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Tingala Lodge at Bed in the Bush
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“Amazing Experience”
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

As a young couple not only did we find it hard to book our south african trip but hard to decide how we where going to take on our safari adventure. After some though we decided on Tingala Lodge and we where so glad we did.

Firstly, when booking, the closest airport is Phalaborwa not Johannesburg!! lol. We arrived to the very welcoming and very hospitable owners, Craig and Alison who really made our trip!!The lodge is set in the bush just adjacent to the kruger and is a perfect little home away from home.

The food, the comfort, the rooms and the experience was all amazing. We took a game drive with Craig which we highly recommend for that more personalised experience. We saw so many animals! More than expected! Including,the icing on the cake, which was the pride of lions with their cubs!

It was amazing having breakfast outside, being joined by a family of elephants two mornings in a row too!

All in all I want to urge people to stay here and enjoy Tingala as we did! You wont go wrong in the hands of the staff and all they can offer.

Sandor + Steph :)

Stayed July 2014
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Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

We had a great time at tingala lodge! Allison and Craig are great hosts who made us feel more than welcome at their lodge. The breakfast and Allisons lasagne were delicious. We had some cosy nights at the fire where we shared our experiences with other guests. We definitely recommend a nightsafari in this beautifull part of the Kruger! If you search nature and a relax atmosphere, just book this lodge. You won't regret!

Greetings, Loes & Thijs

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Pretoria
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Reviewed 22 March 2014 via mobile

Bush camp is the ideal breakaway to rest mind, body and soal. Great escape from the rat race of the cities. Rustic, in the African bush, silence. I would recommend this to every person that has an intense love for nature. Thanks to Craig, Alison and Sipiwe for making the experience magical, once again. We will escape to this magical place time and time again.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

I booked at Tingala Lodge for 1 night. Then decided to book a further 3 nights .The rooms were a generous size and well appointed in the 5 star range.
The lodge owners Craig and Alison were fantastic. They helped with Game drives into the park , airport transfers etc etc. The lodge itself is about 10 minutes from the Phalaborwa Gate where you enter Kruger Park. The airport is also 10 minutes away .Craig can take you on a game drive in his 4WD safari vehicle or you can arrange your own day/night drive at the Phalaborwa Gate.
The food was great. The swimming pool refreshing . I will remember nights around the fire, sharing stories with other guests. Wonderful experiences that make vacations truly memorable.
Friends of mine are heading to South Africa soon and I have already said to them. Great for couples or families .Stay here .

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

Craig and Alison were very accommodating with our 10pm check in. The rooms was gorgeous and cool! We started our Saturday with breakfast on the patio, fresh homemade banana bread and chocolate muffins were the highlight! We had a totally relaxing day at the lodge, then partied the night away celebrating a special birthday, luckily the whole lodge had been booked out by friends of the birthday girl. I think the lodge did everything they could to make it a very special occasion indeed.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

Me and my friends stayed in Tingala for 3 days and we spent amazing time there... Gorgeous space, stylish and relaxing at the same time. Alison and Craig created very personal approach which helps you to feel at home. They organised safari for us, New Year Party and several life-giving breakfasts! Good luck with your projects!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 January 2014 via mobile

lovely place inside the bush but at the same time close to the phalaborwa gate (like 15-20 minutes by car) family atmosphere, calm and peaceful lodge, great breakfasts! amazing area to relax and seeing the bush panorama.strongly recommended!

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Tingala Lodge at Bed in the Bush
Address: | Silonque, Phalaborwa 1390, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Phalaborwa
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 23 Speciality Lodging in Phalaborwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tingala Lodge at Bed in the Bush 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just north of Phalaborwa and adjacent to the magnificent Kruger National Park, Tingala offers a wonderful combination of luxurious accommodation OR practical self service budget Bush Camp and wild African bushveld scenery with warm South African hospitality. ... more   less 
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