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Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Sabi Sands, South Africa

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge is a luxurious and highly exclusive lodge in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. The enormous suites at Ivory Lodge have true wow factor, a safari here is an unforgettable experience.

At a Glance

  • Great guiding and game viewing with top rangers and trackers, the best way to catch the famous leopards of the Sabi Sand

  • Relax with views of the river from your private plunge pool

  • A state-of-the-art spa and gym, beautiful interiors and acres of space

  • Unforgettable and unique tree-house experience - sleep on a raised platform with incredible views of the bush.

  • Take a hot air balloon trip over the Sabie River Valley at dawn

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Insider's View

When you're not out on activities, lose yourself on your private deck while watching wildlife drinking from the river below.

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Insider's View

Wake-up to fresh coffee delivered to your door before heading out on your morning game drive.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Lion Sands Ivory Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Greater Kruger


Lion Sands is an award winning lodge situated in the wildlife rich Sabi Sands. There are just six beautifully appointed suites, each with a separate living room, heated swimming pool and an open plan en-suite bathroom with an outdoor shower. Spacious glass-fronted bedrooms afford fabulous views onto the river bed below. Guests can sit by their private plunge pools and watch wildlife from their decks.

Guests staying at Ivory Lodge have full flexibility to choose how their day plays out, some decide not to leave their suites and have meals on the private deck, others prefer to relax in the comfortable and relaxing communal areas: the beautiful bar and cozy sitting room with its big fireplace, or on any of the wooden platform viewing decks. If you are fortunate enough to find availability, you will quickly see why Lion Sands Ivory Lodge sits right at the top of the list of luxurious and exclusive accommodation in this area of South Africa.

For those after a truly unforgettable experience, guests can choose to spend a night in one of the Lion Sands tree houses. A beautiful bedroom, set high on stilts in the middle of the bush, it's the ultimate in privacy and romance.


Ivory Lodge offers six vast suites featuring enormous beds, luxurious bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers and free standing baths. Each suite enjoys an expansive private viewing deck, complete with heated plunge pool. In the sitting rooms are comfortable sofas and contemporary fireplaces for those cooler winter nights.

The suites at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge are among the most spectacular in the Sabi Sands, space and absolute privacy are the most notable features. each suite enjoys the services of a private butler, but with a discreet service hatch, you need not even be disturbed to open the door.

Double suite

There are 6 spacious suites each one has en-suite bathroom as well as deck with private plunge pool.


Children over the age of seven are welcome to come and stay at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge, however, there are no specific facilities available for them.


Facilities at Ivory Lodge include a private bar with large fireplace. There's a library, lounge and a television room tucked away for any sport fanatics. The wine cellar is extremely well stocked. Guests can choose from any of a number of wooden viewing decks, or the magnificent River Island Deck built on the river. For those in need of pampering or a bit of exercise, there's the Lalamuka Health Spa and gym.


Astronomy, game drives, guided walks, viewing from the hide, hippo tours and wildlife lectures are all included. Spa treatments, ballooning safaris over the Sabie River Valley, clay pigeon shooting, private game drives, golf, helicopter rides, cultural village experiences and nights in a tree house are all available and charged additionally.

Location & Directions

Sabi Sands, South Africa

Lion Sands Private Game Reserve is located in the finest territory of the world famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Forming part of the greater Kruger National Park, the reserve has no fences and the wildlife is able to traverse freely between Lion Sands and the Kruger National Park.

When to go

There is no bad time to go on safari in the Kruger National Park. The experience does, however, change from month to month. In the summer months (October to March), it gets very hot. The verdant vistas are all the more spectacular because of the rains, but this means that the foliage is denser, water is more abundant and game is therefore trickier to see. There are lots of beautiful migratory birds during the summer months. While the daytime temperature in the winter months (May to September) is ideal, it does get a little chilly at night and in the early morning.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Lion Sands Ivory Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Greater Kruger

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