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    Lion Sands River Lodge

    Sabi Sand Game Reserve | (Shaw's Gate Entrance), Kruger National Park 1240, South Africa
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          Reviewed 2 days ago

          This was our first safari in Africa, and Lion Sands exceeded just about every expectation we had. The facilities are spectacular: luxury in the bush. We had two rooms – and each was clean, white, and well-maintained. Lion Sands provides the most generous minibar we’ve...More

          Thank ToughRalph
          Reviewed 4 days ago

          Absolutely perfect in every way. I can't even enumerate the details because everything was spot on. Rooms are stunning, service is exquisite - attentive but not intrusive, common areas gorgeous, food was superb, guiding was phenomenal and included not just animals but explored plant life...More

          Thank EH179
          Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

          Our stay at Lion Sands River Lodge was for the most part excellent. Our guide Ryan and Tracker Norman were very friendly and their knowledge was truly impressive. All of our questions in regards to the land and wildlife were answered in detail. Cannot speak...More

          Thank ChefJon85
          Reviewed 2 weeks ago

          Traveled with a group of 10 staying at Narina Lodge. Accommodations were luxurious and the staff was superb. On our final night, a female leopard decided to join - walking the pathway between the rooms. The guides kept us at a safe distance while we...More

          Thank EMG-traveler
          Reviewed 2 weeks ago

          From the moment we got there to the moment we left, the staff was incredibly friendly and the overall experience was fantastic. Our ranger Neil was amazing, very knowledgeable and was great to hang out with after and during the drives. The game drives were...More

          Thank Ryan V
          Londolozi Private Game Reserve
          439 reviews
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          About
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          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Free Parking
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          • Breakfast included
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Room Service
          • Free Internet
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          • Free Parking
          • Airport Transportation
          • Breakfast included
          • Dry Cleaning
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          • Concierge
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Room Service
          • Room amenities
          • Air Conditioning
          • Minibar
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          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$1,458 - US$3,340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Suites ,
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          • Accessible rooms ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 20
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          • Location
          • South Africa >
          • Kruger National Park >
          • Sabi Sand Game Reserve
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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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          stevejan2015
          We are from the USA and will be at the Lodge during first week in April. Will we need plug adapter and/or voltage regulator to charge cell phone, Kindle and use hairdryer? Thank you.
          19 March 2017|
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          Response from CiteeGirl | Reviewed this property |
          No problem at all! Their plugs adapt.
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          luv2cruz41_123
          Is it possible to arrive on a ref big 2 engine plane? I am not comfortable going on a small plane? What airport would we fly into and how long does it take. I assume we would be coming from Johannesburg or Cape Town and leaving to go to Victoria falls. Also how is the weather for seeing the big 5 in April or may? And Thx!
          3 March 2017|
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          Response from MOREfamily | Property representative |
          Skukuza Airport is served by larger planes and no longer the small 2 or 4 seater charter planes. It's a comfortable 50minute flight from Johannesburg with SA Airlink. You can view the planes on their website. The Lion Sands... More
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          sarahrostron9
          Does anyone know the best time of year to go and also the cheapest airline please?
          4 February 2017|
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          Response from MOREfamily | Property representative |
          The winter months (May to August) are popular as the days are mild, the evenings cool and this is out of the rainfall season. The bush is drier so less greenery in your photos but this does improve chances of seeing game. In... More
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          "the rooms are separate lodges"
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          "ask for Room 1 if you want to be right next to the shady pool!"
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          "I stayed near the shady pool and had a beautiful view from the room"
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          "all rooms look out over the river - but nearer bar/dining area slightly more convenient"
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