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Overview of Lion Sands River Lodge

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2 outdoor pools
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, individually furnished
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Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, individually furnished

Lion Sands River Lodge

5 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • All-inclusive
  • Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationPaul Kruger Entrance Gate9 min drive
    Popular LocationPaul Kruger Statue9 min drive
    Popular LocationSkukuza Golf Course12 min drive
    AirportSkukuza (SZK)20 min drive

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  • Suite (River Suite)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • River view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Superior Room (Luxury)

    Room amenities

    • River view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Luxury Room (River Lodge)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • River view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds
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About this area

Kruger National Park

Located in Kruger National Park, Lion Sands River Lodge is in a national park. Mala Mala Game Reserve and Sabi Sands Game Reserve are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Mala Mala Game Reserve - 8 min drive
  • Paul Kruger Entrance Gate - 9 min drive
  • Paul Kruger Statue - 9 min drive
  • Skukuza Golf Course - 12 min drive
  • Londolozi Game Reserve - 27 min drive

Getting around

  • Skukuza (SZK) - 20 min drive

Restaurants

  • Boma Dinner — 1 min walk
  • Cattle Baron Skukuza - 10 min drive
  • Selati Grillhouse - 10 min drive
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About this property

Lion Sands River Lodge

5-star all-inclusive property, walk to Sabi Sands Game Reserve
Along with 2 outdoor pools, this resort has a full-service spa and a restaurant. Free English breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free valet parking are also provided. Other amenities include a fitness centre, a bar/lounge and coffee/tea in a common area. All 26 individually furnished rooms feature 24-hour room service and minibars. Thoughtful touches include bathrobes and slippers, and guests will also find patios and premium bedding.
Lion Sands River Lodge offers 26 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Rooms open to patios. This individually furnished accommodation includes desks. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can make use of the in-room coffee/tea makers and minibars. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower, bathrobes, slippers and designer toiletries. Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and free toiletries. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.
Guests can experience the thrill of a safari, and take advantage of a fitness centre. 2 outdoor swimming pools are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the property'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.

All-inclusive details

This property is all-inclusive. On-site food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Awards and affiliations

Lion Sands River Lodge is listed in the 2020 Travel + Leisure 500.

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.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Dial-up Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Free valet parking on site
  • On-site parking is wheelchair accessible
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Game/wildlife drives
  • Game/wildlife viewing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Safari

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • No lifts
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Aromatherapy
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Fireplace in reception
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Patio

More

  • Desk
  • Individually furnished
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 9 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 9 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: ZAR140 per person, per stay. This fee does not apply to children under 2 years of age.
  • Resort fee: ZAR 152 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Children 9 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Guests under 10 years old are not allowed in the spa

Property is 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 All Inclusive
Lion Sands River Lodge Kruger National Park
Lion Sands River Lodge All-inclusive property

Frequently asked questions

Does Lion Sands River Lodge have a pool?
Yes, this property has 2 outdoor pools.
How much does it cost to stay at Lion Sands River Lodge?
As of 2 Mar 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Lion Sands River Lodge on 4 Mar 2021 start from £1,584, 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 Lion Sands River Lodge pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Lion Sands River Lodge?
Self-parking and valet parking are free at this property.
What time is check-in at Lion Sands River Lodge?
Check-in is from 2 PM - midnight.
What time is check-out at Lion Sands River Lodge?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Does Lion Sands River Lodge provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs (available on request).
Are there all-inclusive benefits at Lion Sands River Lodge?
Yes, the property is all-inclusive.
Where is Lion Sands River Lodge located?
Situated in a national park, this all-inclusive resort is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Sabi Sands Game Reserve and within 6 miles (10 km) of Mala Mala Game Reserve and Paul Kruger Entrance Gate. Paul Kruger Statue and Skukuza Golf Course are also within 6 miles (10 km).
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Rating 5 - Excellent. 18 out of 23 reviews
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4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.8/5

Staff & service

5.0/5

Amenities

4.9/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

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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!
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Amazing place with super friendly staff and guests.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Very friendly staff and top notch room quality. Wildlife wonders right up to your porch!
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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Amazing, special place. One of my favorite spots in the world.
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2019

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