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Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

Lion Sands is the only private reserve rooted in both the Sabi Sand Nature Reserve and Kruger National Park allowing for exclusive traversing on private concessions. Lion Sands conserves 30,600 acres of a habitat that is home to the highest and most diverse concentration of wildlife in the southern hemisphere offering exceptional game-viewing opportunities. Lion Sands Tinga Lodge is the classic safari experience, with a focus on the senses. Nine luxury suites capture the romance of the pioneer era, in considerably more comfort. Set apart on a high bank up from the Sabie River, each Suite is privately set with its own plunge pool and deck overlooking the water making the most of a view that often sees wildlife passing through. There is also a spa sala, the main lodge with its bar lounge, library, guest pool and boma offering spaces to enjoy the company of others, or some personal quiet moments. The lodge caters to children with a dedicated children’s program offering a wide variety of activities on site that keep the young ones entertained. There is a dedicated playroom for arts and crafts, baking and more.
Lion Sands Tinga Lodge
Lion Sands Tinga Lodge
Lion Sands Tinga Lodge
Lion Sands Tinga Lodge
Lion Sands Tinga Lodge
Lion Sands Tinga Lodge
Lion Sands Tinga Lodge
Lion Sands Tinga Lodge
Lion Sands Tinga Lodge
Lion Sands Tinga Lodge
Lion Sands Tinga Lodge
Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

Room Information

Each of the lodge’s nine Suites is a sophisticated waterside haven, capturing the nostalgia of the pioneer days, while providing considerably more comfort. Stepping out through the glass doors, your deck is for pool lounger safaris and dining experiences set up just for you. All suites include a private outdoor shower and private plunge pool.

Hinkwenu Residence
This stand-alone Villa off in the bush makes the Tinga experience exclusively yours. It’s spacious and secluded with Two en-suite bedrooms, open plan kitchen and dining area, lounge, patio, deck and outdoor pool. The exclusive-use hideaway comes with a hospitality team, field guide and game viewer.

Things To Do

Game Drives
Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in search of the Big Five. With exclusive traversing rights on both Lion Sands’ Sabi Sand and Kruger Park sections, guests are assured a truly intimate safari experience.

Bush Walks
Immerse yourself in the bush, rather than just observing it. All five senses are engaged, as you feel scrub crunch beneath your feet, touch the velvety acacia seed pod, hear the crack of a branch indicating they are not alone, and spot big game at eye level – exhilarating!

Local Community Experiences
An opportunity to experience a different – and humbling – way of living by visiting culturally- and historically-significant sites to connect with local people.

During evening game drives or bush dinners (weather permitting), the field guides will share insights into the skies.

A Night in a Treehouse
The million-star Chalkley and Kingston (Sabi Sand) and Tinyeleti (Kruger Park) are the ultimate bush bedrooms, where romantics, adventurers and solitude seekers alike can discover the magic of a night out in African – in complete luxury. A Treehouse Experience is booked in conjunction with lodge accommodation.

Spa and Wellness
The hours between safaris are an ideal time to spend being pampered with a selection of indulgent therapies offered by expert therapists in the quiet retreat of the lodges’ spas or open-air bush salas.

Mack & Madi Kids’ Adventure Program
Tailor-made activities for children (5 to 11 years) that provide a little extra freedom to explore and just be kids – and make family travel child’s play.



Kruger National Park, South Africa



Available Amenities:

24 Hour Reception

In-Room Dining

Internet Access

Laundry Services

Mini Bar

On-Site Activities

On-Site Dining



Swimming Facilities

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Price Guide

$ = Up to $299
$$ = $300 to $599
$$$ = $600 to $999
$$$$ = $1000 to $2499
$$$$$ = $2500+
Starting price per room, per night, in USD and based on double occupancy.