• Lion Sands Private Game Reserve Ivory Lodge

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Exclusive, deluxe safari lodge

For the ultimate in luxury and privacy, Lion Sands Ivory Lodge offers just eight spacious villas with their own private viewing decks, outdoor showers and plunge pools.

As an international award-winner, this stunning boutique lodge is located in Sabi Sands Game Reserve with exceptional views of the Sabi River, bush and riverbanks. Guests at the Ivory Lodge can look forward to private dining, in-villa spa treatments and complete relaxation.

For a romantic, once-in-a-lifetime experience, enquire about spending a night in Chalkley Treehouse. You'll be taken to the treehouse at dusk, before enjoying sunset drinks and a delicious picnic dinner – gazing up at the stars, surrounded by wilderness. 

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

£6,019 per person
Hotel Category
Luxury
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 308 Reviews

Hotel highlights

  • Eight luxurious villas with plunge pools
  • Views of the Sabi River
  • Exclusive and private – ideal for a romantic safari getaway
  • International award-winner
  • Option to sleep under the stars in a treehouse
  • Sleek, deluxe design with all modern comforts
  • Relax or workout at the Africology luxury spa and gym

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    12:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 6 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. 90 minutes from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport.
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Floors have lift access: No

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique
  • Lodge
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

  • approx. 90 minutes from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport
308 Reviews 97% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 288
  • Very Good 16
  • Average 0
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 3

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Aug 16, 2019

Unforgettable Exprience

Chicago

This is the nicest vacation we have ever had. We are recommending it to anyone who goes to SA, we did 5 days for our honeymoon and want to go back. You can do it straight form the flight over because its a very relaxing and easy to nap between safaris to get over any jet lag. Reserving it from the States: Ashley, from the Lion sands website (MORE travel who own Lion Sands), was awesome in setting this all up, arranging flights, changing flights, etc. He walked us through in everything we needed to do. He recommended the tree house night and it was amazing. Staff- It felt like they have done the best job of taking 5 star care of the guests without being pushy or over the top, which is not something that is easily done. Amazing job done by all of them, from the front desk (Jonathon, Charl and I'm forgetting names but everyone was awesome), to your personal butler (Reineck), Massages/Manicures (Tarrine), safari guides/trackers Safari's- Anthony and Andres were fantastic, tons of knowledge and really fun, we saw the big 5 in our first 2 drives and continued to be amazed by the safari's after. The animals are not afraid of you and often we had to just take pictures with our IPhone. Grab a bigger lens like a 400mm though because the close up shots you get from 100 ft away look professional. They do a good job of keeping you together with other guests throughout your trip so they aren't going over information twice Rooms (they are private individual houses)- Just awesome, very clean, amazing, views of the river with tons of animals to see coming down from Kruger in between safaris. Outdoor showers and fantastic baths, stocked with wine and a bar and snacks Food/Wine- Awesome, really great food and possibly too much of it... The wine from SA was fantastic as was all the champagne (Veuve) and the bar was well stocked with scotches and bourbons even Couple tips: Do the treehouse, the Chalkley one, its awesome. Bring your own cigars as they are expensive, and bring a 400mm lens at least for awesome shots even from your room
Aug 11, 2019

The Best Lodge Experience!

Manila, Philippines

Ivory Lodge - you have created a special memory in our hearts! Our villa was gorgeous, the service was impeccable, staff was friendly and wam, and the food was delicious. The attention to detail was so impressive. We thoroughly enjoyed our safari rides with Monique and Tonny. Monique was so knowledgeable about animals and the area, and she drives so well! Tonny was our quiet guide whose tenacity was impressive. Special mention to our host Charl and butler Torrence who took good care of us while at the lodge. The night at the treehouse was a spiritual and beautiful experience - we highly recommend it! To cap it off, we had the best massage at the spa! Thank you for the very special 25th anniversary dinner you arranged for us. Ivory Lodge was the best accomodation during our entire trip. We have recommended Ivory Lodge to our friends. Congratulations Andrew, Charl, Monique, Tonny, Torrence and all the staff! Five stars!
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Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Facilities

Swimming pool

Use of the facilities at nearby River Lodge

Residents of Ivory Lodge are invited to enjoy the facilities of its sister complex, River Lodge, which include a swimming pool, spa and a boutique.

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Room Types

Ivory Suites

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge offers eight stylish and luxurious suites, in the heart of the nature reserve. With organic textured finishes, sleek statement furniture and ambient lighting, the suites are spacious and have their own infinity pool, viewing deck, large bedroom and lounge.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Butler Service
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Chalkley Treehouse

Staying in the Chalkley Treehouse is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Situated on an elevated secure platform, you'll get to sleep under the African stars with all the comfort you'd expect at a 5-star lodge. This is a very special and romantic place to enjoy the African landscape, day and night. Relax and enjoy the views before turning in for contented slumber beneath the incredible starlit night sky.

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Food & Drink

Bar

The Bar

Relax and enjoy drinks on the deck, under the stars. Restrictions: All drinks are included in the price, except premium brands and Champagne.

Restaurant

The Restaurant

Breakfast and lunch are normally served on the wooden viewing deck. Lunch can also be served in your suite. Dinner options are: fine dining indoors or a buffet in the outdoor boma, under the stars. Meals can also be served in the bush. Dress code:Relaxed and comfortable.

Board Basis Options

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