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Tinga Hotel
Kruger National Park, P. O. Box 88, Skukuza 1350, Kruger National Park 1350, South Africa   |  
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“The new Tinga”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

I have been to Tinga several times and have enjoyed each stay. It has been refurbished with a more modern theme. The service and quality is fantastic. I highly recommend a visit to this wonderful lodge

Room Tip: There are two lodges on Tinga, one called Narina and the other Legends. i can highly suggest bost of...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

We loved Tinga. Personalized service. Amazing food and hospitality. Spacious rooms with mosquito netting that added as much to the ambience as the functionality. Our safari guides were amazing, and we went on two safaris per day. Exciting, amazing, and over the top.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2010

We said good bye and got transferred to Tinga Legends (about 1 hour transfer, Lion Sands will take you to Skukuza Airport and Tinga will collect you)

Here you get welcomed by…. Cold mint wet towels and ice tea! J

Another beautiful lodge! Spacious reception and lounge (very open lounge) where they serve breakfast and dinner and your teas and coffees… underneath the pool overlooking a waterhole… we had buffalos going to drink there…
Beside meals time I don’t think guests are really staying by the public areas, the rooms are way too comfortable and spacious to neglect them!
Entering our room (legends 1) on your left a lounge (two armchairs and a full sofa) and on the right your four poster bed (king size) – don’t forget – all the lodges have the highest / softest pillows I have found!
On the far right the bathroom with free standing bath by the window – that opens throughout, separated shower – and even this opens throughout – and separated toiled – with toiled and bide’… his and her sink!

In front the room has a full sliding door wall that opens completely – but can be closed by a mosquito net (hermetically closed – no gaps J) and a full veranda, with two sun beds a coffee table and a…. heated plunge pool!!!

Game drive time arrives too early!!!

But it was worth – as soon as we entered the KNP – bang! A beautiful leopard lying on a tree! And then we saw buffalos, elephants, hippos, hyenas….

Dinner was in the boma, food was delicious:

A selection of salads for starter

Soup

Pap and gravy with spinach and corn

Chicken and lamb chops

Desserts

Cheese

You have to be escorted by your tracker to your room


04 NOV 10 – 43 degrees!

Usual early morning wake up call – by phone and onto another game drive, still very nice, game drive starts at 05h30 and you return by 08h30…. In time for breakfast

Selection of fruits, cheeses, cereals and cold meats (buffet)
And then a set menu for your English breakfast
Off we get onto the land rover, transfer in the hot air to visit Tinga Narina (the manager Nick is a magician – he’s everywhere every time, you see him at Tinga Legends, and then you see him at Narina, always with a smile!)

The rooms are the replica of the rooms at Legend – but the legends ones are in bricks, these ones are all in wood – the lodge I would say is enjoying a better position though, right by the river!
Probably a bit more romantic than legends… but same standard, no major differences, it goes according to personal tastes.

From here we get onto the land rovers ready to go back to Skukuza onto Lion Sands – Ivory Lodge

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kruger National Park, P. O. Box 88, Skukuza 1350, Kruger National Park 1350, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #7 of 14 hotels in Kruger National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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