Exeter River Lodge
Perched on the edge of the Sand River in the world famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Exeter River Lodge offers eight spacious riverside suites allow guests dramatic views of the river.
Padded loungers beckon from the private veranda of your suite, inviting you to while away an afternoon of activities in the greenery and admiring the occasional herd of elephant taking their daily bath.
The game viewing continues all day, whether on a game drive or from the comfort of the Lodge’s shady viewing deck. The full flavours of lunch acquire an extra edge on our open air dining deck, with the distant splashing of animals coming down to drink at the water’s edge as a gentle reminder of Africa. Later, give in to the lull of the silent waters and sink into the plush sofas in the shared lounge area, drinking in the peace and solitude.
Follow the example of the hippo wallowing in the river and seek refuge from the heat of the afternoon in the personal plunge pool on the deck of your suite. Or simply retire for a restful siesta or a quiet hour with a good book in the cool interior of your spacious suite.
While the elephant cavort in the river below you can indulge in your own outdoor shower - just as refreshing but without the added adventure of mud! Re-live the excitement of your afternoon game drive around a roaring fire in the boma. Linger over dinner while you listen to the sounds of the African bush - the distant yipping of a jackal, nervous chuckle of a hyena or strident wail of a bush baby. Then get VIP treatment with a long, leisurely soak in a deep, soothing bubble bath. The last sound you hear as you drift off to sleep in the depths of your warm bed is the gentle rushing of the river outside your front door.
Why &Beyond Recommends This Property
- Day and night game drives and bush walks
- Perfect for Couples, big cat lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, photographers, first-time and repeat travellers
- Riverside views from suites and guest areas
- Wildlife viewing directly from your room
- Famed for leopard sightings
Nestled in the fork of the Sand and Mabrak Rivers, Leadwood Lodge offers a cosy and serene getaway that is completely at peace with the bush.