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Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Lion Sands Private Game Reserve
Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa

We’ve taken our cue from Mother Nature to create a lodge built ‘of the earth’, with natural materials which will only enhance the surrounding bush environment. The timeless design incorporates steel, wood, thatch, glass, water & sand. A sophisticated mid-century architectural contemporary theme defines the interiors, with bold furniture and edgy décor, ambient lighting, inferences of tribal design and highly textured finishes – all of which combine to make Lion Sands Ivory Lodge an utterly sensory experience.

Ivory Lodge’s interiors reflect an elegant balance between intelligent design and an organic expression of the earth. Light, sound, flow, wood, water and air weave into the golden thread of the lodge’s architectural inspiration.

Despite being well grounded, there is an ‘otherwordly’ quality to Ivory Lodge, represented by the feather. Each of the Villas takes its name from an indigenous bird, and spectacular man-sized prints find pride of place throughout the lodge

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge at a Glance

  • Ivory Lodge comprises of 8 Single Villas, and 1 Double-Suite Villa
  • All Villas occupy an elevated position, with most overlooking the perennial Sabie River
  • Lodge facilities include a lounge, dining and relaxation space, with an expansive wooden deck overlooking the Sabie River, art gallery and an Africology luxury spa and gym
  • Each of the 8 Villas has been designed for privacy and optimum appreciation of the surrounding wilderness. Each Single Unit has
    • Master bedroom with bathroom en-suite
    • Double volume wardrobe area
    • Outdoor shower in an indigenous garden forest
    • Private lounge area with fireplace
    • A private pool and expansive viewing deck, as well as a covered patio
    • Children 10 years and older are welcome
    • Full range of dietary preferences catered for
    • Free Wi-Fi


Lion Sands Ivory Lodge’s Fish Eagle Villa is the ultimate private safari experience for families and smaller groups of friends, and comes with its own Chef (meals are prepared within the Villa’s kitchen), as well as dedicated Field Guide and private safari vehicle. The Fish Eagle Villa also has its own wellness area (with double treatment room) and private exercise facility – as well as lap pool and jetty overlooking the Sabie River.

The Fish Eagle Villa is able to accommodate up to 6 people sharing (including 4 adults and 2 young children sleeping on single beds in their parents’ room), each of the two Suites having an en-suite open plan bathroom, as well as outdoor shower area.

The Fish Eagle Villa can be booked in conjunction with an adjacent Ivory Lodge Villa, with up to 8 guests comprising the party enjoying the Fish Eagle Villa’s facilities.

Although privacy and exclusivity are assured, visitors are welcome to use the facilities within Ivory Lodge for their enjoyment including the lounge, dining and relaxation space; the Gallery (exclusive art pieces from celebrated South African artists); and the spectacular wooden deck overlooking the Sabie River.

The Double-Suite Fish Eagle Villa is comprised of two private Single Suites, connected by an entrance hall, lounge and study.

The Fish Eagle Villa also has:

  • Its own Chef (meals are prepared within the Villa’s kitchen)
  • An expansive deck and covered patio, with lap pool
  • A private fire deck
  • A star jetty for private enjoyment of the natural environment and vivid Milky Way above
  • A private wellness area (with double treatment rooms) and exercise facility
  • Children 10 years and older are welcome
  • Accommodates a maximum of 6 people (4 adults & 2 children sleeping on a single bed within one of the master Suites)
  • Full range of dietary preferences catered for
  • Free Wi-Fi

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Lion Sands Ivory Lodge Facilities
The main lodge and entrance building comprise a private lounge & bar, wooden viewing decks, board-room, wine cellar, gymnasium & health spa, curio shop & both an indoor and open-air (Boma) dining area.
Simple and uncluttered, the interiors achieve a contemporary, Afro-European elegance. It's a bold, yet balanced ambience that juxtaposes colour, texture and form. There's an overriding exclusivity, with complete privacy.

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge Activities
The activities programme has been developed to enhance the guest's wildlife safari experience by enabling the guest to tailor their stay with us. The activities are all offered in a flexible and convenient environment and are exclusive to Lion Sand's guests.

Use of Private Land Rovers
The sole use of a Land Rover can be arranged upon request, subject to availability and will be at an additional charge.

The name 'Sabie' comes from the Zulu 'eSaba', meaning 'afraid'. Both man and beast approach the river with care and respect. It is at once a sanctuary of life and a gripping display of survival. It is what visitors from all over the World come to experience: raw, untouched nature. In ancient days, the lush Sabie River basin was overrun by Africa's largest reptile, the Nile crocodile. Today, they bask in the shallows in slightly less numbers, still snapping their deadly jaws at any creature wading in close enough.

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Power Supply
The lodge is powered 24/7 and power points are available in the rooms for chargers, electrical shavers and hairdryers.

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge Location
The Lodge has been built on the banks of the Sabie River with magnificent views, extending onto the open sand banks of the Kruger National Park.
The reception building is apart from the main lodge accommodation, ensuring that guests arrive and depart without compromising the privacy of the lodge experience.
The only private reserve situated on the perennial Sabie River.
Special programme of activities for clients to tailor their stay, including the famous Tree House experience.

Winter Months (May to September, +- 3°C - 22°C)
Very warm insulated parkas or bush jackets for the night safaris
Scarves to keep the neck warm
Jeans & shorts for everyday wear
Light sweaters for the midday period

Summer Months (October to April, +- 15°C - 38°C)
Cool cotton clothing, T-shirts & shirts (preferably in neutral colours)
Shorts for everyday wear
Jeans & trousers for evening wear (temperatures can drop to around 18°C)
Sandals to wear at the lodge (not essential but more comfortable)

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