• 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

Situated on the lush banks of the Sabie River, Lion Sands River Lodge is not merely a location; it's the pulsating heart of Lion Sands Game Reserve. Here, modern charm blends with traditional luxury, creating a profoundly connected safari experience. From the moment you step into the lodge, the attentive staff ensure every need is anticipated. The lodge's design is a masterpiece of spacious elegance, with each communal area offering a sanctuary to relax amid one of Africa's premier wildlife settings. Enjoy the plush lounge or revel in the magnificent view of the river, which varies beautifully with the seasons. As evening falls, a magnificent fireplace provides warmth on chilly nights, while the swimming pools offer cool respite under the African skies.

Accommodations at Lion Sands River Lodge include eighteen exquisitely crafted rooms and suites, each one tailored to your preferences and connected by scenic walkways to the main lodge, spa, fitness center, and pools. The rooms -comprising eight luxury suites, six superior luxury suites, and four river suites (with private plunge pools)- boast private wooden decks that offer panoramic views of the Sabie River and its vibrant wildlife. Designed with the luxury adventurer in mind, each suite features a king-sized bed, a large en-suite bathroom with optional outdoor showers, and air-conditioning for utmost comfort. The elegant thatched communal area, adorned with rattan couches and vibrant touches, invites guests to unwind and connect with the serene surroundings.

At River Lodge, every aspect from the sprawling decks to the shaded outdoor dining areas is designed for connection—whether with nature, loved ones, or new friends. Share stories in the safari lounge, dine under the stars, and cool off in the pools between adventures. Lion Sands River lodge, rich with nostalgic charm and shaded by age-old trees, not only provides luxurious accommodations but also fosters a sense of deep connection, making it a beloved retreat for those seeking a truly enchanting safari experience.

Activities at Lion Sands River Lodge

Begin your day by greeting the dawn on an early morning game drive as the bush awakens. Watch as nocturnal predators return to their lairs and daytime grazers start their day, with expert trackers unveiling the hidden dramas of the bush. Enjoy a special coffee break amidst nature before returning to the lodge. In the afternoon, venture out again to observe the animals at their most active, culminating in a mesmerizing sundowner against the backdrop of a setting sun—and perhaps the distant roar of a lion. The unique location as the only private reserve with access to the perennial Sabie River, shared with Kruger National Park, offers unparalleled wildlife viewing opportunities.

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 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

The game drives fulfilled the Big 5 and more due to the combined skills of Ozy and Heavy and their excellent company made each drinks stop fun. The spa treatments and a night in Kingston treehouse topped off an unforgettable holiday.

This was an extraordinary family visit! The venue is wonderful, as are the meals and the people. Not to take anything away from rest of the staff, because they are wonderful, but the guide group of Lucia and Norman were a spectacular safari team! Not only are they wonderful people, but their team skills and approach to tracking and viewing these beautiful animals is extraordinary.

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