Lion Sands Narina Lodge

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A visit to Lion Sands can completely restore your energy and allow you to truly relax. When you’re right on the Sabie River, watching the animals, surrounded by bush and sky, you really feel like you’ve escaped from the world.


  • 5-Star Lodge situated along the Sabie River within the Kruger National Park
  • The Suites at Narina Lodge is a reflection of Lion Sands' five-star signature interiors, unique experiences and service excellence.
  • Lion Sands Narina Lodge is ideal for couples looking for a truly luxurious safari experience.

You should know

  • Guests 16 years and older are welcome at the lodge

The detail

With 5 000ha of wilderness in this private concession within the world-renowned Kruger National Park, you can go exploring off-road, follow in the footsteps of a leopard, track down a herd of elephant, or simply wait for them to come to you.

Lion Sands' Narina Lodge has a wonderful sense of remoteness and peace. Its nine luxury Suites perch on stilts among 100-year-old trees just up from the Sabie River, and link to a spa sala and intimate lodge via elevated walkways. This shared space is enhanced by natural décor and open design, extending out to generously furnished decks. From here there are views of animals feeding on the opposite bank, and you can engage in the social chatter this inevitably stirs or meditate on the rustle of the leaves.

The Suites are built to afford complete privacy in a wilderness where you can watch the animals come down to the river from your pool and deck, as well as bed and bath. Glass sliding doors and windows open up your sanctuary to the outside, while a romantic canopy bed, sink-into-me couches, an egg bath you can wallow in up to your chin, and a personal bar all add to the delight of being in Africa – in style.

Price includes

  • Luxury accommodation, all meals, teas & coffees, selected local brand beverages, mini bar, wifi (guest areas), safari activities, game drive refreshments and snacks and Skukuza Airport road transfers.
  • Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our Agents for the best, most current rates available.
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Rates & Pricing

All promotions for this lodge are shown below, you can also view all current safari specials here.
Stay 3 Pay 2 - Validity: 1 Nov 2023 - 20 Dec 2023 and 3 Jan 2024 - 29 Feb 2024
Last minute SPECIAL
Book a three-night stay at Lion Sands Narina Lodge and get Two Nights Free at More Quarters in Cape Town or Book a three night stay at Lion Sands Narina Lodge and get Two Nights Free at Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel in Victoria Falls on a B&B Basis or Three Nights Free at Ursula's Homestead in Victoria Falls: Terms & conditions apply
Honeymoon SPECIAL
For newlyweds on their honeymoon! Spend three nights at Lion Sands Narina Lodge and each of the happy couple gets 10% off their accommodation rate
$ 1260 USD
$ 1260 USD
SPECIAL - Great news, you appear to be from a SADC country and can enjoy the discounted rate shown!
Rates are starting prices per person, per night sharing.
With specials, we always use the best promotion available, please contact our experts for more guidance.
We include travel insurance that will make this booking totally refundable.

Packages that include this lodge

4 Day Kruger Exclusive Getaway with Lion Sands Narina
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3 Nights at the 5-Star Lion Sands Narina Lodge
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Private plunge pool
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Located on the Sabie River with amazing views from all suites
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2x safari activites, daily
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BIG 5 off-road game viewing
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$ 1110 USD
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What an amazing experience, scary at first but our fears were soon put to rest with the professionalism and knowledge of our tracker Lucas and our Ranger Jono, you guys were excellent! Our room was beautiful, our plunge pool refreshing and the view of the Sabie River with the hippos playing was priceless. The chef was amazing, the food was excellent, especially the breakfast mushrooms!! Thanks Benik! A big thank you to Sven for setting up a surprising birthday breakfast on the river bank...An excellent memory!! Thank you Jono for sharing your love of nature with us!
My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at Narina Lodge during our South African honeymoon and it literally was a dream come true. It's hard to put into words the experience we had here, its something you really have to live to truly understand. The lodge, which is situated right on the river is absolutely perfect, so beautiful and natural. The rooms are superb, watching the herd of elephants from our private pool is something we will never forget. The food was delicious and there was plenty of it,we definitely never went hungry!!! Game drives were so fascinating and perfect, we saw the big 5(plus many more) and learned so much from Johan and Issac, they were amazing! Everything about this place was more than we could have hoped for but the thing that made it the most special were the amazing staff. Each and every member of the staff that we were lucky enough to meet were kind, caring, and beyond pleasant to be around, we truly looked forward to seeing them everyday. We cannot recommend this lodge enough and hope that we are lucky enough to visit again!!! Thank you everyone at Narina for an unforgettable honeymoon!
Stayed 2 nights in Narina Lodge, what an amazing place. Hippopotamus soaking in the river just on our door step. 5 Safaris with Isaac and Johan, 3 in the afternoon and 2 in the morning (early starts) but well worth it. Saw the "Big 5". Amazing close up with a lion family with 6 cubs. Loved "Sundowners" drinks in the bush. Both our guides very knowledgable, always in radio contact with other guides as to the whereabouts of the animals and our safety in the open jeep a priority. Food at the lodge was exceptional, served on the deck overlooking the river. Elephants came down for a drink in the river. Our private room was romantic and private, just as well as we used the outdoor shower "a natural". The private plunge pool on the deck was very welcome for relaxing in the hot afternoons before our PM safari. King size bed fully enclosed in mosquito netting. Free standing bath, inside shower with a normal shower head and a rainfall shower head. Fridge and air-con as well as over bed fan. Safe for valuables (ours wouldn't open and had all our passports, wallets, mobile phones and money in it) but Sven pulled out all stops to get it open for us..well done. Great staff, free Internet. Loved the last night dinner under the stars, and our names written on our bed in leaves. Thanks to everyone involved for a very memorable stay.
J Walker
Lion Sands Narina lodge is located in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, a 10-minute drive from Skukuza (SZK) airport, just outside Kruger National Park. An extremely modern and luxurious property, there are no fences here so you are truly out in the wild. All the lodges are separate with their own private balcony and plunge pool. It must be said that during the evening and morning time, you need to call a ranger to bring you from your room to the common area as there are always animals all around you! Extremely ideal for honeymooners, there are also a number of tree houses where couples can stay for the evening sleeping under the stars. The game drives here are very nice. Bisected by a river with only one bridge leading across, the rangers and trackers have a very good idea on the general patterns of the animals, including the lions, leopards, and hyenas. The safari vehicles are very luxurious and seat a maximum of 6. For morning and evening game drives a hot water bottle and fleece poncho is provided which we found amazing. All in all it was a fantastic stay and I wish I could have stayed longer. I am determined to have my honeymoon here! Rooms are amazing, monkeys and mammals running around, food was epic, couldn't ask for more.
Sara Wiberg
The most amazing place I have ever been to. Everything was just perfect and exceeded all expectations.Wonderful food and very friendly staff. Loved sitting in my private pool watching all the animals come to the river.Would love to return for my honeymoon!
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Nov 27, 2023
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Nov 24, 2023
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Nov 21, 2023
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Nov 18, 2023
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