The River Lodge is the origin of the Lion Sands safari – our soul safari. Here guests can expect a sophisticated interpretation of the traditional safari lodge, with an emphasis on clean lines, optimised natural light and contemporary décor. Living spaces include a safari lounge and bar; barista’s station with artisanal coffees; gallery (showcasing the works of renowned local artists); and the OneLife MORE boutique.
The dining experience includes the traditional boma ‘with a twist’; the signature riverbed dinners and deck dining, in the shade of the trees and overlooking the Sabie River. Breakfast is a home-styled experience. Other lodge facilities include: a spa; a main swimming pool area; a ‘memory lab’, where guests will be able to print their photographs on canvas; and a firepit for sociable nocturnal gatherings beneath the stars.