River Lodge - Lion Sands


Wild Family Luxury in the heart of prime game viewing territory..
Sabi Sands, Greater Kruger

At River Lodge, you need not move far to appreciate extraordinary wildlife, or to marvel at the spectacular riverside view.
We have tried to capture the entrancing spirit of the Sabie River, and always smile at that moment when we see our guests forging their own connection with that special energy that cannot be seen, but can definitely be felt.

Guests are encouraged to make River Lodge their very own private safari home, ensuring that the time spent on safari remains the highlight of their visit to South Africa.

20 thatched rooms overlook the unfenced African bush, or the Sabie River.

12 Luxury Rooms have bathroom en-suite, lounge area with mini bar and wooden deck from which to appreciate the wilds beyond.  6 Superior Luxury Suites are larger in size, and have ample open-plan bathrooms and outdoor showers. 4 of the 6 Suites are inter-leading, and are therefore ideal for families. 2 River Suites are located further from the public areas and are therefore more private. They have incredible river views, best appreciated from the expansive decks. River Suites also have outdoor showers.

Enjoy a fusion of flavours at each mealtime, where only the freshest of ingredients are used. Our culinary team love what they do, and you can tell! River Lodge is a wonderful place to spend quality time with family and friends, both old and new. Private safaris, with never more than 6 guests per Landrover.

A night under the stars in one of the Lion Sands Treehouses is life enhancing. Head into another world after sunset, and forge your own connection with an Africa as old as time.

Visitors to River Lodge can expect a very warm welcome from the family of staff, each of whom is well versed in the art of hospitality. Although being the bush in itself is therapeutic, if you enjoy the art of touch, you have at your disposal the River Lodge spa therapists who offer a range of body treatments for the ultimate relaxation and recharge.

Morning and evening game drives in open safari vehicles, bush walks, bird watching, astronomy, bush breakfasts, bush dinners, river walks, hippo tours, safari lunches, wildlife lectures, treehouse, boma dinners, wellness treatments, local village experiences.

The rate at River Lodge includes;
Breakfast daily
Lunch daily
Dinner daily
Snacks on safaris
Morning safari daily
Afternoon safari daily
Optional bush walk daily
All local beverages (non alcoholic and alcoholic)
Luxury accommodation


Is Lion Sands River Lodge the perfect romantic or family destination for you? Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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