• Swimming pool

Hotel

Lion Sands River Lodge

Lion Sands River Lodge

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A national park treasure

Occupying a magical setting under a canopy of ancient trees on the banks of the Sabi River, the Lion Sands River Lodge is in the perfect spot to to watch the sun rising over Kruger National Park. Refurbished in 2010, this family run lodge has 20 luxurious thatched rooms each with their own private viewing decks. Relax in one of the two swimming pools and enjoy indoor and outdoor dining and several viewing decks ideal for wildlife spotting. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas.

For an extra special, once in a lifetime experience, enquire about staying a night in one of the luxury tree house suites that are available; the Kingston Treehouse and the Chalkley Treehouse.

  • Two swimming pools
  • Luxury thatched rooms
  • Fantastic views over Kruger National Park
  • Viewing decks

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Deluxe

Location Type

National park
  • Check-in Time:
    12:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 20 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. 90 minutes from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport.
  • Floors have lift access: No

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Lodge
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive
Location Highlights

Lion Sands River Lodge

  • National park
  • approx. 90 minutes from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport.
899 Reviews 96% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 814
  • Very Good 55
  • Average 18
  • Poor 6
  • Terrible 6

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Jun 24, 2019

Honeymoon or Dreams

We visited Lion Sands as part of our honeymoon and I couldn’t recommend it enough. The resort is small and beautiful and you definitely feel like you’re in the disturbed wild. The food was amazing (and there’s lots of it!) and our Butler, Lucky, was fantastic. The safaris were out of this world - our guide, Jamie and our tracker, Joe, made the experience incredible. We were lucky enough to see the Big 5 and that’s because of their amazing skills. I am very glad we paid extra for a private reserve (Sabi Sands) over somewhere like Kruger. As well as the animal sightings each safari was amazing, whether it was sunrise mimosas with a hot water bottle or sunset G&T’s the whole experience was fantastic. We did 3 nights and we stayed in a Superior River Lodge and I would recommend both. The safaris can be tiring with the early wake ups and so 3 nights was perfect. Thank you to Lion Sands, Jamie, Joe, Lucky and all of the other staff for making our honeymoon so special. I would highly recommend.
Jun 18, 2019

Amazing Experience!

Windsor, United Kingdom

Booked a 2 night safari at Lion Sands River Lodge. Having been on many safaris in the past I knew what to expect but this was by far the best and most rewarding. My recommendation is - just book Lion Sands River Lodge, you will not be disappointed. The lodge accommodation is beyond 5 star and attention is given to every tiny detail. Each guest is made to feel incredibly special and welcome. It is truly all inclusive, just a shame we were too busy to enjoy the free mini bar!! The game drives were amazing. IP and Alfred made the entire experience totally memorable. Their passion for the animals was clear. IP had superb knowledge of the wildlife and their environment while Alfred seemed to be able to track anything. They made a fantastic partnership which really enhanced the whole safari experience. Will definitely be looking to return
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Lion Sands River Lodge

Facilities

Gym

A gym can conveniently be found at the lodge, allowing you to keep fit on your trip.

MORE Safari Boutique

A range of beautiful items can be bought at the lodge's boutique.

Two Swimming Pools

Take a dip in one of the lodge's two swimming pools.

River Lodge Spa

Indulge in a treatment at the River Lodge Spa for ultimate relaxation.

Lion Sands River Lodge

Room Types

Bedroom

Luxury Suite

All luxury suites come with 66 square metres of living space comprised of a spacious bedroom and bathroom and their own wooden viewing deck. Mosquito nets are provided, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi and a satellite TV in publis areas. Your bathroom is fitted with a shower and your bedroom features a fireplace and personal bar.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone

Superior Luxury Suite

Superior Luxury Suites are larger and have direct Sabie River frontage. Mosquito nets are provided, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi and a satellite TV in public areas. Your bathroom is fitted with a shower and your bedroom features a fireplace and personal bar. For your added comfort, an outdoors shower is also provided.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone

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