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Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

Tinga Lodge - Amongst the legends of Kruger National Park.

We are always surprised at how a visit to Tinga can completely restore our energy after just a few days. When you’re right on the Sabie River, watching the animals and surrounded entirely by bush and sky, you really feel like you’re suspended in time and removed from the world as you know it.

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

With just 9 luxurious suites, each located in an utterly private spot overlooking the river, guests 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.

Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to Availability

Suites - Single
4 Jan 2019 to 30 Nov 2019 R21 275
01 Dec 2019 to 17 Dec 2019 R18 085
18 Dec 2019 to 03 Jan 2020 R24 465
04 Jan 2020 to 30 Apr 2020 R23 405
Suites - Per person sharing
4 Jan 2019 to 30 Nov 2019 R14 185
01 Dec 2019 to 17 Dec 2019 R12 055
18 Dec 2019 to 03 Jan 2020 R16 020
04 Jan 2020 to 30 Apr 2020 R15 605
Tinga - 2-Bedroom Villa (Hinkweni Villa)
Full Inclusive
04 Jan 2019 to 30 Nov 2019 R62 435
01 Dec 2019 to 17 Dec 2019 R53 065
18 Dec 2019 to 03 Jan 2020 R71 800
04 Jan 2020 to 30 Apr 2020 R68 680

Please be advised that this hotel works on a Best Available Rate system based on the current occupancy at the hotel. Please enquire about our current rates.

 

Domestic Rate
04 Jan 2019 to 17 Dec 2019
  Per Person sharing Single
Tinga Lodge R10 170 R15 300
Domestic Rate
04 Jan 2019 to 17 Dec 2019
1-30 Day Rate
Tinga Lodge R7 680 R11 510

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EXCLUSIVE MORE EXPERIENCES
2.1 SeeMORE Experience

Valid from  4 January - 30 April 2019
and subject to availability of rooms


Book three nights and receive 2 free nights in a More Quarter’s1 Bedroom Luxury Apartment.
Maximum 2 rooms/4 guests
Must specify “SeeMORE Package” on enquiry. If not requested and stipulated at time of reservation with MORE, the package will not be honoured

Block Out Dates: 18 December 2018 - 3 January 2019; 1-15 February 2019

 
DiscoverMORE

Valid from  4 January - 30 April 2019
and subject to availability of rooms

Maximum 2 rooms/4 guests

Book a minimum of six nights at any MORE property / properties in one itinerary, and receive a further 5% off your contracted Rate.

Must specify “DiscoverMORE Package” on enquiry and properties must be requested and booked at the same time. If not requested and stipulated at time of reservation with MORE, the package will not be honoured.

 
 
2.2 SafariMORE Experience

Valid from 1 March 2019 - 17 December 2019 and 4 January - 30 April 2020

T&Cs:
Book 3 nights and receive an additional 2 FREE nights in a More Quarter’s Luxury One-bedroom Apartment.

  • Subject to availability of rooms
  • Valid for maximum 2 rooms/ 4 guests
  • The SafariMORE package can only be booked on your contracted rates and not on any other negotiated or discounted rates, or in conjunction with other packages
  • Must specify “SafariMORE Package” on enquiry. If not requested and stipulated at time of reservation with MORE, the package will not be honoured

Block Out Dates: 18 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020 ; 1 – 15 February 2020

 
2.4 SafariMORE Experience

Valid from 4 May 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
One and Two Bedroom Apartments only
T&Cs:
Pay for 3 nights and get the 4th night free
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Minimum 3 night stay at Madikwe Safari Lodge, and the free night will be offered at Marataba Safari Lodge or Marataba Trails Lodge (i.e. guests will stay 3 nights at Madikwe Safari Lodge and 3 nights at Marataba Trails Lodge)
  • Subject to availability of rooms
  • Valid for maximum 2 rooms/ 4 guests
  • The SafariMORE package can only be booked on your contracted rates and not on any other negotiated or discounted rates, or in conjunction with other packages
  • Must specify “SafariMORE Package” on enquiry. If not requested and stipulated at time of reservation with MORE, the package will not be honoured
 
2.5 DiscoverMORE

Valid from 4 January 2019 - 17 December 2019 and 4 January - 30 April 2020 ; subject to availability of rooms


Book a minimum of 6 nights at any MORE property / properties in one itinerary, and receive a further 5% off your contracted Rate.

  • Subject to availability of rooms
  • Valid for maximum 2 rooms/ 4 guests
  • The DiscoverMORE package can only be booked on your contracted rates and not on any other negotiated or discounted rates, or in conjunction with other packages
  • Must specify “DiscoverMORE Package” on enquiry and properties must be requested and booked at the same time. If not requested and stipulated at time of reservation with MORE, the package will not be honoured.
2.6 AdventureMORE Experience

Valid from 4 January 2019 - 17 December 2019 and 4 January - 30 April 2020 ; subject to availability of rooms


Pay for 3 nights at any MORE Safari Lodge, and 2 nights at Stanley & Livingtsone Boutique Hotel or Ursula's Homestead and get the 3rd nights free.

  • Subject to availability of rooms
  • Valid for maximum 2 rooms/ 4 guests
  • The DiscoverMORE package can only be booked on your contracted rates and not on any other negotiated or discounted rates, or in conjunction with other packages
  • Must specify “AdventureMORE Package” on enquiry and properties must be requested and booked at the same time. If not requested and stipulated at time of reservation with MORE, the package will not be honoured.

2.7 FriendsOfMORE Experience

Valid from 4 January 2019 - 17 December 2019 and 4 January - 30 April 2020

T&Cs:
Repeat guests will be gifted 10% off their accommodation.

  • Valid for repeat guests, and excludes travelling companions who have not stayed at a MORE property previously

2.8 LoveMORE Experience

Valid from 4 January 2019 - 17 December 2019 and 4 January - 30 April 2020

T&Cs:
Spend 3 nights at any MORE property and one of the happy couple gets 20% off their accommodation rate.

  • Valid for a year after date of marriage
  • Marriage certificate to be provided

 

Five-star Facilities

Whilst it is unlikely that you will ever tire of tracking the "Big Five" and viewing the plethora of game on display at Tinga Private Game Lodge, both of our lodges boast a range of excellent facilities designed to make your time spent at the lodge as exciting or relaxing as you want it to be.

River deck

Enjoy a delicious meal, or a refreshing drink and snack on the large, partly shaded river deck overlooking the Sabie river.

Wine cellar

Our well-stocked cellar includes a vast selection of local and international wines, as well as sparkling wine and champagne.

Library

Luxurious and inviting, our library is the perfect retreat when you're looking for some quiet or solitude.

Boma

A popular outdoor eating and socialising area where you can enjoy Tinga's fantastic gourmet meals to the sounds of the African wild.

Lounge and bar

Relax with a cool drink and reflect on the day's game viewing in our comfortable lounge or at the bar.

Swimming pool

Warm temperatures for much of the year make an inviting, sparkling swimming pool a must-have feature. Cool off in style in the refreshing pool off the main deck at Legends.

Communication Services

Full Internet, satellite television and fax facilities mean you are never out of touch with the rest of the world.

Boutique

Stocked with a range of fashionable bush wear, luggage and African artifacts, our exclusive boutique is the perfect place to indulge any need for some retail therapy. Basic necessities like cameras, film and batteries are also available for purchase and you can pick up a souvenir or two to make the friends and family back home green with envy.

Each of the lodge’s nine Suites is a sophisticated waterside haven, capturing the nostalgia of the pioneer days, while providing considerable more comfort. A deluxe king-sized bed draped in mosquito netting, very effective air conditioning, Wi-Fi access, a private lounge, and a bathroom with an enormous bath and shower make for a high-spec, but classic-looking interior. Stepping out through the glass doors, your deck is for pool lounger safaris and dining experiences set up just for you.

A Closer Look

Between safaris, we offer pampering journeys guided by expert therapists in our spa sala, open to the bush
Our Mack & Madi kids’ programme is packed with adventure, sporting, and creative activities to allow young guests to wander, but not too far
Dining – from breakfast under the trees to barbeque dinners around the boma fire – is an integral part of the safari experience
Our collection of premium local wines takes you further afield to the Cape winelands, without having to step out of the lodge
In our MORE Gallery, you will find unique keepsakes of your time in South Africa – as well as some essential items
As a guest of Tinga Lodge, you have the option of elevating your safari to a million-star experience with a night in our Tinyeleti Treehouse.

We are always surprised at how a visit to Tinga can completely restore our energy after just a few days. When you’re right on the Sabie River, watching the animals and surrounded entirely by bush and sky, you really feel like you’re suspended in time and removed from the world as you know it.

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

With just 9 luxurious suites, each located in an utterly private spot overlooking the river, guests 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

TINGA LODGE, QUICK FACTS

  • 9 Suites for 18 guests. The two-bedroom Tinga Hi’Nkweni Villa takes the total lodge capacity to 22 guests.
  • Children 10 years and older are welcome (children of 6 and older welcome in the Tinga Hi’Nkweni Family Villa)
  • Daily on site management.
  • Childrens’ activities and baby sitting available
  • Family Rooms available
  • Private Plunge Pools
  • Open plan lounge and dining area
  • Suitable for disabled travellers (with assistance)

Each of the lodge’s nine Suites is a sophisticated waterside haven, capturing the nostalgia of the pioneer days, while providing considerable more comfort. A deluxe king-sized bed draped in mosquito netting, very effective air conditioning, Wi-Fi access, a private lounge, and a bathroom with an enormous bath and shower make for a high-spec, but classic-looking interior. Stepping out through the glass doors, your deck is for pool lounger safaris and dining experiences set up just for you.

A Closer Look

Between safaris, we offer pampering journeys guided by expert therapists in our spa sala, open to the bush Our Mack & Madi kids’ programme is packed with adventure, sporting, and creative activities to allow young guests to wander, but not too far Dining – from breakfast under the trees to barbeque dinners around the boma fire – is an integral part of the safari experience Our collection of premium local wines takes you further afield to the Cape winelands, without having to step out of the lodge In our MORE Gallery, you will find unique keepsakes of your time in South Africa – as well as some essential items

As a guest of Tinga Lodge, you have the option of elevating your safari to a million-star experience with a night in our Tinyeleti Treehouse.

Safaris

A safari is a sociable experience by its very nature. Guests from all backgrounds tend to mix easily when you inevitably end up in friendly competition to spot an animal first and share the thrill when you do. But you also have the option of a private guide and vehicle if you prefer the freedom to set your own pace and decide what you’d like to focus on.

The Wild Life

Africa has been called the greatest show on earth, and Lion Sands presents a safari that plays out like a highlights reel. Our reserve conserves 5 000ha (12 500ac) of a habitat that is home to the highest and most diverse concentration of wildlife in the southern hemisphere. 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. Our safaris present an adventure that is wild, and then some!

An Exclusive Experience


Being entirely private, Lion Sands offers you an intimate safari experience. With only six guests to a game viewer and exclusive traversing on our reserve, you’ll have minimal encounters with other people. Though compelling sightings do attract more attention, the number of vehicles here is also limited. This ensures the animals aren’t put under stress and you are able to spend more time with them, observing their natural behaviour. 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.

Safari Stops


As one of Lion Sands’ many tailor-made experiences, our safari stops are something truly special. Between the action, they are pauses to simply appreciate being in the bush and in the moment. An exciting morning breaks for hot beverages – with sneaky tots of Amarula liqueur, if you like – and freshly-baked treats, as the animals begin to stir. Your afternoon winds down with sundowners and nibbles in a surprise location, which your field guide has found to show off what is possibly the day’s most epic event – an African sunset.

Your MORE Guides


Our safaris bring you face-to-face with the natural world, but what would they be without your field guide and tracker who know how to heighten the thrill of the search? All are FGASA-qualified (some by our own NJ MORE Field Guide College), and highly-skilled at leading safaris in Big Five territories and tailoring them to your personal interests. But more than that, they are selected for their palpable love of the world’s last wild places and their ability to inspire this in you ­– putting them in a league of their own. They are your scouts, teachers, translators and ­– given how much time you spend with them – friends, so your affinity with your guiding team is essential.

Walking Safaris


These are our after-breakfast walks on the wild side. For those who wish to experience the bush, not just observe it, there is no better guided excursion. You are dropped in the thick of things and all five senses engage… Feel the scrub crunch beneath your feet, touch a velvety acacia seed pod, hear the crack of a branch indicating you are not alone, and spot the game appear just metres off – exhilarating! This is also a wonderful opportunity to encounter the smaller creatures, often missed on safari vehicles, and to discover more about the reserve’s plants – many with fascinating medicinal properties and traditional uses.

The Best of Both Worlds


Lion Sands Game Reserve is unique, being the only private sanctuary rooted in both the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and Kruger National Park. The 50km (31mi) border between these great wildernesses is unfenced, and only the Sabie River separates our Sabi and Kruger regions. The wildlife roams freely between them, and at Lion Sands we see the passage of an unparalleled number and diversity of species. They are non-migratory, so you are guaranteed an exceptional safari, year-round – influenced by season, rather than location. Autumn and winter are best for spotting game though the sparse bush, and spring and summer for seeing newborns and exotic bird species. Our reserve is also renowned for the quality of its leopard viewing – the most elusive of predators.

An African Safari – just its mention inspires something-out-of-a-movie imaginings – sets the scene for any number of experiences to play out. From weddings with elephants on the guest list, to photography expeditions that take you within a hair’s breadth of the wildlife – whatever your special interest or request, we will create a bespoke safari for you to realise your own dream.

Of course this includes luxury accommodation in a captivating location, sincere and attentive hospitality and excellent food, all wrapped up by seamless logistics. And with our years of experience, you can trust us to pull it off.

Weddings

The magic of this immemorial land cannot be underestimated when the matters at hand are love and devotion. Embark on the adventure of a lifetime and celebrate your union where forever began. We will plan your secret elopement/ intimate nuptials/roaring celebration – down to the last wildly-romantic detail. This leaves you with time to focus on each other, spend with family and friends, and take it all in…

Bird Watching

Your FGASA-accredited field guide has a vast knowledge of the reserve and its inhabitants, and will gladly tailor a safari to your birding interest. South Africa’s resident species number over 850 and with Lion Sands home to 450 of those, including the rare southern ground hornbill, the birdwatching here is spectacular! And there’s always a spare pair of binocs on the vehicle, so no need to panic if you’ve left yours behind. 

Photography

We understand that photographers need time and independence, and our safaris offering exclusive traversing across the reserve are ideal. Your experienced field guide will get you up close for the perfect shot and the vehicle caters for your interest, too with bucket seats and compartments for your equipment. Back at River Lodge, the Creative Lab is available for you to edit and print your work onto canvas.

Spa & Wellness

In our experience, being well taken care of inspires a fundamental sense of well-being. And how better to indulge than with luxurious accommodation, wholesome food, and spa therapies? We favour Africology products, instilled with the belief that self-care brings balance. So with our massages, wraps and facials, we promise a wellness experience to rejuvenate your body, quiet your mind, and revitalise your spirit.

Food & Wine

From boma feasts to safari refreshment stops, dining promises to be a highlight – for all our guests, with any dietary requirement, including kosher, catered for. Our chefs transform local recipes into contemporary dishes, giving you a taste for Southern Africa. Paired with premium wines from the Cape, dining becomes an experience. Our wine tastings are also a favourite of connoisseurs and dabblers, alike.

Rates Include:

  • Luxurious accommodation in a Luxury, Superior Luxury Room or River Suite (with plunge pool)
  • Tinga and Narina Lodges - Suite with private lounge and plunge pool
  • All meals, Teas/Coffees; Mini bar in room; Inclusive drinks & selected snacks (all soft drinks and selection of beers, spirits & house wines);
  • Two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger & tracker; Game drive refreshments & snacks;
  • Specified inclusive safari activities;
  • Skukuza Airport transfers,
  • Wi-fi in public areas
  • Quoted in South African Rand (ZAR)

Rates Exclude:

  • Laundry; Premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines & champagnes; Cigars & cigarettes;
  • All flights and transfers (other than Skukuza Airport); Gratuities;
  • Telephone calls; Curio shop purchases; Spa treatments;
  • Any additional extras will be for the guests’ account
  • Sabi Sand & KNP Entrance fees  per person and guests conservation contribution;

Sabi Sand Guest Conservation Contribution: this is a mandatory contribution,  per guest per day .

Special Activities Included

  • Game drives , bush walks, hippo experience, stargazing, wildlife lectures, bush breakfasts, picnic lunches and bush dinners,
  • Henna Pre-School visit (excludes weekends, school holidays and public holidays)

Special Activities Excludes

Treehouse experiences, private open safari vehicle hire, helicopter flights, golfing

Single Room Policy

  • An allocation of rooms/suites is kept for single travellers where a supplement will not apply. These rooms/suites are subject to availability.
  • A supplement of 50% of the adult rate will be applied if the single rooms/suites are not available.
  • Single supplements will not be waivered when a booking involves one of the MORE Experiences.

Triple Room & Interconnecting Rooms

 

Lion Sands Tinga Lodge and Narina Lodge

  • Two suites have sleeper couches which are suitable for triple  rooms, and booking of these rooms is subject to availability
  • The rate for third person in a triple room is 50% of the per person sharing rates (maximum 3 pax)
  • 3rd person sharing will be restricted to children under the age of 16
  • There is no Interleading suites at Tinga Lodge and Narina Lodge
  • Hi'Nkweni Villa (2 bedrooms) at Tinga Lodge can accommodate a maximum of 6 people (4 adult and 2 children)

Children Policy

  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate children under the age of 10years
  • Children aged 10-15 years pay 50% of the full adult sharing rate.
  • Children aged 16 years and older pay full adult sharing rate.
  • If two children under 16 are in a room on their own, the first child pays full adult sharing rate (inclusive of interconnecting room)

Children of all ages can be accommodated in Ivory Lodge's 2 bedroom Fish Eagle Villa, and children 6 years and older can be accommodated in Tinga Lodge's 2-bedroom Hi'Nkweni Villa

Payment and Cancellation Policy

  • 50% deposit is due on confirmation of booking to secure the reservation, of which 10 % is non-refundable.
  • Full prepayment must be received no later than 30 days prior to arrival.
  • Please note that cancellation fees are charged on any amendments, reduction in rooms or reduction in guests which affect the original value of the confirmed booking.
  • 31 – 60 days prior to arrival: 25 % cancellation fee on the value of the booking
  • 0 – 30 days prior to arrival: 100 % cancellation fee on the value of the booking
Domestic Rates
  • There is a peak period and minimum 3 night stay at all properties from the 18 December 2018 – 3 January 2019.

Rates Include:

  • Luxurious accommodation in a Luxury, Superior Luxury Room /River Suite with plunge pool (River Lodge) and in a suite with private lounge and plunge pool (Tinga Lodge & Narina Lodge);
  • Three meals per day; Teas/Coffees;
  • Two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger & tracker;
  • Game drive refreshments & snacks;
  • Specified inclusive safari activities;
  • Skukuza Airport transfers,.
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Rates Exclude:

  • Laundry;
  • Beverages;
  • Cigars & cigarettes;
  • All flights and transfers (other than Skukuza Airport); Gratuities;
  • Telephone calls;
  • Curio shop purchases;
  • Spa treatments;
  • Sabi Sand & KNP Entrance fees;
  • Any additional extras will be for the guests’ account
  • Guest Conservation Contribution; this is a mandatory contribution: R 114 per guest per day.

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What sets us Apart !

  • Effortless road and air access
  • Ideal for family or small groups
  • Rich biodiversity of game
  • Large elephant population
  • Over 530 bird species
  • Big 5 Game Animals

Travel Information.

  • Disabled Traveler +

    Wheelchair-friendly accommodation and safaris for the disabled in Kruger National Park, South Africa.
  • Child Friendly +

    The south of the Park is more child-friendly than the north, the distances are not so great between get-out points.
  • Heritage Sites +

    There are approximately 254 known cultural heritage sites in the Kruger National Park, including approximately 130 recorded rock art sites.
  • Transfers +

    Kruger Park shuttle is very popular for quick and reliable transfers between Johannesburg and the southern Kruger Park areas.
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