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Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Sabi Sand, Mpumalanga, South Africa


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Luxury Holidays At Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

If you’re seeking both intimacy and authenticity on your luxury South Africa safari, Lion Sands Ivory Lodge is perfect. Just nine villas nestle beside the confluence of the Sabie and Sand rivers, making the surrounding area rich with wildlife, spotted on twice-daily game drives or guided bush walks. Once you’ve spotted various game and bird species, unwind with an Africology treatment at the wilderness spa, before feasting on local cuisine in a stunning setting, paired with premium Cape wines.

  • Type: Lodge
  • Summary: An ultra-luxurious hideaway in the Lion Sands Game Reserve
  • Feature: Spot Africa’s most iconic game and bird species on safari
  • Rooms: 9 villas
  • Location: Sabi Sand, Mpumalanga, South Africa
  • Nearest airport: Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
Villa Private Deck And Plunge Pool
Location and transfer

Approximately 25 minutes from Skukuza Airport and approximately 1 hour 35 minutes from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport by private road transfer.


As well as a chic, contemporary design and décor, villas each boast a private plunge pool, furnished terrace and spacious interiors. Amenities include air-conditioning, a fireplace, outdoor and indoor showers, Wi-Fi, an in-room safe, mini bar and premium toiletries. Only children aged 10 years and older are permitted to stay in a one-bedroom villa, while there is no restriction on the Fish Eagle Villa.

   One-Bedroom Villa :expand_more
  • Rooms: 8
  • Size: 173m² (suite and deck combined)
  • Room View: River and bush views
  • Facilities: Sleeping two guests, this ultra-spacious, one-bedroom villa flaunts exceptional views from its viewing deck and private plunge pool.
   Two-Bedroom Fish Eagle Villa:expand_more
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 440m² (suite and deck combined)
  • Room View: River and bush views
  • Facilities: Sleeping four adults and two children, this villa is fabulous for families. It boasts two bedrooms and plenty of living space, along with a private deck and impressive pool.

Property Highlights:expand_more

Lion Sands is a private game reserve, offering an intimate and simply unforgettable safari experience. With a maximum of six guests to a vehicle (which are complete with cushioned seats, waterproof device holder, blankets and ponchos) you can gain greater insights from your expert tracker, while spotting a range of incredible species. These include the ‘African Big 5’ – lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo – along with hippo, zebra, giraffe, various other mammals and over 450 species of bird. As well as game drives, bush walks invite you to get even closer to these awe-inspiring ecosystems, encountering the smaller creatures not always seen from the vehicles.

Hotel Experiences

For the ultimate camping experience, you can spend a night beneath the stars in one of the lodge’s enchanting treehouses. Another must-do during your stay at Ivory Lodge, you can visit the neighbouring community to help out with the ‘MORE Community’ initiative that aims to help local people. Schemes centre on education, infrastructure, health and environment, and you can choose the area best suited to your skills and interest.

Spa & Wellness

The perfect place to unwind after all the excitement of a game drive, the lodge's spa offers massages, wraps and facials using premium Africology products. There is also a gym onsite.

In Addition

Your luxury safari stay at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge includes all meals; soft drinks, water, tea and coffee; selected premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines and Champagnes; laundry; Skukuza Airport transfers; Wi-Fi; two game drives daily, along with refreshments; and other specialist activities - including bush walks, wildlife lectures, stargazing, community visits and bush breakfasts.



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Independent Reviews

Although our awards and long history stand testament to our success, independent reviews from our clients via Feefo further support our unrivalled travel experiences.

Elegant Resorts have achieved an average score of 4.9 / 5 based on 395 independent reviews.

We are proud to have been awarded the Feefo Gold Service award. This independent seal of excellence recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers. Trusted Service is awarded only to those businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine ratings and reviews and achieve an overall score of 4.5 or more.

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