Lion Sands IVORY Lodge at Kruger National Park | Kruger National Park, South Africa | Are you looking for the ultimate premium experience at Kruger National Park, in accommodation, food and safaris.? Rest assure that Lion Sands will not disappoint you at all. Three amazing options, available for different type of experiences and budgets, but all boasting and sharing the same excellent service, location, staff and quality: IVORY Lodge (where I stayed) the high end product, River Lodge and Tree House. More than a hotel, it is a true South African experience. This is a post just about the hotel, but I will be posting more about the safaris and other services soon.
Lion Sands IVORY Lodge, 6 high-end private villas. Suites range on USD 2,500 x night all inclusive. From arrival to departure, we felt pampered and taken care to the detail, by our own private butler, the property Manager and the Safari Ranger. Lion Sands IVORY Lodge, international award winning 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. Enjoy your two bedroom suite, with private pool. Huge bathroom area, with indoor/outdoor shower. 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. Once you arrive to Lion Sands, you just have to relax and let them take care of you. The package is all-inclusive food, beverages, activities and safaris. Breakfasts surrounded by charming Velvet Monkeys, Lunch overlooking at the Elephants, Cocktail time where you get to gather with the few other guest and share your experiences and finally dinner at candle lights with the surprise visit of a few Hippopotamus right under the dining balcony. Can you ask for more ? (video above was my own private suite during our whole stay)
Lion Sands Tree House, is the outdoors room that I would have died to try if I would have stayed one extra night at Lion Sands. Literally a Tree House in the middle of Lion Sands Private Game Reserve. Equipped with a full bathroom. The ultimate safari experience, overlooking the giraffes and buffalos, not to mention the Kruger Park night open skies.
Lion Sands River Lodge is similar in style to IVORY Lodge, but less private and luxurious. 21 villas with different room categories. Food and beverage included are also different quality than Ivory. Rooms range from USD 1,000 the night all inclusive. I found the style and design of the rooms, very similar to Ivory Lodge, where the only difference was the location, size of the rooms, amenities and food/beverage included.
After experiencing several option within the area of Kruger National Park, I would have to say that Lion Sands Private Game Reserve, has excelled in every aspect. The safaris where outstanding, conducted by expert drivers/rangers, eager to show and share a true South African experience, going above and beyond for you to see as much as possible. Not for nothing in less than two days, we say the famous BIG 5 (Elephants, Leopard, Lion, Rhino and Buffalo) and much much more. Videos to come soon. !!!
If you would ask me…. I would recommend Lion Sands Private Game Reserve and Lion Sands Ivory Lodge, over and over and over. Trust me it is worth the price, on every single rand. Ideal venue and location for Gay Weddings, being that South Africa has legalized Gay Marriage. How about tying the knot while doing a safari, just and idea. CM
All Booking Requests will be replied within 24 hours. You will receive either an email with a formal confirmation or an optional suitable available option, that matches your original request. Please make sure, upon form submission that you receive a Sent Email confirmation. Thank you for your trust and business. Hope you have an enjoyable stay. Carlos Melia