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Lion Sands River Lodge

5.0 of 5 Sabi Sand Game Reserve | (Shaw's Gate Entrance), Kruger National Park 1240, South Africa
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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Sydney
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The ultimate beautiful PERFECT experience! Thank you many times over to all the incredible staff at this most stunning accommodation! On return home after two weeks still in awe! Exceeded our expectations! No small feat! Many Many THANK YOU'S for a most SPECTACULAR trip! Special thank You's to Patricia (manager) and Kenneth (best fun ranger) and Andrias (best fun tracker)... More 

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Spain
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, marvellous game drives, very enjoyable food, lovely helpful staff, could not ask for more. Anthony and Kruger's knowledge made the game drives a great experience, Mylord and Lucky made the dinning enjoyable. Will certainly return. Murray

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I spent 3 nights at this amazing lodge a couple of weeks ago and what can we say - WOW! Our guide, Enock, was very experienced and not only did we see the big 5 and other animals, we were fortunate enough to see a leopard kill an impala. Nothing was too burdensome for the lodge staff,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and i have just spent 2 nights - 3 days at The Lodge. It is difficult to know where to start. The whole amazing experience started with the very efficient and friendly service of Jisca Johansen (General Manager at More Hotels Cape Town) who booked and arranged everything for us and from the moment we left Cape Town... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lion sand is stunning - African chic at its best. The main area is beautifully situated and the designers have gone to great lengths to incorporate the natural beauty into a picture perfect destination. As for the rooms... Spacious, beautiful and relaxing. However what really sets this place apart is the service that's discrete yet attentive. The safari itself is... More 

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Amherst, NH
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This property is just beautiful, located on a dry river bank. The rooms are well appointed and very romantic with a soaking tub as well as an incredible outdoor shower. The bed is draped in mosquito netting. The bath products smell wonderful. The room is air conditioned. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. You have your own waiter for... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Five star lodge. It exceeded my expectations for my first trip to South Africa. It had lovely staff, excellent food, outstanding service, a nice spa. The staff (especially Advice, Nyahti & Tony) were amazing.

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Evergreen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from what can only be described as an EXCEPTIONAL stay at Lions Sands where they have established a new benchmark by which every other safari experience should be compared. Prior to departing on this trip, we read many of the reviews here on TA and thought that this praise was too good to be true. Guests raved about... More 

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Address: Sabi Sand Game Reserve | (Shaw's Gate Entrance), 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: 20
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Lion Sands River Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
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