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Lion Sands River Lodge

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Placida, Florida
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent 3 days at this lovely lodge. After a 2 hr drive from the airport, much of which is on unpaved roadways, we were warmly greeted by a professional staff. The rooms are individual but connected huts. They feature a beautiful stand alone oval tub overlooking the river, with a walk in shower. The beds have a canopy of... More 

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Everything about our stay at Lion Sands River Lodge was exceptional. The rooms are luxurious, the staff attentive and friendly, food was fantastic and the game drives were SO much fun. Our only complaint was that we weren't there longer!! We lucked out with the time of year as it was before the rain had really started so the game... More 

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Mercer Island, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

River Lodge is an extremely nice property with a truly outstanding staff. We reserved a Superior Deluxe Room and were very happy we did. Highly Recommended. River Lodge has 20 rooms and, unfortunately, that facilitates groups. The experience is diminished by loud groups attempting to dominate the conversation among themselves. Meal times and cocktails which should have been pleasant, simply... More 

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High Point, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First times at private game reserves in S Africa. Had a wonderful time at Lion Sands. Best part? The off road safaris with exceptional guide and tracker. Everything else first class. A life time memory!

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Coconut Grove
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From beginning to end, this is an incredible experience. We saw the big five in two game drives, and continued to see new activity and beauty every drive. The food is delicious and beautifully presented. Animals roam the property, and you will be escorted down the boardwalk, to your cabin, at night. The accommodations are beautiful, and service is terrific..... More 

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Munich
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With perfectly appointed huts, well-informed guides, good vehicles that only take 6 passengers and an ideal location, this place is hard to beat. The food was delicious. However, one has to wonder why they have to over-cater and hope that the leftovers do not go to waste.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We celebrated our honeymoon and it was just perfect. The rooms are well equipped and beutiful, the service is exceptional, the food is great and the ranger took us to see all the big 5. We will be back! highly recommended! 10 stars lodge.

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My recent stay at the Lion Sands River Lodge was flawless. The service was over the top with our very own waiter to take care of us throughout our stay. The room was large and had comfortable beds with high quality bedding, a state of the art, spacious bathroom with a bathtub in front of large windows looking to the... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second trip to Kruger with the previous being Phinda. All aspects of my stay at Lion Sands were delightful. I highly recommend Lion Sands River Lodge for your South African adventure! Every effort is made to insure that you have a great experience from the moment you arrive through your departure.

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Chicago, IL
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on a booked tour with A&K and had no idea what to expect from the safari portion of our trip. We were blown away with how Lion Sands looked after us. EVERY need was anticipated and met. The routine was as follows: 5:30 AM wake up call for a 6-9:30 safari drive. Around 8 am you stop in... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Family owned since 1933, this international award winning private game reserve spans across the world famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve and Kruger National Park. Lion Sands has four lodges; Lion Sands Ivory Lodge & Lion Sands River Lodge (Sabi Sand) and Lion Sands Tinga Lodge & Lion Sands Narina Lodge (Kruger Park). Each has a unique style, but is a reflection of Lion Sands' five-star signature of sophisticated interiors, unique experiences and service excellence. ... more   less 

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Address: Sabi Sand Game Reserve | (Shaw's Gate Entrance), Kruger National Park 1240, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Price Range: £934 - £2,402 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Lion Sands River Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 20
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Lion Sands River Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Lion Sands River Lodge South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve
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“Reserve a Superior Room”
 of 5 bubbles carvelz, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“They are all PERFECT!”
 of 5 bubbles CatherineChicago_IL, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Spacious and elegant for a safari with a staff to cater to all you wishes”
 of 5 bubbles 628lelandr, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the river, where you will see an abundance of wild animals”
 of 5 bubbles WavertonBelle, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go for the luxury suite if you can!!”
 of 5 bubbles DarrenY614, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
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