Natural luxury and romance personified

Built on the banks of the Sabie River with magnificent views of this perennial waterway in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Lion Sands Ivory Lodge has been family owned and run since 1933. 'Luxurious' just doesn’t cut it when describing the glass-fronted Villas dotted along the river, each one of them with sweeping views of the bush and beyond. 

The river running through Lion Sands attracts herds of wildlife to its banks – particularly Africa’s majestic Big 5. Couple this natural abundance with the vast knowledge of the lodge's senior ecologists, rangers and trackers, and you start to understand why Lion Sands is considered one of the ultimate safari experiences within the Greater Kruger National Park. Lion Sands offers a host of activities, most notably a night under the stars in a secluded luxury treehouse.

The Villas are positioned 20 metres apart and linked to all areas via enchanting wooden walkways. Each Villa is also generous in space, boasting an en-suite bathroom, outdoor and inside showers, air conditioning, a courtyard and a lounge with its own fireplace, wooden viewing deck and patio. The Villas come standard with a private plunge pool. Combine your safari experience at Lion Sands with a stopover in Cape Town and Victoria Falls for the full Southern Africa experience.


  • Villas that are the height of luxury and contemporary design
  • Onsite Wilderness Spa
  • Perfect for honeymoons or romantic getaways
  • Family owned and run, ensuring genuine and personalised hospitality
  • MORE Gallery retails rare items and art


Sabi Sand Game Reserve, (Shaw's Gate Entrance)

Kruger National Park, 1240

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