Lion Sands River Lodge

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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

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
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Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Skukuza, Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, 1240
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Fitness center
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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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) - 24 min drive
  • Mala Mala (AAM) - 156 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

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 center. The pool and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travelers.

All inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Lion Sands River Lodge are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite 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/140°F 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 sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 26 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 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) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Parking

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

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available on request)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas (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 center
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Full-service spa

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages

  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Patio
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

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 onsite 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 sanitizer; 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 elevators.

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
Lion Sands River All Inclusive
Lion Sands River Lodge Hotel

Frequently asked questions

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