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Cannes, France
Reviewed today NEWvia mobile

What a special place, the staff were amazing. I would definitely recommend Collence(the tracker) and Ben(the ranger), what a great pair, very knowledgeable with 45 years experience between the two in the Kruger and showed us everything you could possibly see!Will be going back, fingers crossed in future.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed today NEW

This wasn't our honeymoon and we were only there for two nights, however, it was exactly what a honeymoon should be. Every detail from start to finish was SUPERB. The Safari with Ben and Collins were unforgettable, Hazel was a GEM. Thank You

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OMG. I had never been to a game lodge before or Africa. I hope to come back. Rooms are amazing! Food is amazing! The staff is the ABSOLUTE BEST!!!!! I think they are what makes it so special. The game drives produced every animal that you can imagine. Our driver was Simon and our tracker was Wanted. Great, great, great!!!...

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Apollo Beach, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had a great experience at Tinga Lodge. We thoroughly enjoyed our Ranger Dumay and Tracker George; they knew their jobs and were constantly working to make our experience in the "Bush" the best it could be to include us seeing the "Big 5" two times during our visit and having great morning/evening snacks while in the...

Thank barry19462016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never seen anything as beautiful as this. Wonderful and creative hospitality. A lifetime experience of the highest order. From the first second tillen the last: a warm bath of care in alle tropical environment. Game watch from your own porch or your own Pool. What comes next?

Thank Peter B
Frejus, France
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My ranger was excellent the best I have ever seen. We saw big five in two game drive and many times after. The lodge is like a dream. The room is perfect: great view on the River. I Will come back next years.

Thank davidlC2981FT
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never having been to a game lodge before IU had no preconceptions of what to expect. Within minutes of our arrival we were up close with extraordinary wild animals. Each game drive was special. Mark and Emmanuelle, our ranger and tracker, were incredibly good at locating and bringing us within touching distance of the Big Five. We took some extraordinary...

Thank williambillp2016
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just spent 3 nights in this wonderful lodge. I visited it last year and made a choice to return with a group this year because of the service we experienced, the game viewing and the lodging experience. The rooms at Tinga and Narina are very similar, with each having 9 rooms.. These are not rooms in the traditional sense, they...

Thank Reumann
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Most amazing hotel/lodge I've ever been! They made our honeymoon so perfect and special. The staff is so caring and made sure we had everything we needed. They even arranged a lunch at the Sister lodge Tinga so we can experience something diferent. The ranger and trackers are so knowledgeable and respectful to us and the nature. We saw the...

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Carlsbad, California
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Being our first safari, we wanted a facility that was comfortable and safe. Lion Sands Narina Lodge met and exceeded our expectation. It's a luxury lodge that will certainly spoil you. Food was excellent and plentiful with a variety each day. Eugene and all his staff were excellent! We had a beautiful view of the Sabi River with different animals...

Thank CeciliaLozada

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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 

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Address: Paul Kruger Gate, Kruger National Park 1350, South Africa (Formerly Tinga Private Game Lodge)
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Price Range: £1,102 - £1,370 (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 Luxury Hotel in Kruger National Park
#6 Spa Hotel in Kruger National Park
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