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Lion Sands - Tinga Lodge

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Prior Lake, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The cottages and the staff are wonderful. However, the safaris could be better, but that's mostly due to the location. Here has been no rain for 2 years and the pRk is completely dry and brown. I felt we just kept going over the same location time after time. The guides could do more talking and explaining of what they... More 

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Warwick, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Staying at Lion Sands was the highlight of my trip. The rooms were beautiful and viewing game from the deck was exciting. The entire staff was the best. Nothing was to much for them to do; the did their jobs with such joy, it was a delight being around them

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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent three nights at this lodge. Was originally due to stay at the River Lodge and got upgraded to this Lodge. The cabin was spectacular and on arrival, there were two giraffe right outside the window. I was so excited. The room is huge and the bath tub is full size. I had a huge king bed. There were welcome... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Tinga lodge in the end of August. For first time safari visitors we were impressed by the property, the amenities and the staff. Laticia and Donna at the reception are very helpful and were able to explain the daily safari rituals very thoughtfully. We were lucky to get Simon and Isaac as out guide and tracker- they are... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From a safari perspective they nail it! The ability to go off track and get close is fantastic, their enthusiasm is amazing. Everything is well planned, vehicles well equipped even down to hot water bottles and blankets for morning drives. The guides have amazing vision to spot the animals and knowledge is great. If Leopards, Lions, Giraffe, Zebra, Hyena, Baboons,... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Narina Lodge in Lion Sands is superb. From the beautiful setting and interior space(s) to the unforgettable game drives, the experience was even beyond our expectations. The food was delicious and beautifully presented, the staff as friendly and welcoming as they could be, and the overall treatment was luxurious. Would go back in a heartbeat...Already urging our friends to... More 

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

My husband and I went there for our honeymoon with high expectations as I have been wanting to go for some time after reading about this place in a travel magazine and the Lion Sands team knocked the ball out of the park! We stayed at Tinga Lodge for two nights and River Lodge for three nights, including one night... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Really nice stay. If you plan to go, what I recomend, ask for JABULANI to be your Guide/Ranger, and WANTED to be your tracker. They will make you have an unforgetable experience in the bush. The wildlife starts in The Lodge. The food was also excelent and so were the wines. Service was really good. Only good things to say... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the beautiful Tinga Lodge for 2 nights and enjoyed our stay. The lodge is located right on the river with beautiful views. Rooms have a plunge pool and a lovely deck over looking the river. You randomly see wild animals walking around the bush while you are sitting in your bath tub with large... More 

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Manteca, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

The entire experience is beyond words! Beautiful lodge with individuals "houses" as rooms, the food is absolutely scrumptious, the views on the Sabie River are gorgeous! Every room is spacious, modern, welcoming & has it's own deck with spa! The staff at the lodge is the best of the best! Friendly, warm & welcoming! We stayed there for 4 days... 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: $1,403 - $1,698 (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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