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We stayed here on the 1st part of our SA trip and what a way to start. Patricia and her team were so lovely, warm and helpful. The accommodation was lovely and where else as u are checking in in your room do you see an elephant. The food and drinks were absolutely perfect! We had Ben as our ranger... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Normally our visits to Kruger involve staying at the SanParks camps in the park. So this was a totally different & quite amazing experience. River Lodge is beautiful, the rooms are gorgeous and the service level is extraordinary. A wonderful warm welcome on arrival and then a friendly, low key introduction to your butler & your ranger. The game drives... More

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Also Known As:
Lion Sands River Hotel
Lion Sands River Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Lion Sands River Lodge South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Address: Kruger National Park 1240, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 41 Specialty lodging in Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Lion Sands River Lodge 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family owned and managed since 1933, this International Award Winning private game reserve is located in the finest territory of the world famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve. It stretches for kilometers along the perennial Sabie River which forms its natural boundary with the Kruger National Park. The land is a place of rarity and carries with it a passion which can only be instilled by a great family history. Lion Sands has three different Lodges, Lion Sands River Lodge; Lion Sands Ivory Lodge and Lion Sands 1933, each with their own unique style and experience. ... more   less 
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