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Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Sabi Sand Game Reserve | (Shaw's Gate Entrance), Kruger National Park 1240, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful and memorable stay from the moment we arrived to the moment we were collected once again 3 days later. The service was exemplary and the staff never less than friendly and engaging. The suite was superbly decorated and very comfortable with all the facilities one could wish for, for a truly luxurious experience. Our ranger and tracker were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

“We just experienced a wonderful week in the Ivory Lodge of Lion Sands. Five Star !! The ranger and tracker were excellent and the animal viewing greatly exceeded our expectations. This is our second visit to Lion Sands and we would not consider going anywhere else. The people are simply outstanding and the service beyond comprehension. The family that owns... More 

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sanctuary
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

my wife and I visited ivory lodge, staying five nights, in january 2015. It was part of a four week , mainly safari holiday, based in south africa. It was our third trip to south africa and our second stay at ivory lodge. The accommodation is the best of any lodge we have stayed at in south africa , and... More 

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

If you want the most amazing safari e lerience, this us the place. From the minute you are shown into your private, exclusive lodge, you are in the lap of luxury. Your own private infinity pool within your own lodge (and a glass of red wine floats while you listen to hippos in the river after your evening game drive!),... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Beginning with the accommodations - one word - beautiful! You walk thru heavy double doors to a very large deck area that divides your bedroom and bath from your living room. All furnished in contemporary style, it us pleasing to the eye and quite comfortable. The deck area has two wonderfully comfortable chaise lounges, and a seating area much like... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Ivory Lodge for three nights in March. We can't speak highly enough of both the facilities, the quality of the staff as well as the safari experience. The accommodations were great. Our villa had a separate bed room and living areas with an outdoor space in between that included our own pool. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The Ivory lodge is WOW! The private rooms are beautiful with a private pool, outdoor lounge area and outdoor shower option. I could have stayed there forever! The rooms were very clean and provided everything we needed and more. The only complaint I have about the ivory lodge is the Treehouse experience. We booked to stay in the Kingston treehouse... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The other reviews say it all - beautifully designed rooms with every amenity overlooking the river, with infinity pool. A few days right there would be enough but then add in two game drives where we saw the big five and more, three wonderful meals, drinks whenever and wherever, and lucky enough to have four great drive companions with two... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here after visiting Narina Lodge in the same ownership. Ivory Lodge was stunning with only 6 suites and a few days of absolute pampering and professional service. Having arrived early afternoon and telling our Field Ranger that we had seen the 'big 5' on our Narina Lodge visit, he pulled out the stops and gave... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

this place exceeded all our expectations!!! The service was great, the rooms were absolutely awesome with a river view and personal infinity pools and we got to see the big 5 and more. It was like absolute magic, better than we could have ever hoped for!

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