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Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

$1530 per person

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge interiors reflect an elegant fusion of design that is a true organic expression of the earth’s essence. Light, sound, flow, wood, water and air weave a golden thread in its inspirational architectural design.

“Founded in the early 1930’s by my grandfather, Guy Aubrey Chalkley, MORE – as we are now known – is led by its 4th generation. We are completely committed to - and appreciative of - our guests and the many other exceptional people who help create our incredible story.” – Robert More
Our Video is Worth a Thousand Words

Our mission is to create – through our actions –  which will in turn enrich our visitors lives. This not only applies to our guests, clients and partners, but also to our own staff and workforce. Guests can choose from a variety of villas and lodges namely Ivory Lodge, River Lodge, Tinga Lodge, Tinga Hi’Nkweni Villa and Narnia Lodge. Each one offering their own  extraordinary experiences.

Multiple Global Award Winning 5 Star Safari Lodge in Africa*
We at Lion Sands are completely committed to - and appreciative of - our guests and the many other exceptional people who help create our incredible story.

Whether enjoying the tranquil seclusion of a Treehouse in the wild; watching hippo and elephant at play in the river, or hiking through a gorge, these experiences are truly life-changing in their essence.

Watching intently as a whole new world opens up to your children or savoring the age-old silence of the bush from the riverbank – THESE are the moments that define life.

We also understand that no two people are the same, and our teams on the ground are committed to stellar personalized service, making every visitor to our reserve feel special, valued and completely pampered.

Rated #3 Best Safari Lodge in the World.

Ivory Lodge

Ivory Lodge comprises of 8 Single Villas, and 1 Double-Suite Villa, known as Ivory Lodge Fish Eagle Villa. All the Villas are elevated, providing for stunning views of the Sabie River. Facilities include a lounge, dining and relaxation area, with an expansive wooden deck overlooking the Sabie River. There are also an art gallery and an Africology luxury spa and gym.

lion sands ivory lodge villa living area
lion sands ivory lodge villa living area view

Taking our cue from Mother Nature we have created a lodge in perfect harmony with the earth. The use of natural materials enhances the essence of the surrounding bush. Its timeless design incorporates steel, wood, thatch, glass, water and sand.

The rich interiors create a sophisticated, yet contemporary, mid-century charm. The bold furniture and edgy décor, ambient lighting, together with the tribal design reflected in the exquisitely textured finishes – all combine to make Lion Sands Ivory Lodge an utter feast for the senses.

Why not treat yourself to a visit to the unspoilt Londolozi Game Reserve? It promises experience in the African bush that will stir your soul and change your psyche forever.

Ivory Lodge’s interiors reflect an elegant fusion of design that is a true organic expression of the earth’s essence. Light, sound, flow, wood, water and air weave a golden thread in its inspirational architectural design.

lion sands ivory lodge villa interior
lion sands safari elephants sighting

Despite being well grounded, there is an ‘other-worldly’ quality to Ivory Lodge, symbolized by the feather. The Villas are all named after an indigenous bird, and bold prints find pride of place throughout the lodge.

Your Safari Schedule


SUMMER

(This is a rough guideline of what to expect. Each safari experience is tailor made and may differ from day to day.)

05h00Rise and Shine
05h30Sunrise Game drive
±09h30Breakfast
Between Game Drive Optional Activities: Bush Walk/Photographic Studio/Village Experience/Massage/Good Work Foundation Community Experience/Inclusive Yoga Class/Boutique Shopping
±13h30Lunch
16h00Afternoon tea
16h15Sunset Game Drive
±19h30Dinner

WINTER

(This is a rough guideline of what to expect. Each safari experience is tailor made and may differ from day to day.)

05h00Rise and shine
06h00Sunrise Game drive
±10h00Breakfast/Brunch
Between Game Drive Optional Activities: Bush Walk/Photographic Studio/Village Experience/Massage/Good Work Foundation Community Experience/Inclusive Yoga Class/Boutique Shopping
15h00High Tea
15h30Sunset Game Drive
±19h00Dinner

FAQ's

Question: Best Time to Visit Lion Sands 

Answer: May-August and December

 

Question: Who Owns Lion Sands lodge

Answer: Robert More ( Managing Director )

 

Question: Where is Lion Sands 

Answer: Lion Sands Reserve is situated within the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. This latter forms part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park, an ever-expanding conservation area that currently comprises six million acres and incorporates the famous Kruger National Park.

More About Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

WELCOME TO LION SANDS PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

Lion Sands is the only private game reserve rooted in both the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and Kruger National Park. The Sabie River forms a
natural boundary between its two sides, and its four waterside lodges provide the ultimate luxury safari bases. Ivory Lodge and River Lodge are
located on the Sabi Sand side, and over on Kruger are Narina Lodge and Tinga Lodge. The animals roam freely between them, and no matter
which side guests choose to stay on, they will have exceptional game-viewing opportunities.

Lion Sands is family owned and operated by the fourth-generation of More family proprietors – their grandfather was one of the founders of
Sabi Sand Game Reserve (or Sabi Sand Wildtuin) established in 1948, and instilled a legacy of community and conservation. Lion Sands Kruger
National Park is one of only seven private Kruger concessions, and protects 5 000ha (12 500ac) of pristine wilderness, as well as sites of cultural
and historical significance. Lion Sands Game Reserve, fed by the perennial Sabie River, conserves an extraordinary abundance of wildlife, and its
four luxury riverside lodges – Ivory, River, Tinga, and Narina – are ideally located for spotting animals coming down to the water to drink . All four lodges are within 12km of Skukuza Airport. The reserve offers a unique program of activities for guests to tailor-make their stay, including the iconic Treehouse experiences (Chalkley Treehouse, Kingston Treehouse, and Tinyeleti Treehouse)

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

Our mission is to create – through our actions – opportunities and extraordinary experiences for our visitors which will enrich their lives. This not only applies to our guests, clients and partners, but also to our own staff and workforce. We do this by:

• Being aware of people, the environment and ourselves

• Improving lives through learning, growing, creating, building and strengthening ties. We strive to positively influence our environment and its people.

• Living in harmony with nature, being inclusive, and by embracing diversity.

• Responding generously to and being fully present and available whenever our people need support.

WHAT WE DO 

Our experiences with our valued guests have taught us that, while creating superior facilities and aesthetics are important, it is the once-in-a-lifetime life-changing experiences which strengthen bonds within families and help them to reconnect with their inner selves. We have designed and developed extraordinary opportunities to enable our guest to get close and personal with Mother Nature, the greatest teacher about the earth and its secrets. Whether enjoying the tranquil seclusion of a Treehouse in the wild; watching hippo and elephant at play in the river, or hiking through a gorge, these experiences are truly life-changing in their essence. Watching intently as a whole new world opens up to your children or savouring the age-
old silence of the bush from the riverbank – THESE are the moments that define life. We also understand that no two people are the same, and our teams on the ground are committed to stellar personalized service, making every visitor to our reserve feel special, valued and completely pampered. We treat the environment with respect at all times, and always strive to give back to both the environment and surrounding communities.

We treat the environment with respect at all times, and always strive to give back to both the environment and surrounding communities.

These passions are shared by all of our guests

  • Included
    5 Star Accommodation
    Airport Transfers
    Boutique purchases
    Breakfast
    Departure Taxes
    Entry Fees
    Flights
    Meals
    Personal Safari Guide
    Premium Brands and Cellar wines
    Spa treatments and Laundry
    Telephone
    Wifi

TOUR LOCATION

Sabie Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa, 1260

Inclusions and exclusions

Rates Include:  
  • Ultra-luxurious accommodation in a Villa, with private lounge and plunge pool
  • All meals; teas/coffees
  • Maxi-bar in room; selected premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines and champagnes
  • laundry
  • Two game drives daily with FGASA-accredited field guide and tracker
  • Game drive refreshments and snacks
  • Specified inclusive safari activities
  • Skukuza Airport transfers
  • Wi-Fi
  Specialist activities included: Game drives; bush walks; hippo experience; stargazing; wildlife lectures; bush breakfasts, picnic lunches and bush dinners; Henna Pre-School visit (excludes weekends, school holidays and public holidays).   Rates exclude:
  • Cigars and cigarettes
  • All flights and transfers (other than Skukuza Airport transfer);
  • gratuities; telephone calls;
  • Onelife MORE Boutique purchases;
  • spa treatments;
  • Sabi Sand entrance fee and guest conservation contribution; any extras will be for the guests account.
Specialist activities excluded: Treehouse experiences; private open safari vehicle hire; helicopter flights; golfing.    

Facilities and Amenities at Ivory Lodge Camp

Description of Facilities / Amenities Ivory Lodge
Number of villas8 Villas | 1 Family villa (Fish Eagle Villa)
LODGE FACILITIES
Back up ElectricityYes
BomaYes
Boutique Shop**Yes
ChildrenYes
Full bar facilitiesYes
GymYes
Handicapped SuiteNo
LoungeYes
Meeting FacilitiesNo
ParkingYes
Spa*Yes
Private Plunge PoolYes
Telephone/Fax FacilitiesYes
WiFi***Yes
Wine CellarNo
SUITE FACILITIES
Air ConditioningYes
En-Suite BathroomsYes
FansYes
HairdryersYes
Lounge AreaYes
Mini-BarsYes
Private Pool / JacuzziYes
Safes in suiteYes
Tea/Coffee Making Facilities (Nespresso machines) Yes
TelephoneYes
DELUXE, PRESIDENTIAL AND LUXURY SUITES – ADDITIONAL FACILITIESFish Eagle Villa
King Size BedsYes
Private Plunge PoolsYes
 

SUMMER SCHEDULE (SEPTEMBER TO APRIL)

  ivory sands river lodge walking safari This is a rough guideline of what to expect. Each safari experience is tailor made and may differ from day to day.
  • 5:00 Wake-up call
  • 5:30 Tea/coffee; game drive departs
  • 8:30 Game drive returns; breakfast/brunch is served
  • At leisure. Bush walk, or other activities of personal preference
  • 13:00 Lunch is served
  • 16:00 Afternoon Tea
  • 16:30 Game drive departs
  • 19:30 Game drive returns; dinner is served

WINTER SCHEDULE (MAY TO AUGUST)

This is a rough guideline of what to expect. Each safari experience is tailor made and may differ from day to day.
  • 6:00 Wake-up call
  • 6:30 Tea/coffee; game drive departs
  • 9:30 Game drive returns; breakfast/brunch is served
  • At leisure. Bush walk, or other activities of personal preference
  • 13:00 Lunch is served
  • 15:30 Afternoon Tea
  • 16:00 Game drive departs
  • 19:00 Game drive returns; dinner is served
 

LIFE ENRICHING EXPERIENCES

GAME DRIVES

Game drives, in open safari vehicles, head out each day at sunrise and again in the late afternoon. Lion Sand’s natural animal population includes the Big Five, and the reserve is especially renowned for the quality of its leopard viewing – the most elusive of predators. With exclusive traversing rights on both its Sabi Sand and Kruger Park sections, you are assured a truly intimate safari experience. A maximum of 16 vehicles are allowed out on the reserve at any one time, and the number per sighting is also limited. This ensures the animals feel at ease and you are able to spend more time with them, observing their natural behaviour. • Duration: ± 3 hours • Each game drive includes a hot beverage or sundowner stop in a scenic spot to purely appreciate being in the bush and in moment • Children 10 years and older are welcome on the twice-daily game drives • Children of all ages are welcome on private game drives ivory sands river lodge romantic dinner

HIPPO EXPERIENCE

After breakfast, our field guides will take you on a short drive to the Hippo Pools – these are deeper sections of the Sabie River where we know pods of hippos usually congregate. Take a short walk down to the riverbank from where you can spend time observing these fascinating animals in their natural environment, and learning more about their behaviour and social interactions in the process. • Duration: ± 1 hour, depending on animal activity • Children under 16 years are not permitted on the Hippo Experience

MACK AND MADI FAMILY EXPERIENCE

Inspired by Rob and Britt More’s first-hand understanding of travelling with their twins, Mack and Madi. More options and flexibility around accommodations, meals, and toddler-to-teen activities give children a little extra freedom to explore and just be kids – and make family travel child’s play. Lion Sands’ tailor-made activities keep young guests occupied with the wonders of the natural world, as well as with sports and crafts, during their stays. Just some of the fun includes: family morning game drives; bush orientation; bug CSI; dung tracking; spoor casting; scavenger hunts; pool games; rock painting; beading; pizza making in the boma; cookie baking and cupcake decorating in the kitchen; and stargazing. Parents are welcome to join in, or sneak a few hours for themselves.  

WILDLIFE LECTURES

On days when the weather is unsuitable for safari activities, our field guides and trackers present short nature talks. They cover a host of subjects giving you more insight into the animals you see on safari (e.g. elephant behaviour) and the natural surrounds (e.g. the ecological impact of commercial lodges on the environment). These are informal presentations, which are largely guided by interactions with guests.

LOCAL COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE

More Community Trust’s (MCT’s) purpose is to empower people in the local communities in which MORE operates. They do this by providing access to: basic education and childcare; skills development through community-based initiatives; and fresh water. Over the years, MCT has built close relationships with its local communities, and you are encouraged to visit and roll up your sleeves to help out with upliftment programmes in place. This gives you the opportunity to experience a different – and humbling – way of living; visit culturally- and historically- significant sites; and connect with local people, while positively impacting on their lives. • Duration: 2 to 3 hours • Children of all ages are welcome to accompany their parents  

STARGAZING

During evening game drives or bush dinners (weather permitting), your field guide will share insights into the skies above. The clear air and minimal light pollution of this remote African wilderness make it an ideal location for stargazing. You will see planets and stars you have never before seen with the naked eye. Your guide will point out the constellations that shift seasonally and those that are unique to the southern hemisphere (circumpolar constellations), taking you on an astral safari.  

A NIGHT IN A TREE HOUSE

These million-star accommodations – Chalkley and Kingston (Sabi Sand), Tinyeleti (Kruger Park) – are the ultimate bush bedrooms, where romantics, adventurers and solitude seekers alike can discover the magic of an African night out in the open – in complete luxury. Arrive at sunset to a picnic dinner, spend the dusk hours watching animals wander past (at a safe distance), and fall asleep counting shooting stars. You can rest assured that a field guide is always on call via radio should you feel you need assistance. • A Treehouse Experience is booked in conjunction with lodge accommodation • A Treehouse stay is charged at a per person sharing per night rate over and above the lodge accommodation rate • Pack an overnight bag with your essentials, leaving your other belongings back in your suite at the lodge • Kingston Treehouse and Tinyeleti Treehouse are suitable for families (two adults and two children under 15 years)

SPA & WELLNESS

Take a little me-time out in the quiet hours between game drives to be pampered. Each lodge has its own Africology Spa or Sala set in a secluded spot, away from the main lodge. A range of body, skin and grooming treatments at the hands of our expert therapists promise a wellness experience that will relax the body, quiet the mind, and rejuvenate the spirit. And you can rest assured that all Africology products used are ethically formulated, with the finest natural and organic ingredients, and not tested on animals. • At an additional cost Yoga will also find no better place to greet the dawn or end the day with a few sun salutations. There is no need to pack your mat, we have one to lend you. Choose your spot and practice your discipline in a place where the energy flows pure.  

SHOPPING

Onelife MORE Boutique, at each of the lodges, offers a range of proudly African-produced high-end clothing, accessories, art, and mementos – as well as everyday necessities. “African designers possess a creativity and sense of style that is unique in the world. This is what I want to showcase through the Onelife MORE Boutique brand.” – The late Britt More, co-founder of MORE  

HELICOPTER FLIGHTS

We have partnered with the Mpumalanga Helicopter Company to take you on exhilarating flights over the gorges, rivers, waterfalls, and dramatic rock formations of the province’s escarpment and lowveld. From above, you will have the best perspective to view (and photograph) some of the land’s natural wonders, including (but not limited to): the Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondawels, Pinnacle, Lisbon Falls, and Hippo Hollow. Three different experiences can be arranged through MORE Reservations, and booking is dependent on availability and weather conditions. • At an additional cost

GOLF

The nine-hole Skukuza Golf Course is designed for all levels of skill and is one of the world’s most unique, being surrounded by a wildlife-rich sanctuary. Hippo, impala, warthog, and baboons often come out to spectate. There are no sand bunkers, although there are ‘aerial bunkers’ in the form of many trees on the course. Motorised golf carts and pull carts are available for hire, and there is a bar facility for light meals and refreshments. Bookings can be made through MORE Reservations, and are subject to availability. • At an additional cost
 

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge Rates 2019

VALIDITY PERIOD 4 JANUARY – 30 NOVEMBER 2019

Ivory LodgeRates and Tariffs
Ivory Lodge, Fish Eagle Villa (Double) | based on four guests sharingZAR148 370
Ivory Lodge Villa (Double) | per night per person sharingZAR26 935
Ivory Lodge Villa (Single) | single rate per nightZAR40 402

VALIDITY PERIOD 1 DECEMBER – 17 DECEMBER 2019

Ivory LodgeRates and Tariffs
Ivory Lodge, Fish Eagle Villa (Double) | based on four guests sharingZAR126 120
Ivory Lodge Villa (Double) | per night per person sharingZAR22 890
Ivory Lodge Villa (Single) | single rate per nightZAR34 335
 

VALIDITY PERIOD 18 DECEMBER – 3 JANUARY 2020 (peak season minimum 3 night stay)

Ivory LodgeRates and Tariffs
Ivory Lodge, Fish Eagle Villa (Double) | based on four guests sharingZAR170 630
Ivory Lodge Villa (Double) | per night per person sharingZAR30 960
Ivory Lodge Villa (Single) per person per night singleZAR46 440
 

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge Rates 2020

VALIDITY PERIOD 4 JANUARY – 30 APRIL 2020

Ivory LodgeRates and Tariffs
Ivory Lodge, Fish Eagle Villa (Double) | based on four guests sharingZAR157 270
Ivory Lodge Villa (Double) | per night per person sharingZAR29 625
Ivory Lodge Villa (Single) | per person per night singleZAR44 438
 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

We regret that we are unable to accommodate children under the age of 10 years unless the lodge is block booked by the same family or group. A child aged 10 - 15 years and sharing a suite with two full paying adults, will pay 50% of the per person sharing rate. Children in their own suite will pay the standard adult rates. Please note that should you wish to book 2 adults and a child into a suite at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge, it will be compulsory to hire a private landrover, at the standard daily rate, for the duration of their stay. The Double-Suite Fish Eagle Villa is comprised of two private Single Suites, connected by an entrance hall, lounge and study. The Fish Eagle Villa also has: An expansive deck and covered patio, with pool A private fire deck A star jetty for private enjoyment of the natural environment and vivid Milky Way above A private spa with double treatment room, and thoughtfully equipped gym facility Children 10 years and older are welcome Full range of dietary preferences catered for Free Wi-Fi