• a view of a picnic table

Lion Sands Narina Lodge

Peaceful riverside luxury

Situated on the Kruger National Park side – perched on stilits amid a canopy of 100-year old trees, close to the riverbank – Narina Lodge is a haven of serenity in the African bush. Here the abundance of wildlife crosses between reserves to provide a memorable game-viewing experience.

Narina's main lodge consists of a relaxing lounge with fireplaces and a deck for dining under the trees. Raised wooden walkways lead from the lodge to nine treehouse-style suites – each carefully built to benefit from the tranquil river views from its plunge pool, bed and bath. 

After a thrilling day of game viewing, treat yourself to a spa treatment in the wellness centre before unwinding with an icy cocktail as you gaze at the stunning setting sun. To elevate your safari getaway to the next level, book a night in Tinyeleti Treehouse. You'll be taken to this exclusive 'bush bedroom' at dusk, and left to enjoy a gourmet picnic before sleeping under the clear starry sky in a romantic four poster bed. 


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Guide Price

 £3,399  per person
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Tripadvisor rating 164 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

  • Unique and luxurious accommodation in the tree canopy
  • Private plunge pools with panoramic views
  • Welcomes families with children of 10 and over
  • Stay the night in Tinyeleti Treehouse and sleep under the African stars

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 9 rooms

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Lodge

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Lion Sands Narina Lodge

164 Reviews % of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 153
  • Very Good 7
  • Average 3
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 1

What to Expect

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Oct 27, 2019

Exceptional stay and safari experience!

My husband and I just got back from celebrating our anniversary on safari at the Lion Sands Narina and River Lodge. Both were exceptional stays! We could not have been happier with the service, experience, food, and attention. Thank you so much for making our safari adventure memorable. @ Narina - Narina felt more intimate in every way. The attention from the staff was truly appreciated. We had phenomenal game drives with Herman and his tracker, Themba. Herman was so knowledgable about the animals, flora, and conservation efforts in general. They truly went out of their way to make our experience special. We were able to do an extended drive into Kruger National Park. It was great, as we were able to see some animals that aren't as commonly found on the private reserve. The ability to go off-roading on the private reserve to track the Big 5, have coffee breaks and happy hours in the bush, and the lovely accommodations make Narina a 5++ star stay. THANK YOU @ River Lodge - River Lodge is modern and embodies safari chic! We could not have been happier with our beautiful suite and private pool. Thank you to Lee, and her tracker Surprise for our awesome game drives. It made our trip to finally see a leopard and rhinos up close. James was our butler and was truly top notch. Thank you for the wonderful service. In our opinion, River Lodge had the better food offering. We were blown away with the African Braai! Thank you for a memorable stay! We hope to be back, and would recommend Lion Sands a million times over!
Oct 16, 2019

Out of this World!

Boston, Massachusetts

Lion Sands Narina Lodge was out of this world. The views, the animals, the service, and the community were a dream. It gave Jason and I a fairy tale ending to an amazing two week stint in South Africa. Darryn and Kruger were amazing and gave us something new to see every day. They were so friendly and fun we had a blast on every drive. Jared and the whole staff at Narina were also welcoming and made our stay comfortable and memorable. I truly can't wait to make it back and have another unforgettable experience.
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Room Types

a living room filled with furniture and a fireplace

Luxury Suites

The nine luxury suites each afford complete privacy and, whether you choose to spend time at your private plunge pool overlooking the River, recline on the couch in your lounge, laze on your bed with a good book, or soak in a bubble bath, you will not be cheated of the breath-taking panorama.

Family Suites are also available.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

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