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Arizona
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Reviewed 26 September 2015

We stayed at the Tinga lodge for 4 nights. The whole experience was fabulous. From the staff to the accommodations and food...everything 1st class. And the animals....on our first game drive we saw the Big 5 almost twice! This is a lodge based safari camp so they offer facilities & amenities that the tented camps can't touch. Doesn't mean the... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Reviewed 24 September 2015

Three other widows and I joined a Tauck tour that allowed us two nights in Lion Sands. We were all delighted by everything about the adventure! The setting of the lodge and the cottages was absolutely beautiful. All members of the staff were friendly, caring, efficient and knowledgeable. We were thrilled by all the animals we got to see. Thanks... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 21 September 2015

Lion Sands Tinga was splendid. The accommodations were grand and the staff as disciplined and professional as any I have found anywhere. While we saw 4 of the Big 5, plus other animals, the groups/herds were not as large as those later in the trip. Nevertheless, this was a fabulous experience.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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Reviewed 17 September 2015

I really enjoyed my stay at Tinga lodge. The staff, the food, the bar-tender, and my lodge were way beyond my expectations. This place is really awesome! I would recommend it to anyone seeking a game drive experience at Krueger National park. Guides made sure we saw the Big Five!

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 September 2015

Food was amazing; The rooms are fantastic; The staff are friendly and attentive; The guides are very knowledgeable and respective of the environment; I was there for 2 nights and the stay by far exceeded my expectations! If you're looking for an amazing Safari experience, any of the Lion Sands properties are where you want to go! I was at... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 6 September 2015

You want the best, choose Lion Sands. The dining areas and the food choice is excellent. The rooms are luxurious, large and have decks and private spas. The rangers and trackers know their stuff, they go to great lengths to show you the big five and many many more animals. The staff go to great lengths to spoil you, pankcake... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 September 2015

My husband and I stayed for 2 nights at Tinga Lodge. The food was exceptional, the staff friendly and the game drives were 5-star. We loved our stay here. We received a beautiful room set-up for our anniversary too. I recommend this property to anyone looking for luxury in the heart of nature and wildlife.

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Huntington Beach, California
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Reviewed 17 August 2015

What a wonderful time we had at the Tinga Lodge. This was our first time in South Africa and as a result of our experience at Tinga Lodge we will be back! Staff were friendly and helpful. The safari staff was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. They allowed plenty of time to take wonderful pictures. We saw elephants, moneys and giraffes... More 

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Singapore
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Reviewed 17 August 2015

Brilliant service, beautiful ambiance, 5-star accommodation. We've stayed in over 100 hotels and this is by far the best we have ever been to... especially considering that it's in the middle of a national park! The minibar was amazing too! The staff went out of their way to make our trip memorable.

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Reviewed 15 August 2015

Everything was perfect here, from the moment of arrival to the moment of departure. It was a wonderful experience. We saw the Big 5, and to be so close up was mind blowing. The meals, beverages and suite were excellent, and Joe and Wanted were excellent on the game drives, really looked after us and made each drive memorable. I... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: $1,991 - $2,475 (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 Spa Hotel in Kruger National Park
#6 Luxury Hotel in Kruger National Park
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