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3 Days 2 Nights
Be Indulgent
1 Independent
From $2,398pp

Venture Insight

Fantastic choice for all those looking for an authentic, yet luxurious, safari experience set in the game-rich Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve encompassing the Big Five wilderness of the greater Kruger National Park. The lodge provides accommodation in 18 luxury rooms, river suites and a treehouse overlooking the Sabie River or the wild, untamed African bush. Game drives take place twice daily with only 6 guests per vehicle. Other activity options include bush walks, birding, astronomy, river walks and hippo tours.

River Lodge Life

You don’t need to move far to appreciate the extraordinary wildlife or to marvel at the spectacular riverside view. Lodge facilities include: a Spa; a main swimming pool area; a ‘Memory Lab’, where guests will be able to print their photographs on canvas; and a Firepit for sociable nocturnal gatherings beneath the stars.

River Lodge’s accommodation comprises 8 Luxury Rooms, 6 Superior Luxury Rooms and 4 River Suites (each with its own plunge pool). One of the River Suites has 2 bedrooms. There is a Living space that includes a Safari Lounge and Bar, a Barista’s Station with artisanal coffees and dining experiences that include the traditional Boma ‘with a twist’, the signature Riverbed dinners and deck dining in the shade of the trees and overlooking the Sabie River.

Children 10 years and older are welcome and child minding is available at extra cost. Suitable for disabled travellers (with assistance) and a full range of dietary preferences catered for. Free WiFi (in guest area).

A Day in the Life

Rise at sunrise and head into the wild on your African Safari with a Field Guide and Tracker and discover the world of an Attenborough documentary come to life.  An environment as old as time where the rhythm of nature is the only beat. Morning and late afternoon safaris take place every day as this is when wildlife is most active and the temperature more moderate.

As Lion Sands is a private gave reserve within the Sabi Sand Reserve and in a private concession within the Kruger National Park, safaris are not confined to main roads. Guides will navigate through dense bush, follow tracks of animals and with a limited number of vehicles on each property, guests are able to spend extended periods of time just watching the animals in their natural habitat.


2 nights' accommodation; conservation fee; all meals, tea+coffee, return transfers from Skukuza Airport + scheduled game drive in open 4WD vehicles, specified inclusive safari activities. WiFi in public areas.

Africa is all about contradictions. You’ll find small group tours that have you stepping out of your comfort zone and luxury independent itineraries that allow you to indulge in comfort.

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Take a short break in a luxury lodge at Kruger National Game Reserve or a long self-drive through the Garden Route + Winelands around Cape Town. Of course, no Africa brochure would be complete without safari packages – see some of the world’s greatest wildlife from Uganda to Botswana.

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