Boasting four lavish lodges located in both the world-famous Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Lion Sands promises a luxury safari vacation like none other. Melding unsurpassed services and hospitality with outstanding game viewing and all the comforts of a 5 star hotel, this pristine slice of the African wilderness is sure to live on in your dreams and memories for years to come.

Holiday resort information

Room Types

There are 4 superlative lodges to choose from at Lion Sands, each one offering a haven of comfort, luxury and romance surrounded by the wild beauty of the bush.
  • Tinga Lodge

    Situated on the unspoiled shores of the Sabie River in Kruger National Park, you will find Tinga Lodge. Consisting of 9 stunningly appointed suites, each one occupying a secluded spot on the riverbank, this lodge offers charming accommodation that includes Family Rooms. Every suite comes with a modern bathroom with shower and tub, as well as a separate lounge with a mini bar, and a private deck with sparkling plunge pool. During your stay here you can make new friends in the tastefully furnished communal lounge or by the communal pool, and arrange a blissful spa treatment. Safaris are available twice a day.
  • Narina Lodge

    This spectacular lodge is tucked away among the lush foliage lining the banks of the Sabie River, giving you the novel sensation of living in a luxurious treehouse in the heart of the wild. 9 private suites are accessed by wooden walkways among the canopy, each one consisting of a cosy lounge, a romantically furnished bedroom, well-appointed bathroom and a private deck with plunge pool. During your sojourn at Narina you can enjoy romantic dining beneath the stars and blissful spa treatments, mingle with other guests in the main lounge and dining area, and head out into the bush on twice-daily safaris.
  • River Lodge

    Located in the Sabie Sand Game Reserve, on the banks of the Sabie River, you will find the tranquil and luxurious River Lodge. Boasting 20 deluxe rooms, divided into 12 Luxury Rooms, 6 Superior Luxury Rooms, and 2 River Suites, the accommodation here is impeccably furnished and appointed with an array of conveniences and 5 star luxuries. Atmospheric boma dining is on offer at this lodge, and you can also take advantage of the exquisite main lounge and dining area, the spa, and the two sparkling pools.
  • Ivory Lodge

    This remarkable lodge is currently undergoing an exciting refurbishment until 1 November 2016. It will feature 8 majestic villas and 1 expansive 2-bedroom villa, not to mention an amply proportioned wooden deck, a lounge, dining and relaxation space, and a well-equipped Wellness Centre where guests can be treated to an indulgent pampering.


The facilities at Lion Sands Game Reserve are unparalleled and ensure that all guests have a truly unforgettable experience in the South African wilderness. Each lodge has its own 5 star facilities, including swimming pools, bomas, lounges and dining areas, an Africology Spa, and a staff of expert field guides and trackers who will take you on remarkable safaris in the bush, ensuring you enjoy the best possible game viewing.

Lion Sands is also home to 3 breath-taking Treehouses: Chalkley’s, Kingston and Tinyeleti. These are booked in conjunction with your accommodation so you can experience a night under the stars, in a securely constructed residence perched safely above the ground. A delicious picnic is included in the experience and you can enjoy being serenaded to sleep by the distinctive sounds of the bush.

There are plenty of other amazing experiences to savour during your time at Lion Sands. These include walking safaris, helicopter rides over the Blyde River Canyon, pampering spa treatments and fire-lit boma dining.


Each lodge has its own dining area and is served by a talented team of expert chefs who produce three delectable meals a day, catering to a variety of dietary preferences. Private lantern-lit bush dinners are available and are a real must during your time at Lion Sands.


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