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Lion Sands River Lodge

5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Kruger National Park 1240, South Africa
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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2009

Well worth the 5AM wake up every morning for the early morning game drives! We saw the Big 5 and more. The morning coffee breaks were great and the the evening sundowners on our late afternoon game drives were a bonus! The food and settings of the meals were fantastic. Would go back for sure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2009

Africa and the wildlife hold a fascination to all and planning a "safari" for our group to finish a SA tour was a must do. Lion Sands was highly recommended and we noted also rated so in Trip Advisor. From our very friendly greeting at the gates of this private family owned reserve right up to day of departure the... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2009

We were a group of 5 - a 77 year old, two 48 year olds, a 15 and a 12 year old. Everyone had a phenomenal time. The River Lodge had an unbelievable level of service from your own personal "butler" to a bush dinner for the whole lodge complete with full bar and even my kids' pasta order brought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2009

My husband and I began our honeymoon in the Lion Sands. We loved everything about this beautiful resort, from the homemade biscuits at 6 am, the hot towels upon arrival from afternoon gamedrive, the petals on our bed while we were at dinner the first night. Everything was just like a dream! The hotel really goes all-out to make your... More 

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2009

We thoroughly enjoyed our Lion Sands experience. Given the amount of money that you spend, our expectations were high. And they came through. The accommodations were just lovely (greeted with our names and a heart in flower petals on our bed) and the service was just excellent from start to finish. We felt like royalty at times. The rangers were... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2009

If your budget can stretch to it, this place is an absolute must. Accomodations are very spacious and luxurious, and each individual lodge comes with a private plunge pool and living area. The telescope was also a nice touch! I stayed here almost two years ago but my memories of the place are still fresh in my mind. The food... More 

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Orlando, Florida USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2009

Lion Sands is the most amazing place. The food is awesome, the staff is wonderful, and the game viewing is amazing. It was so relaxed, but the service is excellent and we had the best ranger (Jacqui) and tracker (Lucas). What a great time and I highly recommend it!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2009

We had a wonderful stay at this exceptional lodge. Great sightings with our outstanding guide Hali and tracker Juice, wonderful meals, and a terrific staff made every aspect of our stay fantastic!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2008

Lionsands is absolutely superb. The quality of service at the lodge is second to none and the quality of the game viewing and the rangers and trackers that provide can't be bettered. If you are planning a safari in South Africa then book into Lionsands. The views from the lodges of the river are amazing, we sat and watched two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2008

We had a fantastic stay at River Lodge, with a lovely room, good food, and best of all, viewings of the Big Five, thanks to our excellent ranger, Landon, and our brilliant tracker, Eddie. They work well together and make an excellent team. No rhinos seen yet? Not a problem - let's find them - in fact, let's make the... 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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