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Lion Sands, Sabi Sand Game Reserve

$400 or more
South Africa, Africa + Middle East: bedroom at the Ivory Lodge at Lion Sands Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa
Sabi Sand Game Reserve
South Africa
Tel: 27 13 735 5000
From the readers of Condé Nast Traveler:
Overall Score: 88.4
  • Activities: 92.9
  • Design: 87.8
  • Food: 88.1
  • Location: 92.9
  • Rooms: 81.0
  • Service: 88.1
The family-owned and -operated lodge occupies 10,000 "absolutely beautiful" acres. Thatched-roof rooms in hues of maize, burnt orange, pale green, sky blue, gold, and ivory "are huge and bright." Outside, on the Sabie River, "animals always wander down to the water for a drink." Traditional boma dinners centered around a bonfire come with "the constant calls of hyenas, elephants, and hippos. It's mind-blowing."

(32 rooms)
—2011 Gold List

Amenities: Game drives, Pool, Spa

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