Narina Lodge at Lion Sands Game Reserve

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  • Elegant stilted suites with plunge pools
  • Elegant stilted suites with plunge pools
  • In Kruger National Park

Narina Lodge At Lion Sands Game Reserve


A giant-treehouse-style lodge with exceptional service overlooking the Sabie River.

Narina Lodge is embedded in the bushveld of Kruger National Park, raised above the ground on stilts like a sophisticated treehouse designed for indulgence. It’s part of Lion Sands Game Reserve, which means the interiors are finished to glossy magazine standards – this is polished living in the heart of the African wilds. Its riverside location draws in the local wildlife and it’s immediately noticeable, whether it’s elephants wandering by your private deck or impish monkeys attempting to share your breakfast. Evenings are lit by the warm glow of candlelight emanating from the comfortable wooden deck where you can relax as you enjoy a glass of Champagne and appreciate the wondrous sounds of the bush.

Meals are served on the open-air deck, where the lodge’s extra height means guests here get superb views. There are just nine stilted Luxury Suites connected by raised wooden walkways, designed with a blend of comfortable modern living and elements of traditional safari style. Each suite has a private plunge pool and outdoor shower for cooling off in the afternoon heat, and the design is a blend of comfortable modern living with elements of traditional safari style. The soft, contemporary furnishings are a dream to sink into at the end of each day, and wandering from your suite to the main building is a wildlife-spotting adventure in itself thanks to the abundant birdlife. Every suite is positioned so you’ll get sweeping views of the river stretching out before you from every angle. You can even take in the stunning sight from the comfort of your bathtub.

If your budget allows for it or if you’re celebrating a special occasion, a night in one of Lion Sands’ treehouses is the most epic way to top off a stay at Lion Sands. Taking the treehouse concept to another level, each treehouse is wonderfully remote and offers you the opportunity to sleep in the wild, high up in a four-poster bed with a luxurious picnic to enjoy as you listen out for wildlife as they roam the majestic bushveld.


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Key information

Part of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, located in the south of Kruger National Park overlooking the Sabie River

Airport transfer time: Daily flights are available from Cape Town and Johannesburg to Skukuza airport, which offer the quickest options. There are also flights to Kruger Mpumalanga airport from Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and Livingstone. For those on a self-drive adventure, Lion Sands is approx. 5 hours from Johannesburg
Rooms: 9

Good to know

Children aged 10 years and over are welcome at Narina Lodge.

Accommodation information

9 luxurious stilted suites


• Enjoy a game drive in an open 4x4 vehicle with a maximum of just six people per vehicle • Spend a night in one of Lion Sands’ Treehouses – the ultimate bush bedrooms* • Head out on a thrilling walking safari.


Dining area, bar

What's included

Lodge package • Three meals a day • Tea and coffee, soft drinks, local beers, wines and house spirits • Twice-daily game drives • Minibar • Game drive refreshments and snacks

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*Denotes local charge