Ivory Lodge - Lion Sands Game Reserve
, situated in the Lion Sands Game Reserve, has been built on the banks of the Sabie River with magnificent views, extending onto the open sand banks of the Kruger National Park.
We’ve taken our cue from Mother Nature to create a lodge built ‘of the earth’, with natural materials which will only enhance the surrounding bush environment. The timeless design incorporates steel, wood, thatch, glass, water & sand. A sophisticated mid-century architectural contemporary theme defines the interiors, with bold furniture and edgy décor, ambient lighting, inferences of tribal design and highly textured finishes – all of which combine to make Lion Sands Ivory Lodge an utterly sensory experience.
Ivory Lodge’s interiors reflect an elegant balance between intelligent design and an organic expression of the earth. Light, sound, flow, wood, water and air weave into the golden thread of the lodge’s architectural inspiration.
Despite being well grounded, there is an ‘otherwordly’ quality to Ivory Lodge, represented by the feather. Each of the Villas takes its name from an indigenous bird, and spectacular man-sized prints find pride of place throughout the lodge.
Accommodation at Ivory Lodge - Lion Sands Game Reserve:
- Ivory Lodge comprises of 8 Single Villas, and 1 Double Villa (Fish Eagle Villa)
- All Villas occupy an elevated position overlooking the perennial Sabie River
Lodge facilities include:
- a lounge
- dining and relaxation space
- with an expansive wooden deck overlooking the Sabie River
- an Africology luxury spa and gym
Fish Eagle Villa at Ivory Lodge:
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge’s Fish Eagle Villa is the ultimate private safari experience for families and smaller groups of friends, and comes with its own Chef (meals are prepared within the Villa’s kitchen), as well as dedicated Field Guide and private safari vehicle. The Fish Eagle Villa also has its own wellness area (with double treatment room) and private exercise facility – as well as lap pool and jetty overlooking the Sabie River.
The Fish Eagle Villa is able to accommodate up to 6 people sharing (including 4 adults and 2 young children sleeping on single beds in their parents’ room), each of the two Suites having an en-suite open plan bathroom, as well as outdoor shower area.
The Fish Eagle Villa can be booked in conjunction with an adjacent Ivory Lodge Villa, with up to 8 guests comprising the party enjoying the Fish Eagle Villa’s facilities.
Although privacy and exclusivity are assured, visitors are welcome to use the facilities within Ivory Lodge for their enjoyment including the lounge, dining and relaxation space; the Gallery (exclusive art pieces from celebrated South African artists); and the spectacular wooden deck overlooking the Sabie River.
The Fish Eagle Villa also has:
- Its own Chef (meals are prepared within the Villa’s kitchen)
- An expansive deck and covered patio, with lap pool
- A private fire deck
- A star jetty for private enjoyment of the natural environment and vivid Milky Way above
- A private wellness area (with double treatment rooms) and exercise facility
- Children 10 years and older are welcome
- Accommodates a maximum of 6 people (4 adults & 2 children sleeping on a single bed within one of the master Suites)
- Full range of dietary preferences catered for
- Free Wi-Fi
2 safaris take place each day – in the morning and late afternoon (moving into the early evening). This is when the wildlife is most active, and the temperature more moderate.
As Lion Sands is a private game reserve within the Sabi Sand Reserve, and in a private concession within the Kruger National Park, safaris are not confined to main roads. Our Field Guides are able to navigate through dense bush, following the tracks of animals. With a limited number of vehicles on each property, and strict criteria governing sightings, guests are able to spend extended periods of time watching wildlife in its natural habitat.
Walks generally take place after breakfast and last approximately 1½ to 2 hours, depending on the fitness level of guests. In summer, due to the heat, walks may be incorporated into the morning game drive before heading back to the lodge for breakfast.
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