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Lion Sands - Tinga Lodge

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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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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a fantastic stay! The staff, chef, accommodations and activities were out of this world! We could not have asked for more. Very generous and high quality cuisine...lots of superb wine and new mixed drinks ...a great taste of the local specialties! Our room was lovely...with views of the grounds and animals in every room...which was a lot of... More 

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Chicago, Il
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Truly a trip if a lifetime!!! Attentive staff, fabulous food and exciting animal sightings!! Rooms are large and beautiful. Each room is its own little building with a sleeping area, sitting area, private deck and plunge pool. Guides and trackers shared so much information about the animals we saw. I learned so much. Highly recommend a visit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had the opportunity to stay at Lion Sands Tinga for 5 amazing days. While most do not stay this long, every penny was worth it, and it gave us the opportunity to see many animals we may not have encountered otherwise. Our ranger Allan and tracker Omega were absolutely phenomenal. Such a wealth of information and willing to answer... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Lion Sands Tinga Lodge; the game drives, facilities and staff were all fabulous! The only part of the trip that was disappointing was the service we received when booking directly through their website. Inconsistent communications and hostile personalities is what we encountered. It's simply not acceptable at the prices they charge and... More 

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Michelle D, Public Relations Manager at Lion Sands - Tinga Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Benjny We are delighted that you had an enjoyable experience at Lion Sands Tinga Lodge – at the same time, we are naturally disappointed with your comments about the booking process. As you correctly stated, the reservation process should mirror the experience at the lodge itself, and clearly this was not the case with your booking. We have already... More 

San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to the top rated safari lodge in Kruger and Lion Sands actually was way better than the first one I went to! The lodge, accommodation, food and service were superior but we all know what's important for a safari is that you see all the animals. We only went on 4 drives and not only saw everything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is just an incredible place. The staff, the accommodation, food and the total experience of a safari in the Kruger National Park is beyond words. We were thoroughly spoilt by everyone at Narina Lodge and even had a fabulous massage in our room. Totally 5 star and I just wish we could go back sooner rather than later.

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First and foremost, Thank You to absolutely wonderful Cheryl Gould at Lion World Travel for a most spectacular trip of a lifetime! It truly was our lucky day when I noticed their Platinum South Africa trip on Travelzoo! After return I feel we finally won the lottery! Cape Town, Lion Sands River Lodge and Lion Sands Tinga Lodge was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

From the moment we entered Narina Lodge on the first day of our three night booking, my husband & I wanted to extend our stay for as long as we possibly could (unfortunately, we were on too tight a schedule to do so). Narina is more beautiful than its pictures. Located on the banks of the Sabie River, the property... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

There's no need to look anywhere else! Lion Sands exceeded our expectations on every level; wonderful, welcoming staff - Exceptional tour guides and the food was beautiful. The Game drive was incredible thanks to the knowledge and insight from our tour guides. I can't wait to return.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A great experience. The ranger and tracker were engaging, hugely knowledgable and ensured many memorable experiences. The food was incredibly good and all the staff genuinely friendly and helpful. And of course the location was stunning.

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