Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

Kruger National Park

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Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

Kruger National Park


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Experience the ultimate in luxury accommodation and an unparalleled riverside setting at Lion Sands Tinga Lodge. The lodge is located in the world famous Kruger National Park, the best wildlife reserve in Africa, on a private 5,000 hectare concession, where guests can view the wildlife on safari game drives or bush walks, whilst accompanied by experienced guides.

With only 6 guests to a game viewer and exclusive traversing on the concession, you’ll have minimal encounters with other people. You will see all of Africa’s iconic species - lion leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, and zebra - along with a supporting cast of no less intriguing 137 mammal species and over 450 varieties of bird.

While you are out exploring, you will by no means be roughing it. Your game viewer has cushioned bucket seats, waterproof device holders, blankets and ponchos - and stops off in a scenic spot for drinks and snacks.

If you enjoy a bit of adventure, and want to experience the bush in its rawest form,head out on an after-breakfast bush walk, or treat yourself to a night under the stars in the Tineyeleti Treehouse. You don’t get closer to Africa than this!

The 9 exclusive Suites are set apart on a high bank up from the Sabie River and feel definitely private. Step out through your suite’s glass sliding doors onto your private deck, where dining experiences can be set up just for you, or enjoy an al fresco shower under the stars or a dip in your plunge pool. From your suite, elevated wooden pathways lead off to a spa sala and the main lodge with its bar lounge, library, poolside and boma offering spaces to share good company or spend some quiet me time.

The Hi’Nkweni (pronounced Hing Kweni) Family Villa at Tinga Lodge is an exclusive and self-contained 2 Bedroom Villa, which comes with its own safari vehicle and field guide, giving guests the flexibility to craft their own experience.

Tinga is an escape that everyone should enjoy at least once in their lifetime.

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Our standard rates for a Suite
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
4 January 2020 to 30 April 2020 GBP 747 USD 979 ZAR 15,322 EUR 860 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
4 January 2020 to 30 November 2020 GBP 794 USD 1,040 ZAR 16,274 EUR 913 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 April 2020 to 30 November 2020 GBP 794 USD 1,040 ZAR 16,274 EUR 913 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 December 2020 to 19 December 2020 GBP 674 USD 884 ZAR 13,827 EUR 776 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
20 December 2020 to 3 January 2021 GBP 992 USD 1,300 ZAR 20,342 EUR 1,141 per person sharingStandard Rate3+ nights
4 January 2021 to 30 April 2021 GBP 857 USD 1,123 ZAR 17,575 EUR 986 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Sabi Sand Guest Contribution (pppn)
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 January 2019 to 31 December 2022 GBP 7 USD 9 ZAR 138 EUR 8 per person per nightStandard1+ nights

In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Kruger Park Private Concession Gate Entry Fee (pp per stay)
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 November 2019 to 31 July 2020 GBP 5 USD 6 ZAR 100 EUR 6 pp per stayStandard1+ nights
1 August 2020 to 31 December 2020 GBP 5 USD 7 ZAR 110 EUR 6 pp per stayStandard1+ nights

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Rates Include

3 meals per day; tea/coffee; minibar in room; all soft drinks, a selection of local brand beers, spirits and house wines; 2 daily shared game drives; game drive refreshments/snacks; the Guest Conservation Contribution; Skukuza airport transfers; and the Kruger National Park concession fee are included.


Children Policy

Children aged 7 years and older are welcome. Adult rates apply.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 16 years are not allowed on guided walks. A guided walk can last a couple of hours and involve walking over uneven terrain that may contain dangerous wildlife in potentially high temperatures. Guests may need to move quickly and for a sustained period through rough bush terrain if instructed to do so by their guide. Regardless of age, the final decision on whether a guest can join a guided walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.



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Lion Sands Tinga Lodge Location.

Directions For Drivers

From Johannesburg: The recommended route from Johannesburg is the N12/N4 to Nelspruit, then the R40 from Nelspruit to Hazyview. You then take the R536 from Hazyview towards Paul Kruger Gate.

If you can at this stage, please give the lodge a call on +27 (0) 13 735 8400 when you reach Hazyview so that they know approximately when to expect you at the lodge.

Enter the Kruger National Park at the Paul Kruger Gate, announcing yourselves as guests of Lion Sands, and take the main road to Skukuza Rest Camp. At the first 4 way stop, Skukuza Rest Camp will be on your left hand side and Tinga will be signposted as straight on. Carry on until you reach a T-Junction where it is signposted 'Tinga 4 km'. At the T-Junction, turn left and then at the next 4 way stop turn right, towards the river and go over the low level bridge. About 0.5 km after the bridge you turn left onto a gravel road. Once on this road drive straight until you see a sign post for Tinga Reception.

Do not get out of your car until you reach the lodge. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.

PLEASE NOTE: The Kruger National Park prohibits the use of roads within the Park before the gates are open and once the gates are closed, therefore guests need to plan their arrival and departure times carefully. You cannot arrange to leave the Park before the gates are open, and you must ensure that you arrive at the entrance gate with sufficient time to drive through the Park to reach your destination by the time the gate closes, otherwise you may not be permitted to enter.

January/February: Open 05:30, Close 18:30: March: Open 05:30, Close 18:00: April: Open 06:00; Close 18:00: May to July: Open 06:00, Close 17:30: August/September: Open 06:00, Close 18:00 : October: Open 05:30, Close 18:00: November/December: Open 05:30, Close 18:30

Please note that the maximum speed limit in the Park is 50 km/h for tar roads and 40 km/h for gravel roads.



General Information For Guests

All rooms have a private plunge pool, lounge area, private balcony, air conditioning, room fans, a room safe, tea/coffee making facilities, a personal bar, a telephone, a hair dryer, mosquito netting, and an outdoor and indoor shower.

The main area consists of the bar, library, spa, lounge and open plan dining area.

There is complimentary Wi-Fi in the public areas.

There is a central swimming pool.

There is a laundry service offered (additional cost).

Activities available at Lion Sands include morning and afternoon game drives, bush walks, bird watching, wlidlife lectures, visits to henna pre-school and stargazing.

Visa, MasterCard, Diners and AMEX credit cards are accepted.

Please note that all guests entering the Kruger National Park must produce a valid form of identification (passports for international visitors) at their entry gate with their accommodation reservation vouchers.

A Guest Conservation Contribution has been included within your rate. The proceeds go towards anti-poaching efforts, the community and ecology.

Please be advised that the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), terrestrial UAVs, as well as aerial UAVs (or drones) is prohibited for the following reasons:-

1. The lodge is committed to ensuring that all guests and wildlife are not disturbed, where practically possible, by artificial mechanisms of any kind;
2. Security concerns around rhino poaching;
3. The use of recreational drones is prohibited in terms of Section101 of SA Civil Aviation Regulations 2015.

This policy includes their own staff as well as professional photographers.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 16 years are not allowed on guided walks. A guided walk can last a couple of hours and involve walking over uneven terrain that may contain dangerous wildlife in potentially high temperatures. Guests may need to move quickly and for a sustained period through rough bush terrain if instructed to do so by their guide. Regardless of age, the final decision on whether a guest can join a guided walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.


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