Ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 out of 5
80% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Michael from Canada

Great Hotel but pricey

Posted May 22, 2014
Pros: The safari's were awesome and so was the food and free booze...!
Cons: The treehouse as explained above.
Location: In the middle of nowhere but awesome safaris and we got probably the two best guides/trackers in the business, Simon and Albert.
This was a beautiful hotel, the room was nice and comfortable and filled with wildlife. The food was excellent and so was the staff. The tree-house we stayed at for a night did not meet expectations... we got there just about two minites before sunset and did not have time to take enough pictures and soak it all in. Our hot dinner was ice cold and the toilet did not have the water turned on. Having said that the place was beautiful and romanitically decorated.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by SC Couple from Greenville, SC

Outstanding lodge and staff

Posted Jun 27, 2013
Pros: Everything! Rooms, staff, food and service were all wonderful.
Cons: We tried to think of something and really could not.
Location: The location is perfect for seeing wildlife and experiencing a safari with well trained and knowledgeable guides all in comfort - no roughing it here.
Lion Sands was beyond our expectations in everyway. We planned this trip as a once in a lifetime experience and within a day were thinking - we have to come back here. The staff was amazing in every way and made the entire stay much more enjoyable. The rooms were spacious and bedding and bathroom were great. The food was delicious and the evening meals varied in location with entertainment provided some nights. The safari guides and trackers were beyond belief in their knowledge of the animals, birds, plants, etc. with the opportunity to explore with your guides 6 to 8 hours a day. We are telling everyone what an amazing place this was and recommending it to all.
5 out of 5
for Families
by EZ from Sydney

Amazing wildlife and great service

Posted May 16, 2013 on Hotels
We had a wonderful time at Lion Sands. Very friendly staff, great food and fantastic game drives with knowledgable guides.
3 out of 5
by Toni from Australia

Great except for LIMITED "all-inclusive"

Posted Apr 13, 2013
Pros: Large, well designed, luxurious rooms
Cons: All-inclusive did not include mini-bar and only 1 selection of red wine at the bar/restaurant
Location: Great spot on river but the river is not full all year so our room overlooked a dry riverbed
Having just come from a resort where all-inclusive included all items in the VERY WELL stocked mini-bar as well as laundry, we were very disappointed that this wasn't the case at Lion Sands. Even at lunch, dinner and the bar, we were only offered 1choice of red wine, which wasn't very good. Considering the price of this hotel, we felt these extras should be included.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Excellence from Top to Bottom

Posted Jun 21, 2012
In 3 days we did not encounter a poorly trained staff member. The entire team is impressive. They institute numerous small, unique features that speak to a wise business plan carried out with attention to detail. The food was especially excellent and beautifully presented.