The guestrooms are done in impeccable colonial style, with mahogany four-posters, open fireplaces (lit for you nightly) and limestone bathrooms with freestanding tubs.
After following animals around, eating is the second biggest pastime out here. This is not bush tucker. For dinner, you're driven to the middle of nowhere, to a temporary tent surrounded with fires and candlelit tables. "Romantic" doesn't begin to capture this magical place.
Four creepy, cackling spotted hyenas are looking up at you in your open-to-the-skies treehouse. There's an incomparable sense of space — the South African plains stretching hundreds of miles into the distance — and real silence. You breathe unpolluted air. There's no TV, no music, just healing for the soul. Set in the famous Kruger National Park, each villa at Lion Sands, Ivory Lodge has a private pool and luxurious interiors. There is a telescope for viewing animals or the African starscape from you deck. Game drives and safari walks get you close to some of the world's most magnificent wildlife in a totally pristine habitat.