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Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Discover 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.

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 Residence is available. Two bedrooms are yours along with all the suite amenities, but this residence also offers its own Wellness Room with a treatment room and gym and comes with its own, chef, guide and safari vehicle. 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.

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Expert View

  • A luxurious bush retreat with rich yet minimal design
  • A highly personalised approach to your safari experience
  • Top rangers and trackers with a passion for the wildlife
  • Private plunge pools with view of the river

At a glance

  • 8 Villas and Fish Eagle Residence
  • 10 years+ in Villas & All ages in the Fish Eagle Residence
  • Open All Year
  • Family Rooms
  • All Inclusive
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Our sustainable tourism rating

We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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"Enhance your Lion Sands experience by spending a night under the stars in Chalkley Treehouse, a secure, completely private and lavish platform built around a majestic 500-year-old Leadwood Tree."

Indulge your passions


Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.

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  • Golf Icon Golf
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Sample Itineraries


From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.

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