Game Lodge
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Accommodation in Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

The international award winning Lion Sands Ivory Lodge is ultra luxurious, yet simple and uncluttered. The lodge is about overriding exclusivity with complete privacy, where each suite is operated as a private villa. Neither word nor photograph can capture the sense of the pure beauty which is breathed in when opening the carved wooden doors leading into this private recluse – arguably the worlds finest suite.

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge was awarded third best hotel in the world by Tatler Magazine in 2006 and has been included in their “101 Best Hotels in the World” 2006 & 2007 listings. Ivory Lodge is also a proud member of Virtuoso, the largest exclusive by invitation only travel network group in the world.

The public areas at Ivory Lodge offers guests the following: a private bar with fireplace, a library lounge , well stocked wine cellar, wooden viewing decks, a magnificent River Island Deck built on the river, Lalamuka Health Spa & gymnasium, curio shop & both an indoor and open-air (Boma) dining area.

Room Description

The Lodge comprises six generously sized privately situated villas, each with a separate living room, heated swimming pool and an open plan en-suite bathroom with an enclosure for the outdoor shower – 6-star luxury in the middle of the bush.

The colour scheme of ebony and ivory is interpreted in a modern style, while selected African accessories blend the old world with the new to create Afro-Euro chic. Breathtaking views of the Sabie River, which has flowing water all year around, can be viewed through the oversized windows of your villa or from your private viewing terrace. Baby elephants bathing in the river, zebra, gnu and the large Nile crocodile are the only neighbours you shall see.

Room Amenities:

  • King size bed with mosquito netting (can be made up as twin bed)
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Inside and outside shower
  • Free standing bath and double vanity basin
  • Private Viewing Deck
  • Individual heated plunge pool
  • Lounge with fireplace
  • Air-conditioning and overhead fan
  • Maxi-bar
  • Safe and telephone

Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates include:
Luxury accommodation
Two game drives in open Landrovers
Three meals daily
Game drive refreshments
All local beverages including soft drinks, wine and spirits, Maxi bar
Skukuza airport transfers
Specified gaming activities

Rates Exclude:
Curio shop purchases
Health spa treatments
Premium brand and import beverages
Telephone calls
Reserve entrance fees
Airport taxes
Staff gratuities

Extra information

We regret that we are unable to accommodate children under the age of 10 years unless the lodge is block booked by the same family or group. A child aged 10 or 11 years and sharing a suite at Lion Sands River Lodge with two full paying adults, will pay 50% of the per person sharing rate. Children in their own suite will pay the standard adult rates.

Children 12 years and older pay the standard per person rates in their own suite at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge.

Please note that should you wish to book 2 adults and a child into a suite at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge, it will be compulsory to hire a private landrover, at the standard daily rate, for the duration of their stay.

What to Take:
Anti-Malaria precautions (Please consult your doctor/pharmacists); sun hat, Sunglasses, Sun-Block, sturdy comfortable ankle length thick-soled walking boots or track shoes, cameras & binoculars, video cameras & spare batteries, lip cream, personal medications

- Winter Months (May - September, 3C - 22C)
Very warm insulated parkas or bush jackets for the night safaris, scarves to keep the neck warm, Jeans & shorts for everyday wear, Light sweaters for the midday period.

- Summer Months (October - April, 15C - 38C)
Cool cotton clothing, T-shirts & shirts (preferably in neutral colours), shorts for everyday wear, Jeans & trousers for evening wear (temperatures can drop to around 18C), swimwear, sandals