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Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

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524 Reviews
Guide Price £2,989 per person
Based on 30 November 19, staying for 4 nights all inclusive in a Tinga Suite with Plunge Pool (2 adults sharing). Flights not included.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

A perfect base to explore Kruger National Park

Situated in the south of Kruger National Park, Tinga Lodge offers sophisticated and luxurious accommodation in the shape of just nine private suites and one two-bedroom villa. The secluded suites overlook the river and benefit from a plunge pool, lounge and viewing deck, while the self-contained villa also offers a dedicated butler, field guide and safari vehicle.

By day you'll experience the exhilaration of game drives and bush walks through the world-renowned park – with one of the highest densities of wildlife per square hectare. After spotting an abundance of animals – from wildebeest, antelope and cheetah to the Big Five – retreat to the deluxe comforts of Tinga Lodge for fascinating wildlife lectures or enjoy a relaxing spa treatment with organic Africology products in your suite.

During your stay at Tinga Lodge, retreat to Tinyeleti Treehouse for a night and experience the magic of sleeping in the open air beneath the star-studded African sky – you'll make memories to last a lifetime. 


  • Big Five viewing on daily game drives and bush walks
  • Situated in an exceptional riverside location
  • Stay the night in Tinyeleti Treehouse and sleep under the stars
  • Luxurious and spacious suites with private plunge pools
  • Self-contained villa, suitable for families with children aged six and over
  • Take an exhilarating helicopter ride over gorges, waterfalls and rocky escarpments

Hotel Features

Hotel Category


Location Type

National park

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Lodge

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive
Location Highlights

Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

  • National park
524 Reviews 96% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 481
  • Very Good 29
  • Average 8
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 5

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Mar 19, 2019

Great stay and location!

Mumbai, India

Great property but disappointing food. Very little choice to choose from plus the food wasn't innovative or delicious. It was pre prepared and plated. Overall stunning property and our Ranger Joe was knowledgable and insightful. Got to learn alot from him.
Mar 18, 2019

An extraordinary adventure!

Phoenix, Arizona

Our 3 days at Tinga Lodge, Lion Sands, was beyond extraordinary. Our Guide and Tracker had phenomenal knowledge, and readily shared their knowledge of animal tracking. We even located a pride of lions that had not been seen for 3 months. Our lodging was quite comfortable and was immaculately maintained. The food assortment was broad and always delicious. Our eggs Benedict were among the best we had ever eaten. All staff and management were attentive and eager to ensure that we had an extraordinary visit.
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Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

Room Types

Nine suites, plus the two-bedroom Tinga Hi’Nkweni Villa, takes the total lodge capacity to 22 guests. Children aged 10 years and older can stay in the suites (children of six and older are welcome in the Tinga Hi’Nkweni Family Villa). 


The spacious suites offer private plunge pools, along with a viewing deck, open plan lounge and dining area – styled in rich, dark wood coupled with luxurious modern touches. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Separate Shower

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