The Lodge

Life at Sand Rivers is relaxed and while you're with us we'll work with you to plan your days as you go.  This is an area we know and love, and it matters to us that you get to see the best of it.

But many of our guests quickly realise that a few hours spent relaxing on the verandahs of their open-fronted rooms, or cooling off in the pool, surrounded by kingfishers and bee-eaters, listening to the grunts of hippos on the river, can be time equally well spent.

We designed our 8 open-fronted rooms here for maximum comfort - wonderful beds, plenty of space and probably the best showers you'll have come across for a while - but we didn't want to lose that connection with the African bush which has so inspired us.

Which is why each room has panoramic views out over the river, why we go to great trouble to make sure that the only noises you hear are those of the wildlife and why we took particular care to make the most of the natural light, space and cooling breeze that comes off in the water.

Sand Rivers Selous has just 8 stone and thatched cottages, all are open-fronted and raised on decks overlooking the river. There are 5 Riverside rooms - with en-suite bathrooms, hot and cold running water, flush toilets and powerful showers - and 3 Hillside Suites. The Suites have all the above, but a large living space and a small plunge pool. 

Sit around the bar at the end of the day, the drinks are cold and there's always good stories to be told.

The main mess is spacious, open-fronted and cool. There's a chill-out area near the library and then acres of dining spots - around the main pool,  privately tucked away in a quiet corner of the mess or on the social managers table. 


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