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Lion Sands Kruger National Park

5.0 of 5 Paul Kruger Gate, Kruger National Park, South Africa (Formerly Tinga Private Game Lodge)
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lion Sands Kruger National Park Tinga Lodge was a wonderful part of our trip to South Africa. The rooms are exquisite and beautifully appointed including the plunge pool. We were amazed at the ability of our tracker, Chris. He spotted animals we would never have even known were there. He spotted a black rhino that our ranger said had not... More 

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Royal Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Narina lodge exceeded my expectations. We saw the Big 5 with our amazing Ranger and Tracker Mike and Rexton (sp?). They went out of their way to make the animal viewings memorable and gave us a lot of additional information about the animals, wildlife, and area. The room was beautiful and private and the staff made sure we had... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Special thanks to Raymond & Lucas who really made the whole experience for us. We came to Lion Sands to see animals & to enjoy the environment - and we certainly did that!!!! Watching them work was a thrill in itself - and an excellent lesson in patience.... And how it can pay off! I still marvel at what they... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed here at Narina Lodge as part of our Silver Anniversary trip and were stunned by the welcome we were given at this lodge. The staff were so friendly and accommodating and the service was superb from lodge staff to rangers and trackers. Our suite was fantastic and on our second day a herd of elephants... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had such a magical 2 nights and 2 days at Narina Lodge. Staying in the trees on stilt houses. There are only 9 suites at Narina and Tinga which makes the dining and game drives intimate. We had so much fun with new friends on the game drives and also had special times napping on the sundeck and swimming... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this was the middle stop on my 5 star honeymoon and lets just say this place will be remembered for years to come. It is pricey but it is worth every penny. The service could not have been any better. They made us feel like royalty the entire time

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This luxury lodge is one of the best lodges in Kruger National Park . It is locate in middle of this amazing National Park and the accomdation is very luxury , plus they have excite adventure with sightseeing of the game reserve . And also I recommend it for young couples rather than families....

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from 3 nights at Tinga Lodge. We loved the location and the suites were the most luxurious we have encountered on safari - more like a 5 star hotel than a lodge! Part of me missed the tent experience where you can hear the animals scratching round at night but I soon got used to the compensation of... More 

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Alpharetta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

A delightful experience was had by the entire party from the 1st class room and food accomondations, to superior housekeeping, to the professional and knowledgeable rangers/trackers. I would definitely put this resort on your list of places to go!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at Narina Lodge during our South African honeymoon and it literally was a dream come true. It's hard to put into words the experience we had here, its something you really have to live to truly understand. The lodge, which is situated right on the river is absolutely perfect, so beautiful... More 

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Address: Paul Kruger Gate, Kruger National Park, South Africa (Formerly Tinga Private Game Lodge)
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Lion Sands Kruger National Park 5*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Tinga Private Game Hotel Skukuza
Tinga Private Game Skukuza

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