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Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

On the Kruger Park side of the reserve, Tinga is a sophisticated take on the colonial-style lodge, capturing the romance of the pioneer era while providing considerable more comfort. Nine Suites and the two-bedroom Hi’Nkweni Villa occupy private spots along the river, and each has a viewing deck and pool, in addition to the main lodge area. Hi’Nkweni also comes with its own butler, field guide, and open safari vehicle for a more exclusive bush experience.

Classic Perspective Certified
Sustainable Resort
Conservation Efforts
Check-in time: 2pm / Check-out time: 11am
Family Friendly
9 Villas | Family Villa (Hi’Nkweni Villa)
Dining Area / Boma / Bar
Wheelchair Accessible

Accommodation

Hi’Nkweni Villa

This stand-alone Villa off in the bush makes the Tinga experience exclusively yours. It’s spacious and secluded enough to do your own thing, but helping hands and a wilderness of experiences are never far off. With your own hospitality team, field guide and game viewer, you’ll have maximum personal time to relax and explore.

Villa

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

Dining

Dining Deck

Bar

Indoor Dining

Activities

01
Private Safari

Game drives, in open safari vehicles, head out each day at sunrise and again in the late afternoon. Lion Sand’s natural animal population includes the Big Five, and the reserve is especially renowned for the quality of its leopard viewing – the most elusive of predators. With exclusive traversing rights on both Lion Sands’ Sabi Sand and Kruger Park sections, guests are assured a truly intimate safari experience. A maximum of 16 vehicles are allowed out on the reserve at any one time, and the number per sighting is also limited. Private game drives are included in the accommodation rates for guests of Fish Eagle Villa, Ivory Lodge and Hi’Nkweni Villa, Tinga Lodge.

02
Bush Walks

Join after-breakfast walks on the wild side. Guests are immersed in the bush, rather than just observing it. All five senses are engaged, as they feel scrub crunch beneath their 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! The resort's expert guides will tailor walks to each guest’s area/s of interest, focusing on mammals, birds, insects, plants, geology, etc.

03
Helicopter Flights

Lion Sands has partnered with Mpumalanga Helicopter Company to take guests on exhilarating flights over the gorges, rivers, waterfalls, and dramatic rock formations of the province’s escarpment and lowveld. From above, guests have the best perspective to view (and photograph) some of the land’s natural wonders, including but not limited to: the Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondawels, Pinnacle Rock, Lisbon Falls, and Hippo Hollow.

04
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. Guests arrive at sunset to a picnic dinner, spend the dusk hours watching animals wander past (at a safe distance), and fall asleep counting shooting stars. And they can rest easy knowing a field guide is always on radio call, should they feel they need assistance.

05
Mack & Madi Kids’ Programme

Along with the lodges’ options and flexibility around accommodations and meals, tailor-made activities give children (5 to 11 years) a little extra freedom to explore and just be kids – and make family travel child’s play. Activities keep young guests occupied with the wonders of the natural world, as well as with sports and crafts, during their stays. Just some of the fun includes: family morning game drives; bush orientation; bug CSI; dung tracking; spoor casting; scavenger hunts; pool games; rock painting; beading; pizza making in the bomas; cookie baking and cupcake decorating in the kitchens; and stargazing. Parents are welcome to join in, or sneak a few hours for themselves.

06
Spa and Wellness

The hours between safaris are an ideal time to spend being pampered. A selection of indulgent therapies is offered by expert therapists in the quiet retreat of the lodges’ spas or open-air bush salas – a luxury unique to Africa. Guests choose from massages, exfoliations, reflexology, and facials with Africology skincare products and essential oils – all ethically formulated with the finest natural and organic ingredients – as well as manicures and pedicures. Yogis will find no better place to stretch out any leftover tension than on their private decks overlooking the Sabie River, where the energy flows pure.

Spa & Wellness

Facilities

  • Guest lounge
  • Bar lounge
  • Dining area
  • Boma
  • Viewing/dining deck
  • Guest gym, with all essential, state-of-the-art equipment
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wine Cellar
  • MORE Gallery
  • Mack & Madi Kids’ Adventure Explorers programme – keeps curious youngsters busy (and parents relaxed)
  • On-site, dedicated kosher kitchen
  • Spa, offering a spa and beauty treatments by expert therapists

Inclusions

  • All meals
  • Beverages including a selection of beers, spirits and house wines
  • Soft drinks, teas, coffees and mini-bar in room
  • Two game drives daily with FGASA-accredited field guide and tracker
  • Game drive refreshments and snacks
  • Specified inclusive safari activities (bush walks, hippo experience, stargazing, wildlife lectures, bush breakfasts)
  • Skukuza Airport transfers
  • Wi-Fi – but we recommend connecting with each other
  • Mack & Madi Kids’ Adventure Explorers experiences
Location
Tinga Lodge is located on the Kruger Park side of Lion Sands Game Reserve. The park, covering 2-million hectares (nearly 5-million acres), is home to more mammal species than any other game reserve on the continent.
Distance from Skukuza Airport

5 minutes drive to Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

Classic Perspective

Luxury Travel
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Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

On the Kruger Park side of the reserve, Tinga is a sophisticated take on the colonial-style lodge, capturing the romance of the pioneer era while providing considerable more comfort. Nine Suites and the two-bedroom Hi’Nkweni Villa occupy private spots along the river, and each has a viewing deck and pool, in addition to the main lodge area. Hi’Nkweni also comes with its own butler, field guide, and open safari vehicle for a more exclusive bush experience.

Sustainable Resort
Classic Perspective Certified
Check-in time: 2pm / Check-out time: 11am
Family Friendly
9 Villas | Family Villa (Hi’Nkweni Villa)
Dining Area / Boma / Bar
Wheelchair Accessible
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Hi’Nkweni Villa

This stand-alone Villa off in the bush makes the Tinga experience exclusively yours. It’s spacious and secluded enough to do your own thing, but helping hands and a wilderness of experiences are never far off. With your own hospitality team, field guide and game viewer, you’ll have maximum personal time to relax and explore.

Villa

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

Accommodation

Hi’Nkweni Villa

This stand-alone Villa off in the bush makes the Tinga experience exclusively yours. It’s spacious and secluded enough to do your own thing, but helping hands and a wilderness of experiences are never far off. With your own hospitality team, field guide and game viewer, you’ll have maximum personal time to relax and explore.

Villa

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

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Hi’Nkweni Villa

Hi’Nkweni Villa

This stand-alone Villa off in the bush makes the Tinga experience exclusively yours. It’s spacious and secluded enough to do your own thing, but helping hands and a wilderness of experiences are never far off. With your own hospitality team, field guide and game viewer, you’ll have maximum personal time to relax and explore.

Villa

Each of the lodge’s nine Suites is a sophisticated waterside haven, capturing the nostalgia of the pioneer days, while providing considerable more comfort. Stepping out through the glass doors, your deck is for pool lounger safaris and dining experiences set up just for you.
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Activities
01
Private Safari

Game drives, in open safari vehicles, head out each day at sunrise and again in the late afternoon. Lion Sand’s natural animal population includes the Big Five, and the reserve is especially renowned for the quality of its leopard viewing – the most elusive of predators. With exclusive traversing rights on both Lion Sands’ Sabi Sand and Kruger Park sections, guests are assured a truly intimate safari experience. A maximum of 16 vehicles are allowed out on the reserve at any one time, and the number per sighting is also limited. Private game drives are included in the accommodation rates for guests of Fish Eagle Villa, Ivory Lodge and Hi’Nkweni Villa, Tinga Lodge.

02
Bush Walks

Join after-breakfast walks on the wild side. Guests are immersed in the bush, rather than just observing it. All five senses are engaged, as they feel scrub crunch beneath their 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! The resort's expert guides will tailor walks to each guest’s area/s of interest, focusing on mammals, birds, insects, plants, geology, etc.

03
Helicopter Flights

Lion Sands has partnered with Mpumalanga Helicopter Company to take guests on exhilarating flights over the gorges, rivers, waterfalls, and dramatic rock formations of the province’s escarpment and lowveld. From above, guests have the best perspective to view (and photograph) some of the land’s natural wonders, including but not limited to: the Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondawels, Pinnacle Rock, Lisbon Falls, and Hippo Hollow.

04
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. Guests arrive at sunset to a picnic dinner, spend the dusk hours watching animals wander past (at a safe distance), and fall asleep counting shooting stars. And they can rest easy knowing a field guide is always on radio call, should they feel they need assistance.

05
Mack & Madi Kids’ Programme

Along with the lodges’ options and flexibility around accommodations and meals, tailor-made activities give children (5 to 11 years) a little extra freedom to explore and just be kids – and make family travel child’s play. Activities keep young guests occupied with the wonders of the natural world, as well as with sports and crafts, during their stays. Just some of the fun includes: family morning game drives; bush orientation; bug CSI; dung tracking; spoor casting; scavenger hunts; pool games; rock painting; beading; pizza making in the bomas; cookie baking and cupcake decorating in the kitchens; and stargazing. Parents are welcome to join in, or sneak a few hours for themselves.

06
Spa and Wellness

The hours between safaris are an ideal time to spend being pampered. A selection of indulgent therapies is offered by expert therapists in the quiet retreat of the lodges’ spas or open-air bush salas – a luxury unique to Africa. Guests choose from massages, exfoliations, reflexology, and facials with Africology skincare products and essential oils – all ethically formulated with the finest natural and organic ingredients – as well as manicures and pedicures. Yogis will find no better place to stretch out any leftover tension than on their private decks overlooking the Sabie River, where the energy flows pure.

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Facilities

Hotel facilities with your booking:

  • Guest lounge
  • Bar lounge
  • Dining area
  • Boma
  • Viewing/dining deck
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Inclusions

Inclusions with your booking:

  • All meals
  • Beverages including a selection of beers, spirits and house wines
  • Soft drinks, teas, coffees and mini-bar in room
  • Two game drives daily with FGASA-accredited field guide and tracker
  • Game drive refreshments and snacks
  • Specified inclusive safari activities (bush walks, hippo experience, stargazing, wildlife lectures, bush breakfasts)
  • Skukuza Airport transfers
  • Wi-Fi – but we recommend connecting with each other
  • Mack & Madi Kids’ Adventure Explorers experiences
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Frequently Asked Questions

Location
Tinga Lodge is located on the Kruger Park side of Lion Sands Game Reserve. The park, covering 2-million hectares (nearly 5-million acres), is home to more mammal species than any other game reserve on the continent.
Distance from Skukuza Airport

5 minutes drive to Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

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Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

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Kruger National Park / South Africa

On the Kruger Park side of the reserve, Tinga is a sophisticated take on the colonial-style lodge, capturing the romance of the pioneer era while providing considerable more comfort. Nine Suites and the two-bedroom Hi’Nkweni Villa occupy private spots along the river, and each has a viewing deck and pool, in addition to the main lodge area. Hi’Nkweni also comes with its own butler, field guide, and open safari vehicle for a more exclusive bush experience.

Check-in time: 2pm / Check-out time: 11am
Dining Area / Boma / Bar
9 Villas | Family Villa (Hi’Nkweni Villa)
Accommodation
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Inclusions:

Inclusions with the hotel Include:
  • All meals
  • Beverages including a selection of beers, spirits and house wines
  • Soft drinks, teas, coffees and mini-bar in room
  • Two game drives daily with FGASA-accredited field guide and tracker
See More Inclusions

Facilities:

Facilities within the hotel include:
  • Guest lounge
  • Bar lounge
  • Dining area
  • Boma
  • Viewing/dining deck
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Restaurants

A team of dedicated chefs ensure that every meal at Lion Sands becomes a special occasion. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea-time treats, prepared by the team of chefs, are of unparalleled quality and incorporate flavours from around the globe complemented with an African flair.

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Activities

Tinga Lodge is located on the Kruger Park side of Lion Sands Game Reserve. The park, covering 2-million hectares (nearly 5-million acres), is home to more mammal species than any other game reserve on the continent. Guests can enjoy two game drives daily with FGASA-accredited field guide and tracker and other safari activities including bush walks, hippo experience, wildlife lecture, stargazing, bush breakfast and many more.

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Location
Distance from Skukuza Airport

5 minutes drive to Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

Tinga Lodge is located on the Kruger Park side of Lion Sands Game Reserve. The park, covering 2-million hectares (nearly 5-million acres), is home to more mammal species than any other game reserve on the continent.

Frequently Asked Questions

Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

Villa

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

Luxury Africa Collection
Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

On the Kruger Park side of the reserve, Tinga is a sophisticated take on the colonial-style lodge, capturing the romance of the pioneer era while providing considerable more comfort. Nine Suites and the two-bedroom Hi’Nkweni Villa occupy private spots along the river, and each has a viewing deck and pool, in addition to the main lodge area. Hi’Nkweni also comes with its own butler, field guide, and open safari vehicle for a more exclusive bush experience.

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Accommodation

Hi’Nkweni Villa

This stand-alone Villa off in the bush makes the Tinga experience exclusively yours. It’s spacious and secluded enough to do your own thing, but helping hands and a wilderness of experiences are never far off. With your own hospitality team, field guide and game viewer, you’ll have maximum personal time to relax and explore.

Villa

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

Sustainable Hotel
Family Friendly
Dining Area / Boma / Bar
Check-in time: 2pm / Check-out time: 11am
9 Villas | Family Villa (Hi’Nkweni Villa)
Classic Certified

Sustainability

Dining

Dining Deck

Bar

Indoor Dining

Activities

01
Private Safari

Game drives, in open safari vehicles, head out each day at sunrise and again in the late afternoon. Lion Sand’s natural animal population includes the Big Five, and the reserve is especially renowned for the quality of its leopard viewing – the most elusive of predators. With exclusive traversing rights on both Lion Sands’ Sabi Sand and Kruger Park sections, guests are assured a truly intimate safari experience. A maximum of 16 vehicles are allowed out on the reserve at any one time, and the number per sighting is also limited. Private game drives are included in the accommodation rates for guests of Fish Eagle Villa, Ivory Lodge and Hi’Nkweni Villa, Tinga Lodge.

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