We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lion Sands - Tinga Lodge

5.0 of 5 Paul Kruger Gate, Kruger National Park, South Africa (Formerly Tinga Private Game Lodge)
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Lion Sands - Tinga Lodge
Management photos View all
Browse nearby
Lion Sands - Tinga Lodge
Write a Review

156 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    137
    15
    2
    1
    1
See reviews for
32
83
4
3
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (40)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (156)
  • Mar-May only
    (37)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (37)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (35)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (47)
All months
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pune, India
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

January 2015 stay - The grounds, the staff (the lodge staff, guides, trackers--everyone!), the rooms were amazing. It far exceeded my expectations. Personal attention from all the staff. I saw a herd of elephants from my room - so cool! And the treehouse was awesome.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the spur of the moment, my wife and I decided to visit the Kruger National Park for the first time for that upcoming weekend. Doing a quick (ish) web search of what was available, we decided on Lion Sands - Narina Lodge. Having driven up from Johannesburg and about 10mins from the lodge we found out that they were... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Linlithgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a bit concerned about what to expect over the three days at this part of our journey in Africa, fear of the unknown. It turned out to be the highlight, the Ranger and tracker were fantastic we saw ' the big five' within the first 24hours. The staff , accommodation, food and facilities were excellent, we will return... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Jason, our guide, was absolutely wonderful as a driver and certainly a wealth of knowledge! His love of the countryside was apparent by the respect he showed to the environment as well as the animals. He explained so much about what we were experiencing and continually described animal behaviors, and heartwarming stories. We are so happy he enjoys his work... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Uckfield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Lion Sands Kruger National Park, Narina Lodge We had a amazing time from when we arrived to when we left. Our Guide and Tracker Raymond and George could not do enough for us on the game drives . giving us time to see and photograph all the wild life. our room was amazing with great views and every comfort you... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hoedspruit, Limpopo, South Africa
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Myself and my Husband live and work in a lodge environment on a daily basis, so we had a very good idea of our expectations for our holiday at Narina, and we were not dissapointed. It was simply AMASING, and most definitely our best bush break away EVER. The lodge is well maintianed and clean. The staff is superb, always... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Lion Sands - Tinga Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Lion Sands - Tinga Lodge

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 - Tinga Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 9
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Despegar.com, Venere and Tingo so you can book your Lion Sands - Tinga Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Tinga Private Game Hotel Skukuza
Tinga Private Game Skukuza

194 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (172)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (25)
Viewed
Room/suite (43)
Viewed
Bathroom (13)
Viewed
View from room (4)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Other (79)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (22)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (6)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (8)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay