From: USD 1413 pps

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

One of the Sabi’s leading accommodations, Ivory Lodge effortlessly combines sheer luxury with sensational Big 5 viewing.

One of Sabi’s standard setters, super-deluxe Ivory Sands draws on its location in the Lions Sands Concession to offer peerless Big 5 game viewing. Set under giant trees overlooking the Sabie River, Ivory Sands has long been a honeymoon favourite but this six suite lodge also welcomes families with older children as well.

Its contemporary thatched suites are some of the largest in Sabi and certainly among its most lavish. Guests enjoy air-conditioned comfort, a full en suite bathroom and the attentions of a butler and 24-hour room service. A private pool and viewing deck ensure you barely have to leave the embrace of your suite though you may be tempted to visit the spa for a soothing massage.

Ivory Lodge takes great pride in the details. Guests on game drives are provided with hot water bottles and blankets in winter; couples return to camp to find a table-for-two in a candle-lit grove. It is also a lodge committed to giving its guests the fullest safari experience. As well as game drives and bush walks, Ivory Lodge also offers community visits, stargazing evenings and wildlife lectures among many other activities. The ultimate experience is a night at one of the Lion Sands Treehouses – a luxurious bedroom set away from camp and raised high off the ground to give you an unrivalled setting.

Lodge Highlights:

  • Beautiful riverside setting in game-rich concession
  • Sumptuous air-conditioned suites
  • Private pool, butler & room service
  • Personalised service - ideal for honeymooners

About Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Luxury Suites

  • Exquisite Contemporary Villa Accommodation
  • Lounge, Bedroom & Full En Suite Bathroom
  • Air Conditioning, Fireplace & Mini Bar
  • Sundeck, Plunge Pool & Outdoor Dining

If they aren’t the largest in Sabi then the air-conditioned suites at Ivory Lodge are among the most luxurious. Inside, you’ll enjoy a range of facilities that rival a major hotel; outside you’ll find a large decked area with a private plunge pool, sun loungers and table for two.

Dotting the Sabie River banks at generous intervals of 20 metres, the six glass-fronted villas comprise a large living area with sofa and fireplace, a bedroom with a netted king-size bed and bathroom with a free-standing bath and both indoor and outdoor showers. Perfect for couples, the suites can also be equipped with twin beds for families with children.

Lodge Facilities

  • Lounge, Bar & Dining Room
  • Spa & Beauty Treatments
  • Wi-Fi Access
  • Outdoor & Private Dining
  • Kids Activities & Baby Sitting Service

Comprising a large lounge, bar, library and dining area, the main lodge is a splendid thatched affair with viewing decks that look out over the Sabie River. You’ll find the spa nearby and you can enjoy massages and beauty treatments either here or in the privacy of your suite. There’s also the chance to catch up with emails and news via the lodge’s Wi-Fi and families will be pleased to hear that Ivory Lodge offers a range of attractions and distractions for children aged ten and over.

Meals are of a very high standard at Ivory Lodge and guests can look forward to a variety of settings. You may find yourself enjoying breakfast out in the bush, lunch by the pool and dinner by candlelight surrounded by the immensity of the Sabi wilderness.

Activities at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

  • Morning & Afternoon Game Drives
  • Guided Nature Walks
  • Bird Watching
  • Spot-lit Night Drives
  • Community Visits, Stargazing & Lectures

Your day begins early at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge but for good reason: the lodge lies in prime big game country and you’ll be heading out in the safe hands of a guide and tracker to watch predators on the move – lions and leopards mainly, as well as wild dogs, hyenas and cheetahs. The lodge’s enviable location next to the Sabie River ensures a steady flow of animals all through the year and the bird watching is amazing.

Take advantage of your Sabi safari to go on a bush walk with your guide. Being on foot in Big 5 country adds a new dimension to your experience and it’s a great opportunity to see plants, insects and birds. You’ll also enjoy an afternoon game drive that turns into a spot-lit night drive after sunset as well as opportunities to visit local communities, sit down to wildlife lectures and learn about the night skies. Families with younger children will be delighted by the kids activities offered at camp and if you want to book extra activities in the area such as golf or scenic flights, then staff at Ivory Lodge will be happy to do it for you.

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Lodge Rates

These rates are purely for informational purposes and do not reflect the actual cost in those currencies.

Ivory Lodge 2-Bedroom Villa (price per villa based on 4 guests)

Season & Year
Per villa
04 January 2020 - 30 November 2020
USD 7718
01 December 2020 - 19 December 2020
USD 6561
20 December 2020 - 03 January 2021
USD 9648
04 January 2021 - 30 November 2021
USD 8336
01 December 2021 - 19 December 2021
USD 7086
20 December 2021 - 03 January 2022
USD 10420
04 January 2022 - 30 April 2022
USD 9002

Ivory Lodge One Bedroom Villla

Season & Year
Per person sharing
04 January 2020 - 30 November 2020
USD 1413
01 December 2020 - 19 December 2020
USD 1201
20 December 2020 - 03 January 2021
USD 1766
04 January 2021 - 30 November 2021
USD 1526
01 December 2021 - 19 December 2021
USD 1297
20 December 2021 - 03 January 2022
USD 1907
04 January 2022 - 30 April 2022
USD 1648
Included in your stay
  • Accommodation with private lounge and plunge pool
  • Three meals per day
  • Maxi bar in room
  • Premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines, champagnes and soft drinks
  • Teas and coffees
  • Laundry
  • Two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger & tracker
  • Game drive refreshments and snacks
  • Specified inclusive safari activities
  • Skukuza Airport transfers
  • Wi-fi in guest areas
  • Ivory Lodge 2-bedroom villa comes with a private land rover, swimming pool, gymnasium, treatment room, personal boma with fire dish and private gazebo
Excluded in your stay
  • All flights and transfers (other than Skukuza Airport transfer)
  • Cigars & cigarettes
  • Spa treatments
  • Curio shop purchases
  • Gratuities
  • Telephone calls
  • Sabi Sand Entrance fees
  • Sabi Sand Guest Conservation Contribution
  • Any additional extras will be for the guests account
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Hands-on Expertise

  • We’re based in Africa
  • Visit our destinations regularly
  • Exceptionally knowledgeable team
  • Expect unrivaled customer service

Accredited & Bonded

  • SATSA – Bonded Membership (2061)
  • ATTA Membership (204387)
  • Fully Independent & Owner Run
  • 24/7 Travel Support


Faultless service, attention to detail and quality of accomodations.

The communications and service from Walter was excellent, and we were continuously fully informed. The information package and book received on arrival were excellent. We felt that we had been allocated carefully selected lodges at each camp and every detail met or exceeded our expectations.
The safari tour was wonderful, and a particular feature was the variety offered at each location which combined perfectly

Carolyn (AU)
The trip was sensational and tailored to our needs. Simply fantastic!

The care by Walter was great from planning to leaving Johannesburg. The accommodations were perfectly chosen. If after a few days you thought it could not be better, you were told otherwise. It was an increase every day, with the 3 days safari in the Kruger, including overnight in tree house, the grand finale.
I would book a trip anytime again at Safari Online.

Ulrike (DE)
Exceptional service ensuring a wonderful holiday. Highly recommended

Attention to detail & service provided was first class, from our very first email to the last day of our trip. Walter went above and beyond to ensure that we were notified of any changes, even up to our last day with a change to our flight time, at short notice. The safari was so much more than expected, from the rustic to the exceptional, every camp was different in it’s own way and our highlights are hard to single out just one as each camp was great.

Cyndi and Dave (AU)
Best experience ever!!

They provide us the most taylored and customized honeymoon possible! everything was much better than we expected. We loved the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere and everyone made us feeling so incredibly special and gave us a unique insight. Over our game drives we managed to see all the big five plus some!!

Salvatore (IT)
Experience of a lifetime and wonderful service!!

Our extended family (16 travellers, including 8 children under ten years of age!) went on a wonderful safari adventure curated and organised by Walter Kohrs of Safari Online. It could not have been any better than we experienced. From our time in Cape Town, to visiting Victoria Falls, all the way through Zimbabwe and finally wrapping up at the amazing Chobe Safari Lodge, all the locations chosen by Walter were amazing.

His attention to detail, willingness to fine-tune and excellent responsiveness (over a period of several months!) could not have been better. He took time to visit us personally upon our arrival in South Africa, with lovely gift-packs and shared a wealth of advice, recommendations and tips. I cannot recommend Safari Online (and Walter Kohrs in particular) any higher. Absolutely amazing.

Oisin (AU)
Karina was absolutely instrumental to our safari success.

Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver. She responded to our requests promptly and gave us several options with links to each option; we ultimately chose Lukimbi. She then coordinated our flights to and from the property, arranged the drivers necessary to get us from the airport to the lodge and back again, and sent the appropriate paperwork to each of us to verify each step of the process. We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!

Chris (USA)
Outstanding experience!

We have booked at the Elephant Plains Lodge. We stayed there for a few nights and went on safaris. The lodge, the guide, the food and all the animals we have seen were fantastic. Really an outstanding experience. We can recommend Elephant Plains to everybody. Maybe you will not be as lucky as we were, becaucse we have seen the Big 5! But however you will not forget your stay at Elephant Plains.

Silvio (CH)
Trip of a lifetime: Five countries, six camps, Vic Falls, Big Five plus more game

In June/July 2016 we undertook a trip to Southern Africa to fulfill a lifelong intention. We stayed at six camps, safari style, and had a great time. All of our expectations were met or even exceeded. For example, we never expected to see honey badgers or sitatunga, given the secretive nature of those species, but we did! All travel arrangements and connections worked smoothly, which is astonishing since we had several dozen transfers and meeting points; all of the connecting personnel were prompt, professional, and welcoming.

Michael (USA)
We had a wonderful holiday with no hitches, perfectly planned for us and so professional.

Though we live in Australia, Safari online made planning for our family holiday so easy. Walter understood our requirements and nothing was too much trouble. The holiday was everything we wanted it to be and so much more. Every camp was ideally suited for our family and we loved each day, every early morning and evening game drive. Thank you to Walter for his attention to detail and his friendly, professional and caring manner. It was a trip of a lifetime and one that we will talk about forever.

Mary (AU)
Absolutely Perfect

I was already last year in South Africa and Zambia organized by Safari Online. It was a absolutely gorgeous trip. Everything was perfect. This was the reason I booked this year in May and June an new trip to South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. I got everything I expected. It was a dream again. I know I´m coming back.

Bernard (DE)