Voted ‘The Best Hotel in the World’ by Tatler Magazine, Lion Sands Ivory Lodge has garnered awards around the globe due to its unparalleled status as an unforgettable luxury safari location. Six spacious private suites, complete with their own swimming pools, decks and panoramic views, are surrounded by the raw beauty of the African bushveld. The suites at Ivory Lodge are an escape unto themselves; operated as private villas, combining vivid scenes of the wild surrounds with lavish touches.
Based within a private game reserve, guests are whisked away for two game drives per day, between bush brunches, picnic lunches, hippo tours, bush dinners and full moon walks! There is a tangible feeling of abundance at this family-run game reserve, where staff attend to every whim, ensuring an once-in-a-lifetime experience is enjoyed throughout the stay. The main lodge is designed to maximise light and views, with a spacious lounge area, bar, viewing decks, wine cellar, gym and health spa. Brunches are enjoyed outdoors in the boma under the beautiful African sky, while guests are invited to enjoy lunch, picnics and dinner in wilder locations.
With descriptions such as ‘arguably the best bedrooms in the world’, it is apparent that the suites are so magnificent, you may never emerge from them. Wooden four poster beds with cascading cotton mosquito nets rest atop expansive wooden decks, allowing guests the experience of sleeping under the most stunning night sky they could ever see.
There are two game drives a day, when an open 4×4 offers unparalleled sightings of some of the most beautiful creatures on earth, including the Big 5; rhino, lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo. Lion Sands is based within the Sabi Sabi reserve, which spans over 5000 hectares, spilling over into the magnificent Sabi River, which forms a natural border to Kruger National Park. Rates at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge include accommodation, breakfast, lunch, teas, dinner, local beverages, twice daily game drives and more.
If you’re looking for an African safari holiday experience, which includes unprecedented luxury, delicious Afro-European inspired cuisine, world-class service and unforgettable memories of wildlife in the open bushveld, then we couldn’t recommend Ivory Lodge more.