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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Every staff member with whom we came in contact was attentive and kind including Elizer in housekeeping. Anthony the ranger and Kruger the tracker's knowladge were up to standard and Kruger sported all the animals like he knew where to find them. Mylord the battler deserve a promotion, his knowledge in food and beverage was obove the standard, my wife...

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Naples, Florida
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lion Sands is a lovely luxury lodge deep in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve right next to the Kruger National Park. It provides every thing you could expect, comfortable accommodation, excellent food, and great game viewing. We were delighted to look out on our veranda and see monkeys, bush buck, legavon, and nyala standing just outside our window. Our butler,...

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Seattle, Washington, United States
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were met at the airport by a Lion Sands safari guide, Kelly. After loading up the lugguage, we boarded a safari truck and headed out. It didn't take long to see wild animals on the way to the lodge. The rooms are separate buildings lined up along the river. There is a fence to keep out large animals, but...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everything seems designed to make your holiday very special without ever being in your face. The whole experience from waking up to see a hippo walking up the river right outside our bedroom to eating under the stars in the evening was great, even getting up for 6 a.m. game drives!

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Placida, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 3 days at this lovely lodge. After a 2 hr drive from the airport, much of which is on unpaved roadways, we were warmly greeted by a professional staff. The rooms are individual but connected huts. They feature a beautiful stand alone oval tub overlooking the river, with a walk in shower. The beds have a canopy of...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about our stay at Lion Sands River Lodge was exceptional. The rooms are luxurious, the staff attentive and friendly, food was fantastic and the game drives were SO much fun. Our only complaint was that we weren't there longer!! We lucked out with the time of year as it was before the rain had really started so the game...

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Mercer Island, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

River Lodge is an extremely nice property with a truly outstanding staff. We reserved a Superior Deluxe Room and were very happy we did. Highly Recommended. River Lodge has 20 rooms and, unfortunately, that facilitates groups. The experience is diminished by loud groups attempting to dominate the conversation among themselves. Meal times and cocktails which should have been pleasant, simply...

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High Point, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First times at private game reserves in S Africa. Had a wonderful time at Lion Sands. Best part? The off road safaris with exceptional guide and tracker. Everything else first class. A life time memory!

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Coconut Grove
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From beginning to end, this is an incredible experience. We saw the big five in two game drives, and continued to see new activity and beauty every drive. The food is delicious and beautifully presented. Animals roam the property, and you will be escorted down the boardwalk, to your cabin, at night. The accommodations are beautiful, and service is terrific.....

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Munich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With perfectly appointed huts, well-informed guides, good vehicles that only take 6 passengers and an ideal location, this place is hard to beat. The food was delicious. However, one has to wonder why they have to over-cater and hope that the leftovers do not go to waste.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Family owned since 1933, this international award winning private game reserve spans across the world famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve and Kruger National Park. Lion Sands has four lodges; Lion Sands Ivory Lodge & Lion Sands River Lodge (Sabi Sand) and Lion Sands Tinga Lodge & Lion Sands Narina Lodge (Kruger Park). Each has a unique style, but is a reflection of Lion Sands' five-star signature of sophisticated interiors, unique experiences and service excellence. ... more   less 

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Address: Sabi Sand Game Reserve | (Shaw's Gate Entrance), Kruger National Park 1240, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Price Range: RM5,240 - RM13,531 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Lion Sands River Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 20
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Lion Sands River Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Lion Sands River Lodge South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve
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“A few of the rooms have outside showers as well as inside ones. Taking a shower while monkeys watch is an interesting experience.”
 of 5 bubbles GayleV_12, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Reserve a Superior Room”
 of 5 bubbles carvelz, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“They are all PERFECT!”
 of 5 bubbles CatherineChicago_IL, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Spacious and elegant for a safari with a staff to cater to all you wishes”
 of 5 bubbles 628lelandr, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the river, where you will see an abundance of wild animals”
 of 5 bubbles WavertonBelle, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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