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Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

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New York
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our first safari, and by sheer luck we happened to fall into what must be among the very best lodges that exist. The staff and service are exceptionally friendly without being overbearing. Patricia and Tammy oversee a very fun and professional team, and they themselves add life to the party. Overall the lodge is an effortlessly relaxed and...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is nothing you miss at this lodge. A great location overlooking the sabi river, all you wish for accomodation after a refurbishment, excellent food, very flexible personal and attentive management and service and you are in skilled hand at the SPA. Definitely comparable with Singita. Why then the headline and only 4 points? You go there foremost for the...

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New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the seamless pick up to the final farewells this is the most wonderful experience. Camp Mother Tammy is on hand to ensure all is perfect and this lovely lady deserves accolades for her warmth and efficiency. The food cooked by chef extradionaire Xavier and perfectly served by Ben is exceptional and no special orders are to difficult. Our safari...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely luxurious, staff exceptional, food worthy of Michelin star. The butler was very helpful. The spa was wonderful very pampering. Saw all the big 5. Highly recommended. Suitable for teenage kids, guides are interactive and try their hardest to find the animals. Tammi was very helpful.

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Old Westbury
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Going on a safari has been on our bucket list for quite a few years. Staying at Lion Sands Sabi Sands, Ivory lodge beat our expectations. From the moment we arrived everything was perfect. Not one detail was missed. Our safari drives were made even better by our guide Mike and tracker Rector. We cannot thank them enough for giving...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In short, Ivory Lodge is the most incredible place you could stay whilst on safari. I could not recommend it enough. My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights on the first leg of our belated honeymoon and it was my birthday while we were there too. From the moment Patrick picked us up from the airport in the...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for three nights in the newly built Villa. It was an experience of a lifetime. I loved everything about Ivory Lodge. The outlook over the Sabie river is fantastic as you spend time on your deck with private lap pool or workout in your private gym downstairs. The rooms are massive and there's nothing you can want that...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit to Ivory Lodge... This ultra modern lodge takes luxury in the bush to new heights. The various suites are setup with everything that you could possibly want - SMEG bar fridge packed with only the best, Nespresso machine, ice maker and more...everything was put together extremely well. The Fish Eagle villa is something to see!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 December 2016

My husband and I booked a trip to Ivory lodge for the first centre of our honeymoon. We were doing a triple centre trip. Having done many safaris in Africa, I was excited but hoping expectations would be met with this lodge as my husband had never done one before. We were met by Luke at the tiny Skukuza airport...

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

They just reopened last week after renovations. It is truly the most beautiful place I have every stayed at. From the people who work here, to the food, and the amenities, there was not one thing not perfect. The game drives were informative and fun. The food was beyond anything I have had at some of the top restaurants in...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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
Hotel Class:5 star — Lion Sands Ivory Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Lion Sands Ivory Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
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