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Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my first safari and my wifes second and I think its safe to say Ivory Lodge met and exceeded all of our expectations. We were debating between this lodge and singita and after our time with lion sands, I cannot imagine what more a lodge/safari could possibly offer. Incredible stay from start to finish with lion sands and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I have been to Ivory lodge 3 times already (including our honeymoon in 2011) and will not even consider another lodge in Mpumalanga. We just returned from another 3 night visit in April 2016. Ivory lodge is simply THE most amazing place on earth! Patricia and her team look after you like you're absolute gold! The rooms are huge, ultra-luxurious... More 

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Who could have ever dreamed that you could find 5 star luxury and service in the middle of the Bush? I never thought it possible. When my travel agent assured me that 1) I would absolutely love it and 2) never have to 'rough it' we decided to go ahead and try. I am so happy that we did. My... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

My wife and I visited Lion Sands Ivory Lodge in late March for our honeymoon. We had been dreaming about a Safari trip for a very long time and had very high expectations. Upon arrival we were greeted by Tammy (with cool towels in hand), who gave us a warm welcome and a comprehensive tour of the property and our... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

We just got home from our trip to South Africa/Botswana. After 4 nights in Capetown we were so excited to start our Safari journey at Lion Sandsl We landed at Skukuza and knew we were going to love this place. Cutest airport ever. We were met by Neil - who fast became a friend. Incredibly knowledgeable and loved his job... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Our stay was absolutely fantastic. Truly 5* Premium. We can highly recommend Dumay (Field Guide), Like (Tracker) and Tammy (Front Office/Reception)! Will certainly come back and recommend you to our family and friends. Our best experience throughout South Africa! Every detail from the arrival at the Airport in Skukuza to the Cottages (Villas), the field guides, food, staff and surrounding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I kicked off our honeymoon with a safari at Lion sands, staying at Ivory Lodge. We already expected a fantastic stay from the reviews, but in reality the experience was even better than we could have wished for! The scenery and setting was absolutely fantastic - we saw a herd of 20 elephants casually strolling across the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

I'm sure there are many luxurious lodges in the Park. Certainly, this ranks among the best. To me, the people running and working in the lodge make or break the stay. Their people are simply the best. The facility is comfortable and the food is great, marched, of course, with great service. The safari drives were spectacular. We managed to... More 

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MOREfamily, General Manager at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback on your stay at Ivory Lodge. We really regret that your time with us was impacted by the preparation works for the upgrade of Ivory Lodge when she closes in May for 4 months. We have closed the suite you stayed in with immediate effect to ensure there is no... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

We stay two nights in River Lodge and three nights in Ivory Lodge. The last is more than twice more expensive but definitely not twice better. The only outstanding were game drives. The ranger Darren and his tracker are the real A-team, highly professional and devoted to the nature. Seems they are fond of the job they are doing! Really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Having booked to initially stay in Narina Lodge, also owned by the same company, we were given an upgrade to Ivory Lodge. Now, I could not compare the two as we never visited Narina, which is on the Kruger side of the Sabi river, but I cannot commend Ivory Lodge enough and would stay here again without hesitation. For those... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
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 Ivory 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
Hotel Class:5 star — Lion Sands Ivory Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Lion Sands Ivory Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve
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