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"Lion Sands River Lodge - New Age Luxury Surrounded by 800 Year Old Trees"

Established by the More Family in 1933, passed on for generations, Lion Sands is one of the very few reserves to have a full-time ecologist devoted to the preservation of the Game reserves ecology. Lion Sands offer an authentic safari experience.

River Lodge is shaded by a clump of 800-year-old trees which come to life with in the evenings and the early hours of the morning. A variety of wonderful birds call these trees home. River Lodge offers a feel of comfort in the wild African bush.


Accommodation at River Lodge has 20 thatched luxury suites. Each suite has:

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Indoor and outdoor shower
  • Air conditioning
  • Overhead fans
  • Mini bar

Lion Sands Game Reserve offers an African adventure filled with sightings of varied mammal species both large and small such as the elephant, the duiker, cheetah, zebra, hippopotamus and the crocodile. And over 350 species of birdlife bird.

  • Swimming Pool
  • Wellness & Spa
  • Game Drives
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi
  • Conference Venue
  • Game Drives
  • Guided walks

Lion Sands River Lodge conference facilities can accomodate up to 40 guests.

Facilities and Services

  • Slide Projector
  • Data projector
  • Flip Chart
  • Overhead projector
  • TV & DVD player
Child Policy
  • 0-10yrs are not permitted. Unless previous arrangements have been made by family members for specific children.
Specials at Lion Sands River Lodge

Lion Sands River Lodge offers specials from time to time. Please visit our specials page for more information.

Rates, inclusions & exclusions - Lion Sands River Lodge

Due to the frequency of rates changing, we do not publish official rates on this website. Luxury Safaris range in a variety of prices and, as an indication of what to expect, one can pay anywhere from R2 000 to R20 000 per person per night sharing and more, depending on the choice of accommodation, season, specials and other determining factors. For the most up to date rates, please contact us.

  • Luxury Accommodation
  • Three meals per day
  • Teas/Coffees
  • Soft drinks, local brand beers and spirits & house wines
  • Mini bar
  • Laundry
  • Two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger & tracker
  • Game drive refreshments & snacks
  • Specified inclusive safari activities (Game drives, Bush walks, Hippo Tour, Astronomy, Wildlife lectures, Bush breakfasts, Picnic lunches and bush dinners, Henna Pre-School Visit)
  • Sabi Sand Reserve entrance fees (2016 only)
  • Premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines & champagnes
  • Cigars & cigarettes
  • All flights and transfers
  • Gratuities
  • Telephone calls
  • Curio shop purchases
  • Spa treatments
  • Sabi Sand Reserve entrance fees (from 2017)
  • R100 per person per night conservation contribution towards anti-poaching and other conservation related initiatives (from 2017)
  • Any additional extras will be for the guests account
  • All items of a personal nature
  • All levies
  • Laundry
Enquiries at Lion Sands River Lodge

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Should you require information before completing the form, you may contact us at:
Skype: pietsmiles  •  Office: +27 (0)12 345 6438  •  Cell: +27 (0)71 687 2782

After hours: please send an email message to welcome@smilestravels.co.za and we will reply soonest

Note: There are no camping or self-catering facilities at this lodge.

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