This lodge is one of the best we have stayed in, compared to the 20+ we have visited in South Africa and neighboring countries over the last 20 years. On the very positive side, the staff has the best attitude we have ever experienced, they are incredibly attentive and always positive. The food is very good, and there is plenty to choose from and enough to pile on the pounds. The staff really tries hard to surprise their guests with food adventures and to indulge every single guest. The living areas of the lodge are very nice, but the rooms are a little dated and disappointing for this level of a lodge. Game viewing was decent, we saw lots of very unusual things, even although the vegetation was very thick. The Tree House is a must for all adventurous couples visiting Lion Sands. Only other disappointment was the total lack of game in front of the lodges and the lack of outside showers. But we do highly recommend a visit to Lion Sands. Last point - it is the only lodge we have been to hat includes a solid choice of drinks, alcohol and others. Most other exclusive lodges charge for everything, including bottles of water, and this can really rack up in costs.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Lion Sands River Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
- Lion Sands River Lodge South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve