Ivory Lodge is a clean-lined masterpiece.

Just eight low-slung Villas of glass, wood and concrete meld into the riverscape. The lodge attracts those in search of time away in their own space. From your bed, deck or private plunge pool, this is one of the best places to look in on Africa – uninterrupted.

The lodge’s eight one-bedroom Villas, secluded at the confluence of the Sabie and Sand rivers, are the ultimate bush retreats. Your private lounge, patio, deck and pool invite easy relaxation, while a dedicated team of staff are around to take care or your every whim and fancy. Here, everything is included – from your champagne of choice stocked in the maxibar, to your favourite shirt, washed and pressed – creating a highly-personalised experience of a safari, your way.

A Closer Look

  • The wilderness spa allows you to slip away for a while and re-emerge centered and rejuvenated
  • Always an adventure, the Mack & Madi kids’ programme keeps curious youngsters busy (and parents relaxed)
  • Dining at Ivory can turn into an exploration, with a table laid out wherever you wish, and dishes and wines introducing you to new flavours


Romantics, adventurers, and solitude seekers alike can discover the magic of an evening out in Africa – in complete luxury.

Delivered by safari vehicle to your chosen hideout, you will spend the sunset hours enjoying a gourmet picnic and spotting the animals that wander past (at a safe distance), before turning in for the night beneath a blanket of stars.

Lion Sands Treehouses have their origins in Chalkley Treehouse, built on the site where Guy Aubrey Chalkley made camp in a centuries-old leadwood tree.


A Closer Look

  • Welcomes couples and solo explorers
  • Views of the open savannah
  • Picnic dinner and breakfast
  • Double canopy bed, draped in mosquito netting
  • Double shower, two basins, and a WC
  • Solar lighting along the balustrades
  • Safety door, secure stairway, and two-way radio contact
  • Miles away (2.7mi/4.3km) from lodge life
  • A night in this open-air Treehouse is weather dependent


  • Number of guests: 2 adults (deluxe king-sized bed)
  • Children: No
  • Seasonal : Year-round (weather dependant)
  • Dining : Gourmet picnic basket
  • Stargazing : Yes, countless
  • Shower: Yes (double shower, double vanity, and a WC)
  • Radio comms & cell signal : Yes
  • Wi-Fi : You must be joking!

Getting There

Located in the Mpumalanga province, Lion Sands’ four lodges are found in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, and Kruger National Park.

It is an easy hour’s flight from Johannesburg and two hours from Cape Town.

Call us

Speak to our team:

+44 1491 575 987


Monday – Friday: 9am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 10am – 4:30pm

1 Market Place Mews,
Henley-on-Thames, OXON RG9 2AH