Once you have experienced a stay at Leadwood Lodge you’ll be longing to take root there as deeply as the ancient trees after which the Lodge is named. The intimate Leadwood Lodge is the ideal choice small groups of friends or family sharing an African safari. Nestled in the fork of the Sand and Mabrak Rivers, Leadwood Lodge offers a cosy and serene getaway that is completely at peace with the bush that surrounds it.
With only four suites carefully distanced from each other, Leadwood Lodge is ideal for families or parties of friends who want to share their safari experiences without intruding on each other’s privacy. When booked for individual use, rather than sole-use, we only ever use three suites, so the number of guests on the game drive vehicle is never more than six
From R15 400
per person per night
Rates may vary according to season. Specials may be available.
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Children 12 years and older are welcome at Leadwood Lodge, in the Suites. Children of all ages are welcome in the Villa. Children 6-12 years are permitted on game drives at Lodge Manager’s discretion. Nature walks are restricted to children 12 years and older. Children 6-16 years sharing their own room: 1st child pays adult rate, 2nd and 3rd children pay 50% of adult rate.
Constructed for maximum privacy, the four suites ensure total serenity and solitude. Simply relax on your private veranda or while away the hours absorbed in the peace of the bush. Floor to ceiling glass windows afford wide views of the animals coming down to drink at the rocky river’s edge. The colours and textures of the bush follow you indoors and even the indoor shower is encased in glass. When the chill of the African night creeps up, retire to the warmth and comfort of the fireplace in your private suite. The deep, free-standing tub in the bathroom beckons and the underfloor heating chases the chill from the smooth rock floor.
Shared guest areas are intimate too, with steps and levels creating cosy, secluded areas. Tuck yourself away in a private corner with a book or enjoy a refreshing drink in the shade of a jackalberry tree on the spacious deck. With a granite river bank in front of the lodge, you’re bound to spot a four-legged visitor or two quenching their thirst. When the sun gets too hot, enjoy a refreshing dip in the king size plunge pool on your suite’s private deck.
- Outdoor boma
- Wine cellar
- Generous private lap pools and lodge pool
The open-air dining room welcomes you with wholesome aromas and friendly faces. Linger over a leisurely meal under the roughly hewn bush chandelier or join in the hearty fare around a blazing fire in the boma.
Morning and afternoon game drives promise to immerse you in the world-renowned Sabi Sand reserve. Set out in an open 4×4 safari vehicle in the company of a ranger and tracker team, who will attempt to track your favourite animals. The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is well known for its leopard sightings and you may well spot one of these elusive cats resting after a successful night hunt. You will stop for refreshments at a scenic spot during your drive.
For those looking for an active thrill beyond the excitement of Big Five sightings on a game drive vehicle, we offer an opportunity to connect with the African bush, interacting with all its inhabitants, from largest to smallest. Embark on an adventure where your feet tread in the tracks of zebra and buffalo, your nostrils fill with the scent of crushed wild grasses as you push through the bush and all six senses re-awaken as Africa touches you and you touch Africa.