Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa


Drawing from a rich family heritage located in the bush, Lion Sands Game Reserve is an exclusive yet deeply personal resort. The sophisticated interiors, flawless service and unique personalised experiences make for a truly unforgettable safari.

Key Features

  • Taste the eccentricities of South Africa with local recipes styled into contemporary dishes, carefully paired with divine Cape wines
  • Sophisticated wine tastings of native grapes; perfect for connoisseurs or enthusiasts, sample the finest balance of Chenin Blancs or Cabernet Sauvignon vino
  • Mack & Madi Kids’ Adventure Explorers empowers your children to have a magical experience of Africa with bush guides and family-friendly safari rides
  • Community Tours and Get your Hands Dirty voluntary activities create unique memories with the locals
  • 12,400 hectares of land, snug between the private Sabi Sand Game Reserve and the globally esteemed Krugr National Park
  • Exhilarating safari tours catered to private and family experiences, day-light to darkness
  • Choose one of 6 stunning venues: from the family-feeling of the River Lodge, the secluded Hinkwenu Residence, and the more exclusive Fish Eagle view with a personal chef


Bright, spacious and airy interiors reflect the dream-like quality of the resort. Details of canopy-beddings, relics of captured game, fire pit and outdoor shower add an air of charm. Décor is minimal, including tasteful earthly shadings and neutral animal patterns to reflect the gorgeous surroundings. Lounge on the wooden decking with a glass of ice-cold lemonade, watch the exotic birds quench their thirst from the river at this exclusive lookout. Sink into a deep egg-bath, looking across the riverbed and immerse yourself in luxury comfort in the wilderness.


Reconnect with the natural world as you share an unforgettable safari experience with your loved ones. Tick off the Big Five in their natural habitats, and treasure seeing the endangered pangolin and African-painted wolf. See how many you can spot of the 450 varieties of bird which call the private reserve their home. Morning, noon or night, Lion Sands’ jeep is at your service to take you on the drive of a lifetime. If you’ve got a keen interest in an exotic bird, or soft spot for a wild cat, the private guide will be more than happy to show you their secret stomping ground.


Dedicated towards development projects to empower people in the local Huntingdon and Justica B communities, the lodge works to improve education and life skills, support local black business enterprise development, and improve access to clean running water.

As well as this, a percentage of the lodge's revenue goes towards conservation, so you can make an impact just by visiting. Want to get more involved? Volunteer to tend the vegetable patches and feed the kids with community development projects in preschools like Get Your Hands Dirty.

Why we love it

One word: treehouses. Choose from one of four incredible boutique constructions, elevated high about the bush floor. Experience the wonders of a South African safari in the comfort of your own home. No Wi-Fi, just you in a luxury oasis. Sit down to an al fresco dinner with  Champagne and gaze at the African sun setting over the horizon, flickering lanterns adding to the ambience. With a safari guide on-call, you can feel safe and sound in this beautiful habitat. Fall asleep under the stars and wake up to the sound of native birds singing. Perfect for romantic occasions or unforgettable family memories.

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