Lion Sands Ivory Lodge (Sabie
Sand Game Reserve) South Africa
Lion Sands Private Game Reserve is situated in the
Southern portion of the 65,000-hectare Sabi Sand Game
Reserve (southern Kruger National Park region), an area well
known for its spectacular game viewing. Lion Sands has
exclusive access to the Sabie River. From its source high up
in the Drakensburg mountain range where it passes through
the famous Mac Mac falls, the river through Lion Sands teems
with wildlife. It is the definitive safari experience.
The relatively cool riverbanks offer a brief respite from
the relentless African sun. Splendid parades of animals pass
through to quench their thirst at the water's edge. And
eager predators wait patiently. The name 'Sabie' comes from
the Zulu 'eSaba', meaning 'afraid'. Both man and beast
approach the river with care and respect. It is at once a
sanctuary of life and a gripping display of survival.
The Lodge comprises six generously sized privately
situated villas, each with a separate living room, heated
swimming pool and an open plan en-suite bathroom with an
enclosure for the outdoor shower – 6-star luxury in the
middle of the bush.
The colours scheme of ebony and ivory is interpreted in a
modern style, while selected African accessories blend the
old world with the new to create Afro-Euro chic.
Breathtaking views of the Sabie River, which has flowing
water all year around, can be viewed through the oversized
windows of your villa or from your private viewing terrace.
Baby elephants bathing in the river, zebra, gnu and the
large Nile crocodile are the only neighbors you shall see.
King size bed with mosquito netting (can be made up as
twin bed) En-suite bathroom Inside and outside shower Free
standing bath and double vanity basin Private Viewing Deck
Individual heated plunge pool Lounge with fireplace
Air-conditioning and overhead fan Maxi-bar Safe and
Activities / Wildlife
This is done during the evening game drive and is kept as
a surprise for those guests who have a keen interest in our
solar system and the associated African folklore. Lie back
under the African sky & be taken on a journey through our
Guests are driven to either the river hide or one of the
open plains where breakfast is served. A full table is set
and the guests are invited to join the animals, which can
often be viewed from the breakfast venue, whilst savoring a
full continental breakfast.
Guests are driven to either a dry riverbed or under the
African sky on an open plain. Lit by only paraffin lamps and
a big open campfire, this dining experience makes for one of
the most unforgettable memories of a visit to Africa. Listen
to the night sounds and enjoy a sumptuous meal cooked on the
open-coals of the bush fire.
Prior to departing the ranger will assess the guest's
fitness level and will structure the walk accordingly.
During the summer months the walks are done in the early
mornings and form part of the morning game drive. In winter
the walk is done after breakfast but to ensure the best
walking areas are accessed, the guest will leave the lodge
in a Land Rover until the optimal walking route is reached.
Once everyone (maximum 8 guests) has settled into the walk
the ranger will start to talk on a wide variety of subjects
ranging from the medicinal uses of certain plants to the
basic skills of tracking animals. On returning to the
vehicle light refreshments are served. This is a highly
recommended activity in both summer & winter.
Guests are taken on early morning and evening open land
rover game drives.
Often the guests do not get the chance to see the
hippopotamus during either their morning & evening game
drive as the Land Rover's traverse the interior of the
reserve, focusing on the inland animals. This tour offers
the guest a chance to observe this amazing creature in its
natural habitat. There is also a good chance of seeing the
enormous African Nile crocodiles (12/14ft), which inhabit
the Sabie River.
Guests can request for a picnic lunch at either one of
the River hides or Waterhole hide. This activity is only
offered during the winter, dry season months, as this is the
time when wildlife are seen to congregate around these
Accommodation Rates:- From $1,200 per person per night sharing. Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary