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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have you ever flipped through a travel magazine, or seen pictures of a place that seems "unreal" because of it's remoteness, or beauty? Lion Sands TInga Lodge is that place. When asked to review Lion Sands after my stay I could not think of a single thing the resort could improve. The fanciful lodge, magnificent service, and thrilling game drives... More

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Lion Sands Narina lodge is located in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, a 10-minute drive from Skukuza (SZK) airport, just outside Kruger National Park. An extremely modern and luxurious property, there are no fences here so you are truly out in the wild. All the lodges are separate with their own private balcony and plunge pool. It must be said... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our family had a wonderful visit to Lion Sands. The location of the lodge and guest cabins on the Sabi River is gorgeous. The food, service and accommodations were excellent. We all loved our the ranger and tracker who toured us through the bush. The natural beauty and wildlife viewing was outstanding.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were lucky enough to spend 4 days, 3 nights at Lion Sands, Narina Lodge in February. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left everything was exceptional and extraordinary.By far the best vacation we ever took. Narina and Tinga, Narina's sister lodge, are both located about a 10 minutes drive from Kruger's entrance. On our short 10... More

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The Villages, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We spent two nights at the Narina Lodge. It was beautiful! The facilities and services were excellent. The food was outstanding (best duck) and our ranger, Jonah, was wonderful. We saw the big five and had a wonderful experience. I recommend Lion Sands. We were there May 12-14.

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Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

What an amazing experience, scary at first but our fears were soon put to rest with the professionalism and knowledge of our tracker Lucas and our Ranger Jono, you guys were excellent! Our room was beautiful, our plunge pool refreshing and the view of the Sabie River with the hipos playing was priceless. The chef was amazing, the food was... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

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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Cottonwood Heights, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Stayed at Lion Sands Tinga Lodge. Thought we were in heaven. Two game drives a day. Or you can get a massage and a mani-pedi in your own lodge! Clean, large (and I mean LARGE) lodge (room - sort of, but bigger). Number One!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

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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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*
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Tinga Private Game Hotel Skukuza
Tinga Private Game Skukuza

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