• Lion Sands River Lodge

Lion Sands River Lodge

River Lodge - You are home.

River Lodge offers you one of the warmest welcomes you could hope to encounter on your travels; hosted by our family of extraordinary handpicked staff, who will make you feel completely relaxed and at home. In River Lodge we feel like we have captured the spirit of the Sabie River, where the quiet luxury of our rooms provides a place of repose, after a day of overwhelming and enriching adventure.

A view like we have of the Sabie River cannot be wasted, which is why we insisted on giving each of the 20 luxuriously thatched bedrooms at River Lodge its own private wooden viewing deck. With the quietly rambling river outside your room, you won't have to go far to see wildlife or to drink in the surrounding Sabi Sand Reserve whilst overlooking the world- famous Kruger National Park, all at one glance.

Rates inclusive of 14% V.A.T. • South African Rand • Subject to Availability

Luxury Room - Single
11 Jan 2017 to 30 Nov 2017 14 365.00
01 Dec 2017 to 17 Dec 2017 12 210.00
18 Dec 2017 to 4 Jan 2018 16 515.00
05 Jan 2018 to 10 Jan 2018 14 365.00
11 Jan 2018 to 30 Nov 2018 16 095.00
1 Dec 2018 to 17 Dec 2018 13 680.00
18 Dec 2018 to 30 Apr 2019 18 505.00
Luxury Room - Per person sharing
11 Jan 2017 to 30 Nov 2017 9 575.00
01 Dec 2017 to 17 Dec 2017 8 140.00
18 Dec 2017 to 4 Jan 2018 11 010.00
05 Jan 2018 to 10 Jan 2018 9 575.00
11 Jan 2018 to 30 Nov 2018 10 730.00
1 Dec 2018 to 17 Dec 2018 9 120.00
18 Dec 2018 to 30 Apr 2019 12 340.00
Superior Luxury Room - Single
11 Jan 2017 to 30 Nov 2017 14 785.00
01 Dec 2017 to 17 Dec 2017 12 630.00
18 Dec 2017 to 4 Jan 2018 16 935.00
05 Jan 2018 to 10 Jan 2018 14 785.00
11 Jan 2018 to 30 Nov 2018 17 690.00
1 Dec 2018 to 17 Dec 2018 14 095.00
18 Dec 2018 to 30 Apr 2019 18 925.00
Superior Luxury Room - Per person sharing
11 Jan 2017 to 30 Nov 2017 9 995.00
01 Dec 2017 to 17 Dec 2017 8 560.00
18 Dec 2017 to 4 Jan 2018 11 430.00
05 Jan 2018 to 10 Jan 2018 9 995.00
11 Jan 2018 to 30 Nov 2018 11 795.00
1 Dec 2018 to 17 Dec 2018 9 535.00
18 Dec 2018 to 30 Apr 2019 12 755.00
River Suite - Single
11 Jan 2017 to 30 Nov 2017 15 205.00
01 Dec 2017 to 17 Dec 2017 13 050.00
18 Dec 2017 to 4 Jan 2018 17 355.00
05 Jan 2018 to 10 Jan 2018 15 205.00
11 Jan 2018 to 30 Nov 2018 20 120.00
1 Dec 2018 to 17 Dec 2018 14 510.00
18 Dec 2018 to 30 Apr 2019 19 340.00
River Suite - Per person sharing
11 Jan 2017 to 30 Nov 2017 10 415.00
01 Dec 2017 to 17 Dec 2017 8 980.00
18 Dec 2017 to 4 Jan 2018 11 850.00
05 Jan 2018 to 10 Jan 2018 10 415.00
11 Jan 2018 to 30 Nov 2018 13 415.00
1 Dec 2018 to 17 Dec 2018 9 955.00
18 Dec 2018 to 30 Apr 2019 13 170.00

Please be advised that this hotel works on a Best Available Rate system based on the current occupancy at the hotel. Please enquire about our current rates.

Domestic  Rates
10 Jan 2017 to 18 Dec 2017
  Per person sharing Single
River Lodge Luxury Room 6 995.00 10 490.00
River Lodge Superior Luxury 7 345.00 10 840.00
River Lodge Suite 7 695.00 11 190.00

 

Domestic  Rates
Last Minute Special Check in 1-10 Days from the date of booking
10 Jan 2017 to 18 Dec 2017
  Per person sharing Single
River Lodge Luxury Room 6 014.00 9 020.00
River Lodge Superior Luxury 6 364.00 9 370.00
River Lodge Suite 6 714.00 9 720.00

There is a peak period and minimum 3 night stay at all properties from the 18 December 2017 – 3 January 2018.

Rates Include:

  • Luxurious accommodation in a Luxury, Superior Luxury Room / Suite (River Lodge) ; Three meals per day; Teas/Coffees; Two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger & tracker; Game drive refreshments & snacks; Specified inclusive safari activities; Skukuza Airport transfers,. Wi-Fi in public areas

Rates Exclude:

  • Laundry; Beverages; Cigars & cigarettes; All flights and transfers (other than Skukuza Airport); Gratuities; Telephone calls; Curio shop purchases; Spa treatments; Sabi Sand & KNP Entrance fees;
  • Any additional extras will be for the guests’ account Sabi Sand Guest Conservation Contribution; this is a mandatory contribution: R 100 per guest per day. (Non-VATable)

 

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On Safari

The safaris take place either in the morning or late afternoon moving into the early evening. The reason for this is that it is when the wildlife are most active due to the temperatures being the most moderate. It is also important to note that this area does not get affected by a migration of species which means that the game viewing is consistently good all year round and the only change in seasons is really to the surrounding landscape and daily temperatures.

Fitness & Exercise

Although you are outdoors a large portion of the day one does not have the opportunity to do any strenuous exercise such as running as in this environment runners would be too great a temptation for all of those very opportunistic predators! Although we do offer some incredible wildlife walks we have created a workout gym for those of you who like to get in a little more of a workout to keep in shape.

Africology Wellness

The Spa at Lion Sands is a Tranquil retreat, realigning your body with nature, and its connectedness to the divine. Our focus is on cutting edge spa therapies where holisms are embraced. Bespoke in our approach - we listen to you and your body’s need and guide accordingly Never neglecting our sense of luxury & opulence, we continue to respect our environment.

Weddings

We have hosted both intimate and larger safari weddings at our private lodges, so we know what a memorable setting they can be for that special occasion. If you are considering getting married with us, please make contact so that we can start planning and tailoring the event early, as we know that each occasion is unique in its requirements. You can either come meet with us at the lodge, or we can communicate via telephone to start sculpting the perfect program of events for your consideration.

Honeymoon

Follow your heart to the bush. Whether it’s your first breakaway as a couple or your second honeymoon, you want it to be an unforgettable experience. Romantic, idyllic, private and secluded – Lion Sands, out of all our Lodges, must be the most idyllic setting to celebrate the start of a new life together or to fall in love all over again. The suites are private, spacious, luxurious, have incredible vistas over the river so game viewing or just being together can be done from your own viewing deck, they have outdoor showers and their own private plunge pools, a complete haven to just be.

Air-conditioning Yes
Fireplace Yes (public areas only)
Room Fans Yes
Mosquito Nets Yes
Outdoor Shower Yes (Superior Luxury Room Only)
Indoor Showers Yes
Separate W.C. Yes (Superior Luxury Room Only)
Wi-Fi FREE Yes (Public Area only)
Satellite Television Yes (Public Area only)
In Room Safe Yes
Personal Bars Yes
Telephone Yes
Hairdryers Yes
Conference Facilities Yes
Suitable for disabled guests Yes, with assistance
Distance between Rooms 0-8m (0-25ft)
Flights Daily (1h10min from Oliver Tambo Airport, Johannesburg)
Airport Yes (25 minutes)
Landing Fees (Airport Departure Tax) Yes, ZAR90.00 per guest *subject to change without prior notice
Airport Transfers Yes, ZAR35.00 per guest one way. Please note that from 1st August 2012 we will be charging ZAR70.00 per one way per adult/child for Skukuza Airport transfers.
Conservation/Entrance Fee Yes, ZAR150.00 per vehicle includes driver and ZAR30.00 per additional person
Helipad Yes, 24º58'2.22" S, 31º31'30.20" E
Guests per safari vehicle 8
Private 4x4 safari vehicle Yes, subject to availability
Private 4x4 safari vehicle rate ZAR5,450.00 per day
Languages of Field Rangers English, Afrikaans
Gratuity Recommendation ZAR300.00 per guest per day (50% to Field Ranger & Tracker; 20% to Butler; 30% to General Staff)
Kosher Food Yes, with prior notice, extra cost
Power 220v AC
Credit Cards Visa, MC, Diners, Amex
rates subject to change without prior notice

A view like we have of the Sabie River cannot be wasted, which is why we insisted on giving each of the 20 luxuriously thatched bedrooms at River Lodge its own private wooden viewing deck. With the quietly rambling river outside your room, you won't have to go far to see wildlife or to drink in the surrounding Sabi Sand Reserve.

Suites 20 (12 Luxury & 8 Superior Luxury)
Size of Luxury Suites 66m2 / 711ft2 Luxury
Size of Superior Luxury Suites 98m2/1054ft2 Superior Luxury
Guests 40
Children Yes (10 years and older)
Children Rate 10-15, 50% of Adult Rate
Children on Safari Yes (10 years and older)
Children Activities Yes
Babysitting Not applicable
Triple Rooms (sleeper couch) Not Applicable
Single Traveler Supplement 2 rooms where no supplement is charged
Double bed convertible to twin Yes
Central Public Pool Yes (2 pools)
Private Plunge Pools No
DiscoverMORE

Valid from 11 January – 17 December 2017 & 4 – 10 January 2018 & 11 January 2018 - 17 december 2018 & 4 January - 30 Aprill 2019
and subject to availability of rooms

Maximum 2 rooms/4 guests

Book a minimum of six nights at any MORE property / properties in one itinerary, and receive a further 5% off your contracted Rate.

Must specify “DiscoverMORE Package” on enquiry and properties must be requested and booked at the same time. If not requested and stipulated at time of reservation with MORE, the package will not be honoured.

Rates Include:

  • Luxurious accommodation in a Luxury, Superior Luxury Room / Suite (River Lodge) and in a suite with private lounge and plunge pool (Tinga Lodge & Narina Lodge);
  • Three meals per day; Teas/Coffees; Mini bar in room; Inclusive drinks & selected snacks (all soft drinks and selection of local beers, spirits & house wines);
  • Two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger & tracker; Game drive refreshments & snacks;
  • Specified inclusive safari activities;
  • Skukuza Airport transfers,
  • Wi-fi in public areas
  • Quoted in South African Rands (ZAR)

Rates Exclude:

  • Laundry; Premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines & champagnes; Cigars & cigarettes;
  • All flights and transfers (other than Skukuza Airport); Gratuities;
  • Telephone calls; Curio shop purchases; Spa treatments;
  • Any additional extras will be for the guests’ account
  • Sabi Sand & KNP Entrace fees R120 per person;

Sabi Sand Guest Conservation Contribution: this is a mandatory contribution, R114 per guest per day .

Single Room Policy

  • An allocation of rooms/suites is kept for single travellers where a supplement will not apply. These rooms/suites are subject to availability.
  • A supplement of 50% of the adult rate will be applied if the single rooms/suites are not available.
  • Single supplements will not be waivered when a booking involves one of the MORE Experiences.

Triple Room & Interconnecting Rooms

  • The Luxury Rooms  have a sleeper couch which are suitable for triple rooms and booking of these rooms is subject to availability
  • The rate for the third person in a triple room is 50% of the per person sharing rate (maximum 3 pax)
  • 3rd person sharing will be restricted to children under the age of 16

 Children Policy

  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate children under the age of 10years
  • Children aged 10-15 years pay 50% of the full adult sharing rate.
  • Children aged 16 years and older pay full adult rate.
  • If two children under 16 are in a room on their own, the first child pays full adult sharing rate (inclusive of interconnecting room)

Private Land Rover

  • - ZAR 8,530.00 per day
  • Rates are quoted per vehicle “per night booked”  
  • Minimum 2 day booking and subject to availability.
  • Will be confirmed upon enquiry

Payment and Cancellation Policy

  • 50% deposit is due on confirmation of booking to secure the reservation, of which 10 % is non-refundable.
  • Full prepayment must be received no later than 30 days prior to arrival.
  • Please note that cancellation fees are charged on any amendments, reduction in rooms or reduction in guests which affect the original value of the confirmed booking.
  • 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

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