• Great guiding and game viewing with top rangers and trackers, the best way to catch the famous leopards of the Sabi Sand.
  • Relax with views of the river from your private plunge pool.
  • A state-of-the-art spa and gym, beautiful interiors and acres of space.
  • Unforgettable and unique tree-house experience – sleep on a raised platform with incredible views of the bush.
  • Take a hot air balloon trip over the Sabie River Valley at dawn.
  • Six of Africa’s most stylish safari suites looking out to the rapids of the Sabie river.
  • An exquisitely beautiful main lodge wrapped around century-old trees and overlooking the river.
  • Fabulous food prepared by the Ivory Lodge’s team of chefs.
  • Great guiding and game viewing with some of the country’s top rangers and trackers.


We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.


Private Game Drives & Bush Walks

Hippo Tours

Ballooning over the Sabie River Valley

Helicopter Rides

Cultural Village Experiences

Clay Pigeon Shooting


Search for leopard in the Sabi Sands

The Sabi Sands is widely regarded as one of the most rewarding regions for spotting leopard in Africa. With good populations and the ability to go on night game-drives which coincides when these big cats are most active, all you need is good timing!

Chat with one of our expert travel designers today to begin planning your perfect vacation

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ChalkleyTreehouse at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge is a luxurious and highly exclusive lodge in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. The enormous suites at Ivory Lodge have true wow factor, a safari here is an unforgettable experience.Lion Sands is an award winning lodge situated in the wildlife rich Sabi Sands. There are eight beautifully appointed villas and one double villa, each with a separate living room, swimming pool and an open plan en-suite bathroom with an outdoor shower. Spacious glass-fronted bedrooms afford fabulous views onto the river bed below. Guests can sit by their private plunge pools and watch wildlife from their decks.

Guests staying at Ivory Lodge have full flexibility to choose how their day plays out, some decide not to leave their suites and have meals on the private deck, others prefer to relax in the comfortable and relaxing communal areas: the beautiful bar and open sitting room with its big fireplace, or on any of the wooden platform viewing decks. If you are fortunate enough to find availability, you will quickly see why Lion Sands Ivory Lodge sits right at the top of the list of luxurious and exclusive accommodation in this area of South Africa. For those after a truly unforgettable experience, guests can choose to spend a night in one of the Lion Sands tree houses. A beautiful bedroom, set high on stilts in the middle of the bush, it’s the ultimate in privacy and romance.

Ivory Lodge comprises of 8 Single Villas, and 1 Double-Suite Villa. The suites at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge are among the most spectacular in the Sabi Sands, space and absolute privacy are the most notable features. each suite enjoys the services of a private butler, but with a discreet service hatch, you need not even be disturbed to open the door. All Villas occupy an elevated position, with most overlooking the perennial Sabie River.

Each of the 8 Villas has been designed for privacy and optimum appreciation of the surrounding wilderness. Each Single Unit has; master bedroom with bathroom en-suite, double volume wardrobe area, outdoor shower in an indigenous garden forest, private lounge area with fireplace, private pool and expansive viewing deck, as well as a covered patio and free Wi-Fi. Children 10 years and older are welcome.

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge pool
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge Villa
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge rooms villa lounge
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge Villa Bathroom
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge Villa Sitting Area


There are 8 spacious villas each one has en-suite bathroom, large lounge as well as deck with private plunge pool.

Fish eagle villa at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge Fish Eagle Villa Entrance
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge Fish Eagle Villa Living Area
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge Fish Eagle Villa twin bed

Two bedroom Fish Eagle Villa

The double villa comprises two single suites joined by a glass fronted private lounge, dinning room leading out onto a large deck with private pool. There is a private spa with double treatment room and well equipped gym. Children 10 years and older and welcome.

ChalkleyTreehouse at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge
ChalkleyTreehouse at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge
ChalkleyTreehouse at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Chalkley Treehouse

The African landscape stretches as far as the eye can see at Lion Sands, and we knew we had to find a special place to capture and enjoy its vastness and splendour. Guy Aubrey Chalkley once set up camp in a majestic centuries old Leadwood Tree to escape predators roaming the plains below.We decided that this would be the ideal place to build the ultimate bush bedroom, the Chalkley Treehouse. The treehouse is a secure and lavish platform under the African stars, with all the comforts that a guest can experience at a five star safari lodge.We take our guests to the tree house at sunset, where drinks and a scrumptious picnic dinner await them.The hours of African dusk can be enjoyed relaxing and absorbing the vastness of the bushveld as it transforms from day to night, before turning in for slumber beneath the incredible night sky.

All meals are moveable feasts at Ivory Lodge. You normally eat on the mahogany deck of the main lodge which wraps around towering trees and looks out to the Sabie: this must number amongst the world’s most spectacular places to dine. Meals are also prepared at a second platform at the river’s edge, at a leadwood-lined boma or out in the Sabi bush. And you can always choose to dine in the privacy of your suite: meals are delivered via a ‘Buluwayo club hatch’, as is early morning tea and coffee before the game drives. Your waiter will discreetly bang a Shangaan gong as she or he approaches.

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge Dining experience
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge Lounge

Restaurant and Lounge

Ivory Lodge’s cuisine would hold its own against that of any Michelin-starred restaurant and we’ve rarely seen such exquisitely presented food. Buffet breakfasts include a stunning array of meats, cheeses, fruits, juices and homemade breads, followed by whatever cooked breakfast variant you might like. Lunches are also often buffets with a choice of soups, salads, dips, samosas, fish cakes and mezzes, there’s also sushi and a selection of meat dishes, plus maybe ostrich bolognaise or rooibos-infused honeyed chicken pieces. Dinners are as good as they come, taking the form of big buffets out in the bush or set menus with a choice of starters, mains and desserts on the mahogany deck or in Ivory lodge’s dining room. Starters might be a grilled calamari steak, mushroom and white wine soup, a light Greek salad or smoked crocodile salad with a gooseberry and lemon vinaigrettes. Our main course choices included gemsbok fillet pocketed with fresh avocado, duck breast with black cherries, and Eland babotie. Ivory Lodge also has a cellar with an extrordinary selection of wines; food of this standard deserves a really good bottle. Alternatively try some of the other tipples on offer at the bar.

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge, Lounge and bar


Lion Sands Ivory Lodge Boma Dining

Boma Dining

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge Bush Dining

Bush Dining

Facilities at Ivory Lodge include a private bar with large fireplace and art gallery. There’s a library, lounge and a television room tucked away for any sport fanatics. The wine cellar is extremely well stocked. Guests can choose from any of a number of wooden viewing decks, or the magnificent River Island Deck built on the river. For those in need of pampering or a bit of exercise, there’s Africology luxury spa and gym.

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge Villa Pool Fire Deck

Two bedroom Fish Eagle Villa

You will also appreciate your very own heated plunge pool situated on the viewing deck.

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge pool

Villa Pool

You will also appreciate your very own heated plunge pool situated on the viewing deck.

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge gym


Lion Sands Ivory Lodge has access to a fitness facility with a selection of basic workout equipment.


Ivory Lodge has its own spa offering a range of treatments at the hands of expert therapists with natural and ethically-formulated Africology products. Truly unique is the option to sleep out under the stars in one of the Lion Sands treehouses

Area & Location

Area, Country
Sabi Sand, South Africa
Nearest Airport
Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, Mpumalanga
Local Currency
South African Rand (ZAR)
Time Change
GMT +2:00
Afrikaans, English
Best time to go
Best visited between September through May

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