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Lion Sands is te bereiken met de auto of met transfers vanaf Skukuza Airport, ongeveer 30 minuten rijden.

Lion Sands Narina Lodge

Omringd door 100 jaar oude bomen en met zicht op de Sabie-rivier ligt de Lion Sands Narina Lodge. De lodge is gebouwd in de zogenaamde 'Tree House Style', wat een verblijf in deze lodge sprookjesachtig maakt.
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Lion Sands Narina Lodge, Lounge
Lion Sands Narina Lodge, Suite
Lion Sands Game Reserve, Game Drive
Lion Sands Narina Lodge, Boma
Lion Sands Narina Lodge, Suite

Over Lion Sands Narina Lodge

Het Lion Sands Game Reserve ligt in het zuiden van het Sabi Sands wildreservaat, aan de Sabie-rivier met exclusieve toegang! Dit zorgt voor een unieke locatie en een onvergetelijk verblijf. Lion Sands Game Reserve maakt deel uit van de 'Greater Kruger Area' en er zijn geen hekken geplaatst tussen het Krugerpark en dit privé-wildreservaat waardoor de kans op het zien van wild aanzienlijk wordt vergroot in vergelijking met sommige andere privé-wildreservaten. Voor de game drives word gebruik gemaakt van open terreinwagens en er wordt voornamelijk over onverharde wegen gereden wat de beleving extra waardevol maakt. De Narina Lodge ligt op hoogte tussen de bomen, als een echt 'Tree House'. Alle negen suites, die privé gelegen zijn en beschikken over een eigen 'plunge pool', zijn verbonden met het hoofdgedeelte van de lodge door wandelpaden tussen de bomen door. Kinderen zijn hier welkom maar mogen pas vanaf de leeftijd van 10 jaar mee op game drive.


  • romantiek
  • wifi
  • luxury
  • rust en natuur
  • safari

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Lion Sands is te bereiken met de auto of met transfers vanaf Skukuza Airport, ongeveer 30 minuten rijden.

Lion Sands Narina Lodge
Sabi Sands
v.a. € 846 (per persoon, bij een 2pk)

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Heeft u iets speciaals te vieren? Boekt u dan een overnachting in een luxe boomhut. Een zeer bijzondere ervaring.


(125 m²) Airco, plafondventilator, telefoon, WiFi, kluisje, minibar, koffie- en theezetfaciliteiten, loungegedeelte, badkamer met douche en föhn, buitendouche, terras met (klein) privé-zwembad en rivierzicht.


Gelegen in het Sabi Sands Wildreservaat, ten westen van het Krugerpark, aan de Sabie-rivier.

Aantal kamers



  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • WiFi
  • Lounge
  • Laundry-service


  • Safari-activiteiten zoals game drives en bush walks
  • Diverse kinderactiviteiten

Sabi Sands Game Reserve grenst aan het Krugerpark. De hekken zijn neergehaald zodat het wild vrij in- en uit kan gaan. Sabi Sands bestaat uit een aantal kleinere privé wildparken zoals Sabi Sabi, Mala Mala en Londolozi, allen van uitstekende kwaliteit. Bekijk hier de hotels in Sabi Sands voor een onvergetelijk verblijf in het Krugerpark.

"Amazing property"

The suites are large and the food is amazing. The staff treats you like royalty. There is a private wading pool at each suite and an outdoor shower. It is so beautiful that you cannot imagine that you are out in the Bush....it's luxurious.

"“Amazing Safari Experience”"

The perfect combination of Nature and People. With my wife we just spent 4 nights at Narina Lodge. Beautiful place that combines best in class services with excellent food and accommodations. Nice wiews and well organized activities. The Safari experience was Amazing, special thanks to Quintin & George for sharing with us their knowledge, experience and teamwork. All the Staff (front desk, supervisors, housekeeping, cheff, kitchen, waiters, bar & barmans) are The Best, each of them doing their best efforts to provide the best in class services. We are so glad we decided on Lion Sands Narina Lodge and we hope to see you soon. Gi & Gus (Argentina)

"Incredible Safari Experience "

We have just spent a fabulous 4 nights at Narina Lodge. The staff were fantastic and the food and service excellent. April was actually a good time to go (although not sure if there is a bad time) as the days were warm/hot enough to use the pool but it wasn’t too hot on the drives. There were a few patches of rain but nothing that was significant. We stayed in room 9 which is on the end and allows you to have uninterrupted views of the river and wildlife. During the day, while we stayed at our room on the deck, we saw giraffes, buffalos, hippos, crocodiles, bushbok, monkeys and eagles. The plunge pool was perfect and we had our lunch brought to the room a couple of times to continue enjoying the view. The food at Narina was fabulous. We were worried before we went that it would be average/simple but it really was incredible quality with great flavours and variety. Lindwe and Patience looked after us throughout our whole stay and were absolutely lovely and attentive the whole time. There were also lovely personal touches such as messages on our bed each day, a hot bath with candles when we got back to our room one night and an embarrassingly large cake and songs for my birthday!). Our drives were incredible. Joe and Quolani were a great pair and clearly enjoyed each other’s company too. Joe was our guide and was so knowledgeable of the whole area and all of the wildlife that was there. Despite the fact that Joe does this every day, he always had a way of explaining what we were seeing which felt like he was saying it for the first time and he clearly loves what he does. We saw everything that we wanted to, including the big 5, within our first three drives. We were lucky enough to see both leopards and lions mating and couldn’t believe how close we could get to them. As we were on a private concession there were only ever two cars at each location at any time so it felt very personal. The vehicles (max 6 people per car) can go off the roads and therefore we were pretty much always able to see the animals. Although there haven’t been many lions on the property this year (some male lions came into the area and killed two females and their cubs earlier in the year), we managed to see 11 different lions, including a lioness and her 4 cubs. The first lions we saw were in Sabi Sands where we had permission to go for one of our drives (only one vehicle at a time can cross into the Sabi Sands side to ensure that everyone doesn’t flock there at once). This is great as it gives you the opportunity to see some animals that haven’t been seen within the Kruger side of the concession). We also saw loads of giraffes and zebras and elephants on three occasions. Quolani tracked a rhino for us and we were able to see a massive white rhino pretty close to the car. On top of that, there are plenty of impalas, nyalas, waterbucks, bushbuks, tortoises and bird life to keep each drive exciting. Joe was very conscious that we wanted to take the best photos and made sure we were positioned with the best view and quickly turned the car off so it wasn’t a problem. I couldn’t recommend Joe and Quolani highly enough. While we were there we also had a beautiful night at Tinyeleti treehouse where we had an incredible experience watching the stars and listening to hippos through the night. We arranged with Joe to get there half an hour before sunset (about 5.15pm) as we had heard that sometimes guests had arrived and it was already dark (definitely make sure you ask the Narina reception too as they have to get it ready in time. Our group had sundowners with us up on the treehouse before leaving us to continue with their drive. It’s a fabulous experience but with no guards (or roof) it probably isn’t for everyone. The only two things that I think could have been improved from the whole experience are 1) it would have been good to start the night drives 30 mins earlier (they do shift earlier 10 days after we were there but I think they should do this from mid April rather than May as it sometimes felt like the daylight was quite short. 2) the food in the treehouse was quite basic compared to the food in the lodge. The portions were also huge and could easily be halved to ensure there was no wastage. The food in the treehouse was a ‘picnic’ which consisted of baguettes, snacks, hummus and crudités, cheese platter, chocolate fondue, and some truffles. It was all pretty nice, but given the cost of staying in the treehouse on top of a normal night’s accom and the normal 3-course dinner, it would be good if it was a bit more special: whether it was a beef stew or a curry, a grain/pasta salad (loads of delicious salads at the lodge), quiche etc that made it feel special whilst still being a picnic. As the staff greet you to check you in, it would be reasonably straightforward to offer this as it isn’t left there for hours on end. From our perspective 4 nights was perfect. Although we had seen everything in the first two days, there is more pressure to see things if you don’t have as much time. It is also more of a box ticking exercise and it is really the additional drives that make it even more special (the first time you see animals you relax and enjoy it more... first time is all adrenaline!). 4 nights also meant we didn’t feel that we weren’t enjoying the lodge enough by staying at the treehouse. The style of the lodge is the perfect balance between nature and luxury. It didn’t feel overly designer and it is 14 years old so although it is incredibly premium, there are a few ageing bits that they will probably update over the next couple of years (e.g. taps/doorhandles rather than anything significant). One thing that we were a little worried about before we went was the proximity to the airport (which is actually a huge benefit as you don’t have to travel far) but there are so few flights coming and going from the airport that you don’t even notice them. Overall, a massive recommendation for Lion Sands, Narina. Thank you so much to everyone for such a fabulous stay.

"Lovely suite"

Narina Lodge took my partner and me for two nights on same-day notice. The lodge is on a private concession in the Kruger Park, along the Sabi riverbank. It’s a very pretty plot, and the water draws various wildlife. Being near the Skukuza airport and main Kruger road, traffic is sometimes audible on game drives but not in the lodge itself. The lodge and suite felt newer, perhaps due to the relatively contemporary décor. Lion Sands calls it “organic chic”. Our suite had complete privacy, despite being the nearest to the main lodge, and was very spacious with a full-sized living area, large bathroom and finally(!) a sturdy luggage rack for two. The air-conditioners kept it cool and well-ventilated. The mini-bar was well-stocked with drinks and quality munchies - rusks, nougat, mixed nuts, dried fruit and Rootstock crisps. Glass doors ran the full length of the suite and opened onto a sala (with plunge pool) overlooking the river. Top marks for housekeeping - the room was tidy and spotless. The food was good but not exceptional or memorable. Breakfast is not a buffet. The braai was overdone and not tender. Otherwise, no real grumbles. Our guide was head ranger Dumay, who is prudent and experienced and takes pride in his work. We felt in good hands. I wouldn’t go bush-walking with any of the others. He's a ranger's ranger - not chirpy the way hospitality industry people can be, but when he opens his mouth, it’s to say something either interesting (about the wildlife) or important (e.g to your safety). Heartfelt thanks to the manager, Lodrey, for accommodating us on such short notice. It was a brief but enjoyable stay.

"Incredible! Lots of Information! Stop Looking and BOOK NOW!"

Picking a place to stay on safari can be overwhelming, or at least it was for us. We are so glad we decided on Lion Sands Narita Lodge. One of the things we wanted was that it was easy to get to and this place is. You can get a direct flight on SA Airways into Skukuza airport from Cape Town or Johannesburg. We did the Cape Town(about a 3 hour flight) and our driver and tracker were at the airport awaiting our arrival. The flight from Johannesburg is less than 30 minutes. We had Ben and Collence and what a great experience. Both were very knowledgeable and entertaining, and prior to even getting to the lodge, we had seen elephants, giraffes, impalas. We got checked in and were able to enjoy lunch and go to our room prior to our first true safari. Our waiters/servers for the week were Lindiwe and Eurance. They both were so much fun and had such a great personality and by the end of the week, it was very sad to leave as they felt like family. Your days start at 5am with a wake up call. You have to be at the lobby by 5:30 to go on safari. Morning drive is from 5:30-8:30. Sometimes we would take a break for a drink/snack on the morning drive and other times we wouldn't. It really just depended on how active the animals were in the morning. You then come back, eat breakfast, and then are free to go to room and relax, get a massage, take a nap, or go on the deck/plunge pool. Back for lunch around 1-2. Then hang out until 4:30 when the next drive starts, and ends at 7:30. After that you are allowed some time to get cleaned up and come back for dinner. The food was fantastic. It is a 3-4 course meal every meal if you want it to be. The salads, sandwiches, and soups were excellent. Dinner entrees were delicious. There were always what I call safe or more traditional dishes, as well as some options/game meats that were new to me but excellent. We had a Boma one night with the staff where our driver ate dinner with us and the staff danced and sang for us. It was an anniversary trip and the other couple in our vehicle was staying in the tree house and Eurance set up a private dinner for us in the wine cellar. It was incredible. They made us feel very special, and it was a very muggy night and being in the AC at dinner was glorious. The rooms are huge! Bed is super comfortable. Bathrooms are great. The outdoor shower overlooking the river is awesome! Air conditioning works great. They do a turn down service while at dinner where they put the mosquito net out. After dark you have to be escorted to and from your room, which seems like a hassle and unneccessary at first, however our first night, there was a LEOPARD on the path. Pretty awesome. Other days the path was surrounded by elephants, so it was nice to have a guide get us to and from the lodge. We stayed in Room 2. We had a great view of the river and saw lots of elephants, hippos, buffalos on a daily basis playing/bathing in the river. One day, we even had an elephant drink out of our plunge pool while we were there. We had a lot of questions prior to going on this so will try to answer them. Clothes: We weren't sure if this was going to be formal or casual and it definitely leans towards casual. On safari we usually wore hiking pants, shoes(either hiking boots or athletic shoes), t-shirt and a long sleeve shirt/jacket on the morning drives and the evenings were a little warmer so we wore pants and t-shirt/short sleeve. Everyone comes out the first day in the all beige Columbia fishing shirts, but by the end there was a wide variety of clothes being worn. Wear comfortable clothes and close toes shoes so if you go on an impromptu bush hike, you aren't holding the group back. Wear a hat. Bring sunglasses. Wear sunscreen. Dinner Attire - Casual. Didn't see anyone in a sport coat. Many wore shorts and t-shirts. I stuck to button down shirts, polos, lightweight materials. Private Lodge vs National Park - So there is no fence between Kruger and Sabi Sands. The big difference seems to be that if you see an animal on the private reserve your driver can take your vehicle and plow through the bushes. This is AWESOME and such an exciting time when you are tracking animals. Our first night we parked under a tree with a leopard in it and watched it for about 30 minutes. Such a cool experience. We did do a day at the main Kruger park, but you have to stay on the roads and there are cars EVERYWHERE. Highly recommend the private game lodge. Shoes: I wore waterproof new balance shoes and my wife wore waterproof asics. A lot of people had on hiking boots, while others wore just regular sneakers. Recommend close toed. We each brought a pair of nicer shoes and sandals for dinner. Food: Excellent. Tons of options. Friendly to all diets. One of the guests was having some stomach issues and the chef prepared an entire separate menu for her. There is a fully stocked fridge in the room with gin, whiskey, vodka, beer, juices. There is a price list in the drawer underneath it, but it was all included in the price. Drinks: Lots of good liquors and beer included. Believe the wine is extra, but we did not drink wine. Gym: On the MORE website, it says there is a gym. There is not. Mosquitoes - Wear your bug spray. Not an issue really. The nets around bed get sprayed daily while you are out of room. Safaris - 2 a day. Don't skip them. You can sleep in between them or on your plane ride home. Get out and see it. Everyone is so different and so cool. Some days start out slow, others you see a rhino or hippo on the path immediately. The first animal we saw was a Black Rhino! You are with the same driver and tracker all trip. Shuttle: They pick you up from airport but make sure to set up prior to arrival. Big 5 - Although there is no guarantee, they do their best, and we saw the big 5 within our first 2 days. We stayed for 4 and ended up completing it 3 additional times. In addition to seeing that, we saw a lot of hippos, giraffes, zebras, warthogs, impala!!!!(my favorite), enaya, kudu, crocodiles, too many to name. Drones - I have a drone and like taking aerial shots. Not allowed at lodge. Didn't even bother to bring to Africa. There seems to be a association with poachers and did not want that to be an issue just for some cool photos. Plunge Pool - Everyone has there own and it is awesome. Water a little chilly but felt great. Staff - All around excellent. You have dedicated servers to you your entire stay. Ours were fantastic. The management team was great. Darren was one of the nicest people we have met. He gave my wife an impromptu photography lesson at breakfast one day. The resort has an awesome instagram page as do most of the guides. Tipping - Recommended and there is a tipping sheet with guidelines in the room. These people work really hard and are away from their families for 6 weeks at a time! Tip well! If you have any questions after this, I would be more than happy to answer. I highly recommend this place and would stay again in a heartbeat.

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