At River Lodge, guests need not move far to appreciate extraordinary wildlife, or to marvel at the spectacular riverside view. We have tried to capture the entrancing spirit of the Sabie River,  and always smile at that moment when we see our guests forging their own connection with that special energy that cannot be seen, but can definitely be felt. Guests are encouraged to make River Lodge their very own private safari home, ensuring that the time spent on safari remains the highlight of their visit to South Africa.

Overview:

Name: River Lodge

Lion Sands Game Reserve is a place that enriches one’s soul. It is an extraordinary gift passed down over generations and even for those of us who have known its sweeping landscapes since birth, it remains a place of overwhelming beauty and discovery. Our family is one of the most fortunate in the world to have the privilege of being the custodians of one of Africa’s truly unspoiled wilderness areas. In the heart of the game-rich Sabi Sand Reserve and the world-renowned Kruger National Park, we have created an iconic destination.

Quick Facts:

  • Situated in the Sabi Sand Reserve, flanking the Sabie River
  • 20 rooms for 40 guests
  • 12 Luxury Rooms have bathroom en-suite, lounge area with mini bar and wooden deck from which to appreciate the wilds beyond.
  • 6 Superior Luxury Rooms are larger in size, and have ample open-plan bathrooms and outdoor showers. 4 of the 6 Suites are inter-leading, and are therefore ideal for families.
  • 2 River Suites are located further from the guest areas and are therefore more private. They have incredible river views, best appreciated from the expansive decks. River Suites also have outdoor showers.
  • Children of 10 and older are welcome
  • Childrens’ activities and baby sitting are available
  • Family Rooms are available, including 2 interleaving room
  • Two swimming pools
  • Open plan lounge and dining area
  • Suitable for disabled travellers (with assistance)
  • Full range of dietary preferences are catered for
  • Free Wi-Fi (in guest areas)
  • Maximum number of guests per vehicle is 6
  • Private safari vehicles are available, subject to availability

Accommodation:

More about River Lodge

Lion Sands Game Reserve

RIVER LODGE:
RIVER LODGE LUXURY ROOMS - Views of the river and the bush simply cannot be wasted, which is why we gave each of the 12 Luxury Rooms at River Lodge its own private wooden viewing deck. Each light and spacious room is approximately 66m2 / 710ft2, with a double bed (convertible to twins), air conditioning, ceiling fan, bathroom en-suite, safe, mini bar, direct-dial telephone, hairdryer and a range of deluxe amenities.

RIVER LODGE SUPERIOR LUXURY ROOMS - 6 Superior Luxury Rooms are larger in size (each approximately 98m2 / 1054ft2) and have ample open-plan bathrooms and outdoor showers. 4 of the 6 Suites are inter-leading, and are therefore ideal for families.

RIVER LODGE RIVER SUITES - 2 River Suites, each approximately 102m2 / 1097ft2 in size, are located further from the guest areas and are therefore more private. They have incredible river views, best appreciated from the expansive decks. River Suites also have outdoor showers.

Included/Excluded:

List of items INCLUDED

  • Luxurious accommodation in a Luxury, Superior Luxury Room/Suite
  • Three meals per day
  • Teas/Coffees
  • Mini bar in room
  • Inclusive drinks & selected snacks (all soft drinks and selection of beers, spirits and house wines)
  • Two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger and tracker
  • Game drive refreshments and snacks
  • Specified inclusive safari activities
  • Skukuza Airport transfers
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

List of items NOT INCLUDED

  • Laundry
  • Premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines and champagnes
  • Cigars and cigarettes
  • All flights and transfers (other than Skukuza Airport)
  • Gratuities
  • Telephone calls
  • Curio shop purchases
  • Spa treatments
  • Sabi Sand Entrance fees
  • Sabi Sand Guest Conservation Contribution
  • Any additional extras will be for the guests' account.

Testimonials:

“Best Vacation Ever”

Stayed here for 3 nights and my biggest regret is that we didn’t stay longer. This resort was incredible! Everything from the service to the food to the game drives to the accommodation, etc. was top notch. This is the only place that my wife has left and then proceeded to cry bc she couldn’t wait to come back. So, we will come back and will stay longer than 3 days!!!!

“Outstanding”

Having had previous experiences in Sabi Sands, our driver and tracker were superlative. Paul took enormous care in sharing his obvious extensive knowledge and was warm and friendly. He made every effort to ensure that as far as the game would oblige, we saw everything we wanted to. For the first time, we were introduced to the magnificent bird life in the reserve which added to an already wonderful experience. Thank you to all staff at Lion Sands for a truly memorable experience, which we hope to repeat in the not too distant future!

Map of Area:

River Lodge, Lion Sands Game Reserve

River Lodge

Price per person per night

11 Jan 2017 – 30 November 2017, 4 Jan 2018 – 10 Jan 2018

Luxury Room: R9975 per person sharing, R14965 per person single
Superior Luxury: R10325 per person sharing, R15315 per person single

1 Dec 2017 – 17 Dec 2017

Luxury Room: R8480 per person sharing, R12720 per person single
Superior Luxury: R8830 per person sharing, R13070 per person single

18 Dec 2017 – 3 Jan 2018

Luxury Room: R11470 per person sharing, R17205 per person single
Superior Luxury: R11820 per person sharing, R17555 per person single