Lion Sands Ivory Lodge
Lion Sands is a place that enriches one’s soul and promises life-changing moments and opportunities that will leave you with memories of unforgettable experiences. It is an extraordinary gift passed down over generations and even for those of us who have known its sweeping landscapes since birth, it remains a place of extraordinary beauty and discovery. Lion Sands Ivory Lodge is the understated jewel in the Lion Sands’ crown. Here, hospitality is designed entirely around YOU (from customised spa therapies and private dining to safaris with surprise refreshment stops) and luxury – much more than a sophisticated room in an exotic location – has substance.
The lodge’s eight one-bedroom Villas, yet secluded at the confluence of the Sabie and Sand rivers, are the ultimate bush retreats. Your private lounge, patio, deck and pool invite easy relaxation, while a dedicated team of staff are always on hand to take care of your every whim and fancy. Everything is included – from a champagne-stocked maxi bar to the washing and pressing of your favourite shirt – to create a highly-personalised experience of a safari, your way.
The lodge also includes the two-bedroom Fish eagle Villa and offers the ultimate in private luxury and personalised service for a family or group of friends. Everything is included – from your own pool and spa to personal chef, field guide and game viewer vehicle – for a tailor-made South African safari. You and your tribe would be hard-pressed to find a more idyllic spot to base yourselves.
The guest areas at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge include a private bar with fireplace, a library lounge, a well-stocked wine cellar, wooden viewing decks, a magnificent River Island Deck built on the river, spa, gymnasium, MORE Gallery boutique, and both an indoor dining room and open-air, traditional Boma dining area.
About the Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Adjacent to the world-renowned Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve is famed for its intimate wildlife encounters, particularly leopard viewing. Home to a host of animals, including the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino), the Sabi Sand is part of a conservation area that covers over two million hectares (almost five million acres), an area equivalent to the state of New Jersey.
With no boundary fences between the Sabi Sand and the Kruger National Park, this reserve benefits from the great diversity of animals found in one of the richest wildlife areas on the African continent, along with the additional benefits experienced on a private game reserve.
Game drives traverse an area of 10 500 hectares (26 000 acres) and strict vehicle limits at sightings ensure the exclusivity of the game viewing experience. Sensitive off-road driving ensures that guests have the best possible view of any exceptional sighting and rangers are constantly in touch with each other to keep track of animal movements.