Select Your Home Region
Europe, Middle East & Africa
Australia, NZ and Southeast Asia
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge
Why we like it
- Set on the banks of the Sabie River, a stay at Ivory Lodge ensures the ultimate private safari experience
- There are six ultra-luxurious suites
- Each suite has an en suite bathroom, outdoor and indoor shower, courtyard, lounge with fireplace, wooden viewing deck, patio and private plunge pool complete with air conditioning
- Activities include morning or late afternoon/early evening game drives
- A magnificent luxurious lodge in a prime game viewing area
Make use of the telescope on your private deck, for game views during the day or to get a better look at the African sky in the evenings.
Joanne Swinton dealt with us and our holiday with endless good humour and patience. Her suggestions were perfect and we all had a magical time. She really knew her "stuff". She even organised a car and driver for our first full day in Dar es Salaam which was a kindness beyond any duty. She arranged for our unaccompanied children to be chaperoned through all the airports, and for my husband and me to be taken care of too.
- BM, Inverness
The Lion Sands Ivory Lodge safari experience is a luxurious safari expereince, the suite accommodation are indivdual units giving the feeling of space and privacey. Modern in design and decor each of the suites has breathtaking views over the Sabie River, where you can view game from the luxury of your own private deck.
Leaving the luxury of your suite, accompany a ranger and tracker on a bush walk or view the 'Big Five' from your own private safari vehicle. The vehicles at Ivory Lodge are well designed with individual seats and storage boxes complete with binoculars, wildlife books and beanbags for steadying cameras. Private dining can be arranged in the comfort of your suite or at the indoor or outdoor dining areas. Enjoy a visit to the Lalamuka Health Spa - "Lalamuka" means unwind in Shangaan. Treatments can be offered on the deck of your suite overlooking the Sabie River too. Ivory Lodge is an experience that promises to thrill, to revive the spirit and enliven long-dormant senses.
Best time to be there
October to May is the best time to visit the Cape. Game viewing is better during the drier months of April to September. The wildflower season is generally from mid August to mid September. The whale watching season runs from June to November.
11 hours 30 minutes/10 hours 30 minutes non-stop
GMT +2 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate if arriving or in transit for more than 12 hours from an endemic area.
Create a brochure
Suggested itineraries in South Africa
Classic South Africa
Nights: 13 | from £5,750pp
The Rainbow Nation has it all: mountain highs, wild (and wildlife rich) seas, endless savannah filled with game and an easy-going atmosphere. In two weeks you can combine the magnificent city of Cape Town, with a classic road trip and a first-class safari.
Luxury Small Group Journeys - Botswana: Safari in Style 2017
Nights: 9 | from £7,515pp
Discover the magical Okavango Delta combined with the mighty Victoria Falls, making this trip an unforgettable experience
South African Family Safari
Nights: 13 | from £4,215pp
Cape Town, the Garden Route and the Eastern Cape are the perfect combination for a family-friendly African adventure. Including the outdoorsy delights of the city and a malaria-free game reserve – where you can see the Big Five – this wild, well-paced road trip ticks all the boxes.
Highlights of South Africa
Nights: 13 | from £3,399pp
This journey of the Rainbow Nation takes in Cape Town and the Winelands, the spectacular coastline of the Garden Route and culminates with a safari in the Kruger National Park.
Africa: Across a Continent by Private Jet
Nights: 20 | from £77,080pp
Experience the highlights of Africa on one amazing journey. Africa Revealed: A Journey by Private Jet takes you to seven countries in 21 days, revealing Africa's wildlife, culture and history at their most authentic. Travel in style on board our chartered Boeing 757, equipped with first-class, fully lie-flat seats.
Luxury Small Group Journey - Southern Africa Safari by River & Rail 2017
Nights: 14 | from £9,885pp
From cosmopolitan Cape Town to thundering Victoria Falls to the extraordinary Okavango Delta, experience the best of Southern Africa in one spectacular itinerary
Luxury Small Group Journeys - South Africa & Victoria Falls
Nights: 8 | from £6,495pp
Journey across South Africa's varied landscapes, experiencing vibrant Cape Town and stunning Cape Point, game drives in a private reserve bordering Kruger National Park and a tour of jaw-dropping Victoria Falls.
Cape, Kalahari & Kruger
Nights: 12 | from £6,450pp
Experience the diversity of South Africa in high style, in less than two weeks. Combine lively and lovely Cape Town with an exclusive Kalahari wilderness stay and the Big Five wild-life of super Sabi Sands.
Nights: 5 | from £2,150pp
KwaZulu-Natal is both naturally spectacular and historically fascinating. In the company of experts, explore infamous battlefields – such as Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift – as well as exploring the wildlife-filled wilderness..