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Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 5,348

Unparalleled and extraordinarily beautiful in its simplicity and texture is how Ivory Lodge has been described, and it has been recognized with various international awards. Experience the African Bushveld in lavish comfort and style.


The Lodge has been built on the banks of the Sabie River with magnificent views, extending onto the open sand banks of the Kruger National Park. The Lodge faces due South and is approximately 100 meters upstream of Lion Sands River Lodge.

The entrance area is separate from the main lodge in order to ensure that guests arriving and departing have no impact on other overnight guests. The public areas comprise of a private lounge, library, wooden viewing decks, wine cellar, gymnasium & health spa, curio shop & both an indoor and open-air (Boma) dining area.

Experience – Ivory Lodge is about African Euro elegance, sophistication yet simplicity, boldness yet balance, ebony & ivory, perfect harmony, exclusivity, sensitivity & complete privacy.


 

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 5,348

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Day 1

Arrive Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your private game lodge where you will be made to feel extra welcome. Check in and (time permitting) spend a few hours at leisure. This afternoon, depart on a safari drive in an open Land Rover with your game ranger. Your ranger is your host for the duration of your stay and he will take care of your every need whilst sharing his intimate knowledge of the wild. Sipping sundowners under an African sky somehow "finishes off" the whole day's experience.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

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    The Lodge has been built on the banks of the Sabie River with magnificent views, extending onto the open sand banks of the Kruger National Park. The Lodge faces due South and is approximately 100 meters upstream of River Lodge. The entrance area is separate ...

    The Lodge has been built on the banks of the Sabie River with magnificent views, extending onto the open sand banks of the Kruger National Park. The Lodge faces due South and is approximately 100 meters upstream of River Lodge.

    The entrance area is separate from the main lodge in order to ensure that guests arriving and departing have no impact on other overnight guests. The public areas comprise of a private lounge, library, wooden viewing decks, wine cellar, gymnasium and health spa, curio shop and both an indoor and open-air (Boma) dining area.

    Ivory Lodge is about African Euro elegance, sophistication yet simplicity, boldness yet balance, ebony and ivory, perfect harmony, exclusivity, sensitivity and complete privacy.

    Facilities

    • Boutique(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Library
    • Lounge(s)
    • Pool (s)
    • Spa

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Days 2 & 3

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Up at dawn for your early morning game drive! Of course, the less energetic are welcome to sleep late! Search out a multitude of animals including lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard, cheetah and wild dog, together with a wealth of antelope and birds interacting in their natural environment.

Return to camp for a hearty breakfast, relax around the pool or talk with your ranger and mingle with the guests. Your afternoon game drive takes you well into the evening. Return to your lodge for another sumptuous dinner. Weather permitting you may enjoy a bush 'braai' at a surprise venue! Overnight at your preferred lodge. 

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Depart Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

This morning (time permitting) you depart on your final game drive with the hope of spotting that extra special sighting. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Depart for the airport in time for your onward flight.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Return airport transfers from Skukuza Airport
  • Meals as indicated
  • All Local Drinks
  • Mini-bar in room
  • 2 game drives per day
  • Optional bush walk
  • Park Fees
  • Laundry
  • Guest Conservation Contribution
  • Sabi Sands Entrance Fee

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Premium brand beverages

OTHER INFORMATION:

We can arrange transfers to and from other lodges or cities. You may also wish to take a charter flight directly into the private game reserve.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.


Location: 

The Lodge has been built on the banks of the Sabie River with magnificent views, extending onto the open sand banks of the Kruger National Park. The Lodge faces due South and is approximately 100 meters upstream of River Lodge.

The entrance area is separate from the main lodge in order to ensure that guests arriving and departing have no impact on other overnight guests. The public areas comprise of a private lounge, library, wooden viewing decks, wine cellar, gymnasium & health spa, curio shop & both an indoor and open-air (Boma) dining area.

Experience – Ivory Lodge is about African Euro elegance, sophistication yet simplicity, boldness yet balance, ebony & ivory, perfect harmony, exclusivity, sensitivity & complete privacy.

Accommodation: 

The Lodge comprises six generously sized privately situated villas, each with a separate living room, heated swimming pool and an open plan en-suite bathroom with an enclosure for the outdoor shower – 6-star luxury in the middle of the bush. The colour scheme of ebony and ivory is interpreted in a modern style, while selected African accessories blend the old world with the new to create Afro-Euro chic.

Breathtaking views of the Sabie River, which has flowing water all year around, can be viewed through the oversized windows of your villa or from your private viewing terrace. Baby elephants bathing in the river, zebra, gnu and the large Nile crocodile are the only neighbours you shall see.

Room Amenities: 

King size bed with mosquito netting (can be made up as twin bed), en-suite bathroom, indoor and outdoor showers, free standing bath and double vanity basin, private viewing deck, private heated plunge pool, lounge with fireplace, air-conditioning and overhead fan, maxi-bar (full size bottles), safe and telephone.

Facilities: 

The public areas at Ivory Lodge offers guests the following: a private bar with fireplace, a library lounge, well stocked wine cellar, wooden viewing decks, a magnificent River Island Deck built on the river, the Lalamuka Health Spa ("Lalamuka" means unwind in Shangaan and that is exactly what it is all about. An array of body and facial treatments are available to guests to assist in getting rid of those urban stresses.), curio shop & both an indoor and open-air (Boma) dining area. Your stay at Ivory Lodge also includes laundry service and beverages (excluding premium brands and imports).


Unique offerings: 

The only private reserve situated on the perennial Sabie River. The lodge also offers the G.A.C Waterhole Hide, Nyala Hide, Inqwazi Hide, *Chalkley Treehouse and Trails' Camp.

*Chalkley Treehouse: 

A unique treehouse was built at the original site where Guy Aubrey Chalkley had climbed into the trees and set up camp to escape from predators roaming the plains below. The treehouse is a secure bush bedroom under the African stars, with all the comforts that a guest can experience at a five star safari lodge.

Guests are taken to the treehouse at sunset, where drinks and a delicious picnic dinner await them. They then enjoy the hours of African dusk relaxing and absorbing the beauty and sounds of the bushveld as it transforms from day to night, before turning in for slumber beneath the stars. As dawn breaks, guests are collected by their ranger for a morning game drive, followed by a delicious bush breakfast at one of the many animal and bird hides.

The privacy and seclusion of Chalkley Treehouse allows guests to be completely alone in the wilderness - a unique experience that few places in the world can truly offer. Chalkley Treehouse is built around a majestic 500 year-old Leadwood Tree, with secure access and beautiful views extending over the plains.

In the treehouse, a bush bedroom is set up to accommodate a single/sharing guest/s for the night with secure access and as many of the room comforts as are practically possible, mosquito net, mattress, linen, bedside table, toilet & bush vanity table.

These experiences will never be forgotten, guaranteed to touch the soul, a memory that will last forever. (maximum of 2 people).

Note: All outdoor activities are weather dependent and therefore remain optional. There is an additional surcharge for this activity.


 Skukuza airport

Activities: 

Open Land Rover game drives; Bush Breakfasts; Bush Walks; Wildlife Lectures; Safari lunches; River Tours, Bush Dinners & Astronomy. Other activities available at an additional cost and paid locally are private Land Rover hire (Exclusivity, Specialist Photography, Bird watching), health spa treatments; clay pigeon shooting; Tree House experience. By Arrangement visits to: Kruger National Park, golf course, helicopter flights to the Blyde River Canyon and ballooning safaris.

Astronomy: 

This is done during the evening game drive and is kept as a surprise for those guests who have a keen interest in our solar system and the associated African folklore. Lie back under the African sky & be taken on a journey through our ancient galaxy.

Bush Breakfast: 

Guests are driven to either the river hide or one of the open plains where breakfast is served. A full table is set and the guests are invited to join the animals, which can often be viewed from the breakfast venue, whilst savouring a full continental breakfast.

Bush Dinner: 

Guests are driven to either a dry riverbed or under the African sky on an open plain. Lit by only paraffin lamps and a big open campfire, this dining experience makes for one of the most unforgettable memories of a visit to Africa. Listen to the night sounds and enjoy a sumptuous meal cooked on the open-coals of the bush fire.

Bush Walk: 

Prior to departing the ranger will assess the guest's fitness level and will structure the walk accordingly. During the summer months the walks are done in the early mornings and form part of the morning game drive. In winter the walk is done after breakfast but to ensure the best walking areas are accessed, the guest will leave the lodge in a Land Rover until the optimal walking route is reached. Once everyone (maximum 8 guests) has settled into the walk the ranger will start to talk on a wide variety of subjects ranging from the medicinal uses of certain plants to the basic skills of tracking animals. On returning to the vehicle light refreshments are served. This is a highly recommended activity in both summer & winter.

Game Drive: 

Guests are taken on early morning and evening open land rover game drives.

Hippo Tour: 

Often the guests do not get the chance to see the hippopotamus during either their morning & evening game drive as the Land Rover's traverse the interior of the reserve, focusing on the inland animals. This tour offers the guest a chance to observe this amazing creature in its natural habitat. There is also a good chance of seeing the enormous African Nile crocodiles (12/14ft), which inhabit the Sabie River.

Safari Lunch: 

Guests can request for a picnic lunch at either one of the River hides or Waterhole hide. This activity is only offered during the winter, dry season months, as this is the time when wildlife are seen to congregate around these points.

Wildlife Lectures: 

These lectures cover a variety of wildlife subjects. Our Senior Ecologist & Head Ranger will ensure that the subject content is not only interesting but very site specific. The lectures will take place every alternate day. The venue, content & spokesperson details will be available at reception desk.

Note: All outdoor activities are weather dependent and therefore remain optional.


What to bring with you: 

(The following is a handy checklist):

Anti-malaria precautions (Please consult your doctor/pharmacist or tropical disease clinic), sun hat; sunglasses, sun block, sturdy comfortable ankle length thick-soled walking boots or track shoes, cameras & binoculars, video cameras & spare batteries, lip cream, contact lens solutions and spare glasses, personal medications.

Winter Months (May to September, ± 3°C – 22°C)

  • Very warm insulated parkas or bush jackets for the night safaris
  • Scarves to keep the neck warm
  • Jeans & shorts for everyday wear
  • Light sweaters for the midday period

Summer Months (October to April, ± 15°C – 38°C)

  • Cool cotton clothing,
  • T-shirts & shirts (preferably in neutral colours),
  • Shorts for everyday wear.
  • Jeans & trousers for evening wear (temperatures can drop to around 18°C)
  • Swimwear
  • Sandals to wear at the lodge (not essential but more comfortable)

 

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5 Jan 2018
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