Lion Sands River Lodge

Traditional safari lodge with a sophisticated twist

Lion Sands River Lodge

Lion Sands River Lodge is a beautiful and luxurious lodge, part of a portfolio of properties in the area owned and managed by the same family.

These are some of our go-to camps and lodges in this beautiful part of the Sabi Sands, for their family accommodation options, flexible approach to the day to day activities, and overall service. Wildlife viewing is some of the best in the world, and you’ll be treated to regular sightings of leopard, along with the rest of the Big Five.

This is a sophisticated camp on the banks of a river, as the name might suggest, so is best suited to families with slightly older children. Those over 10 are welcome on shared game drives, however children of any ages can join private game drives.

Along with game drives, walking safaris here are some of the best in the area, and when it’s time to relax, the beautiful pool is very welcoming. Many of the rooms also have private plunge pools.

Wildlife lectures are on offer, as well as community visits, star gazing, and special children’s activities for those aged 5-11.

We recommend the River Suites, as they are the most spacious, and private. Perfect to connect as a family and soak in the natural world around you. 

Plan your stay
Coral Tree luxury rating

Number of rooms

18 (a mix of rooms, and suites)


Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Child Policy

Ages 5 and above welcome

Why we love it

"World-class game viewing, beautifully designed lodge, and a fantastic family suite with memorable views."


Tess, Coral Tree founder

Key Highlights & Amenities
  • Fantastic game viewing, and guiding
  • Variety of activities available
  • Really beautiful lodge with a very open, close to nature feel
  • Spa, gym, and welcoming pool
  • Splendid views of the river from each room
Talk to us about your next big adventure.
Call: +44 (0) 1242 908 720  or   Request a quote
Talk to us about your next big adventure.
Call: +44 (0) 1242 908 720  or   Request a quote
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We are the specialists in luxury Africa family safari holidays

We are Africa experts and also parents. We understand what makes a memorable family adventure.

Our knowledge and connections are unsurpassed

We have been living and working in African tourism for over two decades.

Every journey is tailored with your specific wishes in mind

No off-the-shelf packages or cookie-cutter itineraries. Unique family safaris.

Each trip funds grassroots conservation and girls education projects

You pay no more for the privilege, we support causes close to our hearts.

Get in touch
Talk to Tess & Mike about your next big adventure
Call: +44 (0) 1242 908 720
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