Project Description

This award-winning luxury lodge is a jewel in Sabi Sands’ crown. Named for third place in the Top 25 Resorts and Safari Camps in Africa. At River Lodge, you need not move far to appreciate extraordinary wildlife, or to marvel at the spectacular riverside view. This tranquil sanctuary captures the entrancing spirit of the Sabie River.

Guests are encouraged to make River Lodge their very own private safari home, ensuring that the time spent on safari remains the highlight of their visit to South Africa.


From R17 380

per person per night
Rates may vary according to season. Specials may be available.
  • Local Experts

  • Best Available Rate

  • Personal Concierge


  • River walks
  • Bird watching
  • Astronomy
  • Safari lunches
  • Wildlife lectures
  • Wellness treatments
  • Local village tour

Regrettably, no children below the age of 10 years are permitted at Lion Sands River Lodge. Children between the ages of 10 and 15 will be charged 50% of the adult sharing rate (given that they sleep in the same room as the parents. Children of 16 and older pay the full adult rate when in their own room.

Detailed Description

Thatched Luxury Suites

20 thatched rooms overlook the unfenced African bush, or the Sabie River. Choose between Luxury Rooms, Superior Luxury Suites, and River Suites for an unforgettable stay. Guests at Lion Sands are invited to spend a night under the stars in one of the luxury Lion Sands Treehouses. Head into another world after sunset, and forge your own connection with an Africa as old as time.

Luxury Rooms

12 Luxury Rooms offer en-suite bathrooms, lounge area with mini bar, and private wooden deck from which to appreciate the wilds beyond.

Superior Luxury Suites

The six superior luxury suites are larger in size, with ample open-plan bathrooms and outdoor showers. Four of the six suites are interleading, and therefore ideal for families.

River Suites

Two secluded River Suites are located further from the public areas and are therefore more private. These suites have incredible river views, best appreciated from the expansive decks. River Suites also feature outdoor showers, and a bath to get lost in.


  • Two Swimming Pools
  • Open Plan Lounge and Dining Area
  • Spa


Enjoy a fusion of flavors at each mealtime, where only the freshest of ingredients are used. The Lion Sands River Lodge culinary team takes pleasure in making every meal an occasion. Bush breakfasts and dinners are a unique and exotic part of your African safari experience.


Morning and evening game drives in open Landrovers take you into the heart of the world-renowned Sabi Sands Game Reserve. Game drives are to be enjoyed with no more than six guests per safari vehicle, to ensure ultimate comfort and exhilarating viewing opportunities.

Walking safaris, led by an experienced armed ranger and tracker, offer an entirely new way to immerse yourself in the pristine nature that surrounds you.