Lion Sands River Lodge is located on the banks of the Sabie River in a lush forested area with trees dating back 800 years. The lodge is the soul of Lion Sands Private Game Reserve and is family owned and operated since 1933. River Lodge offers guests a relaxing lounge and bar over looking the river, two swimming pools (heated in the winter) with extensive decking, a secluded bird hide, Lalamuka Health Spa and gym, curio shop and open-air boma.
Accommodations include 18 thatched air-conditioned bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor shower, private viewing deck and min-bar. The rooms are linked to the main public area by raised wooden walkways. Activities offered are morning and night game drives, bush breakfast and dinners, guided bush walks, hippo drives and wildlife lectures.
You should not miss the opportunity to stay overnight in one of the two “Tree Houses” (additional fee). Offering a unique experience, each Tree House exudes bush comfort with a comfortable canopy bed, toilet, and vanity table. You are driven out at sunset with a picnic dinner (or after dinner at the lodge) for a night under the stars and will be collected at dawn to return to the lodge. (This needs to be pre-requested prior to arrival and paid for at the lodge). An optional golfing excursion, balloon safari or helicopter ride through the Blyde River Canyon are also available for an additional fee.