Lion Sands Ivory Lodge | Sabi Sand Reserve
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge, overlooking the Sand River, offers a world-class luxury safari experience in the prestigious Sabi Sand Reserve. The Lion Sands Private Game Reserve has no fences, allowing game to traverse freely between Lion Sands and the Kruger National Park so visitors are certain to experience superb game viewing, and at least some of the Big Five wildlife.
The main lodge comprises a private lounge and bar area, wooden look-out decks, boardroom, wine cellar, health spa and gymnasium, curio shop, indoor and outdoor dining area.
Guests are accommodated in eight spacious, private, one-bedroom villas and one two-bedroom villa, the Fish Eagle Villa. Each villa has its own living room with a fireplace, an exclusive, heated pool, en-suite bathroom, indoor and outdoor showers. The villas have been specifically designed with oversized windows to give you sweeping views of the surrounding bush, and any wildlife that happens by – whether from the comfort of your bedroom or your private viewing deck – en-route to replenish themselves at the river below.
For the more adventurous, there’s the option of ‘sleeping out’ under the African stars in one of three 5-star luxury treehouses at an additional cost – Chalkley Treehouse and Kingston Treehouse.
All-inclusive Game Viewing Experience
Included in the tariff are daily game drives and bushwalks. The game drives take place in the early morning and early evening when the game is at its most active. No aspect of the bush is glossed over and visitors are introduced to the smaller, yet often more fascinating wonders of nature. An experienced guide will impart his/her knowledge on a wide range of subjects from medicinal plants to lifecycles to the skill of tracking animals.
Other activities included in the tariff:
- Hippo experience
- Bush breakfasts
- Picnic lunches and bush dinners
- Henna Pre-School visit (excludes weekends, school holidays and public holidays)
Optional activities not included in the tariff:
- Treehouse experiences
- Private open safari vehicle hire
- Helicopter flights
Dining at Ivory Lodge is never an average affair. For breakfast, you’ll be driven to the river hide or one of the open plains to enjoy a full continental breakfast whilst hopefully viewing a peaceful grazer nearby. Epicurean dinners are savoured at a dry river bed under the stars or out on the open African plain. Paraffin lamps and a roaring campfire create the perfect atmosphere to relax after a full day absorbing the African bush and its thrilling wildlife.
Ivory Lodge has a reputation for world-class service. The staff go all out to make your stay idyllic and unique.
By air – There are daily flights from OR Tambo International (Johannesburg) to Nelspruit Airport. From here we can arrange a road transfer to the lodge (2 hours). We can also arrange a chartered flight from Johannesburg to the Lion Sands airstrip.
By road – Road transfers from Johannesburg to the lodge take about 6 hours. Alternatively, you may want to choose a self-drive option and we can arrange a car rental for you at excellent rates.
Our take on Lion Sands Ivory Lodge
There is a great deal of thoughtfulness and attention to detail that is evident at Ivory Lodge – from the comfort of its suites to the calibre of its staff, from its excellent cuisine to the expertise of the rangers and trackers on the open-vehicle game viewing safaris. We would recommend a safari trip to Lions Sands Ivory Lodge with the utmost confidence, knowing that you will be guaranteed a unique experience of luxury coupled with superb game viewing in some of the most exclusive bushvelds of South Africa.