Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

The international award winning Lion Sands Ivory Lodge, situated in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve bordering the Kruger National Park, is ultra-luxurious, yet simple and uncluttered. The lodge is dedicated to an ethos of exclusivity and complete privacy, where each suite is operated as a private villa.

Lodge gallery lionsands-051028 Private suite lounge
  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

Amazing views of the Sabie River, which has flowing water all year around, can be seen 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 neighbors you shall see. For a family safari, or for the ultimate private retreat, Fish Eagle Villa is available. Two bedrooms are yours along with all the suite amenities, but this villa also offers its own Wellness Room with a treatment room and gym. Public lodge areas offer even more for guests to enjoy, including a health spa and gym, wine cellar and open-air dining spaces.

Enhance your Lion Sands experience by spending a night in Chalkley Treehouse, a secure, completely private and lavish platform built around a majestic 500-year-old Leadwood Tree. Embrace a night under the stars away from noise and clutter, where you are fully immersed into the essence of nature's tranquil magnificence. A 10-minute drive from Lion Sands Ivory Lodge, the tree house is completely secluded, offering guests a uniquely private safari adventure under the stars - a rare experience that few places in the world can offer.

Getting There

The drive time from the Kruger Mpumlanga Airport is approximately 1. 45 hours, from Johannesburg 5 hours, from Skukuza 25 min and from Hoedspruit Airport 2.15 hours. SA Airlink has one flight daily from Johannesburg to the Sabi Sands Game Reserve (Mala Mala Airfield).


Open Land Rover game drives; bush breakfasts; bush walks; wildlife lectures; safari lunches; river tours, bush dinners & astronomy. At an extra cost are the Tree House experiences.

Read what our previous clients thought of Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Review of Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Mr Mark Lillie

Wow -amazing people, accommodation, food and unbelievable experiences on every Safari outing we took. The Tree house is breathtaking and something not to be missed. Have to mention that the quality of service and luxury from the delivery of tea through the hatch in the morning,to the hot water bottle for the safari, to the snaks and coctails on the safari's and every meal was way beyond…

29/07/2013 Read full trip review

Review of Lion Sands Ivory Lodge


Fantastic game viewing. Very dense. Multiple sightings of the big 5 & Co.

08/06/2012 Read full trip review

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