Lion Sands Ivory Lodge is situated within the privately owned Lion Sands Private Game Reserve,which forms part of the southern portion of the 65,000 hectare Sabi Sand Game Reserve, an area well known for its spectacular game viewing. The reserve is built on the banks of the Sabie River, offering breathtaking views over the river where game viewing can be done from the luxury of your private suite.
Morning and afternoon game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles, with an experienced ranger and keen-sighted tracker, take guests out into the bush to discover the magic of being on safari.
The timeless design of Lion Sands Ivory Lodge incorporates steel, wood, thatch, glass, water and sand, and the natural materials enhance the surrounding bush environment. A sophisticated mid-century architectural contemporary theme defines the interiors, with bold furniture and edgy décor, ambient lighting, inferences of tribal design and highly textured finishes - all of which combine to make this an utterly sensory experience.
The 8 ultra luxurious suites all have en-suite bathrooms and an outdoor shower in an indigenous garden, a private lounge area with a fireplace, and a private pool and expansive viewing deck as well as a covered patio.
The Double Suite Fish Eagle Villa has its own private gym and spa, as well as a private star jetty and fire deck, and comes with its own safari vehicle for a truly exclusive game drive experience.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
3 meals per day; tea/coffee; minibar in room; soft drinks, local brand beers, spirits and house wines; 2 shared game drives daily; game drive refreshments/snacks; a laundry service; Skukuza airport transfers and the Kruger National Park fee; the Guest Conservation Contribution; and the Sabi Sand entrance fees are included. PLEASE NOTE: Self-drive visitors must pay a R250 per vehicle cash entrance fee (going up to R280 per vehicle from 01 January 2018) at the Shaw's Gate. All entrance fees subject to change.
Children aged 10 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request. Children under 10 can only be accommodated IF the entire lodge is block-booked by the same group or family - rates available on request.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Lion Sands Ivory Lodge can be included in you own dream holiday.
If you're looking to really experience the very best of the best, this itinerary is for you. At every step of the way, your accommodation is luxurious and the service and hospitality exceptional. Starting with a safari in Sabi Sands, you'll stay in a stunning villa with a private pool and expansive viewing deck, as well as a covered patio as well as a private lounge area with a fireplace and an outdoor shower in an indigenous garden forest. And you end your trip in Cape Town staying on a beautifully secluded and lushly landscaped island in the heart of the V&A Waterfront, in 5* accommodation with a private balcony or terrace and waterway views.
12 day itinerary including Sabi Sand Game Reserve, The Cape Winelands, Cape Town, The Garden Route and Port Elizabeth.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 5 ratings
This was a close to perfect safari experience. Both Lion Sands Ivory Lodge and the game drives were perfectly organised and the personnel really did their best to make it work. Also the timing was ideal since the weather was good and the vegetation was still low, so that the animals could be easily seen.
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge - Fantastic service, excellent staff and an amazing safari. Definately worth it.
From Hazyview: Proceed through Hazyview until you reach a set of traffic lights with a shopping centre on the corner. Turn here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate. Continue along this road for approximately 34.5 km and on the left-hand side of the road, you will see lodge signboards for various lodges including Inyati, Idube, Exeter and Savanna. Go past these, and approximately 3 km further on, on the left-hand side of the road, you will see signposts for the private game reserves of MalaMala, Sabi Sabi and Londolozi. Turn left here onto the gravel road. Travel for approximately 8.5 km and you will get to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve Shaw's Gate.
Self-drive visitors must pay a R280 per vehicle cash entrance fee - subject to change. Please retain your receipt as proof of entrance and have it stamped at your destination when you are leaving, which acts as your Exit Permit.
Once inside the gate, follow the signs to the lodge through the reserve. Allow between 30-50 minutes to drive from the gate to the lodge.
Do not get out of your car until you reach the lodge. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.
From the Paul Kruger Gate: Go through the gate, and follow the R536 to Hazyview. Continue along this road and on the right-hand side of the road, you will see lodge signboards for the private game reserves of MalaMala, Sabi Sabi and Londolozi. Turn right here onto the gravel road and follow the directions as above.
From the Kruger Mpumalanga/Nelspruit International Airport: Turn right out of the airport onto the R538 and follow the signs to White River (Witrivier). Continue for approximately 12 km, until you reach the first set of traffic lights in White River, with the mosque on your left. Turn right and travel towards Hazyview on the R40. After approximately 45 km, you will go down a steep hill towards a T-junction. Turn left, staying on the R40 and follow the directions from Hazyview as above.
From Johannesburg/Pretoria: Take the N12 or N4 highway respectively to Witbank/eMalahleni (from Johannesburg Airport, follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12). Follow the N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast/eMakhazeni and Machadodorp (Toll Plaza). Follow the Schoemanskloof option on the N4 towards Nelspruit/Mbombela. At Nelspruit/Mbombela, turn left onto the R40 to White River. In White River, at the first set of traffic lights in the town itself, turn left, following signs to Hazyview and Wildtuin/Kruger National Park. At the next set of traffic lights, turn right. Cross over the next set of traffic lights and then at the final set, with a Caltex garage on your right, turn left on the R40 for Hazyview (the R538, via the Numbi Gate, is a busy road and not recommended). After approximately 45 km, you will go down a steep hill towards a T-junction. Turn left, staying on the R40 and follow the directions from Hazyview as above.
From Johannesburg/Pretoria via Scenic Route: Take the N12 or N4 highway to Witbank/eMalahleni (from Johannesburg Airport, follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12). Follow the N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast/eMakhazeni and Machadodorp (Toll Plaza). Follow the Schoemanskloof option on the N4 and then take the R36 to Lydenburg/Mashishing. In Lydenburg/Mashishing, follow the signs to Sabie over the Long Tom Pass (the highest tar road in South Africa). In Sabie, take the R536 to Hazyview. Just before Hazyview you will reach a T-junction. Turn right onto the R40 towards Hazyview and follow the directions from Hazyview as above.
General Information For Guests
Activities that can be arranged at an additional cost include private Land Rover hire (exclusivity, specialist photography, bird watching), clay pigeon shooting, tree house experience, ballooning, cultural village visit, golf, helicopter flip over the Blyde River Canyon and God's Window.
All rooms have aircon, rooms fans, mosquito nets, private plunge pools, indoor and outdoor showers, in room safes, personal bars, hair dryers, fire place, FREE Wi-FI and Satellite television in public area only. There is a small gym for guests use if required.
A Guest Conservation Contribution has been included within your rate. The proceeds go towards the Sabi Sand Wildtuin anti-poaching efforts, the community and ecology.
American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard andamp; Visa Cards are accepted.
Please be advised that the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), terrestrial UAVs, as well as aerial UAVs (or drones) is prohibited for the following reasons:-
1. The lodge is committed to ensuring that all guests and wildlife are not disturbed, where practically possible, by artificial mechanisms of any kind; 2. Security concerns around rhino poaching; 3. The use of recreational drones is prohibited in terms of Section101 of SA Civil Aviation Regulations 2015.
This policy includes their own staff as well as professional photographers.
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