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Lion Sands - Tinga Lodge

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Paul Kruger Gate, Kruger National Park 1350, South Africa (Formerly Tinga Private Game Lodge)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The facilities are outstanding, the staff gracious, and the food great. Of course, the real focus is the Safari. Our Ranger and Tracker were superb and thanks to their diligence we saw all of the BIG 5. The individual cottages were sparkling clean, well appointed, and located fantastically on the river. Beds were very comfortable and linens very high quality.... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great rooms, great service, great food, great staff, fantastic safaris ( mornings & nights). Cannot fault this hotel in any way as it lived up to its 5 star status. One negative comment - after having travelled to many parts of South Africa - they charge international prices to tourists while paying local costs for food, labour and upkeep! Would... More 

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Cape Town
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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent three nights at Tinga. It is not often that you stay somewhere and cannot find fault with anything. The lodge, the accommodation, the staff, the food and the location are fantastic. Jason and Emmanuel shared their knowledge of the bush with us on our twice-daily game drives. They chose the most spectacular spots for our drinks breaks. Our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for 3 nights with family and the lodge and rooms were a class apart.The staff is attentive to every small need and our ranger Jason was fantastic and had a brilliant time with him. We had lions eating a kill outside our room so when we were not on safari ....we were still on safari in our rooms sitting... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our honeymoon stay at Tinga Lodge was nothing short of spectacular. The game drives and bush walks were fun, informative (thanks, Jo & Reckson!) and we certainly saw more than we expected or hoped. The lodge and rooms were beautiful - imagine spending your time between drives sitting by a river where hippos are grazing, then add in restaurant-quality food... More 

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Warwick ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the good fortune to stay at Lion Sands plus Tinga Lodge. I visited Ivory Lodge, the up market camp plus Nerina Lodge. All are situated on the banks of the Sand river. Excellent service, great guides and trackers, a divine Gift shop A truly wonderful african bush experience.

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palo alto ca
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect. I had researched every lodge because I am very particular. Lion-sands is everything you could possibly imagine. It's luxuriously appointed with romantic mosquito netting over beds ( but there were no mosquitos anywhere) , candles, beautiful furnishing, huge gorgeous baths, private bungalows with private decks, unbelievable meals and drinks and cocktails, and snacks...We saw every animal ..all the Big... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fabulous resort, great accommodation, great food and most of all fantastic staff. They really went far and beyond to make sure our group were accommodated in every which way. We had some fantastic sightings of wild dog, leopard, rhino, ellies and buffalo. Would definitely go back.

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Medford, New Jersey
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I recently wrote a review concerning the thief that stole my Rand while staying at the Tinga Lodge. The manager wrote back and I wanted to contact him directly and now the review has been removed from the website and I have no way to contact the owner to remedy the situation. I was in Room 1 and someone went... More 

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Robert-More-CEO-MORE, Owner at Lion Sands - Tinga Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mr and Mrs Weber, I personally posted a response to your original posting and I do not know why it was removed. I am not the manager but the owner of Lion Sands Tinga and can be reached on robert@more.co.za. I would prefer you do not condemn “Africa” as you do above as I certainly have seen in all... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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