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Lion Sands Tinga Lodge
Lion Sands Tinga Lodge features nine contemporary spacious suites, each with a colonial flair, overlooking the Sabie River. Tinga Lodge captures the romance of the pioneer days yet offers luxury in its bold and sophisticated spaces. Raised wooden pathways lead to a spa sala from the suites where guests can enjoy a range of treatments integrating natural and ethically formulated Africology products. At the end of the walkway the main lodge offers a bar lounge, library, communal pool, and boma for fireside relaxation under starry skies.
Lion Sands is the only private game reserve that spans between both the Sabi Sand and Kruger National Park. The reserve covers 5000 hectares (12 500 acres) of protected wild land with access to both the Sabie and Sand rivers. With wildlife roaming freely between the reserves, and an incredible riverside location, Lion Sands Private Game Reserve offers guests an incredible Big 5 safari with opportunities to encounter a great variety of game, as well as a wealth of flora and bird varieties.
Guests at Lion Sands Tinga Lodge reside in the Kruger National Park section of the reserve. Enjoy professional, exclusive, and uncrowded safaris, night drives, and off-road ventures into the bush. Game rangers at Lion Sands Tinga Lodge accompany guests on walking safari’s getting up close to the smaller intricacies of the bush and providing unique photographic opportunities. Lion Sands offers guests the opportunity to embark on a romantic and enchanting luxury treehouse sleepout for a night at an additional cost. Spend a night in an extravagant treehouse, falling asleep under open starry skies as the calls of the wild resound in the distance. In addition to Lion Sands Tinga Lodge, Lion Sands Game Reserve is also home to the 5-star Narina Lodge and the ultra exclusive Hi’Nkweni Villa, on the Kruger National Park side of the reserve.
- Game drives
- Guided bushwalks
- Helicopter flip
- Hot air balloon rides
- Local community visits
- Wine tastings
- Kids adventure club
- Exceptional Big 5 game drives
- World-class dining
- Treehouse experiences
- 5-star luxury
- Skukuza airport
Children 6 years and older welcome.
2 x Game drives per day, guided bush walks, all meals, soft drinks, in-room minibar, selected alcoholic beverages, and Skukuza airport transfer.
Premium brand drinks, cellar wines, gate fees, spa treatments, private-use vehicles, specialist activities, and transfers (other than Skukuza Airport transfer).
Terms & conditions
- Rates are per person sharing, per night
- Single supplement of 50% applicable
- Rates displayed are valid to 03 January 2025
Low: 01 December – 19 December
High: 04 January – 30 November
Peak: 20 December – 03 January
The nine suites at Tinga Lodge features its own lounge area, private viewing deck, and plunge pool with river views. Secluded and spacious, the suites open to the outdoors through large glass doors. Read more A minibar, elegantly draped mosquito netting, and air-conditioning all add a touch of comfort to this unique setting. Less
Refer to T&C's above
Peak Season £ 1,394 per person, per night
High Season £ 1,115 per person, per night
Let’s get started!
The reserve is a 5-hour drive from Johannesburg mostly on the N12 and N4 highway. Lion Sands is a 1-hour 45-minute drive from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport or a 25-minute drive from Skukuza Airport.
Fly from major centres in South Africa to Skukuza or Kruger Mpumalanga airport.
- Johannesburg to Skukuza: 50 minutes
- Cape Town to Skukuza: 2 hours 30 minutes
- Durban to Kruger Mpumalanga: 1 hour 15 minutes
- Johannesburg to Kruger Mpumalanga: 45 minutes
- Cape Town to Kruger Mpumalanga: 2 hours 20 minutes