Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

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TripAdvisor Review
430 Reviews

Perfect Place to Discover Kruger National Park

Tinga Lodge, a bold & sophisticated luxury Lodge, with nine private Suites each providing its’ guests with a plunge pool, lounge and deck. With one of the highest densities of wildlife per square hectare, each game drive provides a thrilling experience with an abundance of animals from wildebeest, antelope, cheetah and the famous big 5. In between game drives find out more about the animals and their habitat, enjoy a spa treatment or even a night in the outdoor tree house.

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 a bath and shower, separate lounge area with minibar, private plunge pool and deck, 24 hour air-conditioning and a range of luxury amenities.

Children 10 and over are welcome.

  • Big 5 Game Viewing
  • River Side Location
  • Swimming Pool
  • Free Parking

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
430 Reviews 96% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 392
  • Very Good 24
  • Average 8
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 5

What to Expect

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


Jan 20, 2018

Family Safari 2018

Kingston, New Hampshire

Fabulous trip. Not a thing, not one thing could I say should have been done differently. I perfect number to travel with is 6 - absolutely perfect trip for those who can handle long days; days that start early and end at about 9 but are jam packed with greatness.
Jan 18, 2018

Great Facilities, Disappointing Service

From the beginning we were let down by the service we received from Lions Sands, Tinga Lodge. At first we tried booking directly with them, however we were told that all the rooms were fully booked for our dates. However, using we were able to book in any case. From this point onward we felt like 2nd tier customers. It took a full week for us to reach anyone able to send a confirmation email to confirm our reservation. Next, we wanted someone from the lodge to answer some of our questions and make some arrangements for us before we arrived. We never managed to find anyone at Tinga nor at their booking arm ( who could answer our questions properly. All we received were short answers which never adequately answered our questions. Given the lack of confirmation and answers we tried calling Tinga Lodge directly, however we kept on getting referred to their sister organisation More. When calling More there was no one to take our calls as apparently they close on weekends. Eventually, we reached someone at More using their emergency line and were informed that Tinga Lodge's phone lines were down. I had to leave my number and request that the manager please call me directly, because by this point I was exasperated. Eventually the manager called and made various excuses as to why their service was so poor, ranging from "it's the telecoms company's fault" to "it is because you booked through" I have numerous other gripes with the service and I will list a few: No booking confirmation, no addressing of queries, no instructions on how to reach the lodge, manager making excuses for poor service and never acknowledging the problems. All-in-all the service was not at all what is to be expected from a luxury lodge with this kind of price tag. At the end the lodge left a bitter taste in my mouth and the thought kept on occurring to me that we had not received what we had paid for. Nadia, the manager, and some of her staff felt disingenuous after our complaint. Seeing the other reviews on TripAdvisor I am disappointed we did not receive the same kind of service.
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