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Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Kruger National Park 1240, South Africa
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Gillian S London, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing stay at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge. 5 star everything - the staff especially Solly, the accommodation unbelievable with own pool, our ranger Dumay and tracker Kruger so knowledgeable finding us the Big 5 and many more, the food, the service, the surroundings, the weather. In our opinion there is no need to look any further for your bush adventure... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently stayed 3 days at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge as part of a 9 day 40th Anniversary trip to South Africa. This was of course the highlight of our trip. The accommodation was so luxurious with its own pool and viewing deck overlooking the river where you could see herds of elephants and hippos. The staff saw to your... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Everything about Lion Sands Ivory Lodge is just amazing. It all starts with the people - so warm, helpful, and friendly. The facilities are breathtaking, and the game drives were a pm experience to remember for a lifetime. Dumay and Kruger were fantastic guides in the bush, and the entire staff including Solly and Eunice made our stay perfect. Sort... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

This resort was absolutely a 5 star. Everything was first class,,,from the accommodations. the food, and the service to the fabulous wild animals. Our ranger, Benry , and the tracker , Juice. were so very knowledgeable.. they made this trip so very safe and enjoyable for a self confessed chicken like me !!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Lion sands ivory lodge has a high reputation so our expectations were very high. This is a luxurious game lodge indeed, very private with only a 5 rooms and lots of staff to fulfill every wish. Comparing to the previous lodge we stayed, Kapama Karula, we were slightly disappointed with the hotel grounds. Don't get me wrong, Lion Sands ist... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We stayed in Peregrine suite for 3 nights after staying in Londolozi Tree Camp. We had a very private suite with the best of amenities, and views of the Sabi River bed. Across from our suite was a recent lion kill of a water buffalo, which 3 female lionesses and their cubs enjoyed for 2 days. The food is probably... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Lion Sands Ivory Lodge camp (Fin Foot house) and can honestly stay this is a 5-star resort lodge with amazing facilities, fantastic staff, and fabulous game viewing opportunities. I have nothing negative to say about the lodge, so will try to arrange my accolades by category: 1. Accommodation: the lodges themselves... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Myself, my family and all of our partners stayed in 4 of the 6 stunning lodges at Ivory Lodge for 3 days and I can honestly say it was like no other experience Ive ever had. The lodges are absolutely breathtaking! When opening the door to our lodge all you can see is the most spectacular view of a river... More

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Ware, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

My Husband and i recently stayed at the Lions Sands Lodge as part of our honeymoon, we had arranged to stay for 4 days before travelling onto Mauritius. We were married on sunday and arrived at Lions sands following a long haul flight on Tuesday and were very pleased to find that the staff were completely on top of everything... More

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We saw all the big five on day and night safari, even a Leapard with a kill in the camp. Also an Elephant having just given birth, The Ranger was amazing giving us a real insight into these wild animals. The experience was a real privilege and something I will never forget. The only sad thing I will say is... More

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Also Known As:
Lion Sands Ivory Hotel
Lion Sands Ivory Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Address: Kruger National Park 1240, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 41 Specialty lodging in Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Lion Sands Ivory 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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