Lion Sands Tinga Lodge is a safari lodge overlooking the Sabie River in the Kruger National Park, and is built around a 200-year-old jackalberry tree. The old world luxury lodge offers a comfortable bygone-style retreat and a welcoming family-friendly atmosphere.

Go on game drives and walks around the reserve, where you will have the opportunity to view the Big 5. Back at the lodge, you can relax on the deck or in the infinity pool, while watching the game and birds drinking at the river.


  • In the private Tinga Concession, popular Big 5 territory
  • On the banks of the Sabie River with gorgeous views
  • Each suite has a private plunge pool
  • Welcoming family-friendly atmosphere

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After a day of exciting safari activity, relax in the lodge's infinity pool or receive a pampering treatment from the Wellness Centre.

In the evenings, keep warm around the campfire, serenaded by sounds of wildlife. Enjoy delicious cuisine paired with fantastic South African wine.

General Facilities

    Plunge Pool
    Babysitting service available
    Beauty or wellness therapist
    Laundry service


Scrumptious breakfasts and lunches are served on the deck at Lion Sands Tinga Lodge, allowing you to enjoy the views and watch wildlife as you dine. For dinner, a bush barbecue is held in the boma, where you can keep warm around the camp fire.

Standard Suite

All the Suites at Lion Sands Tinga Lodge have been positioned to overlook the Sabie River, affording great views of the river and its surroundings.

Suites are designed drawing inspiration from African-heritage style, with en suite bathrooms and spacious private lounges. Relax on your private deck and take a swim in the plunge pool, while you watch the wildlife that come to the river to quench their thirst.

Standard Suite AMENITIES

    Air conditioning
    En-suite bathroom
    Mini bar
    Private pool
    Outdoor area


  • Bird watching
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Bush dining
  • Historical tours
  • Star gazing
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 11 Jan 2017 - 30 Nov 2017 $840 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Dec 2017 - 17 Dec 2017 $715 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 18 Dec 2017 - 03 Jan 2018 $965 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 04 Jan 2018 - 10 Jan 2018 $840 Fully Inclusive Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • It was absolutely amazing and totally worth the price. Peter also loved it even though it was more touristy as he was the only local but it actually turned out great and was an amazing and unforgettable experience for him too. I would go back there in a heartbeat except I would like to explore other parts since they keep you in a pretty small area. That being said, we did see the big five and countless leopards, definitely my favourite animal! We even tracked lions literally off-roading which was unreal. Peter caught it on video. Our tracker and guide we're amazing and got us really close to all the animals while keeping everyone safe. I can't wait to spend a lot more time in Africa as it now feels like a second home to me. I'm just sad that I will only be able to visit once a year max right now. Fingers crossed that we'll be able to spend a month a year there and increase it from there once our little one is off to college!!! I think my mom is worried that I love it so much because it's so far away from her and home!!! She'll understand once she sees it which is why we'll be bringing her next year!

    Diana Rosenthal, December 2014
  • We really enjoyed Tinga Lodge and the experience of the Tree House. The room at the lodge was great, very clean and big. The staff and guides were all great. I would definitely recommend Tinga Lodge and if someone wanted the experience of sleeping in a tree house go for it. The Lodge, staff, food, accommodations were all great.

    Clay Boyer, June 2014
  • We decided not to have any experience with the big five because we decided to enjoy the lodge.

    Sonia Lopez, January 2008

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Liesel van Zyl

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"I just love the river frontage of the main areas and the spacious suites; our warm welcome from the staff was complemented by the herd of elephants as if they were there just to greet us - so special!"



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We decided not to have any experience with the big five because we decided to enjoy the lodge.

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