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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our first African experience and certainly won't be our last. The property and rooms are outstanding. The attention to detail is seen everywhere and the staff always eager to help in any way they can. Our guide Thovi and tracker Joe were nothing short of remarkable and so generous in sharing their knowledge of the animals and surrounds we were...

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Lincolnshire
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I visited this Lodge for three nights and I would have liked to have stayed another. I have visited several South African safari lodges over the years and this is among the best. First the knowledgeable guides made sure we saw, at very close quarters, the big cats as well as elephant buffalo and rhino. There was also good birding....

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lion Sands was absolutely outstanding in every way. Every single staff member was professional, warm and welcoming. The rooms are gorgeous and the food is wonderful. Our safari guide, Liam, was extraordinary and made our experience truly special, leaving our group with incredible memories to last a life time or until we return there to go on safari again.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 3 nights in late January. The lodge is pretty amazing, our room was gorgeous. lovely welcome messages in the room. We had a superb guide called Liam and Lloyd the tracker. They made our trip so memorable. Liam is so knowledgeable and we had a good rapport with him, we had such a great time. We...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The safari was planned to be the highlight of our stay in South Africa and it certainly lived up to expectations. Lion Sands was chosen on the recommendation of our tour organiser at it proved to be a great success. The staff were the outstanding feature in particular Andrew our guide plus Andries the tracker with their expertise and humour....

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Gaillac, France
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent more to stay here than anywhere before but absolutely worth every penny. If you want to do it in style do it here. Local airport of Skukuza a dream. Lion and Leopard walking past the truck brings you out in goosebumps.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed there in the beginning of January. It's was a lot of rain and the country looked amazing. The service was good and the food was delicious. The safari was great and our guide was very good informed. We were a bid sad that one of the two pools was closed. The other one that was opened was full...

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Dear 'Simon G', Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Lion Sands River Lodge. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay, and that our team took good care of you. With regards to the inconvenience suffered as a result of you being unable to enjoy our pools, we do apologise that the reasons were not...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an experience way beyond expectations. From the grandure of the accommodation to the expertise of the Tracker and Guide, it unveiled another paradise world. Staff are so attentive, humour-some and friendly, alongside being informative about the history and development of the Area/Country

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Blessington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lions Sands River Lodge is an amazing reserve with off road safari experience so you get up close and personal to the Big 5 and many more animals. Thrilling few days that will never be forgotten. The service we received all during our stay was top class. Every meal was delicious and varied everyday. We had a surprise bush breakfast...

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Michigan
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I did a lot of research about different lodges. We traveled with Abercrombie and Kent and stayed at Lion Sands River Lodge. The room was very nice. You could see some animals from the window of the living area. We stayed for 3 days/2 nights. Also, we saw a male nyala and other small impalas grazing along the board walk...

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  • Breakfast included
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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: RM6,350 - RM14,504 (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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