Lion Sands Game Reserve


On the Sabi Sand side of the reserve, River offers a chic design interpretation of the traditional safari lodge, with contemporary décor and limited walls allowing a flow between interior and exterior. Its individual eight Luxury Rooms, six Superior Luxury Rooms, and four River Suites including a Family Suite (each with a private plunge pool) are set along a path to reveal splendid river views, and make for an intimate safari experience. Wooden walkways lead off to a spa, gym and pool, and back to the main lodge, where the deck’s connected water features give the impression of floating on the river. Whether you enjoy your time together socially or quietly in the bar, restaurant, Gallery or firepit lounge, the running theme here is luxury living. River Lodge welcomes children 10 years and older.


On the Sabi Sand side of the reserve, the contemporary-style lodge is built of concrete, timber, glass, and steel to meld into the riverscape. Its eight one-bedroom Villas and the two-bedroom Fish Eagle Villa are peaceful refuges – each with a plunge pool and relaxation areas. Here, only the best-of-the-best will do, your private lounge, patio, deck, and pool invite easy relaxation, while a dedicated team of staff is always on hand to take care of your every whim and fancy. Everything is included – from champagne of your choice stocked in the maxibar, to the laundry. All to create a highly-personalised experience of a safari. Ivory Lodge welcomes children 10 years of age and older.


On the Kruger Park side of the reserve, the lodge, perched on stilts amongst a canopy of 100-year-old trees, reflects its surrounds with organic chic décor, while its open design creates an air of relaxation. The main lodge connects via raised wooden walkways to a spa sala and nine separate Suites with private plunge pools and viewing decks overlooking the River. Each is built to afford complete privacy in a wilderness where guests can watch the animals come down to the water from their pool and deck, as well as bed and bath. Narina Lodge welcomes children 10 years of age and older.


On the Kruger Park side of the reserve, Tinga is a sophisticated take on the colonial-style lodge, capturing the romance of the pioneer era while providing considerable more comfort. Tinga is an escape that everyone should enjoy at least once in their lifetime. With just Nine unique luxurious Suites and the two-bedroom Hi’Nkweni Villa, each located in an utterly private spot overlooking the river, guests are treated to the ultimate African luxury experience. Each of Tinga’s suites has a bathroom with a bath and shower, separate lounge area with minibar, private plunge pool and deck, 24-hour air-conditioning, and a range of luxury amenities. Tinga Lodge welcomes children 10 years of age and older.


Lion Sands Ivory Lodge’s Fish Eagle Villa is the ultimate private safari experience for families and smaller groups of friends, and comes with its own Chef (meals are prepared within the Villa’s kitchen), as well as dedicated Field Guide and personal private safari vehicle. The Fish Eagle Villa also has its own wellness area (with double treatment room) and private exercise facility – as well as pool & jetty overlooking the Sabie River. Fish Eagle Villa welcomes children of all ages.


Located at Tinga Lodge, Hi’Nkweni Family Villa’s complete privacy and highly personalised service – including a dedicated hospitality team, butler, field guide, and open safari vehicle for a more exclusive bush experience – make it ideal for multigenerational families or groups of friends looking to relax and explore. The Villa’s two en-suite bedrooms, each with room for an additional children’s bed, link together to create a spacious six-sleeper offering, complete with private living areas. Hi’Nkweni can also be booked in conjunction with the neighbouring two-sleeper Suite, allowing a gathering of up to eight guests to enjoy the Villa’s exclusive facilities. Hi’Nkweni Villa welcomes children of all ages.


Make your way through rows of magnificent white boulders and across a small drawbridge, and you will find Africa unfolding in front of you. Set amid the pure and untouched wilderness, you will be surrounded by African bush and uninhibited wildlife at its best. Located in Lion Sands Sabi Sand, Kingston Treehouse is for guests staying at Ivory Lodge and River Lodge. Built just beyond an outcrop of boulders, Kingston is a couple or family’s private vantage over the untamed and untainted, its stillness punctuated only by animals’ whistles, huffs, growls… Guests savour this far faraway experience, in complete luxury – with a picnic dinner, feather beds, and full bathroom and shower facilities. An experience for your Bucket List.


Located in Lion Sands Sabi Sand, Chalkley Treehouse is for guests staying at Ivory Lodge and River Lodge. The original hideout. Light only by the soft glow of lanterns and the absence of Wi-Fi create an au-naturel bush experience for two. But added creature comforts mean guests won’t be roughing it.


Located in Lion Sands Kruger Park, for guests staying at Tinga Lodge and Narina Lodge. Tinyeleti, meaning ‘many stars’, offers big views of a remote landscape, globed by an even bigger sky, its lights twinkling down to the horizon. Romantics, adventurers, and solitude seekers alike can discover the magic of an evening out in Africa – in complete luxury. Delivered by safari vehicle to their chosen hideout, guests spend the sunset hours enjoying a gourmet picnic and spotting the animals that wander past (at a safe distance), before turning in for the night beneath a blanket of stars.


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