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Lion Sands River Lodge is a spectacular lodge located on the private Lion Sands Game Reserve. Set on the Sabie River, Lion Sands River Lodge offers spectacular riverside views from the comfort of your room and in the main area of the lodge.


  • Sophisticated traditional safari lodge in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve
  • Light and bright contemporary décor
  • Lion Sands River Lodge is ideal for solo explorers, couples and families looking for a luxury big 5 safari adventure.

You should know

  • Children aged 10 years and older are welcome at the lodge and are permitted on game drives.
  • Children's activities and childminding services are available.

The detail

Lion Sands River Lodge is a spectacular lodge located on the private Lion Sands Game Reserve. Set on the Sabie River, Lion Sands River Lodge offering spectacular riverside views from the comfort of your room and in the main area of the lodge.

Lion Sands Game Reserve is family owned and managed, with each lodge providing a "home away from home" ambiance. It is also unique because it is the only reserve in South Africa to offer a safari in both the Sabie and Sand River ecosystems.

Accommodation at River Lodge is provided in 8 Luxury Rooms, 6 Superior Luxury Rooms, and 4 River Suites. Each room boasts en-suite bathrooms, mini bars, air-conditioning and overhead fans.

Price includes

  • Luxury accommodation, all meals, Skukuza airport road transfers, local branded beverages, and safari activities.
  • 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.
Last minute SPECIAL
Book a three night stay at Lion Sands River 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 River Lodge and each of the happy couple gets 10% off their accommodation rate
$ 1340 USD
$ 1340 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 are able to arrange travel insurance that will make this booking totally refundable.

Packages that include this lodge

3 Day Lion Sands Sabi Sand Safari
2 nights at Lion Sands River Lodge
2x safari activites, daily at Lion Sands River Lodge
All meals & drinks at Lion Sands River Lodge
BIG 5 off-road game viewing
A professional driver/guide
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$ 1280 USD
Per person per night
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My wife and I stayed at Lion Sands River Lodge in December 2014 as part of a 2 week holiday in South Africa.We were met by Mike, our ranger at the airport and taken back to River Sands. We quickly checked in and were shown to our Cabin. The rooms are spacious and well equipped with air conditioning and a fan and of course mosquito netting.Our 3 night trip included 2 drives a day and we literally saw everything we wanted to see. The cars are comfortable and offer good visibility.Food and drinks were all included and a good choice was offered for breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner.This probably isn't the most luxurious Lodge to stay in but it more than sufficed. The staff were accommodating and helpful.
We stayed at Lion Sands Tinga for two nights and then Lion Sands River Lodge for two nights including one night in a tree house.Lion Sands River Tinga-- At LS Tinga, Jason, our guide, was absolutely wonderful as a driver and certainly a wealth of knowledge! We saw the big five as well as monkeys, birds, and other animals at every turn in the road, His love of the countryside was apparent by the respect he showed to the environment as well as the animals. He explained so much about what we were experiencing and continually described animal behaviors, and heartwarming stories. We are so happy he enjoys his work so much. After going to several other parks in Kenya, Tanzania as well as South Africa, he was the one we would love to tour with again. His driving is also amazingly comfortable. The spacious, well-appointed room and private plunge pool was delightful as well. The food was good, with enough selections that we were never hungry. Plenty of snacks and mini bar in the room, too. Saw elephants and hippos as well as other animals from our covered patio and pool. Wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy the facilities as much as we did the safari drives. We talked to two parties that enjoyed their nights in the tree house at Tinga, too. We experienced that at the Lion Sands River Lodge.Lion Sands River Lodge: Fabulous place to stay. It was so dreamy and we felt so pampered. Saw the big five during our four game drives with Nyada and came home with wonderful photos. One night we were dropped off at the Chalkley's Tree house at sunset to spend the night under the stars miles from any other humans. We drank champagne and watched the sunset with close to a hundred impala in the distance. The moon set early so we had a truly magical night of stargazing as I have never seen before. During the night we heard hippos and some type of leopards or lions. A huge dinner as well as coffee and pastries was provided before we were picked up at 6:30 a.m. for the morning game drive. It certainly was a memory and unbelievable luxurious experience.
Five star lodge. It exceeded my expectations for my first trip to South Africa. It had lovely staff, excellent food, outstanding service, a nice spa. The staff (especially Advice, Nyahti & Tony) were amazing.
Just returned from an amazing trip to Lions Sands where we were treated to a guest experience that was BEYOND EXCEPTIONAL. Got to see the Big 5 within our first 48 hours but then were privileged to see lionesses with the cubs, a leopard drinking/stalking at night, a pack of wild dogs and so many other experiences that it borders on unbelievable. We are also treated to a final night appearance by a family of elephants who came to the lodge and decided to dine right alongside all the guests as we ate dinner. We also chose to stay in the Kingston Treehouse and it was an incredible experience that we couldn't recommend highly enough!! The job that Ronnie, Patricia and their team does to make guests feel welcome and take care of their every possible need is world class no matter how you rate it. The guides are all TOP KNOTCH and the Game Trackers are equally exceptional. Special thanks to Stanley, Abraham, Bongi and Paul for taking such great care of us during our honeymoon. If you're looking for the best possible safari experience out there ... Lion Sands is it!!!
Outstanding lodge, wonderful staff who go out of their way to please and cater to your needs. excellent food. Rooms and decor were stunning. Property is really beautiful. Beyond our expectations. Would return in a heartbeat!
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Feb 19, 2024
Smooth booking process
Smooth booking process. Looking forward to the trip.
Koen Cardon
Feb 17, 2024
Everyone has seemed to care a lot about…
Everyone has seemed to care a lot about my wife and me. Communication has been good via email, especially with the difference of eight hours of time zones.
Lee Easter
Feb 16, 2024
High quality, excellent service, Lisa is fantastic !
Kim Brink
Feb 7, 2024
Excellent trip planning
Sara did such an outstanding job coordinating our trip! I couldn’t have done it without her!!!
Feb 6, 2024
The communication provides…
The communication provides is second to none. Their response rate is amazing, and they had our entire trip planned in just a few days!
Hannah Westbrook
Feb 4, 2024
Dolan was incredible!
Dolan was incredible!
Michael O
Feb 2, 2024
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Jan 31, 2024
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