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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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    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
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    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

In a nutshell ... Wonderful setting, excellent facilities, fabulous large bungalows with terraces, plunge pools and view of the river, the best guides and trackers, fantastic food- what more could you want? We saw "the big 5 in 24 hours !!! Details I researched potential places within the Sabi Sands / Kruger National Park area for some time and knew... More 

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Adair, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Beautiful room but very slick concrete floors are dangerous. Non-skid bedside & bathroom rugs need to be in place for a true 5 star facility. Personnel were all very friendly & personable, the food was good & well presented. .

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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 May 17, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

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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