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Lion Sands - Tinga Lodge

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San Francisco
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This location and the staff were so far above average, we were all in agreement. My 2-teenage daughters loved the ranger Joe and the tracker Lucas. The staff at Lions Sands (Lodrey, Eugene, David, Patients and the Chef) were amazing and would highly recommend this as a destination get-away

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

What a fantastic place. We were greeted at the airport and on the way to the lodge we saw giraffes and zebras. The rooms are spacious and well laid out and we enjoyed the pool in our room on a lot of occasions. Our guide Dumay was outstanding. We saw the Big 5 and so much more plus learnt about...

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Makati, Philippines
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was delicious! We saw a lot of animals on our safaris and guides made an effort to tailor to our requests. Big 5 were easy to see and we saw them all multiple times. Ability to stay in private concession and go off-road as well as having access to the Kruger national park gave us a lot of...

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Knysna, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An increadible and memorable experience that will last a lifetime. From the friendliness of the management and staff to the lodge facilities, the spa treatment, all the way to the safari experience. Thank you for a dream come true.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous food menu that changed everyday, massive spacious rooms, v attentive and personal staff, amazing sightings of the big 5 with friendly trackers and guides! Also has lots of spa treatments in the bush! Would definitely recommend.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had a fantastic time at Narina. Room 5 had the best views and is closest to the main lodge. Others in our group were in room 2, and proved there is no bad room, in fact it was great too. Our entire stay was magical. All the staff were terrific. The animals were plenty- we saw lions eating buffalo...

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are not enough positive expletives in the English language to describe my experience here. From the greeting at the airport to the final dropoff, I was treated and felt like a queen. Simon and Wanted were exceptionally knowledgeable and friendly. Their love and respect for the wildlife and environment showed in everything they did. The information they provided went...

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Cannes, France
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

What a special place, the staff were amazing. I would definitely recommend Collence(the tracker) and Ben(the ranger), what a great pair, very knowledgeable with 45 years experience between the two in the Kruger and showed us everything you could possibly see!Will be going back, fingers crossed in future.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 9 December 2016

This wasn't our honeymoon and we were only there for two nights, however, it was exactly what a honeymoon should be. Every detail from start to finish was SUPERB. The Safari with Ben and Collins were unforgettable, Hazel was a GEM. Thank You

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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

OMG. I had never been to a game lodge before or Africa. I hope to come back. Rooms are amazing! Food is amazing! The staff is the ABSOLUTE BEST!!!!! I think they are what makes it so special. The game drives produced every animal that you can imagine. Our driver was Simon and our tracker was Wanted. Great, great, great!!!...

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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: €1,515 - €1,668 (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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#5 Spa Hotel in Kruger National Park
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