Overview

  • 20 сomfortable luxury suites
  • Sabi Sands Game Reserve
  • Exceptional big five viewing
  • Award winning & excellent rated

River Lodge is the soul of The Lion Sands Game Reserve and has been built on the banks of the Sabie River, positioned on a site with trees dating back 800 years. Here you are invited to relax and experience African hospitality at its finest.

The public areas at River Lodge offer guests the following: a private lounge and bar with fireplace, an outdoor safari lounge, 2 swimming pools (heated in winter), wooden viewing decks, a secluded bird hide, a magnificent River Deck built on the river, a conference room, Africology Health Spa & gymnasium, curio shop & both an indoor and open-air (Boma) dining area.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • World most beautiful treehouses;
  • Perfect setting of romance;
  • Situated in the heart of Kruger National Park;
  • Exceptional wildlife experience;
  • Deluxe design of accommodation;
  • Exceptional service.

INCLUDED IN THE RATES

The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Two game drives per day
  • Three meals per day
  • Guided bush walks
  • Beverages and selected snacks
  • Game drive refreshments & snacks
  • Bush breakfasts, picnic lunches and our spectacular bush dinners under the African stars
  • Skukuza airport transfers and conservation fees

 

Facilities

General

  • 24-hour Security
  • Bar
  • Eco Friendly
  • Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Library
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Pool
  • Secure Parking
  • Spa

Rooms

River Lodge Luxury Room

Available: 12 rooms Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

Thatched ceilings and dark-wooden furnishings contrast with the bright white floors in these airy 66sq m rooms. Each room has a private decking area with views of the Sabie River, and an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower, a bathtub with views of the surrounding area, and Africology bath products. There’s also a minibar and air-conditioning.

The main lodge has an indoor dining and living area, a shaded terrace, an outdoor boma and two public pools, one at either end of the lodge, and free WiFi.

Lion Sands River Lodge 

Suite features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Complementary Wi-Fi
  • Dressing Gowns
  • En-Suite
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Outside Shower
  • Safe
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Lounge areas

River Lodge Superior Luxury Room

Available: 6 rooms Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

Understated furnishings, clean white linens, and tall ceilings add to the sense of space in these 98sq m rooms. Each has an ensuite bathroom with an outdoor shower, a freestanding bathtub, and Africology bath products. Rooms 14 and 15, and 16 and 17 are interconnecting.

Each room has a minibar and air-conditioning too. The main lodge has an indoor dining and living area, a shaded terrace, an outdoor boma and two public pools, one at either end of the lodge, and free WiFi.

Lion Sands River Lodge 

Suite features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Complementary Wi-Fi
  • Dressing Gowns
  • En-Suite
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Outside Shower
  • Tea / Coffee

River Lodge River Suite

Available: 2 rooms Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

For added privacy, stay in one of these spacious suites, which are located further away from the public areas of the River Lodge. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame the great plains from a bedroom, and there’s a private terrace too.

Each suite has an ensuite bathroom with a large double shower, freestanding bathtub and an outdoor shower, all with stunning views of the bush. Suites also have a minibar, air-conditioning, and Africology bath products. The main lodge has an indoor dining and living area, a shaded terrace, an outdoor boma and two public pools, one at either end of the lodge, and free WiFi.

Lion Sands River Lodge 

Suite features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Complementary Wi-Fi
  • Dressing Gowns
  • En-Suite
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Outside Shower
  • Tea / Coffee

Activities

For the ultimate experience in safari activities, Lion Sands River Lodge is the right place to visit. Go on safari adventure during the morning and late afternoon game drives guided by experienced rangers and trackers.

The chances of seeing the Big 5 are nowhere better than in the Sabi Sands. The time in between safari activities can be used for a range of other activities: relax at the pool, read a book on your own viewing deck or get yourself pampered at the Lalamuka Spa.

  • Game drives and bush walks
  • Hippo tours
  • Stargazing sessions
  • Game Walks
  • River tours
  • Safaris lunches
  • Wildlife lectures
  • Bush dinners

Rates

Low Season

Dates Room Type Board Basis Rate
11 Jan 2018 - 30 Nov 2018 River Lodge Per person per night sharing From $914
11 Jan 2018 - 30 Nov 2018 River Suite Per person per night sharing From $1142
11 Jan 2018 - 30 Nov 2018 Superior Suite Per person per night sharing From $1005
1 Dec 2018 - 17 Dec 2018 River Lodge Per person per night sharing From $777
1 Dec 2018 - 17 Dec 2018 River Suite Per person per night sharing From $971
1 Dec 2018 - 17 Dec 2018 Superior Suite Per person per night sharing From $854
18 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 River Lodge Per person per night sharing From $1051
18 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 River Suite Per person per night sharing From $1314
18 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 Superior Suite Per person per night sharing From $1155

High Season

Dates Room Type Board Basis Rate
11 Jan 2018 - 30 Nov 2018 River Lodge Per person per night sharing From $914
11 Jan 2018 - 30 Nov 2018 River Suite Per person per night sharing From $1142
11 Jan 2018 - 30 Nov 2018 Superior Suite Per person per night sharing From $1005
1 Dec 2018 - 17 Dec 2018 River Lodge Per person per night sharing From $777
1 Dec 2018 - 17 Dec 2018 River Suite Per person per night sharing From $971
1 Dec 2018 - 17 Dec 2018 Superior Suite Per person per night sharing From $854
18 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 River Lodge Per person per night sharing From $1051
18 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 River Suite Per person per night sharing From $1314
18 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 Superior Suite Per person per night sharing From $1155

INCLUDED IN THE RATES

The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Two game drives per day
  • Three meals per day
  • Guided bush walks
  • Beverages and selected snacks
  • Game drive refreshments & snacks
  • Bush breakfasts, picnic lunches and our spectacular bush dinners under the African stars
  • Skukuza airport transfers and conservation fees

 

Reviews

Based on 786

Sabi Sands Game Reserve

“Fantastic trip”

Our accommodations were excellent overlooking a watering hole watching animals. Our house had a living room, king sized bed, beautiful bathroom, including an outdoor shower. The safari drives were excellent and extremely informative. Our driver was a joy to be with on each drive. Mealtime was wonderful with an extensive array of food choices that were well prepared.
The hotel staff was polite and informative.

~ knitwit_12 ~ Somerset, New Jersey
Sabi Sands Game Reserve

“Outstanding!”

Having had previous experiences in Sabi Sands, our driver and tracker were superlative. Paul took enormous care in sharing his obvious extensive knowledge and was warm and friendly. He made every effort to ensure that as far as the game would oblige, we saw everything we wanted to.
For the first time, we were introduced to the magnificent bird life in the reserve which added to an already wonderful experience.
Thank you to all staff at Lion Sands for a truly memorable experience, which we hope to repeat in the not too distant future!
Greg and Lindsay

~ Greg_Lindsay ~ London, United Kingdom
Sabi Sands Game Reserve

“Lion Sands River Lodge is perfect”

Absolutely perfect in every way. I can’t even enumerate the details because everything was spot on. Rooms are stunning, service is exquisite – attentive but not intrusive, common areas gorgeous, food was superb, guiding was phenomenal and included not just animals but explored plant life and stars when the animals were playing hide and seek (although we did see every animal known to man multiple times). Our first night we had 2 elephants “join” us for dinner. Our second night a hyena stopped by. The lantern lit pathways are gorgeous. I was concerned because I had originally wanted Ivory Lodge or Singita or Londolozi but I stand corrected. River Lodge was perfect – and the perfect blend of fabulous service and relaxed vibe so as not to be stuffy or uptight. The Kingston Treehouse experience is a must do. We would like to move here forever. (This won’t fit in the “room tip” space so putting it here – If you are traveling with kids or teens, understand that like all lodges, you cannot move between the rooms on your own after dark. Therefore, if you want to be able to access your kids after dinner or have “family time”, you need the connecting suites. We split one parent and one teen since we did not have the connecting rooms and it worked but the connecting rooms would have been better.

~ EH179 ~ New York
Sabi Sands Game Reserve

“ABSOLUTELY AMAZING”

This was an experience and a half. From the moment we were picked up at the airport until our goodbyes everything was PERFECT!!

On arrival, we were given hot towels to refresh ourselves. Next, we were given a beautiful afternoon tea while staff explained the outlay of the resort. We were personally escorted to our suite and explained the workings of our room. There was a personalized drink flask waiting for each of us as a moment of our visit.

No expense had been spared. Welcome note on our bed, a chalkboard to write on if we needed anything from housekeeping, beautiful bath products and so the list goes on.

Then there were the morning and afternoon safaris. Our guide, Ryan, and tracker, Norman, managed to show us all of the Big 5. It was just magic. Sundowner drinks, think mini bar selection, and nibblies were served whilst we watched the sunset.

I can find no fault with this resort. From the staff to the safaris and food and drink, everything was fantastic!!!
Do yourself a favor….JUST GO!!!

~ Rainbowbeliefs ~ Sydney, Australia

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