River Lodge is the soul of Lion Sands. It is positioned on a site with trees dating back 800 years. The lodge is about spirit, warmth, nature & relaxation. It is hosted by a family of staff that will make it feel like home from home. Relax, enjoy and experience African hospitality at its finest.

Scenes in the Lounge: It's modern yet its fabric is distinctly ethnic. It's open and cool in the summer yet comfortably warm in the winter. The lounge chairs are inviting yet the handsome bar is enticing. The coffee table books are impressive yet the ranger's tale is intriguing.

The swimming pool is arguably the best game viewing spot in the summer months. With an uninterrupted view of the river and the rising bush beyond it is not uncommon to spot an elephant or giraffe while doing backstroke.
The Health Spa is appropriately named 'Lalamuka' which is the Shangaan word for 'unwind'. Facial therapies, aromatherapy, reflexology, massages, aqua treatments - whatever your medicine, you'll come out feeling naturally fit.

Hotel Features
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Spa/Beauty Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding Services
  • Room Features
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • In-room Safe
  • Mini Bar
  • Private Bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • The rooms at River Lodge offer respite and protection from the Lowveld heat. The interior is a tranquil purple and cream haven, cool in the summer, cosy in the winter. The bathroom, with its tranquil look and pebble-inlaid floors complements the bushveld well. Each bedroom has its own deck with a view of the river.

    Cancellation Policy

    FIT's
    31 – 60 days prior to arrival: 25 % cancellation fee on the value of the booking
    0 – 30 days prior to arrival: 100 % cancellation fee on the value of the booking

    Groups  (10 pax or more)
    60 days or more prior to arrival: 5 % cancellation fee on the value of the booking
    46 – 60 days prior to arrival: 50 % cancellation fee on the value of the booking
    0 – 45 days prior to arrival: 100 % cancellation fee on the value of the booking

    Lion Sands Private Game Reserve is located in the finest territory of the world famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Forming part of the greater Kruger National Park, the reserve has no fences and the wildlife is able to traverse freely between Lion Sands and the Kruger National Park.