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Lion Sands River Lodge

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lion Sands is an excellent choice for those seeking a professional and thoroughly enjoyable Safari experience. The Rangers and Reackers are outstanding and knowledgeable. The range of animals on offer is very good and there is plenty of opportunity to get up close and personal. The accommodation is excellent and the staff even more so.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First safari ever for us. We never thought we would see so many wild animals and so close : elephants, giraffes, leopards, lions, rhinos, buffalos, zebra, monkeys, hyena, birds, hippopotames, etc... It was fantastic!!! Guide and tracker were very gifted to find them. Very helpful to tell us everything about animals habits. Lodge is great, all staff very nice, food... More 

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Broomall, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lions Sands River Lodge was an incredible experience. The accommodations were beyond luxurious, the food was outstanding, the setting was beautiful, and the game drives were breath taking. Would highly recommend to absolutely everyone and anyone. The service is incredible, everyone is so nice, helpful, knowledgeable and more than willing to go the extra mile and more thn happy to... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 15 stayed here for 3 nights. My husband and I stayed at the Kingston Tree House for our first night. Amazing experience. I highly recommend it! Our room at Lion Sands was exquisite! The room was large with a king size bed, desk for editing all of your great photos, mini bar, seating area, large bathroom with... More 

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Baldivis, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had three nights at river lodge in lion sands , Sabi Sands . A great place to stay. The rooms were just gorgeous. Had our own butler for the stay who looked after all our dining and drinks and the meals were the best we had in Africa. The gluten free meals for my husband were great. The game drives... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Animals at your door. Monkeys skip across your table at breakfast and steal your fruit and bread if you are not watchful. Game drives are fun and profitable. Lions napping. Leopard napping. Elephants and giraffes . Different kinds of animals in the antelope family. African buffalo and a honey badger. All of these made up our first two drives. Go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favorite locations I have ever stayed in my travels of 40+ countries. Two colleagues visited in past year and highly recommended Lions Sands. It did not disappoint (except we wish our stay was longer). Incredible architecture: open, bright, airy common areas for relaxing and dining. Rooms - large, immaculate, well designed. Animals/guides: located in Sabi Sands, with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a mesmerising honeymoon at Lion Sands River Lodge. We are avid lovers of the KNP and love to visit the premier lodges as such. One can't help however to compare the lodges and our adventures. So this review is based on our level of experiences as South Africans who frequent 5star lodges AND who goes rustic when camping.... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lion Sands was wonderful! Our guide Andrew was fabulous and Andreisi incredible! The service, food, accommodation were wonderful. We enjoyed the entire experience and would love to make plans to come back! It was so much fun watching the animals as we walked through the facility, off our balcony and across the river, the wild dog race in the Land... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lodge and safari experience exceeded our expectations. Tony and Kelly were fantastic guides and trackers and were extremely knowledgeable with contagious enthusiasm for the extraordinary wildlife around us. Errol was our butler and he was fantastic as was Thambi our housekeeper. They were all wonderful. The decor and food was superb. Every little detail was 5 star from the... More 

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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: $1,126 - $3,008 (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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