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PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Saseka Tented Camp enjoys a privileged vantage on a curve of the seasonal Monwana River in privately-owned Thornybush Private Game Reserve.
  • Located on the 14,000 hectare Thornybush Game Reserve, Saseka Tented Lodge is the brand new luxury camp from the Thornybush Collection. This lodge offers attention to detail and excellent service in a Big Five reserve adjacent to the Kruger National Park.
  • Saseka Tented Camp sits perched on the season Monwana River, with each of the 9 safari tents overlooking the dry riverbed making it entirely possible for game viewing from the comfort of the rooms.
  • Each tented rooms are elevated in the tree canopy and surrounded by tiered decking, and large sliding glass doors which open up onto a private deck and plunge pool. Saseka also has the two bedroom Leadwood Villa for families.
  • World-class game viewing makes up much of the Saseka experience. Game drives occur in the morning and in the evening, accompanied by a safari guide and tracker in an open game-viewing vehicle.

EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE

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.

ACTIVITIES:


Private Game Drives & Bush Walks




Hippo Tours




Ballooning over the Sabie River Valley




Helicopter Rides




Cultural Village Experiences




Clay Pigeon Shooting




Astronomy



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

Call: +852 9465 4577

Email: [email protected]

Lion Sands River Lodge Riverside Dining

Considered to be one of the best-kept secrets in the Thornybush Nature Reserve, The River Lodge offers an intimate safari experience that’s ideal for special occasions. This luxury lodge has five ultra-spacious, elegantly decorated suites in a supremely intimate environment. Experiences are customised to each visitor’s preferences and alfresco-style dinners on the terrace are often interrupted by elephants stopping by for a drink at the infinity pool. Previously an owners private lodge, The River Lodge was converted into luxury accommodation with five freestanding villa-style suites, and is now a firm favorite with guests for its unpretentious style, intimate connection with wildlife and peaceful setting. Overlooking the Timbavati River, this area is frequented by herds of elephants, antelope, leopards and colourful birds to name just a few stars in what can only be described as a vast diversity of species which can be seen on safari at The River Lodge. There’s a relaxed and personal ambience that creates a sense of being in a private home in the heart of the African bush.

Meals are prepared in an open-plan kitchen and served alfresco-style on the terrace under the biggest Jackalberry tree in the area. This often coincides with the elephants wandering up to drink from the infinity pool, cooling themselves down in the midday heat. Each of the five suites at The River Lodge are separated to ensure extra privacy and are extremely spacious. The honeymoon suite is slightly larger than the others, while the Royal Suite combines two suites with a central area to accommodate a large family or four adults. Thornybush is a 14,000-hectare private nature reserve that shares a fenceless border with the famous Kruger National Park in South Africa. Big 5 encounters are the standout experiences for our guests, with visitors particularly impressed with the lion and leopard sightings. It’s the vast diversity of wildlife, however, that has seen Thornybush emerge as a leading safari destination. With our passionate and expert guide-and-tracker teams leading the way, our guests leave with a genuine understanding of our entire ecosystem and the enthralling cast of animals.

Each of the five suites at The River Lodge are separated to ensure extra privacy and are extremely spacious. The honeymoon suite is slightly larger than the others, while the Royal Suite combines two suites with a central area to accommodate a large family or four adults

Lion Sands River Luxury RoomLion Sands River Luxury Room
Lion Sands Rive Lodge Luxury Room

Luxury Suites

These elegant suites have double beds, lounges, fireplaces and open-plan bathrooms. The expansive outside decks were purposefully built below tall trees to ensure shade and have a private swimming pool and an outdoor shower for added luxury.

The bathrooms feature floor-to-ceiling glass doors which open to allow the outdoors in, for ultimate relaxation overlooking spectacular views while you soak in the bathtub.

Lion Sands River Superior Luxury Room
Lion Sands River Lodge Superior Luxury Suite Deck
Lion Sands River Lodge Bathroom

Honeymoon Suite

This elegant suite is slightly larger than the Luxury Suites and has a double bed, lunge, fireplace and open-plan bathroom. The expansive outside decks were purposefully built below tall trees to ensure shade and have a private swimming pool and an outdoor shower.

The bathrooms feature floor-to-ceiling glass doors which open all the way, for the perfect indoor-outdoor feeling while you soak in the bathtub.

Lion Sands River Lodge River Suite Pool Deck
Lion Sands River Suite
Lion Sands River Lodge River Suite
Lion Sands River Lodge River Suite
Lion Sands River Lodge River Suite
Lion Sands River Lodge River Suite Bathroom

Royal Suite

The Royal Suite is setup to cater for small groups or families as it combines two suites and has even more space to enjoy private dinners in different areas.

As with the other suites, the expansive outside decks were purposefully built below tall trees to ensure shade and have a private swimming pool and outdoor shower.

The bathrooms feature floor-to-ceiling glass doors bringing the senses to life, while you soak in the bathtub. The Royal Suite also comes with lounge areas and fireplaces.

Lion Sands River Lodge Kingston Treehouse
Lion Sands River Lodge Kingston Treehouse
Kingston Treehouse at Lion Sands
Lion Sands River Lodge Luxury Room Bathroom

Kingston Treehouse

Make your way through rows of magnificent white boulders and across a small drawbridge, and you will find Africa opening up in front if you. Set amid the pure and untouched wild, you will be surrounded by African bush and uninhibited wildlife at its best.The Kingston Treehouse is constructed entirely from wood and glass, with contemporary décor in understated hues of greys, white, black and purple. No matter what the weather has in store, you will have a safe and luxurious setting with a unique window to enjoy the ever-changing views. In fact, we defy you to find two identical African sunsets.The 60m2 Treehouse is situated about 5 minutes from the main lodge, and you will have radio contact with the rangers, should you choose to. You will also find some cellphone reception; but don’t expect any wi-fi in the bush. Kingston is equipped with full bathroom and shower facilities, and Africology products to complete your sensory experience. Before a dinner of tapas or a full meal with Champagne, enjoy an hour-long massage under the stars to relax and become quiet with the nature around you. A yoga mat and chart are also provided for your use, should the whim strike you.

Enjoy uniquely African dishes with a gourmand twist from the lodge’s celebrated kitchen. Delicious local delicacies include zebra and black cherry potjie, and crocodile kebabs with a lemon-butter and apricot sauce. Dine in the intimate River Lounge and the authentic open-air Boma, or allow the staff to prepare a secluded haven for you in wilderness to feast beneath the stars.

Lion Sands River Lodge Deck Dining
Lion Sands River Lodge Deck Dining
Lion Sands River Lodge Deck Dining

Deck Dining

Lion Sands River Lodge Boma Dining
Lion Sands River Lodge Outdoor Dining

Boma Dining

Lion Sands River Lodge Firepit Dining

Firepit Dining

Lion Sands River Lodge Riverside Boma
Lion Sands River Lodge Romatic Dinner

Romantic Private Riverside Dining

Lion Sands River Lodge Bar

Lounge and Bar

Thornybush is a 14,000-hectare private nature reserve that shares a fenceless border with the famous Kruger National Park in South Africa. Big 5 encounters are the standout experiences for our guests, with visitors particularly impressed with the lion and leopard sightings. It’s the vast diversity of wildlife, however, that has seen Thornybush emerge as a leading safari destination. With our passionate and expert guide-and-tracker teams leading the way, our guests leave with a genuine understanding of our entire ecosystem and the enthralling cast of animals.

Lion Sands River Lodge Swimming Pool
Lion Sands River Lodge Pool Panorama

Pool

Each River Suite has a private pool. There are also two common swimming pools which are heated in winter.

Lion Sands River Lodge Spa

Spa

Africology spa where you can enjoy facials, massages and manicures in between game drives. Africology is one of South Africa’s leading eco-friendly and holistic spa brands and uses all natural ingredients that are kind to the skin. Some treatments are performed outside, so if you can keep your eyes open while having a relaxing massages, there are beautiful surroundings to gaze at.

Area & Location

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

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