• The main lodge at Lion Sands River Lodge
  • Lion Sands River Lodge lounge area
  • River Lodge at Lion Sands in Sabi Sands
  • Lion Sands River Lodge bedroom in Sabi Sands
  • Bathroom at Lion Sands River Lodge
  • Lion Sands River Lodge swimming pool in Sabi Sands for the ultimate safari experience
  • Enjoy a luxury safari at Lion Sands River Lodge in Kruger

Lion Sands River Lodge

Lodge style Stunning riverside lodge

Amazing lodge about spirit, warmth & nature

Staying at Lion Sands River Lodge revolves about its location: right on the banks of the Sabi River. River Lodge is the very heart and soul of the Lions Sands Game Reserve area in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. You will immediately feel at home upon arrival in the lodge: its incredible warm staff will make sure nothing lacks during your stay. The setup of Lion Sands River Lodge is very spacious, and each communal area is a welcoming invitation to wind down in one of Africa's prime game areas. Sit back and relax in the comfortable lounge and soak up the sounds of the bush. On chilly winter nights a gigantic fireplace provides comfortable warmth. You may also prefer to take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool.

Lion Sands River Lodge consists of eighteen rooms in total: eight luxury suites, six superior luxury suites and four river suites (with private plunge pools), all with their own private wooden viewing deck looking out over the Sabi River. You may not need to leave the privacy of your room to see wildlife roaming around River Lodge. The Sabi Sands, and especially the surroundings of the Sabi River, is famous for its record number of leopard sightings. Your luxury suite features a king-sized bed and large en suite bathroom (superior luxury suites and river suites also have outdoor showers). Of course, all suites are air-conditioned. The suite will serve as your tranquil haven during your stay at Lion Sands River Lodge. The communal areas and rooms are connected by wooden boardwalks.

Activities at Lion Sands River Lodge

For the ultimate experience in safari activities, Lion Sands River Lodge is the right place to visit. Go on safari adventure during morning and late afternoon game drives guided by experienced field guides 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 spa. Truly unique is the option to sleep out under the stars in one of the Lion Sands treehouses (optional and at an additional cost).

Lion Sands River special offers

Stay 3, pay 2 special at River Lodge

Discover the magic of the African bush with our offer at Lion Sands River Lodge. Enjoy a luxurious safari experience with 3 nights for the price of 2. This includes sumptuous accommodation, daily game drives, and all meals. This special offer is valid for stays between 4 January and 30 April 2024, between 1 October and 19 December 2024, between 4 January and 30 April 2025, and between 1 October and 19 December 2025. Offer may not be combined with any other special offers and is subject to availability.

Victoria Falls free of charge

Or perhaps you rather wish to see the majestic Victoria Falls. In that case you may opt for our special offer that allows you to stay in Victoria Falls for two or three nights free of charge. In Victoria Falls you will stay at the brand new Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel for two nights or at Ursula's Homestead on B&B basis for three nights.

This special offer is applicable for new bookings for arrivals between arrivals between 4 January and 30 June 2024, between 1 November and 19 December 2024, and between 4 January and 30 April 2025. Valid for a maximum of two rooms (four guests).

Honeymoon special rate

Are you looking to visit Sabi Sands with your significant other? Lion Sands offers reduced rates for newlyweds. Spend three nights at Lion Sands River Lodge and one of the happy couple gets 20% off the accommodation price! This special offer is valid between 1 January 2024 and 30 April 2025 (offer is not valid between 20 December 2024 and 3 January 2025). This special rate may not be combined with any other special.

Tripadvisor comments Lion Sands River Lodge

My wife and I went to Lion Sands to begin our honeymoon, and we couldn't have had a better experience. The staff was incredible, the food was amazing, the room was great, and our game viewing was perfect. Our ranger and tracker, Syd and Sylvester, did a fantastic job of making sure our trip was memorable. On our first drive we saw four of the Big Five, and they didn't rest until we saw the fifth (a leopard) on our second day. Our butler, Solly, was incredibly attentive and friendly. All of the food that we had exceeded our expectations (wild boar, ostrich, springbok, gemsbok, kudu, wildebeaste, and more). The staff knew that we were honeymooning, and they went out of their way to give us upgrades and make our stay extra special. We have already recommended friends, and we're planning a trip back for a future anniversary. The only bad part of our stay was having to leave!

from Orlando, FL

There are many factors to consider when deciding which game reserve in South Africa to visit. I chose a private game reserve as I wanted fewer people in a private vehicle, off road driving, high standards for accommodations and food, and of course the best opportunities for game sightings. My 20 year old daughter and I had 3 amazing nights at the Lion Sands Resorts in March. We could have easily spent 4 nights. It was an wonderful experience- delicious and regular options for dinning (even out in the bush), personal attention and comfortable accommodations, energetic, knowledgeable and personable ranger and tracker, as well as access to an incredible variety of animals, birds, and plants. Our sighting experience was terrific, with 2 game drives daily (one early in the morning and one in the evening) and during the day- options for exercise, spa or relaxation.

from Bellevue, Washington