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Kruger National Park, Skukuza 2194 South Africa
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#3 of 7 Specialty lodging in Skukuza
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Kruger National Park, Skukuza 2194 South Africa
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Kruger Mpumalanga Intl Airport41 miSee all flights
Skukuza Airport2 miSee all flights
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sheldonpfrancois wrote a review Oct 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa13 contributions4 helpful votes
Been a number of times. What can I say... The best all round. From food to drives to staff. The game viewing is outstanding and the place will drop your jaw. Well worth a visit at least once in your life
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Penny P wrote a review Sep 2018
4 contributions2 helpful votes
True to its price, this lodge is the best I've ever stayed in. It was so luxurious and clean, and new of course. I enjoyed my stay here so much that I didn't want to leave. I wasn't so lucky in the safari though, didn't see many animals, but i love how attentive they were, they provided hand warmers for the morning drive, books about animal tracks (which actually was redundant because who has time to read books while doing game drive, but was thoughtful), and safari journal (this was really helpful). They also had a wide range of drink choices for the safari breaks. While other game reserve lodges normally limit the drinking water, you can never go thirsty here. If i remember correctly, they provided 4 bottles of drinking water in every room, and they have drinking water taps and coffee machines near the bar (i think it was in the lounge), plus everything in the mini bar was included. I didn't really like the dinner as it was outside while it was windy and so the dust got into my food, although the food was good. I really liked the breakfast though. I liked all the places there, too bad i didn't have much time to enjoy everything as i was there for 1 day only. The staffs were also very polite and professional.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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TotdocNJ wrote a review Jul 2018
Morristown, New Jersey56 contributions2 helpful votes
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This was my very first safari. We stayed at the Lion Sands River lodge in July 2018 for 3 nights. Once we arrived from Skukuza airport from Capetown where we had started our safari adventure, all I can say is "WOW". I was totally blown away. The vista of the Sabi River alongside the Lodge and the open viewing rooms, bar, dining rooms were impeccably flawless in the decor. We walked into our rooms to an incredible den of luxury and comfort including a wet bar and snacks which were all included. Indoor and outdoor (weather permitting- it was the African wintertime in July) showers for each room, as well as a full tub to soak after a long dusty game drive. Laundry services are available for a nominal fee and returned the same day. WiFi was available in the lobby area. The day starts early where you have tea/coffee, muffins and some fruit, then off for the morning game drive. The drivers and trackers are polite and very informative. I didn't have any expectations for my very first safari, but if I had any, this place would have exceeded them. I heard about the Big 5 animals you have to see in Africa, and we saw all of them (Rhino, Elephants, Leopard, African Cape Buffalo, Lions). All of the drivers are in contact with other groups so they all help out with sightings so that all of the guests have a chance to see wildlife. The food was outstanding in quality and quantity. Presentation was flawless. I had the chance to also take in a spa treatment at the Ivory Lodge which was most relaxing and a short drive from the River Lodge where I was staying. The sundowners ( "happy hour" in the African bush) at the end of the afternoon game drives was outstanding. Offerings of wine, beer, water or soft drinks were available as well as gourmet styled snack foods to munch on while we all watched the African sunset. The staff was incredible and polite. The game drive vehicles are comfortable and well maintained. I would definitely want to come back again. Kudos to our driver Morne and Rector in getting the big 5 for us.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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sebpar wrote a review May 2018
Melbourne, Australia147 contributions32 helpful votes
One life’s best experiences both from the safari experience and outstanding 5 star accomodation; the food was faultless as well. The professional guides gave us the full experience as well as sharing their knowledge.
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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42markbriggs wrote a review Nov 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa92 contributions19 helpful votes
There can no better place for a luxury Reserve than Lion Sands. Set on the banks of the magnificant Sabi River, this private Game Reserve has a view accross the river (and a Lodge). Wonderfully one hears the noises of the Hipppo in the river. The whole atmosphere is pure luxury. Immediatly one is over-awed by the decorate of the Lodges (There is more than one) and the spacianiess is unsurpassed. The walls are high and all covered in thatch of the best quality. The rooms are magnificently done out and all overlook a verandah and then the River.Everything is impeccable. The food is a speciality and finely done...perfectly presented by Wonderful women. The Game sightings are very exciting from the morning until evening when the cats come out to hunt. The River makes it so special and one can see elephant, and on the plains, rhino, wilderbeest and all the Impala and girrafe, warthog, wilderbeest, zebra. And od course the lion One can also view a cheetah if one is luck, just as the same with Wild Dog. Altogether it is a wonderful experience and I would recommend it to anybody interested in wildlife and African Game.
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Date of stay: September 2016
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$1,774 - $2,231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaMpumalangaSkukuza
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lion Sands
Which popular attractions are close to Lion Sands?
Nearby attractions include The Parks Shop (0.2 miles).
Which room amenities are available at Lion Sands?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lion Sands?
Yes, guests have access to a private pool during their stay.
Is Lion Sands located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Skukuza.