Lion Sands Ivory Lodge
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge is an ultra-luxurious, award-winning safari lodge located on the exclusive Lion Sands Private Game Reserve. Voted by Tatler Magazine as one of the top three hotels in the world, Ivory Lodge offers eight luxurious villas in the middle of the bush. The public areas include a private lounge with fireplace, a library, a well-stocked wine cellar, wooden viewing decks over the river, Lalamuka Health Spa and gym, curio shop, Wi-Fi, indoor dining room and open-air boma.
The eight suites offered are some of the most exclusive in all of southern Africa. The free-standing air-conditioned villas include a separate bedroom and living room, heated swimming pool, an en suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers. The location of each villa ensures privacy and the Sabie River can be viewed from each room and the private deck. Activities include morning and afternoon/night game drives with a maximum of six people per safari vehicle. Bush breakfast and dinners, guided bush walks, hippo drives and wildlife lectures are also offered.
You should not miss the opportunity to stay overnight in one of the two “Tree Houses” (additional fees apply). 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.