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lion sands river lodge or sabi sabi bush lodge?

nyc
1 post
2 reviews
lion sands river lodge or sabi sabi bush lodge?

any thoughts on which is better? or one better than either one of those in the same price range?

Wayzata, Minnesota
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2,929 posts
31 reviews
1. Re: lion sands river lodge or sabi sabi bush lodge?

what time of year? the rates change throughout the year.

keep in mind that lion sands now occupies the piece of land that used to be the center of sabi sabi. sabi sabi was three parcels of land in a backward L shape. lion sands was the piece in the middle/corner which is also the only piece on the river.

when sabi sabi's lease expired the More family did not renew the lease and they started lion sands. now, sabi sabi has two seperate parcels of land that only touch at a corner. the northern parcel has a fence on the western boundary and the western parcel has a fence on the north and the west. lion sands has no fence and it has the river which the lodges are built on.

craig beal - owner - travel beyond

Canada
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359 posts
4 reviews
2. Re: lion sands river lodge or sabi sabi bush lodge?

Can't speak for Sabi Sabi, but stayed at River Lodge for 3 nights 2 weeks ago and it was absolutely fantastic.

Tempe, Arizona
Destination Expert
for South Africa, Sabi Sand Game Reserve
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9,483 posts
65 reviews
3. Re: lion sands river lodge or sabi sabi bush lodge?

If you haven't seen it - here's the video I shot to show what River Lodges looks like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkRAfnDBh5k - I give them 5 stars for food and service - for the rates they charge, a real unexpected bonus. Rooms are, simply put, like nice hotel rooms.

Sabi Sabi Bush lodge has larger accommodations - and considering the 2 segments of their reserve, as noted above, a larger area for game drives.

4. Re: lion sands river lodge or sabi sabi bush lodge?

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