Lion Sands Lodge Sabi Sands
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River Lodge is the soul of Lion Sands and has
been built on the banks of the Sabie River, positioned on a site
with trees dating back 800 years. Facing due east, the lodge catches
the sun as it rises over the Kruger National Park.
Hosted by a family of staff that make it feel like home away from
home, the lodge is about spirit, warmth and nature. Here you are
invited to relax and experience African hospitality at its finest.
The public areas at River Lodge offers guests
a private lounge and bar with fireplace, an outdoor safari lounge,
2 swimming pools (heated in winter), wooden viewing decks, a secluded
bird hide, a magnificent River Island Deck built on the river, a
conference room, Lalamuka Health Spa & gymnasium, curio shop
& both an indoor and open-air (Boma) dining area.
River Lodge Accommodation
The rooms at River Lodge offer respite and protection from the Lowveld
The interior is a tranquil cream and beige haven, cool in the summer,
cosy in the winter. The bathroom, with its tranquil look and pebble-inlaid
floors complements the bushveld well.
There are 18 luxurious thatched bedrooms with en-suite
bathroom, outdoor & inside shower & wooden viewing deck. The bedroom
area is air-conditioned with an overhead fan.
All rooms have mini-bar & telephone access. The rooms are linked to
all areas by raised wooden walkways.
- King size bed with mosquito netting (can be made up as twin bed)
- En-suite bathroom
- Inside and outside shower
- Bath and vanity basin
- Private Viewing Deck
- Air-conditioning and overhead fans
- Safe and telephone
Included in Rate:
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
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 savouring 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 points.
These lectures cover a variety of wildlife subjects. Our Senior Ecologist
& Head Ranger will ensure that the subject content is not only interesting
but very site specific.
The lectures will take place every alternate day. The venue, content &
spokesperson details will be available at reception desk.
* All outdoor activities are weather dependent and therefore remain optional.
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