Lion Sands Private Game Reserve

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This International Award Winning private game reserve is located in the finest territory of the world famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve. It stretches for km along the perennial Sabie River which forms its natural boundary with the Kruger National Park. The land, which has been owned and managed by the More Family for four generations, is a place of rarity and carries with it a passion which can only be instilled by a great family history. Nicholas and Robert More, brothers and fourth generation owners of the land, opened Lion Sands Private Game Reserve to guests in April 2001 with Lion Sands River Lodge and Lion Sands Ivory Lodge. Their passion to deliver a world class luxury safari experience is equalled by their complete commitment in ensuring a pure balance between the preservation of this pristine “bushveld” wilderness area, allowing access for guests to observe some of Africa’s greatest mammals in their natural habitat and ensuring the benefits are shared with local communities.

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge, awarded Tatler Magazine Best Hotel in World 2006, is ultra luxurious yet simple and uncluttered, the interiors achieving a contemporary, Afro-European elegance. The Lodge is about overriding exclusivity with complete privacy where each suite is operated as a private villa. Private dining, in-suite spa treatments and complete relaxation is the norm. Neither word nor photograph can capture the sense of the pure beauty which is breathed in when opening the carved wooden doors leading into this private recluse, arguably the world’s finest suite.

Lion Sands River Lodge, which is downstream of Ivory Lodge, is nestled under a canopy of ancient trees dating back almost 800 years. The Lodge is about spirit, warmth, nature, relaxation and is hosted by a family of staff that will make it feel like home from home. Relax, enjoy and get to experience genuine African hospitality at its best. The Lion Sands Game Reserve is private and exclusive to Lion Sands guests only, which ensures the safari experience is highly personalised, allowing guests the time and flexibility to savour the natural beauty which abounds. Come to Lion Sands, spend a little time with us, man and animal, and you will experience a feeling of belonging and at the same time a sense of freedom that comes from those who believe in sharing instead of possessing.
  • Type: Safari Lodge
  • Sleeps: 48
  • Check-in: 01:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 1
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Afrikaans
  • Italian


  • 5 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

1 Reviews on Lion Sands Private Game Reserve

My boss, his wife and sister-in-law visit the game reserve and were very impressed. He said it was a relaxing time and very enjoyable.

14 April 2008

Room information

Ivory Lodge x 6

Includes: All Meals and Activities

The Lodge, which was recently voted the 3rd Best Hotel in the World by Tatler Magazine UK in their 101 Best Hotels in the World 2006, is about overriding exclusivity with complete privacy were each suite is operated as a lodge within a lodge were private dinners, spa treatments and complete relaxation is the norm. The entrance and public area’s comprise of a private lounge with fireplace, wooden viewing decks, wine cellar, health spa, curio shop and both an indoor and open-air dining area. The luxurious suites comprise its own courtyard, lounge with fireplace, viewing deck and private swimming pool. The bedroom en-suite is fully air-conditioned and has an additional outside shower. All rooms have telephone and internet access. The suites are 165 m2 in size and are positioned at least 30 meters apart, being linked to all areas by raised wooden walkways. They all have breathtaking views over the Sabie River, a setting where game viewing can be done from the luxury of one’s private suite.

River Lodge x 18

Includes: All Meals and Activities

The interior is a tranquil purple and cream haven, cool in the summer, cosy in the winter. The bathroom, with its tranquil look and pebble-inlaid floors complements the bushveld well. Each bedroom has its own deck with a view of the river. En-suite bathroom, inside and outside shower, bath and vanity basin, private viewing deck, air-conditioning and overhead fans, mini-bars, safes and telephone.

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