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Lion Sands River Lodge

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Where do I start - the wow factor encompassed our every move during our two day stay at the River Lodge. The staff are brilliant and so attentive, our game drives something that we will never forget with the amazing Kenny and Eddie, the accommodation so luxurious with such attention to detail and the care factor unparalleled. Thanks to everyone... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My partner and I have just returned from visiting Lion Sands River Lodge and we have been left with out words to describe how much of a wonderful time we had. From the moment we were picked up from the airport to moment we were dropped off everything was well planned and thought out. The service is exceptional, the food... More 

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Innisfail, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

absolutely beautiful surrounds, food and drinks were awesome! our safari guide Kelly and tracker Noel were so cool! we saw the most amazing things and they were so knowledgeable and informative! Kelly's enthusiasm was contagious, she is gorgeous! we had a night in the tree house which was spectacular!! do it if you can! when we go back to Africa... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family (parents and daughter & son 20/22) spent 2 perfect days in Lion River Lodge at Sabi Sands and enjoyed it very much. We can highly recommend this experience - fantastic safaris with ranger & tracker Anthony and Tony. Wonderful decorated and kept suites and a small but perfect little gym. We saw a lot of animals, were given... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful luxury while on safari. No need to rough it. We enjoyed delightful lodge accommodations coupled with gourmet food and top-notch service. Think of going on safari during the day then dining at a fine restaurant every night. Animal presence requires some luck and great tracking. We had both. We saw the big five by the end of our second... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed at River Lodge for the first half of our safari trip. We came to SA for our honeymoon and to fulfill a long time dream of going on safari. We could not have been happier with Lion Sands. The rooms, common area and facilities were stunning. The staff was so welcoming and friendly. Our "butler"... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At our arrival, the person in charge of check-in had not clear our reservation by forgetting the details of our reservation. I have booked in advance the treehouse Chackley ( paid in advance of course) and at the check-in we received the news that it was not available anymore and thus they have rebooked us in another one : the... More 

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Dear 'Gio & M', As already communicated to you directly via email, please find a response to your feedback posted following your stay at Lion Sands River Lodge. Firstly, we'd like to re-iterate our regret at the disappointment you suffered as a result of the booking error which resulted in the Chalkley's Treehouse not being available for the night you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent safari guides Andrew and tracker Andres really made our first trip out to the african bush such a memorable experience. We came away with a much better appreciation of the animals and how the whole ecosystem interrelates. Andrew is very knowledgeable about everything to do with the African bush - it amazed us just how much he knew of... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of four - 2 adults and 2 children, ages 10 and 11 - stayed in Lion Sands River Lodge for 3 nights in July 2016. The lodge was beautiful. It was 5 star luxury in the bush. The food was absolutely delicious - top notch. I am a vegetarian and had no problems finding delicious food to eat.... More 

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St. Helena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since I was a small child I had always wanted to go on safari so I knew I would like it. We selected Lion Sands at the recommendation of a friend whose taste I trust and he was absolutely right! Every detail of the lodging, food, and game drives was perfectly planned and executed. Lion Sands manages to deliver 5... More 

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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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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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: $1,181 - $3,213 (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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