Lion Sands Game Reserve

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Located in one of the most beautiful wilderness areas in the Southern Kruger National Park, Lion Sands Sabi Sand is the only lodge to have substantial access to the perennial Sabi River, ensuring a fantastic diversity of wildlife through both the dry and wet season. This deluxe game lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park of South Africa offers high standards of accommodation, service, amenities and facilities.

The game rich Lion Sands Private Game Reserve nestles in the southern region of the 65,000-hectare Sabi Sand Game Reserve, a region in Africa which is well known for its spectacular game viewing.

Accommodation at the Lion Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa
The superior Lion Sands River Lodge, as well as the Lion Sands Ivory Lodge, are exclusive in their pristine location overlooking the magnificent Sabie River.  Both safari lodges in the Lion Sands Private Game Reserve have been decorated in an old African style, the feeling being cool, light and minimalist.

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge
The luxurious Ivory Lodge differs from the River Lodge in its exclusivity. For the traveller who is looking for a more secluded and private safari experience, the Lion Sands Ivory Lodge is the preferred choice.
The Lion Sands Ivory Lodge is set on the banks of the Sabie River providing magnificent views, extending onto the open sand banks of the Kruger National Park.
The Ivory Lodge features luxurious suites with en-suite bathrooms, outdoor and inside showers, courtyards, lounges with fireplaces, wooden viewing decks, patios as well as private plunge pools. The bedroom and bathroom areas are air-conditioned with overhead fans.  Internet access and telephones are provided in these suites.  The suites are 165 square meters in size and are positioned at least 20 meters apart, being linked to all areas by raised wooden walkways. They all have breathtaking views over the Sabie River, a setting where game viewing can be done from the luxury of one's private suite, Africa's finest.

The reception building is set apart from the main lodge at Lion Sands Ivory, ensuring that guests arrive and depart without compromising the privacy of the lodge experience. The main lodge and entrance building feature a private lounge and bar, wooden viewing decks, board-room, wine cellar, gymnasium and health spa, curio shop as well as both an indoor and open-air (Boma) dining area.

Simple and uncluttered, the interiors at the Lion Sands Ivory Lodge achieve a contemporary, Afro-European elegance. It is a bold, yet balanced ambience which juxtaposes colour, texture and form. There's an overriding exclusivity, with complete privacy.

Lion Sands River Lodge
The Lion Sands River Lodge nestles on the banks of the Sabie River, facing east and therefore catching the sun as it rises over the Kruger National Park.

The River Lodge at the Lion Sands Private Game Reserve offers luxurious thatched bedrooms with en-suite bathroom, outdoor and inside shower as well as wooden viewing deck. The bedroom area is air-conditioned with an overhead fan.

The Lion Sands River Lodge offers a private lounge and bar, two swimming pools, wooden viewing decks, a secluded bird hide, private hammocks, conferenceroom, gymnasium and health spa, curio shop and both an indoor and open-air (Boma) dining area.

Activities / Facilities at Lion Sands Sabi Sand, Kruger National Park
The activities offers at the Lion Sands Private Game Reserve are all catered for in a beautiful environment and include open Land Rover game drives, interpretive bush walks, bird watching walks, lion tracking walks, river fishing (including Tiger Fish), gymnasium and health spa, and wine tasting.

Of course, a safari cannot be complete without exposure to every facet of life in the bush. With the highly informative and holistic approach at Lion Sands, guests encounter all spheres of the eco-system, from the smallest insects to the mighty African elephant. Professionally qualified senior ecologists, rangers and trackers ensure that the personal safari experience not only meets but also exceeds guests highest expectations.

  • walking safaris
  • game drives
  • wildlife lectures and astronomy
  • picnic lunches
  • bush dinners
  • gymnasium and health spa.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini bar
  • Mosquito net
  • Outside Shower
  • Safe
  • Telephone

Facilities Available at Lion Sands Game Reserve

  • Boma
  • Conference venue
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wellness centre

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FAQs about Lion Sands Game Reserve
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at Lion Sands Game Reserve are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

Where about is Lion Sands Game Reserve located?
Lion Sands Game Reserve is located at the following location / address: Lion Sands Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, Kruger Park.