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+27 13 764 9255 255 Old Lydenburg Road, Sabie

Ligna Lodge, nestled on the banks of the Sabie River, surrounded by the majestic mountain vistas of Sabie, offers affordable and comfortable accommodation to suit your every need whether self-catering or enjoying delicious meals at the restaurant. Whether you are looking to just unwind, participate in nature activities or as a base to explore the exquisite waterfalls and natural beauty of the area, Ligna Lodge is the perfect venue, a mere 65 kilometres from Kruger National Park’s Phabeni Gate.

Main Building

Our Pool Facing Standard Luxury Rooms Each have their own balcony, en-suite bathrooms with both an oval bath as well as a shower. Each room has Tea and Coffee making facilities and are situated close to the Restaurant. Each Room can accommodate two guests.

5 Rooms – 3 Top Floor and 2 on the Ground Level
Double Bed – 2 Top Floor and 1 on the Ground Level
Twin Beds – 1 Top Floor and 1 on the Ground Level
River Units

Our River Facing Rooms have a Lounge area, separate bedroom and on suite Bathroom with Oval Bath and Shower and Tea and Coffee making facilities and open fire places for the chilly nights

We have 6 Suites catering for two guests each

Double Bed – 3
Twin Bed – 3

We have 2 Family River Suites

Our Family Suites have two bedrooms each with an en-suite bathroom with oval bath and shower. Each unit has tea and coffee making facilities and open fire places for the chilly nights

We have Two Family Suites and each can accommodate up to 4 guests

Log Cabins

We have 8 A-units and 6 B-units

The A-unit has an open plan lounge with fire place, dining room with a full kitchen including a fridge/ freezer, microwave and stove with oven. Each unit has an open veranda with built in fire place. Separate bed room with on suite bathroom with oval bath and shower. A loft area for the Children and an Inter-leading Door to the B-unit (optional if booking both units) Each A-unit can Accommodate 2 Adults and up to 2 Children

The B-unit directly below has a small kitchenette with microwave and mini bar fridge bedroom with open fireplace. The bathroom has a bath or shower only. An outside portable braai is available The B-unit can accommodate 2 persons only.

A- Unit

Double Bed – 5
Twin Bed – 3

B- Unit

Double Bed – 1
Twin Bed – 5

All Beds can be converted to double.

The log cabins have their own stunning swimming pool to cool down in

All rooms have TV’s with full DSTV bouquet.

Don’t forget to ask for the uncapped Wi-fi password at check-in.


To make a booking please click on the Nights Bridge logo below and follow the booking steps.

If you want to make a group booking then please contact us on +27 13 764 9255 or email us at to discuss a special rate.


By this time we hope that you are settled in and well on the way to a most enjoyable and pleasant stay at LIGNA LODGE. We strive to honour our motto “where personalised service prevails” and will therefore endeavour to accommodate your every need. Please do not hesitate to call upon us whenever you need to.

The Village, Sabie

Sabie is situated in a deep valley in one of the biggest man-made forests in the world. Gold discovered in 1871 invited many fortune seekers, but it was a stray bullet fired by Henry Thomas, in a shooting party, that chipped a rock, revealing a rich reef. Many hunters and explorers used to camp out on the banks of the Sabie River. The river was named `Ulusaba” — “River of Fear” after which Sabie was named. In the process of mining gold, many indigenous forests were chopped down to meet the demand for mine props and firewood. Fortunately the far-sighted Joseph Brook Shires realised that man-made forests would be necessary and planted the first commercial trees in 1876. Today this “Green Gold” industry flourishes.


The climate and conditions in this beautiful area are ideal for the forest industry. Temperatures range from the peak in December (30° C) and the lowest in June (3,4° C). The average rainfall of 1269,2 mm per year ensures that the waterfalls are worth a visit. It rains mainly in summer (October — April) with the highest rainfall in January — February (170 — 190

Wellness Treatments in the comfort of your own room
Exquisite hiking in the forests across the river
Monthly guided destressing hikes by an experienced guide
Mountain Biking – Just bring your own mountain bike
Bird Watching
Guided day tours to Kruger Park on request
Riverside Picnics
Riverside Braais
Play Squash at the Sabie Country Club
Horse Riding alongside the river, about 500m from Ligna Lodge.
Tube Riding available during the summer months, when the level of the Sabie River is high enough
Play Golf at one of seven of the most spectacular golf courses situated in a 75 km radius from Sabie

We are also equipped to do Weddings, Retreats and Conferences. Please contact us for more info.

Places of interest

This is the only museum of its kind in South Africa, and is filled with exciting exhibits for young and old. The “talking tree” is a 600 year old yellowwood disc explaining the history of the industry in South Africa.

Designed by Sir Herbert Baker and built by Italians in 1913.

Opposite the Post Office — Several magnificent specimens planted in 1938 can be seen.

Colourful ceramic tiles on the Post Office wall depict the Kruger National Park as it was in the 1930’s.

Follow the Old Lydenburg Road for approximately 100m and turn right at the Sawmill. Cross Ceylon Bridge, enter through Ceylon Forest Station gates and continue for 3 km. A short uphill trail (750m) through indigenous forests leads to the falls. The falls resemble a bridal veil and are 70 m high. An entry fee is payable and public toilets are available.

These falls are found 4 km off the Old Lydenburg Road, signposted on the left-hand side. A short walk leads to the cascade type falls, forming a perfect horseshoe. The falls are situated on private property. An entry fee is payable.

The falls are situated approximately 5 km from LIGNA LODGE and have been declared a national monument. A lovely short walk (200m) brings you to the falls which are 68 m high. A definite favourite. An entry fee is applicable and toilets and beautiful picnic spots are available.

These falls are on the R532 to Graskop underneath the Sabie Bridge. A short walk through the Williams’ Memorial Park brings one to the gorge where the waterfall plunges 73 m down to the river.

The pools are 10 km from Sabie on the R532 to Graskop. They have been dammed in with rocks to keep them relatively deep for swimming purposes. An entry fee is payable and toilets, changing rooms and picnic spots are available.

The falls are 13 kms from Sabie on the R532 to Graskop. The name ” Mac Mac” was given to the mining camp by President Burgers in 1874, because of the many Scottish miners at the site. The falls are 85 m high and can be viewed from a platform overlooking the breathtaking ravine.

These two falls are 16 kms from Sabie a little further on from the Mac Mac Falls. Turn left at the forest picnic spot just after the railway crossing to reach Maria Shires Falls and right to the start of the Forest Falls Nature Walk. The former were named after the daughter of the man who planted the first trees in 1876. There are old graves of gold rush miners nearby and the grave of Maria is situated at the crest of the knoll above the falls.

These two famous tourist attractions are 40 minutes drive from Sabie and a must-see item on any guest’s itinerary.

The farm is situated next to the Horseshoe Falls. Quality fishing, either conventional (with bait) or fly fishing at a separate dam is possible. Pay for what you catch and enjoy a day out with the family. Trout cleaned and packed ready to eat.

For the more serious fly fisherman, the club offers a superb stretch of river with deep pools. The site is peaceful and tranquil with superb bird life, including the resident fish eagles. A trout license is necessary and permits are available at Reception.


255 Old Lydenburg Road, Sabie

+27 13 764 9255

+27 82 874 4006

Ligna Lodge is an Afristay Valued Member
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