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Lion Sands River Lodge

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Truly a Luxury experience while out in the bush. We were there for four days, and went on eight game drives of three hours each. Rooms (cabins) were very nice, large, and well appointed. They have a great service concept, where guests are assigned a "butler" (restaurant server), a driver/guide, and a tracker for the duration of your stay. Not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at the river lodge for 2 unforgettable nights everything about this lodge was luxury and 100% attention to detail I could honestly not fault this lodge in anyway. The game drives were incredible we had tour guide Kelly and tracker Noel and with their skill and experience were able to see and have close encounters with many of... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Arriving at our room I was really surprised, but in a good way. The room was the most beautiful room I've ever seen at a game lodge, and they're all usually pretty gorgeous. We had a lovely veranda overlooking the dry riverbed, and saw loads of nyala, bushbucks and kudu there. We had lunch on the lodge's terrace, which also... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic staff, guides and trackers. Special thanks to Tovhi and Like. Have seen the big five 😊😊. The lodges are great and "Mumsy" although did not see her, looked after us and our room exceptionally. Highly recommend. Food drinks position people and animals.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A safari at Lion Sands is one of the best things you'll ever do in your life!!! The property is gorgeous - truly 5 star. And the staff is so caring and attentive you'll never want to leave. They think of everything to make your stay as luxurious as possible. Paul was fantastic. The game drives were thrilling as well... More 

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Morwell, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After travelling along kilometres of rough roads it was a pleasure to find the lodge. This was more than what we expected. Excellent guest areas, bar, pool, dining and lounge area. We had never seen rooms so special, only the photos will do justice. Spotlessly clean and presentation. The staff were excellent and always there to answer any questions or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! Food is creative and deliciously prepared, rooms are spacious and have incredible river views displaying the animals from your deck, and the game drives showed us all rhe big 10 animals over 3 days . Guests are limited in where they can go on the property for your protection, but anrelopes, kudus outside your room are great and unique... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first Safari experience, so we had no frame of reference (until later - going to another lodge), but I could tell from the start that the staff at Lion Sands were consummate professionals. The experience was just fantastic in every way. Don't plan on sleeping in in the morning; wake up call is at 5:30 in order... More 

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed Lion Sands. The room was the nicest of the 5 venues we stayed in southern Africa. The food was haute and the guide and tracker worked hard to locate elusive animals. We saw cheetah, leopards, rhinos, hippos, giraffes, cape buffalo, a hyena den and a pack of wild dogs And and elephants of course. Most were within... More 

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Maroochydore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located on the edge of Kruger NP this lodge offers first class accommodation and wildlife safari experience. Although a private game reserve the boundary with Kruger is unfenced so animals are free to move between the two. We were amazed to view the Big 5 in the first two days of our visit. As it is a private reserve the... More 

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  • Pool
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  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Family owned since 1933, this international award winning private game reserve spans across the world famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve and Kruger National Park. Lion Sands has four lodges; Lion Sands Ivory Lodge & Lion Sands River Lodge (Sabi Sand) and Lion Sands Tinga Lodge & Lion Sands Narina Lodge (Kruger Park). Each has a unique style, but is a reflection of Lion Sands' five-star signature of sophisticated interiors, unique experiences and service excellence. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lion Sands River Lodge

Address: Sabi Sand Game Reserve | (Shaw's Gate Entrance), Kruger National Park 1240, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Price Range: $1,152 - $3,135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Lion Sands River Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 20
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Lion Sands River Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Lion Sands River Lodge South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve
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