Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

Lion Sands Tinga Lodge is idyllically situated on the confluence of the Sabie River and the Sand River in the Kruger National Park. Tinga exudes style and sophistication and offers first-class service to its guests. We recommend Tinga to guests wishing to combine a South Africa golf holiday with safari because of its close proximity to Leopard Creek Golf Club and also Skukuza Airport. Tinga Lodge is featured in our popular Luxury Kruger Safari and Golf Itinerary.

Enjoy Africa’s ultimate ‘Big Five’ experience from the private game viewing deck of your suite, on safari in an open vehicle, or on foot with an experienced game tracker. There are two different opulent lodges that have each been developed with privacy, luxury and comfort in mind. Both Tinga Lodge and nearby Narina Lodge include river decks overlooking the Sabie River, a wine cellar stocked with premier African and international wines, a library, boma, lounge and bar.

Rooms at Tinga Lodge
Both of the two lodges each have nine air-conditioned suites, each with en-suite bathroom and a double shower, private lounge, heated plunge pool, in-room mini bar and safe. Each suite is equipped with a direct-dial telephone, international adaptors, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Each suite is positioned to ensure total privacy, whilst providing unspoilt game views from its own private deck overlooking the Sabi River and the African bush.

You can enjoy a chilled drink on your private deck, relax in your concealed plunge pool or observe the Big 5 and hundreds of bird species from the private deck of your suite. There are elevated walkways connecting the public areas of the lodge and each suite.

Breakfast and lunch are both buffet style, served on the deck overlooking the river. Breakfast includes cereals, fruits and pastries as well as a full english for those that would like it. Choose from hot and cold dishes including meats, fruit platters and refreshing salads for lunch. Dinner is served in the boma under the stars or on the deck, and typically consists of a 3 course meal with a choice of 3 main dishes. All meals and local drinks (including alcohol) are included.

Game Viewing
Tinga’s vehicles have the right to traverse the entire Kruger National Park allowing unlimited game viewing on open vehicles or guided bush walks. A maximum of 6 guests per game drive vehicle ensures top game viewing. They also have their own private concession within the national park which can only be driven by vehicles from Tinga and Narina, its sister lodge.

For our clients on South Africa golf holidays, it is possible to play the delightful Skukuza Golf Course between game drives. Whilst it is only 9 holes, it is great to stretch your legs after breakfast on this unique course, that is actually inside the Kruger National Park. It is also possible to play the exclusive Leopard Creek course, situated just outside the Kruger Park Malelane Gate. It takes about 50 minutes to get there, so guests would miss out one game drive if they opted to play at Leopard Creek.

For more information about safari holidays in South Africa, golfing in South Africa or staying at any of the Lion Sands Safari Lodges contact us here or call +44 208 249 5919(UK) to speak to our South Africa holiday’s team.


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Lion Sands Tinga Lodge Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • All Inclusive basis
  • Electronic safe
  • En-suite bathroom with bath, his-and-hers vanity & a double shower
  • Disabled facilities
  • Golf course nearby
  • Hairdryer
  • International electrical adapters

  • Library
  • Minibar
  • Outdoor shower (at Narina Lodge)
  • Plunge pool
  • Private lounge
  • Satellite TV
  • Swimming pool
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Under floor heating
  • Wifi