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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They just reopened last week after renovations. It is truly the most beautiful place I have every stayed at. From the people who work here, to the food, and the amenities, there was not one thing not perfect. The game drives were informative and fun. The food was beyond anything I have had at some of the top restaurants in... More 

Thank Roni J
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51 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It amazes us how these guys have created such a perfect 5* environment in, quite literally, the middle of nowhere! Our suite was fantastic, spacious and really well designed and finished and provided us with the most amazing views from a dozen elephants walking past our plunge pool right through to 4 Lions bringing down a buffalo 100yds away whilst... More 

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57 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This was my first safari and my wifes second and I think its safe to say Ivory Lodge met and exceeded all of our expectations. We were debating between this lodge and singita and after our time with lion sands, I cannot imagine what more a lodge/safari could possibly offer. Incredible stay from start to finish with lion sands and... More 

2 Thank Dla1383
2 reviews
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

I have been to Ivory lodge 3 times already (including our honeymoon in 2011) and will not even consider another lodge in Mpumalanga. We just returned from another 3 night visit in April 2016. Ivory lodge is simply THE most amazing place on earth! Patricia and her team look after you like you're absolute gold! The rooms are huge, ultra-luxurious... More 

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Rome, Italy
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131 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Who could have ever dreamed that you could find 5 star luxury and service in the middle of the Bush? I never thought it possible. When my travel agent assured me that 1) I would absolutely love it and 2) never have to 'rough it' we decided to go ahead and try. I am so happy that we did. My... More 

1 Thank ANF1111
New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 11 April 2016

My wife and I visited Lion Sands Ivory Lodge in late March for our honeymoon. We had been dreaming about a Safari trip for a very long time and had very high expectations. Upon arrival we were greeted by Tammy (with cool towels in hand), who gave us a warm welcome and a comprehensive tour of the property and our... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 5 April 2016

We just got home from our trip to South Africa/Botswana. After 4 nights in Capetown we were so excited to start our Safari journey at Lion Sandsl We landed at Skukuza and knew we were going to love this place. Cutest airport ever. We were met by Neil - who fast became a friend. Incredibly knowledgeable and loved his job... More 

Thank cwcarlson
Lucerne, Switzerland
1 review
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Our stay was absolutely fantastic. Truly 5* Premium. We can highly recommend Dumay (Field Guide), Like (Tracker) and Tammy (Front Office/Reception)! Will certainly come back and recommend you to our family and friends. Our best experience throughout South Africa! Every detail from the arrival at the Airport in Skukuza to the Cottages (Villas), the field guides, food, staff and surrounding... More 

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Thank rs88882016
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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

My husband and I kicked off our honeymoon with a safari at Lion sands, staying at Ivory Lodge. We already expected a fantastic stay from the reviews, but in reality the experience was even better than we could have wished for! The scenery and setting was absolutely fantastic - we saw a herd of 20 elephants casually strolling across the... More 

Thank sam a
Potomac, Maryland
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48 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2016

I'm sure there are many luxurious lodges in the Park. Certainly, this ranks among the best. To me, the people running and working in the lodge make or break the stay. Their people are simply the best. The facility is comfortable and the food is great, marched, of course, with great service. The safari drives were spectacular. We managed to... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback on your stay at Ivory Lodge. We really regret that your time with us was impacted by the preparation works for the upgrade of Ivory Lodge when she closes in May for 4 months. We have closed the suite you stayed in with immediate effect to ensure there is no... More 

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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Family owned since 1933, this international award winning private game reserve spans across the world famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve and Kruger National Park. Lion Sands has four lodges; Lion Sands Ivory Lodge & Lion Sands River Lodge (Sabi Sand) and Lion Sands Tinga Lodge & Lion Sands Narina Lodge (Kruger Park). Each has a unique style, but is a reflection of Lion Sands' five-star signature of sophisticated interiors, unique experiences and service excellence. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Address: Sabi Sand Game Reserve | (Shaw's Gate Entrance), Kruger National Park 1240, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Hotel Class:5 star — Lion Sands Ivory Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Lion Sands Ivory Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa
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