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  • 20 Comfortable 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. The Mack & Madi kids' programme will delight young explorers while the adults get close-up game viewing experiences.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rated one of the Top 20 Lodges in Africa
  • Idyllic romantic setting
  • Situated between Sabi Sand Game Reserve and Kruger National Park
  • Exceptional wildlife experience
  • Exquisite accommodation with extraordinary views
  • Dedicated Mack & Madi kids' programme

Facilities

General

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

Rooms

Room typeFeaturesRates
Luxury Room
Luxury Room
Luxury Room

Available: 8 Rooms

Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

Check-in: From 2:00 PM

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

    FROM $1277

    TO $1725

    Per person per night sharing

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    Superior Luxury Room
    Superior Luxury Room
    Superior Luxury Room

    Available: 6 Rooms

    Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

    Check-in: From 2:00 PM

    Check-out: To 11:00 AM

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

    FROM $1405

    TO $1897

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included
    River Suite
    River Suite
    River Suite

    Available: 4 Suites

    Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

    Check-in: From 2:00 PM

    Check-out: To 11:00 AM

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

    FROM $1643

    TO $2217

    Per person per night sharing

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    2-Bedroom River Suite
    2-Bedroom River Suite
    2-Bedroom River Suite

    Available: 1 Suite

    Unit Sleeps: MAX 2 Adults and 2 Kids

    Check-in: From 2:00 PM

    Check-out: To 11:00 AM

    Show Room Info
  • Air Conditioner
  • Large Bathroom
  • Lounge Area
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Wifi
  • More

    FROM $1643

    TO $2217

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included

    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 Five 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

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    04 Jan 2025 - 19 Dec 2025Luxury RoomPer person per night sharing From $1381
    04 Jan 2025 - 19 Dec 2025Superior Luxury RoomPer person per night sharing From $1518
    04 Jan 2025 - 19 Dec 2025River SuitePer person per night sharing From $1773
    04 Jan 2025 - 19 Dec 20252-Bedroom River SuitePer person per night sharing From $1773
    04 Jan 2024 - 19 Dec 2024Luxury RoomPer person per night sharing From $1277
    04 Jan 2024 - 19 Dec 2024Superior Luxury RoomPer person per night sharing From $1405
    04 Jan 2024 - 19 Dec 2024River SuitePer person per night sharing From $1643
    04 Jan 2024 - 19 Dec 20242-Bedroom River SuitePer person per night sharing From $1643

    High Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    20 Dec 2025 - 03 Jan 2026Luxury RoomPer person per night sharing From $1725
    20 Dec 2025 - 03 Jan 2026Superior Luxury RoomPer person per night sharing From $1897
    20 Dec 2025 - 03 Jan 2026River SuitePer person per night sharing From $2217
    20 Dec 2025 - 03 Jan 20262-Bedroom River SuitePer person per night sharing From $2217
    20 Dec 2024 - 03 Jan 2025Luxury RoomPer person per night sharing From $1597
    20 Dec 2024 - 03 Jan 2025Superior Luxury RoomPer person per night sharing From $1756
    20 Dec 2024 - 03 Jan 2025River SuitePer person per night sharing From $2053
    20 Dec 2024 - 03 Jan 20252-Bedroom River SuitePer person per night sharing From $2053

    INCLUDED IN THE RATES

    The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

    • Luxurious accommodation
    • Alll meals teas & coffees, minibar in room, inclusive drinks and selected snacks (all soft drinks, and selection of beers, spirits and house wine)
    • Bush breakfasts, picnic lunches and bush dinners
    • Two game drives daily with an accredited field guide and tracker
    • Game drive refreshments & snacks
    • Guided bush walks
    • Hippo Experience
    • Stargazing
    • Wildlife lectures
    • Community visits (excluding weekends, school holidays and public holidays)
    • Mack & Madi kids' programme
    • Return transfers between Skukuza Airport and the lodge
    From $1277 per person sharing
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