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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed for 2 nights at Tinga Lodge. The food was exceptional, the staff friendly and the game drives were 5-star. We loved our stay here. We received a beautiful room set-up for our anniversary too. I recommend this property to anyone looking for luxury in the heart of nature and wildlife.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful time we had at the Tinga Lodge. This was our first time in South Africa and as a result of our experience at Tinga Lodge we will be back! Staff were friendly and helpful. The safari staff was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. They allowed plenty of time to take wonderful pictures. We saw elephants, moneys and giraffes... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant service, beautiful ambiance, 5-star accommodation. We've stayed in over 100 hotels and this is by far the best we have ever been to... especially considering that it's in the middle of a national park! The minibar was amazing too! The staff went out of their way to make our trip memorable.

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything was perfect here, from the moment of arrival to the moment of departure. It was a wonderful experience. We saw the Big 5, and to be so close up was mind blowing. The meals, beverages and suite were excellent, and Joe and Wanted were excellent on the game drives, really looked after us and made each drive memorable. I... More 

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Kansas City, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful lodge located within Kruger National Park. It is small -- nine separate cabins -- but fabulous. The rooms are spacious and the food is excellent. We loved the staff, especially Ismael our guide. We saw all of the Big Five -- lion, rhino, leopard, elephant and water buffalo -- plus much much more. This is not... More 

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

Tinga Lodge made the experience memorable for my family with great food accommodation and service. Our guide and tracker were friendly and knowledgeable and went out of there way to ensure my children had the trip of a lifetime. Hopefully we can get back there again some day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Outstanding structure in the middle of savannah on the river. Everything is top quality. Cabins, food, staff, Safari guides. Thanks to Jabu and Lukas for driving us in the park in search of the big five which we managed to see many times thanks to their patience and experience. We had a great great time and I was traveling with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Stayed 3 nights. Cabin was very spacious. Good selection in mini bar which was all inclusive. Staff was very kind and helpful. They just got a new chef that was great. She came out and talk with the guest. Food was out of the world. This was my 3rd safari, best accommodation of the three. Game driver (Cameron Scott )... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We just returned from the most incredible time at Tinga Lodge (Lion Sands). The team were so welcoming, they felt like family after our 4 night stay. We were incredibly well looked after. All members of staff were friendly, fun, authentic and attentive without being overly so. They pre-empted our every need, even bringing our favourite wine out to us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We stayed at Lion Sands (Tinga Lodge) and were thoroughly pampered. The "cabins" are luxurious. The food is delicious. But, the rangers and trackers were wonderful. Though it's difficult getting up so early in the morning, it's worth it to see all of the animals in their natural habitats. We even saw the elusive black rhino!

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