Lion Sands River Lodge

5.0 star property
Luxury hotel with 2 outdoor pools and full-service spa

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Lion Sands River Lodge

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River Suite | View from room
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Breakfast, lunch and dinner served
Breakfast, lunch and dinner served

Overview of Lion Sands River Lodge

9.6 out of 10 Exceptional
9.6/10 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • All inclusive
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Skukuza, Mpumalanga, 1240

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGreater Kruger National Park1 min walk
  • AirportSkukuza (SZK)35 min drive

Room options

Luxury Room

  • River view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

River Suite

  • River view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Superior Room

  • River view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Located in Skukuza, Lion Sands River Lodge is in a national park. Skukuza Golf Course and AM Spa Kruger are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Kruger National Park and Greater Kruger National Park. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.

What's nearby

  • Greater Kruger National Park - 1 min walk

Getting around

  • Skukuza (SZK) - 22 min drive

About this property

Lion Sands River Lodge

5-star luxury hotel in a national park
Free English breakfast, game and wildlife viewing, and a terrace are just a few of the amenities provided at Lion Sands River Lodge. Indulge in a manicure/pedicure, a deep-tissue massage, and a facial at Africology Wellness, the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at Boma Dinner, the onsite buffet restaurant. Enjoy the gym, as well as activities like hiking/biking. Stay connected with free WiFi in public areas, and guests can find other amenities such as a garden and dry cleaning/laundry services.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Free self parking and valet parking
  • A safari, a roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge), and a 24-hour front desk
  • A TV in the lobby, a porter/bellhop, and a water dispenser
Room features
All 26 individually furnished rooms boast comforts such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, as well as thoughtful touches like air conditioning and bathrobes.
Other amenities include:
  • Reusable coffee/tea filters, recycling, and LED light bulbs
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and separate tubs/showers
  • Patios, composting, and coffee/tea makers

All inclusive details

All-inclusive room rates at Lion Sands River Lodge are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Dial-up internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge) on request
  • Free self parking on site
  • Free valet parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast available daily
  • A bar/lounge
  • A restaurant
  • Coffee and tea in common areas

Restaurants on site

  • Boma Dinner

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Full-service spa
  • Game drive
  • Game viewing
  • Gym
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Safari
  • TV in common areas


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Change of bedsheets on request
  • Change of towels on request
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services


  • Garden
  • In a national park
  • Terrace
  • Vegetable garden

Full-service spa

  • Aromatherapy
  • Deep-tissue massages
  • Facials
  • Manicures/pedicures


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility available in select rooms
  • No elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • 100% renewable energy
  • Annual offsets purchased for at least 10% of carbon footprint
  • At least 10% of profits reinvested in community and sustainability
  • At least 80% lighting from LEDs
  • At least 80% of food locally-sourced
  • Comprehensive food waste policy
  • Comprehensive recycling policy
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Double-glazed windows
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products used
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Humane treatment of captive wild animals
  • Local artist showcase
  • Local culture and ecosystem education
  • Locally-owned and organized tours and activities
  • No plastic soft drink bottles
  • Reception hall
  • Rooftop garden
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian breakfast available
  • Vegetarian dining options
  • Water dispenser usage encouraged

Room amenities


  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Slippers
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Patio


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Composting
  • Desk
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Energy-saving switches in guestrooms
  • Individual furnishings
  • LED lighting
  • Recycling
  • Reusable coffee/tea filters
  • Safe
  • Water-efficient showers

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Check-in from 2 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 9 and younger are not allowed at this property; All guests older than 9 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: ZAR 140 per person, per stay. This fee does not apply to children under 2 years of age.
  • Utility fee: ZAR 115 per person, per night
  • Resort fee: ZAR 345 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
This property uses solar energy, plus a grey water recycling system and eco-friendly cleaning products

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Children 9 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Guests under 10 years old are not allowed in the spa

Property is also known as

Lion River Lodge
Lion Sands Lodge
Lion Sands River
Lion Sands River Kruger National Park
Lion Sands Sabi Sand All-inclusive property Kruger National Park
Lion Sands River Lodge Kruger National Park
River Lodge Lion Sands
Lion Sands River Lodge South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Lion Sands Sabi Sand Resort
Lion Sands Sabi Sand Kruger National Park
Lion Sands Sabi Sand
Lion Sands River Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Lion Sands Tinga Lodge Kruger National Park
Lion Sands Tinga
Lion Sands Tinga Kruger National Park
Lion Sands River Lodge Kruger National Park
All-inclusive property Lion Sands Tinga Lodge
Lion Sands Sabi Sand
Lion Sands River Lodge
All-inclusive property Lion Sands Tinga Lodge
Lion Sands Tinga Lodge Kruger National Park
Lion Sands Tinga Kruger National Park
Lion Sands Tinga
Lion Sands Sabi Sand
Lion Sands River Lodge
All Inclusive Lion Sands Tinga
Lion Sands River Lodge All-inclusive property
Lion Sands Sabi Sand
Lion Sands Tinga Lodge
Lion Sands River All Inclusive

Frequently asked questions

Does Lion Sands River Lodge have a pool?

Yes, this property has 2 outdoor pools.

Is Lion Sands River Lodge pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Lion Sands River Lodge?

Self parking and valet parking are free at this property.

What time is check-in at Lion Sands River Lodge?

Check-in is from 2 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at Lion Sands River Lodge?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Does Lion Sands River Lodge provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request.

Are there all-inclusive benefits at Lion Sands River Lodge?

Some rate plans available at this property are all-inclusive.

Where is Lion Sands River Lodge located?

Situated in a national park, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Greater Kruger National Park and within 12 mi (20 km) of Kruger National Park and Paul Kruger Statue. Paul Kruger Gate is 11.6 mi (18.7 km) away.




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