Lion Sands Ivory Lodge is a boutique safari hotel. Contemporary in style, the lodge would not be out of place were it in the centre of New York! Incredibly fresh design and wall to wall windows revealing the bush beyond, the private pools and amazing bathrooms would be fit for any luxurious city hotel. Without doubt a serious contender for the most luxurious property in the Kruger and one that certainly has the most unique design.
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge - The Details
Ivory Lodge comprises six air-conditioned privately situated villas, each with a separate living room, individually heated swimming pools and an open plan en-suite bathroom with an enclosure for the outdoor shower in the middle of the bush. There are great views of the Sabie River from your villa or from your private viewing terrace.
The public areas at Ivory Lodge offer: a private bar, library lounge, wine cellar, wooden decks, Health Spa and gym with both an indoor and open-air dining area. The epitamy of the luxury Africa Safari
Unlike Tinga and Narina, Ivory is located in the South Eastern section of the Sabi Sands, not in the National Park. Sharing their traverse with Kirkmans Kamp and Tengile River Lodge, the game viewing here is some of the best in Africa.
Whilst the game viewing is great all year round, the different seasons do bring change to the bush in this concesion, yet the ever-flowing Sabi river is a constant source of nourishment for the wildlife in the area.
The dry season is typically the most popular time of year to visit. Between July and October, the cool mornings and evenings sandwich warm days that do not reach the soaring temperatures seen during the summer months. As the dry season progresses, foliage becomes thinner and water sources start drying up. The result is excellent wildlife viewing as the animals congregate in large numbers around the limited resources.
During the summer months, the rain transforms the bushveld from a dry and at times barren landscape into a lush, green environment that is punctuated with splashes of colour as the migratory birds arrive. Although game may be trickier to spot due to the increased foliage, the photographic opportunities are full of vibrancy and colour.
After your safari, staying in Cape Town
is a must. This energetic city is the perfect place to relax after an exciting safari full of late nights and early mornings. There is so much to do here that we recommend you spend at least three nights in the city. With so many shops, bars and restaurants to enjoy as well as the multitude of marine life and natural surroundings to explore, there is never a dull moment in Cape Town.
If you have time, then heading into the surrounding winelands is a great opportunity to unwind at the very end of the holiday. A couple of nights in Franschhoek is generally more than enough, and there are a multitude of restaurants where you can indulge in the worlds finest wine and exquisite cuisine.
There are so many different combinations and options to consider that talking to someone who visited these destinations and stayed at the lodges is vital in ensuring you get the holiday you want. So please do not hesitate to contact one of our Africa specialists who would love to talk you through the options that would best suit you.