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Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

The internationally award-winning Ivory Lodge is distinctive for its impeccable attention to each detail, from the texture of an African throw to the simplicity of the design of a native pot. It is truly the ultimate in untamed luxury, where sleek finishes blend with elegant furnishings to produce a modern, lavish style.

Each of the six private villas is a suite featuring a private rim flow pool, expansive bedroom and lounge, indoor and outdoor showers, and romantically draped bed. Views from the bedroom, pool, and viewing deck are magnificent, and guests need not leave the comfort of their suite to experience the wonder of the African bushveld.

A year-round destination full of opportunities for exploration, Lion Sands Game Reserve is the only South African reserve to offer safari experiences in both the Sabi and Sand River ecosystems. Family-owned and managed by the fourth generation More family, Ivory Lodge continues to lead the way with its close attention to conservation and preservation. Due in part to sound environmental practices, the “big five” (as well as hundreds of other species) are plentiful and surprisingly approachable.

Guests and expert guides thoroughly and safely enjoy the magnificent wildlife in its natural habitat. Experienced trackers and guides lead safaris by Land Rover twice a day, not only sharing an encyclopedic knowledge of the region’s history and wildlife but also hosting guests for the experience of a lifetime.

Due to the lodge’s location in one of South Africa’s largest game reserves as well as its proximity to the iconic Kruger National Park, big game is plentiful. Guests frequently report sightings of elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, and buffalo as well as hippo, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, hyena, and impala. In addition, safari-goers enjoy the antics of innumerable smaller animals including many species of monkeys and birds.

In addition to the game drives, other popular activities include bush walks, bird watching, astronomy, bush breakfasts and dinners, hippo walks, safari lunches, wildlife lectures, and boma dinners. Some optional activities offered for an additional fee include the Chalkley treehouse experience, clay pigeon shooting, ballooning, helicopter rides, wellness treatments at the spa, local village experience, and elephant interaction experience.

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