Lion Sands Narina Lodge

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Outdoor pool
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Suite, River View | Premium bedding, free minibar items, in-room safe, desk
Suite, River View | Premium bedding, free minibar items, in-room safe, desk

Overview of Lion Sands Narina Lodge

Lion Sands Narina Lodge

5.0 star property
Luxury hotel in Mbombela with safari and outdoor pool

10.0/10 Exceptional

5 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
Skukuza, Kruger National Park, Mbombela, Mpumalanga, 1260
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Spa services
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry service
  • Concierge services
  • Gift shops/newsstands
  • Wedding services
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Private plunge pool

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Sabi Sands Game Reserve - 8 min drive
  • Kruger National Park - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • Skukuza (SZK) - 8 min drive
  • Mala Mala (AAM) - 153 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle

About this property

Lion Sands Narina Lodge

5-star luxury hotel in a national park
Free full breakfast, a free round-trip airport shuttle and game and wildlife viewing are just a few of the amenities provided at Lion Sands Narina Lodge. Treat yourself to a deep-tissue massage or other spa services. Be sure to enjoy local and international cuisine at the on-site restaurant. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a terrace and dry cleaning/laundry services.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free valet parking
  • A safari, a gift shop and concierge services
  • Game drive on site, luggage storage and wedding services
Room features
All guest rooms at Lion Sands Narina Lodge feature comforts, such as private plunge pools and premium bedding, in addition to perks, such as laptop-compatible safes and air conditioning.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and deep-soaking baths
  • Electric kettles, ceiling fans and daily housekeeping



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 9 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (10 years old and younger) are not allowed


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site valet parking
  • On-site parking is limited


  • Free airport shuttle from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Safari


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services


  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Stocked minibar (select free items)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Dressing gowns

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Private plunge pool

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages and hot stone massages.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Destination fee: ZAR 110 per person, per stay. This fee does not apply to children under 2 years of age.
  • Utility surcharge: ZAR 115 per person, per night
  • Resort fee: ZAR 152 per person, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Lion Sands Narina Lodge Hotel
Lion Sands Narina Lodge Mbombela
Lion Sands Narina Lodge Hotel Mbombela

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Lion Sands Narina Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Lion Sands Narina Lodge?
As of 29 September 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Lion Sands Narina Lodge on 1 October 2022 start from €2,366, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is there a pool at Lion Sands Narina Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Lion Sands Narina Lodge?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Lion Sands Narina Lodge?
Yes, there's free valet parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Lion Sands Narina Lodge?
Yes, a free airport shuttle is available from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM on request.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Lion Sands Narina Lodge?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
What is there to do at Lion Sands Narina Lodge and nearby?
On-site recreation at Lion Sands Narina Lodge includes game viewing, a wildlife and game drive and a safari. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include private plunge pools and spa services.
Are there restaurants at or near Lion Sands Narina Lodge?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers local and international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Kruger Station (14-min walk).
Does Lion Sands Narina Lodge have rooms with private hot tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep-soaking bath.
Does Lion Sands Narina Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a private plunge pool.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic Experience
Incredible experience. All staff and guides are so friendly and approachable. Our guide (Jabu) and tracker (Wanted) are incredibly knowledgeable and fun to be with. All are so passionate about their lodge and ensuring an unforgettable experience.
Christopher, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Absolutely outstanding from start to finish and worth every penny of the price tag. The game viewing was the best we have seen on safari, spotting the Big 5 in just one morning and even licking out to find a pride of lions eating a giraffe. Our guide Joe was one of the best we’ve had across Africa, as was his tracker. Lindawei on the service staff was so helpful and friendly and felt like family by the time we left. Beautiful lodge, spectacular food, and amazing people. This place will forever have a place in my heart. Thank you everyone who who made our stay a memory of a lifetime.
3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I booked this as a last-minute trip and couldn't have made a better choice! The staff and guides are so friendly and welcoming, food is phenomenal, and I can't even begin to describe the experience of sitting on your private balcony watching elephants and other animals wander by the river in the afternoon. We saw the "Big 5" and then some!
Leslie, 3-night romance trip
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