• Only nine luxury treehouse-style suites located along wooden walkways on banks of Sabie River.
  • Private plunge pools.
  • Stylish private safari hotel overlooking the Sabie River.
  • Private concession with the highest concentration of Black Rhino.
  • Activities include game drives, bush walks, cultural tours to local villages.
  • Riverside views and wildlife-viewing directly from suites and guest areas.
  • Big 5 private concession in Kruger National Park sharing border with Sabi Sand Game Reserve.
  • Traversing 5,000ha in game drive vehicles, taking maximum of six guests per vehicle.
  • Sensitive off-road driving and guided bush walks.


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


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Lion Sands Narina Lodge Suite

Lion Sands Narina Lodge is a haven of peace and tranquillity in the African bush – beautifully positioned in the southern Kruger National Park on a 5,000ha private concession that borders the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, with wildlife crossing between the two reserves providing a memorable game-viewing experience. Your safari will include morning and late afternoon game drives, and exploration of the bush on foot with a qualified ranger and tracker. Game drive vehicles permit a maximum of six guests, affording everyone a “window” seat with the opportunity for great photography and unrestricted game-viewing, both on- and off-road.

Connected by raised wooden walkways, nine treehouse-inspired suites line the banks of the Sabie River, boasting endless views, private deck and plunge pool, spacious bathroom and living areas. The main lodge provides relaxing lounges with fireplaces, and a dining deck underneath a canopy of hundred-year-old trees. Indulge in treatments at the Spa & Wellness Centre before you retire to the cosy, open-air boma, where the aroma of a roasting meal will fill the air as you share the highlights of your day with others.

Just nine spacious thatched suites are connected to the main building by raised wooden walkways. Each suite is fully air-conditioned with mini bars and personal safes. The en-suite bathrooms have double vanities, outdoor showers and large free-standing bath tubs with views of the river. The bedrooms open onto private viewing decks and secluded plunge pools.

The Lion Sands Luxury Treehouses are the ultimate bush bedrooms. Arrive at sunset to a scrumptious picnic dinner, and spend the hours of dusk fully appreciating the vastness of the bushveld as it transforms from day to night. Slumber directly beneath the Milky Way where you may well lose count of the shooting stars. The Treehouses at Lion Sands are for the hopeless romantic (ideal as a wedding or anniversary treat), the adventurer, the person who needs a complete disconnect and digital detox, or the wildlife enthusiast who prefers the bush au-natural. All of the Treehouses are securely constructed above the ground, where animals will remain at a safe and comfortable distance. Our Field Guide will provide a full orientation when he drops guests off before sunset, and will remain on call via the radio left behind until it is time to leave the following morning after sunrise and a good cup of coffee!

Lion Sands Narina Lodge Narina Suite
Lion Sands Narina Lodge bathroom

Narina Suite

These elegant suites with beautiful wooden floors offer outstanding views of the Sabie River. Large glass sliding doors open onto private decks with plunge pools looking out onto the river. Each features an open-plan lounge and dining area alongside a substantial bed, romantically draped with a frothy mosquito net. Soak in the en suite bathroom’s luxurious bathtub, set right in front of a large window offering panoramic views of the river and surrounding landscape.

Lion Sands Narina Lodge luxury suite
Lion Sands Narina Lodge Suite

Luxury Suite

Tinyeleti Treehouse at Lion Sands
Tinyeleti Treehouse at Lion Sands

Tinyeleti Treehouse

The Tinyeleti Treehouse, which aptly translates to ‘Many Stars’, is an overnight luxury treehouse wilderness experience that has no match. Watch the sun dip beyond the horizon as you sip on a cocktail or a glass of bubbly. You will be utterly riveted by the many animals that arrive at the river to quench their thirst.

Tinyeleti is a tale you will tell over and again. That is, if you can find the words to describe it. The 50m2 deck can accommodate 4 people, based on 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 15. We will provide you with a torch, and, even though there is no electricity, you will find a few bars of cellphone signal.

Relax on the lodge deck as you enjoy an expertly prepared breakfast or lunch, while you watch the resident wildlife that come to the Sabie River come to drink. Dinner consists of African-inspired dishes and barbecues, paired with fine South African wines, served in the outdoor boma around a mesmerising campfire.

Lion Sands Narina Lodge Narina deck
Lion Sands Narina Riverside Deck

Narina deck

Lion Sands Narina Lodge outdoor dining

Outdoor dining

Lion Sands Narina Lodge wine cellar

Wine celler

When you aren’t enjoying thrilling game drives, spend a relaxing afternoon at Lion Sands Narina Lodge. Browse souvenirs at the safari shop or cool off in the swimming pool while enjoying the spectacular views. The main lodge area offers a large wooden river deck where you can enjoy sightings of the wildlife that come to the river to drink, as well as a cosy lounge and bar area where you can relax in comfort.


Browse souvenirs at the safari shop or cool off in the swimming pool while enjoying the spectacular views.


Narina lodge at Lion Sands has an Africology Spa on site. A range of body, skin and grooming treatments are available – best enjoyed in the quiet hours between game drives. The expert therapists, combined with being in the most natural of environments, promise a wellness experience that will utterly relax the body, quiet the mind and rejuvenate the spirit.

Area & Location

Area, Country
Kruger National Park, South Africa
Nearest Airport
Skukuza Airport
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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