Overview

  • 9 сomfortable luxury suites
  • Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve
  • Exceptional Big Five viewing
  • Highly popular and excellently rated

Lion Sands Tinga Game Lodge is situated within a private concession in the Southern part of the Kruger National Park.  Nine contemporary spacious suites, each with a colonial flair, overlook the Sabie River from private decks. The lodge captures the romance of the pioneer days, but offers luxury in its bold and sophisticated spaces, with en-suite bathrooms, separate lounge areas and private plunge pools.

Tinga lodge combines incredible game-viewing adventures with pure comfort.  Guests can unwind with a glass of wine next to the fireplace, enjoy dining in the outdoors if desired and relax with a massage after the days outdoor activities.  

With each guests comfort in mind, special diet menus can be arranged upon advance request.  

One of the highlights of the lodge is the opportunity to overnight in a luxury tree house, under the African sky.  Perched high on stilts these ultimate bush bedrooms offer safe game viewing and a night under the stars for romantics, adventurers and solitude seekers.  These one-night adventures are booked in conjunction with your accommodation, packing an overnight bag while leaving your other belongings back in your suite at camp.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Situated at the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve;
  • Overlooks the Sabie River;
  • Excellent game viewing opportunities;
  • 9 luxury suites along the Sabie River;
  • Huge variety of activities;
  • Children 10 years and older are welcome.

INCLUDED IN THE RATES

The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • 2 game drives a day
  • Walking safaris (subject to availability)
  • Teas & coffees & soft drinks

Facilities

General

  • 24-hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Conference rooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Deck chairs/Sun loungers
  • Wellness Centre / Spa
  • PC with internet
  • Car park
  • Airport shuttle
  • Eco friendly

Rooms

Luxury Suite

Available: 9 suites Unit Sleeps: 2 adults
  • CHECK-IN: From 02:00 PM
  • CHECK-OUT: To 11:00 AM

Ecofriendly suites at Tinga lodge are wooden, adorned with thatch roofs, yet they behold the luxury and privacy that encompass the perfect getaway.  

Each of the 9 air-conditioned suites have a private deck and plunge pool, overlooking the Sabie River, making each moment a jaw-dropping game viewing adventure.

Lion Sands Tinga Lodge 

Suite features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Lounge Area
  • Private Pool / Jacuzzi
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Pure Cotton Linen
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Mini Bar
  • Complementary Wi-Fi
  • Safe

Family Villa

Available: 1 Villa
  • CHECK-IN: From 02:00 PM
  • CHECK-OUT: To 11:00 AM

Understanding the true needs of family travel with young children, Tinga Lodge has made it a priority to ensure their facility caters as much for family groups as it does for solitude seekers.  

The Family Villa at Tinga Lodge is an exclusive and self-contained Villa which comes with its own safari vehicle and Field Guide, giving guests the flexibility to create their own African bushveld experience.

Lion Sands Tinga Lodge 

Suite features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Lounge Area
  • Private Pool / Jacuzzi
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Pure Cotton Linen
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Mini Bar
  • Complementary Wi-Fi
  • Safe

Activities

Lions Sands is the only private reserve with access to both the Sabie and Sand rivers.  This is a great advantage in the diversity of game viewing opportunities. Discover the Big Five, follow leopard tracks and be amazed at the birdlife to be found in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve.

Lion Sands Tinga Game Lodge offers guided morning and evening game drives, as well as offering wildlife enthusiasts the opportunity to experience the magnificence of African nature en foot.   During a guided bush walk one cannot help but be amazed by the intricacies of nature and symbiosis of its parts.

In addition Tinga Lodge also hosts night walks during which you will discover South Africa’s glittering starry skies.  Bush breakfasts or dinners, as well as river tours and cultural visits are also on offer.

  • Game Drives
  • Bird watching
  • Bush Walks
  • Night walks
  • Bush breakfasts or dinners
  • River tours
  • Stargazing

Rates

Low Season

DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
11 Jan 2018- 30 Nov 2018TINGA LODGE, SUITEPer person sharing per night From $1061
11 Jan 2018- 30 Nov 2018TINGA LODGE, SUITEPer person per night single From $1591
11 Jan 2018- 30 Nov 2018FAMILY SUITEPer person per night sharing From $1061
01 Dec 2018 - 17 Dec 2018TINGA LODGE, SUITEPer person per night sharing From $902
01 Dec 2018 - 17 Dec 2018TINGA LODGE, SUITEPer person per night single From $1353
01 Dec 2018 - 17 Dec 2018FAMILY SUITEPer person per night sharing From $902
18 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018TINGA LODGE, SUITEPer person per night sharing From $1219
18 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018TINGA LODGE, SUITEPer person per night single From $1829
18 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018FAMILY SUITEPer person per night sharing From $1219

High Season

DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
11 Jan 2018 - 30 Nov 2018TINGA LODGE, SUITEPer person per night sharing From $1061
11 Jan 2018 - 30 Nov 2018TINGA LODGE, SUITEPer person per night single From $1591
11 Jan 2018 - 30 Nov 2018FAMILY SUITEPer person per night sharing From $1061
01 Dec 2018 - 17 Dec 2018TINGA LODGE, SUITEPer person per ngiht sharing From $902
01 Dec 2018 - 17 Dec 2018TINGA LODGE, SUITEPer person per night single From $1353
01 Dec 2018 - 17 Dec 2018FAMILY SUITEPer person per night sharing From $902
18 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018TINGA LODGE, SUITEPer person per night sharing From $1219
18 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018TINGA LODGE, SUITEPer person per night single From $1829
18 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018FAMILY SUITEPer person per night single From $1219

INCLUDED IN THE RATES

The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • 2 game drives a day
  • Walking safaris (subject to availability)
  • Teas & coffees & soft drinks

Reviews

Based on 414 Reviews

Sabi Sands Game Reserve

“TINGA LODGE IS THE BEST!”

The staff here supplies EXTRAORDINARY service. I think this place would be hard to beat. Meals are 5 star- as well as the service. Everyone who works here makes sure your stay is very Personal and Exceptional! Our ranger was Willie and he made us feel like we had been his friends forever. He was very informative, very knowledgeable and I would recommend him and our Tracker Lucas to anyone who goes to Tinga Lodge. Everyone made us feel super special on a daily basis. The grounds are beautiful, The rooms are so amazing there are not even words to describe. This place is Very Romantic! I cannot wait to go back one day!

~ mikaelak21 ~ Irvine, California
Sabi Sands Game Reserve

“Was spoiled rotten at this place, truly luxury experience”

My first impression of the Lodge as I arrived was WOW. I was amazed by the decoration, the setting, the warm welcome of the staff. Everyone was going an extra mile to make sure that I was comfortable and I had everything I need. The location was phenomenal. It’s not far from Skukuza airport. It is located on the bank of the Sabie River. While you are having breakfast or lunch, you can enjoy the game by the river. The room was very spacious with ceiling to floor windows that gave a 180-degree view of the bank. The food was sublime. I couldn’t have enough of it. The fireplace in the lounge gave a very cozy feel while we had dinner. The game driver was mind-blowing. Ruvan, the ranger, was very knowledgeable and care about the environment. We have seen so many wild animals. We got very close to a bull elephant in one game drive which was the first experience to me. Thank you all for making my stay memorable.

~ hajar2017 ~ London, United Kingdom
Sabi Sands Game Reserve

“5-Star Safari Experience”

Wow, there are no words to describe what it’s like to go on a game drive and see these animals in real life! It’s like visiting another planet. That aside, Tinga Lodge met our expectations and then some. All of the staff are so friendly, everyone knows your name, and our guide and tracker team were incredibly knowledgeable. Not only do you get to see these incredible animals out on games drives, but every day we saw elephants, buffalo, nyala, monkeys, and other animals right on the property. Our villa was gorgeous, and housekeeping always made sure we came back to a spotless room.

~ Craig H ~ New York City, New York
Sabi Sands Game Reserve

“World Class Experience at World Class Tinga Lodge”

The joy and privilege of participating in a game drive while staying at Tinga Lodge are unbeatable. I stayed at the lodge for four evenings and during that time went on Safari twice a day, and each time we were treated to different experiences and different animal sightings. I understand that many guests hope to see the “Big Five” and we saw all of this and so much more. Our best-ever field guide and tracker team of Mark and Emanuel provided us the world-class safari viewing that I could never have imagined, and one that gave us such close up viewing while respecting the animal environment. Every single safari was an adventure and just lots of fun! I also appreciate that the whole safari team of trackers and field guides supported each other in finding sightings so that we had the best opportunities to see the bush wildlife. Additionally, the graciousness and service provided by the Tinga staff made this such a great experience, as did the quality and style of the rooms and the lodge. The warmth and friendliness of the staff were just the best! This was the experience of a lifetime and I am already planning the next visit!

~ judywR8803BK ~ Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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