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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.
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Pool
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Free Internet
Free Parking
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Spa
Airport Transportation
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Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
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Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
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River View
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Full view
Getting there
Skukuza Airport4 mi
Arathusa Safari Lodge Airport16 mi
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent 2 nights at the River lodge for our honeymoon and it was one of the best experience we ever had. The room with the private plunge pool was stunning and huge, the common areas are very nice and charming, and the staff is...More

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Date of stay: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've had an amazing stay here, of 4 nights, including our last night in the Chaulkly Tree House. From the moment we arrived at skukuza airport and were collected by the lodge, to sitting in the bar, awaiting our quick lunch before they deliver us...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights in November 2018 and was wowed from the moment we were picked up from the Skukuza airport. The Skukuza airport is the cutest airport I have ever seen and was able to see monkeys playing in the trees before...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I really had the most amazing experience at the River Lodge. The place is so beautiful and the service outstanding. Absolutely everything went far beyond our expectations, including all the meals and all morning and evening games. Our guide Kelly is awesome...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Ross M
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our way from the airport, we first encounter a family of giraffes in the road. That was exciting. Continuing on, we next encounter a herd of elephants with a three-day baby in tow. Wow, what visions to experience even before we went on our...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Robert G
November 4, 2018|
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Response from MORELodgesandHotels | Property representative |
Hi Robert. While, with wild animals, nothing is guaranteed, we are lucky enough to frequently see lions. Leopards are territorial, so they will often be spotted in the same areas.
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Robert G
November 4, 2018|
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I’ve never been to the Masai Mara so can’t compare. We saw whatever we wanted almost on a daily basis. Lions defiantly daily and leopards we saw once after our guide had been tracking it for a few hours. Because... More
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October 24, 2018|
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Hi Jessica. January is generally very hot, so light cotton clothing is best. However, bring along a light jacket or sweater for early evening and morning drives. Your luggage weight limit is 20kgs (roughly 44 pounds). We... More
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"Room 10 is quite small with a tiny little stoep. It doesn't have a plunge pool or outside shower. "
lahigh
3 weeks ago
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"Room with private pool is awesome if you’re there when weather is good."
Getaway18504565792
5 weeks ago
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"There are suites at Lion Sands, so if you want more space, go for a suite. It's a small resort, but has..."
nancy492016
Oct 16, 2018
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"Room 19 River Suite very private"
d0nnas68
Oct 10, 2018
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PRICE RANGE
$1,252 - $3,839 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lion sands river hotel sabi sand game reserve
LOCATION
South AfricaKruger National ParkSabi Sand Game Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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