Lion Sands River Lodge


Lion Sands is blessed with an almost abundant supply of water and is thus one of the most lushly populated wildlife reserves in the southern section of the Kruger National Park. The Sabie River permanently holds water all year round and is the pulsating lifeline of the region.


The Lion Sands River Lodge is set amidst this awe-inspiring diversity of species. The gracious lodge hugs the banks of the river and nestles beneath the shade of over 800-year old trees.


The River Lodge strikes a perfect read more » balance between a cosy and relaxing ambience, supreme relaxation and excitingly intense nature experiences.


A number of wooden observation platforms, erected on a slight elevation above the Sabie River, allow for fantastic wildlife watching. Both hippopotamus and crocodiles inhabit the river.


Facilities of the Lion Sands River Lodge include two swimming pools, a comfortable lounge, two hides for bird spotting, a souvenir shop and a spa as well as an indoor and outdoor Boma.


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The Lion Sands River Lodge offers its distinguished guests 18 reed-thatched chalets. The romantic units are connected to the main building via picturesque boardwalks.


Every chalet features an en-suite read more » bathroom with both an indoor and an outdoor shower as well as a private terrace that commands a striking view of the bush and the Sabie River.


The bedrooms have been designed in welcoming pastel colours and decked out with fine wooden furniture. The facilities include air-conditioning, a ventilator, mini bar, safe and a telephone.


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At the Lion Sands River Lodge, the focus is, of course, on the reserve’s abundant and diverse wildlife. Experienced rangers will introduce you to the wonders of the South African wilderness.


A guided read more » hike is the most intense way of experiencing the bush. The rangers are a wealth of information on the flora and fauna and the intricate mechanisms of the ecosystem.


The finishing touch to a perfect day in the wilderness is a typical African Boma, a slow, romantic dinner around the campfire beneath a star-strewn sky.


Learn more about the southern hemisphere’s night sky from the rangers whilst tracking wildlife on one of the exciting night safaris. Another highlight is a wilderness breakfast or dinner, regularly organised by the River Lodge.


Flickering oil lamps lighting the setting, indulge in a delicious dinner and listen to the sounds of the wilderness all around. Should your visit coincide with the full moon, it is highly recommendable to join the Full Moon Walk.


It is a fascinating experience that sticks. Of course, you may always spend a few relaxing hours back at the lodge, getting pampered at the sophisticated Lalamuka Spa that offers a large range of relaxing treatments.


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