• Leopard in South Africa

Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

Perfect Place to Discover Kruger National Park

Tinga Lodge, a bold & sophisticated luxury Lodge, with nine private Suites each providing its’ guests with a plunge pool, lounge and deck. With one of the highest densities of wildlife per square hectare, each game drive provides a thrilling experience with an abundance of animals from wildebeest, antelope, cheetah and the famous big 5. In between game drives find out more about the animals and their habitat or enjoy a spa treatment. We highly recommend enquring about spending a night in the outdoor Tinyeleti Treehouse for that extra special occasion.

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 a bath and shower, separate lounge area with minibar, private plunge pool and deck, 24 hour air-conditioning and a range of luxury amenities.

Children 10 and over are welcome.

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a cat that is standing in front of a leopard

Hotel highlights

  • Big 5 Game Viewing
  • River Side Location
  • Swimming Pool
  • Free Parking

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 9 rooms

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Lodge

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

  • National park
599 Reviews 96% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 554
  • Very Good 32
  • Average 8
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 5

What to Expect

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Nov 18, 2019

Tinga lodge

Roodepoort, South Africa

Absolute fantastic!!. Most beautiful venue alongside the river with really friendly staff. Fantastic food. Game rangers are just on a next level!. Spacious room with beautiful view of the river. Lots of animals and leopard view almost a guarantee. Well recommended!
Nov 14, 2019

Fantastic place in Lion Sands

Copenhagen, Denmark

We have probably had better food, stayed more luxury, had service at the same level, had similar view and had close to just as good experiences. But we have never ever had such combination of good food, fantastic service and safaritours, luxury accommodation with a scenic view. Is it expensive, no but it's a lot of money. And we would do it again - anytime. We felt very welcomed from the moment we arrived and Sam picked us up in Skakuza. At the lodge we were welcomed by Darren, who explained the program at the lodge. At the same time we were introduced to our waiter - Edmond, who never missed an empty glass or the fact that my wife drinks white wine for lunch and red wine for dinner or that I take my GinTonic without lime/lemon. Later we met our tracker Sam again and Johan our field guide. A flexible team, who totally changed the program one day into a 9 hour safari tour, given us the possibility to experience other animals. It's a bit unfair to highlight these 3 guys, because the whole staff at Tinga are second to none. But we do it anyway. And not to forget Lennart, who evening after evening waited for us to finish our dinner, so he could escort us home. All 4 have a great sense of humor, especially Johan's knowledge of both mammals, birds and vegetation is marvellous. And Sam has eyes which Superman would envy and he could spot animals, where we couldn't see a thing. A last thing would be, that even that we had check out the last day and just waited for our plane, we were still offered lunch and wine by Edmond. We know the cost for that is minor, but it just topped it. 5 stars - do it. Even though it had been a 5 star experience, normally there would be room for improvement. We could not tell where.
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Room Types

Nine suites, plus the two-bedroom Tinga Hi’Nkweni Villa, takes the total lodge capacity to 22 guests. Children aged 10 years and older can stay in the suites (children of six and older are welcome in the Tinga Hi’Nkweni Family Villa). 


Rich, dark woods couple with tasteful modern touches in these luxurious and spacious suites, complete with private viewing deck and plunge pool.

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