River Lodge - You are home.
River Lodge offers you one of the warmest welcomes you could hope to encounter on your travels; hosted by our family of extraordinary handpicked staff, who will make you feel completely relaxed and at home. In River Lodge we feel like we have captured the spirit of the Sabie River, where the quiet luxury of our rooms provides a place of repose, after a day of overwhelming and enriching adventure.
A view like we have of the Sabie River cannot be wasted, which is why we insisted on giving each of the 20 luxuriously thatched bedrooms at River Lodge its own private wooden viewing deck. With the quietly rambling river outside your room, you won't have to go far to see wildlife or to drink in the surrounding Sabi Sand Reserve whilst overlooking the world- famous Kruger National Park, all at one glance.
Rates inclusive of 14% V.A.T. • South African Rand • Subject to Availability
|Luxury Room - Single|
|18 Dec 2017 to 4 Jan 2018||16 515.00|
|05 Jan 2018 to 10 Jan 2018||14 365.00|
|11 Jan 2018 to 30 Nov 2018||16 095.00|
|1 Dec 2018 to 17 Dec 2018||13 680.00|
|18 Dec 2018 to 30 Apr 2019||18 505.00|
|Luxury Room - Per person sharing|
|18 Dec 2017 to 4 Jan 2018||11 010.00|
|05 Jan 2018 to 10 Jan 2018||9 575.00|
|11 Jan 2018 to 30 Nov 2018||10 730.00|
|1 Dec 2018 to 17 Dec 2018||9 120.00|
|18 Dec 2018 to 30 Apr 2019||12 340.00|
|Superior Luxury Room - Single|
|18 Dec 2017 to 4 Jan 2018||16 935.00|
|05 Jan 2018 to 10 Jan 2018||14 785.00|
|11 Jan 2018 to 30 Nov 2018||17 690.00|
|1 Dec 2018 to 17 Dec 2018||14 095.00|
|18 Dec 2018 to 30 Apr 2019||18 925.00|
|Superior Luxury Room - Per person sharing|
|18 Dec 2017 to 4 Jan 2018||11 430.00|
|05 Jan 2018 to 10 Jan 2018||9 995.00|
|11 Jan 2018 to 30 Nov 2018||11 795.00|
|1 Dec 2018 to 17 Dec 2018||9 535.00|
|18 Dec 2018 to 30 Apr 2019||12 755.00|
|River Suite - Single|
|18 Dec 2017 to 4 Jan 2018||17 355.00|
|05 Jan 2018 to 10 Jan 2018||15 205.00|
|11 Jan 2018 to 30 Nov 2018||20 120.00|
|1 Dec 2018 to 17 Dec 2018||14 510.00|
|18 Dec 2018 to 30 Apr 2019||19 340.00|
|River Suite - Per person sharing|
|18 Dec 2017 to 4 Jan 2018||11 850.00|
|05 Jan 2018 to 10 Jan 2018||10 415.00|
|11 Jan 2018 to 30 Nov 2018||13 415.00|
|1 Dec 2018 to 17 Dec 2018||9 955.00|
|18 Dec 2018 to 30 Apr 2019||13 170.00|
There is a peak period and minimum 3 night stay at all properties from the 18 December 2017 – 3 January 2018.
- Luxurious accommodation in a Luxury, Superior Luxury Room / Suite (River Lodge) ; Three meals per day; Teas/Coffees; Two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger & tracker; Game drive refreshments & snacks; Specified inclusive safari activities; Skukuza Airport transfers,. Wi-Fi in public areas
- Laundry; Beverages; Cigars & cigarettes; All flights and transfers (other than Skukuza Airport); Gratuities; Telephone calls; Curio shop purchases; Spa treatments; Sabi Sand & KNP Entrance fees;
- Any additional extras will be for the guests’ account Sabi Sand Guest Conservation Contribution; this is a mandatory contribution: R 100 per guest per day. (Non-VATable)
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A view like we have of the Sabie River cannot be wasted, which is why we insisted on giving each of the 20 luxuriously thatched bedrooms at River Lodge its own private wooden viewing deck. With the quietly rambling river outside your room, you won't have to go far to see wildlife or to drink in the surrounding Sabi Sand Reserve.
|Suites||20 (12 Luxury & 8 Superior Luxury)|
|Size of Luxury Suites||66m2 / 711ft2 Luxury|
|Size of Superior Luxury Suites||98m2/1054ft2 Superior Luxury|
|Children||Yes (10 years and older)|
|Children Rate||10-15, 50% of Adult Rate|
|Children on Safari||Yes (10 years and older)|
|Triple Rooms (sleeper couch)||Not Applicable|
|Single Traveler Supplement||2 rooms where no supplement is charged|
|Double bed convertible to twin||Yes|
|Central Public Pool||Yes (2 pools)|
|Private Plunge Pools||No|
The safaris take place either in the morning or late afternoon moving into the early evening. The reason for this is that it is when the wildlife are most active due to the temperatures being the most moderate. It is also important to note that this area does not get affected by a migration of species which means that the game viewing is consistently good all year round and the only change in seasons is really to the surrounding landscape and daily temperatures.
Fitness & Exercise
Although you are outdoors a large portion of the day one does not have the opportunity to do any strenuous exercise such as running as in this environment runners would be too great a temptation for all of those very opportunistic predators! Although we do offer some incredible wildlife walks we have created a workout gym for those of you who like to get in a little more of a workout to keep in shape.
The Spa at Lion Sands is a Tranquil retreat, realigning your body with nature, and its connectedness to the divine. Our focus is on cutting edge spa therapies where holisms are embraced. Bespoke in our approach - we listen to you and your body’s need and guide accordingly Never neglecting our sense of luxury & opulence, we continue to respect our environment.
We have hosted both intimate and larger safari weddings at our private lodges, so we know what a memorable setting they can be for that special occasion. If you are considering getting married with us, please make contact so that we can start planning and tailoring the event early, as we know that each occasion is unique in its requirements. You can either come meet with us at the lodge, or we can communicate via telephone to start sculpting the perfect program of events for your consideration.
Follow your heart to the bush. Whether it’s your first breakaway as a couple or your second honeymoon, you want it to be an unforgettable experience. Romantic, idyllic, private and secluded – Lion Sands, out of all our Lodges, must be the most idyllic setting to celebrate the start of a new life together or to fall in love all over again. The suites are private, spacious, luxurious, have incredible vistas over the river so game viewing or just being together can be done from your own viewing deck, they have outdoor showers and their own private plunge pools, a complete haven to just be.
|Fireplace||Yes (public areas only)|
|Outdoor Shower||Yes (Superior Luxury Room Only)|
|Separate W.C.||Yes (Superior Luxury Room Only)|
|Wi-Fi FREE||Yes (Public Area only)|
|Satellite Television||Yes (Public Area only)|
|In Room Safe||Yes|
|Suitable for disabled guests||Yes, with assistance|
|Distance between Rooms||0-8m (0-25ft)|
|Flights||Daily (1h10min from Oliver Tambo Airport, Johannesburg)|
|Airport||Yes (25 minutes)|
|Landing Fees (Airport Departure Tax)||Yes, ZAR90.00 per guest *subject to change without prior notice|
|Airport Transfers||Yes, ZAR35.00 per guest one way. Please note that from 1st August 2012 we will be charging ZAR70.00 per one way per adult/child for Skukuza Airport transfers.|
|Conservation/Entrance Fee||Yes, ZAR150.00 per vehicle includes driver and ZAR30.00 per additional person|
|Helipad||Yes, 24º58'2.22" S, 31º31'30.20" E|
|Guests per safari vehicle||8|
|Private 4x4 safari vehicle||Yes, subject to availability|
|Private 4x4 safari vehicle rate||ZAR5,450.00 per day|
|Languages of Field Rangers||English, Afrikaans|
|Gratuity Recommendation||ZAR300.00 per guest per day (50% to Field Ranger & Tracker; 20% to Butler; 30% to General Staff)|
|Kosher Food||Yes, with prior notice, extra cost|
|Credit Cards||Visa, MC, Diners, Amex|
|rates subject to change without prior notice|
- Luxurious accommodation in a Luxury, Superior Luxury Room / Suite (River Lodge) and in a suite with private lounge and plunge pool (Tinga Lodge & Narina Lodge);
- Three meals per day; Teas/Coffees; Mini bar in room; Inclusive drinks & selected snacks (all soft drinks and selection of local beers, spirits & house wines);
- Two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger & tracker; Game drive refreshments & snacks;
- Specified inclusive safari activities;
- Skukuza Airport transfers,
- Wi-fi in public areas
- Quoted in South African Rands (ZAR)
- Laundry; Premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines & champagnes; Cigars & cigarettes;
- All flights and transfers (other than Skukuza Airport); Gratuities;
- Telephone calls; Curio shop purchases; Spa treatments;
- Any additional extras will be for the guests’ account
- Sabi Sand & KNP Entrace fees R120 per person;
Sabi Sand Guest Conservation Contribution: this is a mandatory contribution, R114 per guest per day .
Single Room Policy
- An allocation of rooms/suites is kept for single travellers where a supplement will not apply. These rooms/suites are subject to availability.
- A supplement of 50% of the adult rate will be applied if the single rooms/suites are not available.
- Single supplements will not be waivered when a booking involves one of the MORE Experiences.
Triple Room & Interconnecting Rooms
- The Luxury Rooms have a sleeper couch which are suitable for triple rooms and booking of these rooms is subject to availability
- The rate for the third person in a triple room is 50% of the per person sharing rate (maximum 3 pax)
- 3rd person sharing will be restricted to children under the age of 16
- We regret that we are unable to accommodate children under the age of 10years
- Children aged 10-15 years pay 50% of the full adult sharing rate.
- Children aged 16 years and older pay full adult rate.
- If two children under 16 are in a room on their own, the first child pays full adult sharing rate (inclusive of interconnecting room)
Private Land Rover
- - ZAR 8,530.00 per day
- Rates are quoted per vehicle “per night booked”
- Minimum 2 day booking and subject to availability.
- Will be confirmed upon enquiry
Payment and Cancellation Policy
- 50% deposit is due on confirmation of booking to secure the reservation, of which 10 % is non-refundable.
- Full prepayment must be received no later than 30 days prior to arrival.
- Please note that cancellation fees are charged on any amendments, reduction in rooms or reduction in guests which affect the original value of the confirmed booking.
- 31 – 60 days prior to arrival: 25 % cancellation fee on the value of the booking
- 0 – 30 days prior to arrival: 100 % cancellation fee on the value of the booking
Maximum 2 rooms/4 guests
Book a minimum of six nights at any MORE property / properties in one itinerary, and receive a further 5% off your contracted Rate.
Must specify “DiscoverMORE Package” on enquiry and properties must be requested and booked at the same time. If not requested and stipulated at time of reservation with MORE, the package will not be honoured.