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Lion Sands River Lodge

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Exterior
2 outdoor pools
Superior Room (Luxury) | Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, individually furnished
Suite (River Suite) | View from room
Superior Room (Luxury) | Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, individually furnished

Overview of Lion Sands River Lodge

Lion Sands River Lodge

5.0 star property
Luxury hotel in Bushbuckridge with spa and safari

9.6/10 Exceptional

24 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
The price is £1,553
Price available on 6/12/2022
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Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Skukuza, Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, 1240

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Sabi Sands Game Reserve - 1 min drive
  • Kruger National Park - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Skukuza (SZK) - 21 min drive
  • Mala Mala (AAM) - 156 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Restaurants

  • Cattle Baron Skukuza - 10 min drive
  • Kruger Station - 10 min drive

About this property

Lion Sands River Lodge

Lion Sands River Lodge puts you within a 10-minute drive of Kruger National Park and features an airport shuttle (available on request). You can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, facials or aromatherapy, and Boma Dinner serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include 2 outdoor pools, a bar/lounge and a fitness centre. The pool and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travellers.

All-inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Lion Sands River Lodge are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Languages

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 26 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2 PM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Children (9 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available on request)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking area (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • 24-hour room service

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Safari
  • Golfing nearby

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Umbrellas

Facilities

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness centre
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Full-service spa

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages

  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns and slippers

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Patio
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

All-inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Lion Sands River Lodge are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Spa

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Africology Wellness. Services include deep-tissue massages, facials and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. Guests under 10 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Dining

Boma Dinner – This buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Destination fee: ZAR 140 per person, per stay. This fee does not apply to children under 2 years of age.
  • Utility surcharge: ZAR 115 per person, per night
  • Resort fee: ZAR 152 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Guests under 10 years old are not allowed in the spa

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Policies

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Lion River Lodge
Lion Sands Lodge
Lion Sands River
Lion Sands River Kruger National Park
Lion Sands Sabi Sand All-inclusive property Kruger National Park
Lion Sands River Lodge Kruger National Park
River Lodge Lion Sands
Lion Sands River Lodge South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Lion Sands Sabi Sand Resort
Lion Sands Sabi Sand Kruger National Park
Lion Sands Sabi Sand
Lion Sands River Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Lion Sands Tinga Lodge Kruger National Park
Lion Sands Tinga
Lion Sands Tinga Kruger National Park
Lion Sands River Lodge Kruger National Park
All-inclusive property Lion Sands Tinga Lodge
Lion Sands Sabi Sand
Lion Sands River Lodge
All-inclusive property Lion Sands Tinga Lodge
Lion Sands Tinga Lodge Kruger National Park
Lion Sands Tinga Kruger National Park
Lion Sands Tinga
Lion Sands Sabi Sand
Lion Sands River Lodge
All Inclusive Lion Sands Tinga
Lion Sands River Lodge All-inclusive property
Lion Sands Sabi Sand
Lion Sands Tinga Lodge
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Lion Sands River Lodge Hotel

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Lion Sands River Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Lion Sands River Lodge?
As of 3 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Lion Sands River Lodge on 6 Dec 2022 start from £1,553, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is there a pool at Lion Sands River Lodge?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
Are pets allowed at Lion Sands River Lodge?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Lion Sands River Lodge?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Lion Sands River Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Lion Sands River Lodge?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Lion Sands River Lodge and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Additional recreation on-site includes game viewing, a wildlife and game drive and a safari. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. Lion Sands River Lodge also has a fitness centre and spa services, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Lion Sands River Lodge?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Boma Dinner. Nearby restaurants include Cattle Baron Skukuza (5 mi) and Kruger Station (5.1 mi).
Does Lion Sands River Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a patio.
What's the area around Lion Sands River Lodge like?
Lion Sands River Lodge is located a short 1-minute walk from Sabi Sands Game Reserve. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings

9.6

Exceptional

9.7/10

Cleanliness

9.7/10

Staff & service

10.0/10

Amenities

9.8/10

Property conditions & facilities

10.0/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

The Place to Stay for Safari!
Incredible! This is the place to stay when going on safari. My wife loved the spa and the staff really pampers you!
James, 3-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing place with super friendly staff and guests.
Sylvia, 2-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very friendly staff and top notch room quality. Wildlife wonders right up to your porch!
3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

4-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing, special place. One of my favorite spots in the world.
CY, 4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Come for the safari but enjoy the location!
The main reason to stay here is of course the safari drives, and these were exceptional. it seemed like every drive we saw something amazing. The rooms are well appointed and the staff do a great job with keeping everything in good order. Food was of good quality and staff are friendly. The pool area is wonderful to relax in; we saw elephants from it!
Ben, 3-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great service, great people.
Great service.
1-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

2-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing place in sabi sands reserve
Just returned from three magical days at the Lion Sands River Lodge in Sabi Sands reserve at Kruger Park Super luxury suites with private pools and decks to watch game in river, we saw elephants and rhinos. Had a semi private butler at meals and the wine sommelier, Reggie, laid out the good stuff for us. Saw lions, leopards, rhinos, hippos and lots of others. Lion Sands set the standard for the private Sabi Sands lodges. Their River Lodge property is next door and offes same game drives at slightly less indulgence
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beyond Amazing
The staff, super friendly and were happy to go out of there way and listen to your personal preference to make you stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Cleanliness 110% Completely worth the price you pay! Luxury lodges Great food the game drives were beyond expectations Could not have asked for a better experience! Hope to return in the near future
Verified Expedia guest review