• Lion Sands Private Game Reserve Ivory Lodge

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Ultimate luxury, exclusivity and privacy

For the ultimate in luxury, exclusivity and privacy, Lion Sands Ivory Lodge offers just six spacious villas with their own private viewing decks and plunge pools. An International award-winner, this stunning lodge is located in Sabi Sands with views of the Sabi River. Guests at the Ivory Lodge can look forward to private dining, in-villa spa treatments and complete relaxation. For a special, once in a lifetime experience, enquire about spending a night in a treehouse so you can sleep under the African skies and gaze at the stars. 

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Hotel highlights

  • Luxurious villas with plunge pools
  • Views of the Sabi River

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 6 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. 90 minutes from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport.
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Floors have lift access: No

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique
  • Lodge
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

  • approx. 90 minutes from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport.
308 Reviews 97% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 288
  • Very Good 16
  • Average 0
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 3

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Aug 16, 2019

Unforgettable Exprience


This is the nicest vacation we have ever had. We are recommending it to anyone who goes to SA, we did 5 days for our honeymoon and want to go back. You can do it straight form the flight over because its a very relaxing and easy to nap between safaris to get over any jet lag. Reserving it from the States: Ashley, from the Lion sands website (MORE travel who own Lion Sands), was awesome in setting this all up, arranging flights, changing flights, etc. He walked us through in everything we needed to do. He recommended the tree house night and it was amazing. Staff- It felt like they have done the best job of taking 5 star care of the guests without being pushy or over the top, which is not something that is easily done. Amazing job done by all of them, from the front desk (Jonathon, Charl and I'm forgetting names but everyone was awesome), to your personal butler (Reineck), Massages/Manicures (Tarrine), safari guides/trackers Safari's- Anthony and Andres were fantastic, tons of knowledge and really fun, we saw the big 5 in our first 2 drives and continued to be amazed by the safari's after. The animals are not afraid of you and often we had to just take pictures with our IPhone. Grab a bigger lens like a 400mm though because the close up shots you get from 100 ft away look professional. They do a good job of keeping you together with other guests throughout your trip so they aren't going over information twice Rooms (they are private individual houses)- Just awesome, very clean, amazing, views of the river with tons of animals to see coming down from Kruger in between safaris. Outdoor showers and fantastic baths, stocked with wine and a bar and snacks Food/Wine- Awesome, really great food and possibly too much of it... The wine from SA was fantastic as was all the champagne (Veuve) and the bar was well stocked with scotches and bourbons even Couple tips: Do the treehouse, the Chalkley one, its awesome. Bring your own cigars as they are expensive, and bring a 400mm lens at least for awesome shots even from your room
Aug 11, 2019

The Best Lodge Experience!

Manila, Philippines

Ivory Lodge - you have created a special memory in our hearts! Our villa was gorgeous, the service was impeccable, staff was friendly and wam, and the food was delicious. The attention to detail was so impressive. We thoroughly enjoyed our safari rides with Monique and Tonny. Monique was so knowledgeable about animals and the area, and she drives so well! Tonny was our quiet guide whose tenacity was impressive. Special mention to our host Charl and butler Torrence who took good care of us while at the lodge. The night at the treehouse was a spiritual and beautiful experience - we highly recommend it! To cap it off, we had the best massage at the spa! Thank you for the very special 25th anniversary dinner you arranged for us. Ivory Lodge was the best accomodation during our entire trip. We have recommended Ivory Lodge to our friends. Congratulations Andrew, Charl, Monique, Tonny, Torrence and all the staff! Five stars!
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Use of the River Lodge Facilities

The River Lodge facilities include two swimming pools, a spa and boutique.

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Room Types

Ivory Suite

There are only 6 of these luxurious suites at the Lion Sands Ivory Lodge. Each suite offers exquisite simplistic style surrounded by the African Bush. Ivory Suites are extremely spacious in size and have their own infinity edge pool, large bedroom and lounge.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Butler Service
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV


The Chalkley Treehouse is a truly not to be missed once in a life time opportunity. The tree house is a secure and lavish platform under the African Stars, with all the comforts guests can experience at a 5 star luxury lodge. This is a very special place to capture and enjoy the African Landscape. The tree house can be enjoyed day and night. Relax and enjoy the views before turning in for slumber beneath the incredible starlit night sky.

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Food & Drink


The Bar

Outside, on the deck, under the stars. What better way is there to spend an evening enjoying a few drinks where the bar does't close until the last guest leaves. Restrictions: All drinks are included in price, except premium bands and champagne.


The Restaurant

Breakfast and lunch is normally served on the lower wooden viewing deck, but lunch can also be served in your suite. Dinner options are fine dining indoors or a buffet in the outdoor boma under the stars. Meals can also be served in the bush. Dress code: Relaxed and comfortable.

Board Basis Options

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