Our Lodge is ultra luxurious yet simple and uncluttered, the interiors achieve a contemporary, Afro-European elegance. The Lodge is about overriding exclusivity with complete privacy were each suite is operated as a private villa were private dinners, spa treatments and complete relaxation is the norm.
The Lodge has been built on the banks of the Sabie River with magnificent views, extending onto the open sand banks of the Kruger National Park. The Lodge faces due south. The entrance area is separate from the main lodge in order to ensure that guests arriving and departing have no impact on other overnight guests.
The main and entrance area comprise a private lounge, wooden viewing decks, board room, wine cellar, health spa, curio shop & both an indoor and open-air (Boma) dining area. Our Lodge is about African Euro elegance, sophistication yet simplicity, boldness yet balance, ebony & ivory, perfect harmony, exclusivity, sensitivity & complete privacy.
Bedroom: There are 6 ultra luxurious suites with en-suite bathroom, outdoor & inside shower, courtyard, lounge with fireplace, wooden viewing deck, patio & private plunge pool. The bedroom & bathroom area are air-conditioned and overhead fans cool the bedrooms and lounges. All rooms have telephone and Internet access. The suites are 165m² in size and are positioned at least 20 meters apart, being linked to all areas by raised wooden walkways. They all have breathtaking views over the Sabie River, a setting where game viewing can be done from the luxury of one's private suite - Africa's finest bedrooms!
Lounge: A place to relax next to an open fireplace, read a book or share, whilst savouring a glass of red wine, the stories of the day's safari. The lounge is equipped with a full size fridge stocked with fresh fruits, yoghurts, chocolates and savoury snacks, tea and coffee making facilities, a service hatch to enhance privacy, internet points and a large open wooden fireplace. The large sliding doors open up onto your viewing deck, which has a spotting scope to assist with getting close to the abundance of game that drinks from the Sabie River in front of the suite.
Bathroom: There are six ultra-luxurious suites. Each one at least 30 metres away from its nearest neighbour for absolute privacy. Each one offering an en-suite bathroom with an indoor out door shower. Each featuring both air-conditioning and ceiling fans so guests have the option of how they would like to cool the interior of their suite against the heat of the african day.
Nearby attractions and activities:
Ballooning: Guests leave the Lodge an hour before sunrise, arriving at the Sabie River valley launch site at sunrise. The flight is approximately 1 hour in duration and flies over the entire Sabie River valley. After the flight the guest is then taken to one of the small country lodges within the Sabie River valley for a full English breakfast. This is done outside of the reserve & is a unique way of experiencing another part of the region's natural beauty.
Clay Pigeon Shooting: Guests are taken to an open-plain were a shooting range has been set-up. A qualified ranger will accompany the guests to ensure that the correct safety measures are adhered to and that the shoot is correctly managed. The guest is given 4 sets of five shots each. The shots are scored and results recorded for the guest. Shooting of other caliber rifles can be arranged but only by special requests.
Cultural Village: For those guests who are looking to experience a true African culture then a visit to Shangana Cultural Village is essential. The guest is collected from the Lodge before Afternoon Tea and driven to the villages at Shangana. Local crafts are sold at the Marula Market village and guests have the opportunity to interact with the traders and purchase their wares. The tour that is led by a qualified Shangaan guide takes the guests to a village where a Shangaan family lives. The guests are then invited to share dinner with the family in the village. The array of dishes use the freshest local ingredients, flavored with spices long used by the Shangaans and served from traditional bowls, pots & wooden plates. The guide takes the guests to the Sangoma's Kraal for a lesson in traditional medicines before returning to Lion Sands.
Leopard Creek Golf Club, Malelane: This course has been rated as one of the finest in the South African golfing circuit with the unique setting, overlooking the Kruger National Park. Transfers are not included in our Golf Rate. Guests can choose from a road transfer from Lion Sands through the Kruger National Park which takes approximately two hours in an air-conditioned microbus or alternatively, we offer a helicopter transfer, which takes 25 minutes.
It is situated in one of the finest wilderness areas in the Southern Sabi Sand Game Reserve, the only private reserve to have access to the perennial Sabie River, which it shares wit.
Tariffs for children & extra beds: We regret that we are unable to accommodate children under the age of 10 years unless the lodge is block booked by the same family or group. Children aged 10 & 11 years and accompanied by 2 adults pay 50% of adult sharing tariff. Children aged 12 years and older pay the full adult sharing tariff. Extra beds in the rooms cannot be provided.
Credit Card: American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard & Visa Cards are accepted at the lodge.
Check In / Out Times: Recommended arrival is from noon. Rooms should be vacated by 11h00.
Wedding Package: 1988 USD
Where better to celebrate the union of two soul mates than under an ancient Marula Tree on the banks of the meandering Sabie River? The exclusive Lion Sands Private Game Reserve is able to tailor make a wedding celebration which is completely unique and in true African custom. The couple will be able to pledge their vows in the company of close friends, relatives and the African wilderness.
According to African tradition the local Shangaan Chief will be thee to give his blessing upon the newlywed couple. After the blessing all will be invited to share in the wedding feast, prepared and served in the open savannah under the illuminated Southern Sky. Singing and dancing will continue long into the night until the morning star has risen in the east signifying the beginning of their new journey together.
||Location: South Africa
Joined InfoHub: Jul 2005
Client Request Served: 17
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