Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge is a bastion of serene seclusion set along the winding Sabi River in the rugged wilds of Kruger National Park. The six en-suite tents have everything you would expect in an ultra-luxurious safari sanctuary: air-conditioned bedroom, indoor and outdoor shower, a full lounge with large wood fireplace, a wooden viewing deck and patio, an indulgent spa and more. Your private pool comes in handy in the afternoon, perfect for cooling off in the African sun, floating effortlessly while catching a glimpse of wildlife as it ambles nearby. Should you wish to get a closer look, your private deck has a spotting scope ideal for glimpsing these majestic creatures as the go about their day, perhaps as they gather for a drink in the cool Sabi. When you pull yourself away from this cocoon of comfort, each time of day offers a spectacular range of activities. There are the riveting game drives twice a day, book-ended, perhaps, by bush breakfasts on the wide savannahs and romantic bush dinners nestled in a dry riverbed. In the evening go for an astronomy game drive (keep an eye out for the Southern Cross) or a magical moonlit walk. Perhaps best of all: sleep out under the stars. Lie back in your deluxe, four-poster bed under a wide star-tinged firmament and listen to the harmonious chorus of the African night.