Where a family’s legacy lives on

Lion Sands River Lodge is a family legacy that has set the benchmark for authentic private safaris for a full four generations. Here you’re guaranteed a truly inspiring African experience: whether you’re viewing the Big 5 by vehicle, exploring on foot, or even spending a night under the stars in a luxury treehouse.

Located alongside the Sabie River on its own 7,000ha reserve within the Southern Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Lion Sands River Lodge promises to be an exclusive experience. Get closer to the Big 5 than anywhere else in Africa on morning and evening game drives, enjoy a spa treatment, or turn your gaze to the sky on a star safari. If a bit of relaxation is in order, grab a book and head for a shady spot on the river deck.   

The lodge’s eight Luxury Rooms, six Superior Luxury Rooms and four River Suites are a reflection of the spirit of Lion Sands: African hospitality, comfort and warmth. The Suites are dotted along the riverside, each offering a view of the river or the surrounding bush while some suites are fitted with a private plunge pool. Indulge in on-site dining with expert staff catering to your dietary needs.


  • Big 5 game viewing in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve
  • Two luxury treehouses within the reserve
  • Family hospitality and warmth
  • A shaded deck overlooking the Sabie River and beyond
  • A maximum of six guests per game-drive vehicle, making for an exclusive experience


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

Kruger National Park, 1240

Popular Facilities

  • Boma and Bush Dinners
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bar
  • Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Library
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Pool
  • Secure Parking
  • Spa

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From $876 per person per night
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