Known as the soul of Lion Sands, River Lodge is built on the banks of the Sabie River and faces due east to catch the sun as it rises over the Kruger National Park. At River Lodge you can experience a thrilling big game safari alongside African hospitality at its finest, hosted by staff who go out of their way to make you feel welcome at your luxurious home away from home.
The main lodge has a magnificent deck, which overlooks the Sabie River and is shaded beneath a canopy of trees. Wooden walkways lead from the lodge to thatched chalets on either side (each with a river view) and two swimming pools which are heated in winter. There is also a small spa and gym.
Each room at River Lodge is housed in a separate chalet. The 12 Luxury Rooms each have their own riverside deck, and the beautiful bathrooms feature a deep soaking bathtub. The 6 Superior Luxury Rooms are larger in size and also include an outdoor shower. For added privacy, pick one of the 2 River Suites which are positioned furthest from the lodge, and have expansive decks with incredible river views.
Being in the wildlife-rich Sabi Sands Reserve, the game viewing at Lion Sands is exceptional. River Lodge offers morning and afternoon game drives in open safari vehicles, as well as the option of guided bush walks. We’d also highly recommend spending a night under the staff in one of the Lion Sands Tree Houses – an unforgettable safari experience!