There’s a timeless feel to the luxury of Tinga Lodge, an intimate but grand lodge set in the Lion Sands private concession of South Africa’s Kruger National Park. Overlooking the Sabie River there is plenty of game-viewing without even leaving the private deck and plunge pool of your suite. Game drives and game walks explore the unspoilt 5000 ha of Lion Sands, prime Big 5 viewing territory with the highest concentration of Black Rhino in South Africa. The family-friendly lodge welcomes children from 6 years up, with hospitable staff making sure that guests of all ages feel special.
Just nine luxury suites are spaced out along the bank of the Sabie River where you might see elephants passing, a rhino wandering by or monkeys playing in the trees. With large bedroom and adjoining lounge, each thatched suite is incredibly spacious. Sliding glass doors open on to a furnished verandah, with your own plunge pool also enjoying the river views. Comfortable safari chic includes leather armchairs, big beds swathed in mosquito nets, wooden writing desk and plenty of storage space, with the comfort of air-conditioning for summer nights. The bathtub is placed strategically in the window to watch the river as you relax and the shower can be opened to the outdoors.Read More
The double volume spaces of the main lodge with their soaring thatch roof are welcoming with a log fire in winter, cosy library lounge and a large viewing deck and outdoor lounge leading to the river and an oval swimming pool. Generous meals are served in the dining area, on the outside deck around the ancient jackalberry tree or in the boma around a camp fire.
Experienced guides lead the game drives in open vehicles, searching out the best sightings. Being in a private concession the vehicles can go off-road for key sightings and it is never crowded, with varied wildlife including big cats, elephants and rhino. Sundowners with delicious snacks and drinks in scenic spots are all part of the safari romance.
For atmosphere, stunning setting and a memorable safari experience, Tinga Lodge is a great choice.