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Lion Sands Kruger National Park

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Paul Kruger Gate, Kruger National Park, South Africa (Formerly Tinga Private Game Lodge)
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay at Tinga Lodge was out of this world. We had no idea what to expect but the lodge is elegant and more than comfortable and dull very relaxed. The staff are fantastic. The rangers and trackers worked hard to make sure we saw the Big 5. We learned a lot from them. We felt healthy and relaxed the... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Tinga Lodge as part of a package we purchased through Lion World Tours. I don't know if there are words to accurately describe what a wonderful experience we had there. From beginning to end, it was really exceptional. After a 2-hour ride from the airport, we were greeted by the entire staff and welcomed to the... More

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Miami, Florida
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86 reviews 86 reviews
80 hotel reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely fantastic stay at this fabulous lodge! Everything at this place was just great! The staff, the safaris, the suites, the meals, the location, the living and dining areas, the internet, all was just perfect and impeccable. I would like to specially mention our Ranger Raymond and his Tracker George who went out of their ways to make our safaris... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The most amazing place I have ever been to. Everything was just perfect and exceeded all expectations. Wonderful food and very friendly staff. Loved sitting in my private pool watching all the animals come to the river. Would love to return for my honeymoon!

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morwell
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Stayed 2 nights in Narina Lodge, what an amazing place. Hippopotamus soaking in the river just on our door step. 5 Safaris with Isaac and Johan, 3 in the afternoon and 2 in the morning (early starts) but well worth it. Saw the "Big 5". Amazing close up with a lion family with 6 cubs. Loved "Sundowners" drinks in the... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My husband and I spent two nights at the Narina Lodge in Lion Sands Game Reserve and we regret not having stayed longer. The Lodge underwent major renovation about a year ago and the premises are nicely decorated, well kept and very cozy. The suites are beautiful, spacious, with a private deck and a plunge pool overlooking the Sabie River.... More

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Hartsdale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The staff was always in sight of us (I didn't see them until I had a question), and came forward to answer our questions. In the morning, (every day) they gave us (wife and I) a wake up call. We came from 7 time zones away, and they made the transition from our zone to their zone totally non-existant, no... More

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Johannesburg
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

What an amazing weekend spent at Tinga Narina Lodge. From the moment we were collected from the airstrip we were so well looked after. Our Ranger Raymond and Tracker George were excellent and highly recommended. Their knowledge on the fauna and flora was unbelievable. The Lodge itself was breathtaking, the staff very friendly and helpful. The food was out of... More

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Vienna, Virginia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Place is fantastic! Food was top notch and the accommodations were incredible. Saw Elephants and hippos from my plunge pool. Request Joe and Jabu as your game driver and tracker and they will show you tons of animals! Came within feet of lions, elephants, and leopards, saw all of the Big 5, and even witnessed the tail end of a... More

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Sequim, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

From the pick up in the Land rovers to the incredibly appointed rooms with private deck and plunge pool, you feel as if you are royalty. The staff is extremely pleasant and eager to please. The rooms look out on an area of bush lands sloping down to a river. We saw Cape Buffalo, Hippos, baboons, monkeys, and a crocodile... More

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Additional Information about Lion Sands Kruger National Park

Also Known As:
Tinga Private Game Hotel Skukuza
Tinga Private Game Hotel
Tinga Private Game Skukuza
Address: Paul Kruger Gate, Kruger National Park, South Africa (Formerly Tinga Private Game Lodge)
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Kruger National Park
#5 Romantic Hotel in Kruger National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Lion Sands Kruger National Park 5*
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