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Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Kruger National Park 1240, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Germany, Einhausen
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this hotel months in advance to our trip. It was hard to find good looking, obviously nice and available lodges. However, 6 weeks prior arrival the hotel decided to cancel our booking due to "an event"! This is ridiculous if you see that a guest has no real alternatives 6 weeks prior arrival. Thanks, Lion Sands, you ruined... More

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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 2 weeks in Africa on 3 different safari experiences. Lion Sands Ivory Lodge was our favorite for the combination of great guide, excellent food ,service and stunning accommodations. First and foremost our guide for the 3 days was the incomparable Ferdie Muller. Ferdie is a true professional and so knowledgeable about flora and fauna. He has 22 yrs... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Terrible management. The people that work here are nice but the management stinks. No attention to detail. Find another place to stay. Unfortunately they are superficial because it is a beautiful place.

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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Going to Africa is not a simple matter these days. Planning takes months with much research and consultations with travel agents. We had planned to spend 2 weeks in South Africa with my niece and sister in law, using Cape Town as the starting point. Our travel agent, Helen Kirby @ Rhino Africa, suggested we might enjoy a few days... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Our matriarch of 80 years had always wanted to go on Safari with her brood. Our group planned for over 2 years to give this gift to their "Gram". Our choice was Ivory Lodge, which had luxury accommodations for 12 and allowed us to have the entire property to ourselves. This was key for us, since we wanted to be... More

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Sydney, Australia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I took my whole family (wife, 2 kids and mum and dad) to Ivory Lodge in July. We had an incredible time. The rooms were fantastic, with beautiful views of the river where elephants, buffalo and other animals regularly came to drink. The food was fantastic, and Aubrey our butler was a gem. They catered for our kids perfectly and... More

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Franklin, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

In many years of travel, I have never taken the time to review a hotel before now. The Lion Sands Ivory Lodge was fantastic in every way, food, lodging, service and game drives. The staff genuinely want you to relax and enjoy your trip. The food is delicious and there are many opportunities to try it. Not only are the... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We stayed at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge for 3 nights and it was by far our favorite stop on our 16 day tour of South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. The hotel suites were immaculate with a huge oh so comfy bed, gorgeous sitting room, massive tub and your own pool and deck from which you can watch the hippos and... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was our first experience with an African Safari accommodation and what an experience it was. Our villa was breathtaking overlooking the Sabi River. There were two huge rooms with full length windows - one a beautiful bedroom with huge bathroom and the other a large living room with fireplace and bar. Between the two rooms was a lovely open... More

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Manhasset, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We spent 18 days traveling in Zimbabwe and South Africa. Our favorite place was the Ivory lodge at Lions Sand. When we walked into our room, we were astounded at the beauty of the accommodations. It was beyond our expectations. Descriptions cannot do the facility justice.... immaculately clean, incredible staff, unbelievable attention to detail, gourmet food, exceptionally knowledgable guides. 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 Ivory Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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