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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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Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I cannot imagine a better vacation. Going in July is wonderful because the weather is cool, and one does not have to deal with mosquitos or lots of heat. Plus, the grasses are low and visibility of the fauna in the bush is much better. Lion Sands makes sure that you have plenty of warmth while on safari and in... More 

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South Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lion Sands (Tinga Lodge) was one of the most elegant yet simply stated accommodations we have ever seen. Attention to detail was superb. The rooms (lodges) were exquisite. We just wish we had been there in the summer to take advantage of our private pool and deck looking out at the river. The photos online don't do it justice. And... More 

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Blue bell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every aspect of this trip exceeded our expectations. The advantage of a private reserve over the public areas of the park ensured that we experienced multiple sightings of many different animals including the big 5. The safari trackers and Rangers were incredibly knowledgeable and skilled. Accomadations were luxurious with incredible views of the park and the animals from a private... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the most wonderful time at Lion Sands- Tinga Lodge. The food, staff, lodging, and overall experience were exceptional. We were especially to spot all big 5 animals more than once. What a trip!!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a member of a tour group we were treated as individual guests, excellent food and service in the hotel accommodation - even the unexpected monkey showed me how to empty the mini-bar! The game drives were excellent and Ishmael was a real comic. Bush - bashing was exciting as we manoeuvred to find and photograph the animals. Our "flat... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your thinking of a Safari in Kruger this is your place ! All of our touch points, from initial booking to check out were all flawless and professional. Our guide Jason and tracker Emanuel were amazing and made sure we enjoyed our drives in the bush. We saw all of the "Big 5" and I think everything else there... More 

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Waipukurau, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a fantastic, very well run experience. Staff, facilities, accommodation all 5 star plus. they made this an unforgettable experience. The park was in the grip of a serous drought and a fair proportion of the bush appeared to be dying. this did not stop us seeing a huge variety of animal life and all of the animals appeared to be... More 

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Ashland, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome experiences. Incredible food. Beautiful room. Lots of game. Great bush walk. easy to find. war hospitality. Wonderful driving. Beautiful country. I will return! Too many ignorant city slicker Americans. BUT this is a problem at all high end game reserves in RSA. Avoid Americans, hang with locals!!!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best vacation I have ever been on. The staff and accommodations were excellent. Went out of their way to make our vacation memorable. Will be back and will stay with Lion Sands again. South Africa thank you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This stay was one of the best that I had ever had. I shall remember it for a lifetime. From the time we got off the aircraft until we got back on, our every need was anticipated and met. The staff went overboard to accommodate us. Food was excellent and out cabin was comfortable and impeccably serviced. The setting is... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lion Sands Tinga Lodge - along the Sabie River within the Kruger National Park - is subtle, sophisticated and serene with grand open spaces. The main areas are double volume, opening onto a wooden deck. With just 9 luxurious suites, each located in an utterly private spot overlooking the river, you are treated to the ultimate African luxury experience. Each of Tinga's suites has a bathroom with in-door and outdoor shower, separate lounge area with minibar, private plunge pool and deck, 24 hour air-conditioning and a range of luxury amenities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lion Sands - Tinga Lodge

Address: Paul Kruger Gate, Kruger National Park 1350, South Africa (Formerly Tinga Private Game Lodge)
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Price Range: $975 - $1,657 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Lion Sands - Tinga Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Tinga Private Game Hotel Skukuza
Tinga Private Game Skukuza
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#6 Spa Hotel in Kruger National Park
#6 Luxury Hotel in Kruger National Park
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