Did you know?
The first camp was built at Lion Sands in 1933.
The family-owned Lion Sands Private Game Reserve in the famous Sabi Sand Reserve, is the only lodge in the area that is located on the banks of the Sabie River, a favourite drinking spot for elephants, impalas, baboons and many other animals − and a favourite stalking ground for leopard.
The river lodge is positioned in a pristine riverine forest amongst ancient trees. The area is well known for excellent game viewing and has a lower concentration of lodges compared to other areas of Sabi Sands.
With only the river separating the lodge from the world famous Kruger Park, Lion Sands provides a great diversity of fauna and flora. The unique location makes it a perfect place in the African bush for a wedding − the reserve will help you organise the biggest day in your life from scratch.
The award-winning Ivory Lodge is an ultra luxurious getaway in the bush frequented by celebs and stars wanting exclusivity and privacy with spacious suites, personal dining areas and completely private viewing decks.
If you need a break from the excitement of game-viewing then try one of the relaxing spa treatments at Lalamuka Spa. ‘Lalamuka' means 'unwind' in Shangaan and this is exactly what Lion Sands is all about. A range of body and facial treatments are available to help rid you of urban stresses.
You'll not only see lots of game wandering along the river banks, but also on game drives and bush walks which are excellent opportunities to get close up with Africa's wildlife, including that most formidable predator, the lion.
You'll also encounter other members of the Big Five (buffalo, elephant, rhinoceros and leopard). The staff will also happily arrange a breakfast or dinner in the bush for a true African experience. The already delicious food tastes even better under the stars or in the warm morning sun.