Lion Sands Narina Lodge is an African safari lodge in the prime game-viewing location of the Tinga Concession within the famous Kruger National Park. Creating a distinctly African feel with thatched wooden rooms set on stilts overlooking the Sabie River among century-old fig trees, the lodge offers a luxurious safari in a prime wildlife-viewing destination.

Set off for exciting game walks and drives to experience sightings of the Big 5 and smaller game such as bushbuck, kudu and even monkeys. Game viewing can even be enjoyed from the large river deck at the lodge or from the privacy of your own private plunge pool.


  • In the private Tinga Concession
  • Suites set on stilts with beautiful views
  • Excellent wildlife sightings, including leopard
  • Luxury & comfort in the African bush
  • Private plunge pools & outdoor showers
  • Fantastic Honeymoon Suite, with the emphasis on privacy

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When you aren't enjoying thrilling game drives, spend a relaxing afternoon at Lion Sands Narina Lodge.

Browse souvenirs at the safari shop or cool off in the main swimming pool while enjoying the spectacular views.

The main lodge area offers a large wooden river deck where you can enjoy sightings of the wildlife that come to the river to drink, as well as a cosy lounge and bar area where you can relax in comfort.

General Facilities

    Plunge Pool
    Beauty or wellness therapist
    Laundry service


Relax on the lodge deck as you enjoy an expertly prepared breakfast or lunch, while you watch the resident wildlife that come to the Sabie River come to drink.

Dinner consists of African-inspired dishes and barbecues, paired with fine South African wines, served in the outdoor boma around a mesmerising campfire.

Standard Suite

Lion Sands Narina Lodge has nine suites exuding an African feel with thatched rooms and timber throughout. The suites are set on stilts, providing fantastic views of the Sabie River.

The suites focus on comfort and they are equipped with en suite bathrooms, outdoor showers and private wooden viewing decks with plunge pools overlooking the Sabie River.

Standard Suite AMENITIES

    Air conditioning
    En-suite bathroom
    Outdoor shower
    Private pool


  • Bird watching
  • Day tours
  • Game drives
  • Golf
  • Guided walks
  • Bush dining
  • Historical tours
  • Local village visits
  • Star gazing
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 11 Jan 2017 - 30 Nov 2017 $905 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Dec 2017 - 17 Dec 2017 $770 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 18 Dec 2017 - 03 Jan 2018 $1040 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 04 Jan 2018 - 10 Jan 2018 $905 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 11 Jan 2018 - 30 Nov 2018 $1020 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Dec 2018 - 17 Dec 2018 $870 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 18 Dec 2018 - 30 Apr 2019 $1175 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

  • Narina Lodge surpassed all our expectations, the place is just fantastic and the staff are all really lovely and friendly people. We had the best guide and tracker - they went the extra mile to ensure we had the best safari experience ever.

    Geoff Stewart, October 2015
  • By far the highlight of my trip. Great staff, excellent accommodation, amazing game drives! And YES, we did get to see the BIG 5 many times over!

    Ian Feldman, June 2015
  • Narina was an exceptional lodge and we would go back “in a heartbeat”. The staff at Narina were so impressive and the meals were outstanding! Every night there was a special event, whether it was dinner in the Boma, a romantic dinner in our room, etc. The tree house experience was a fun evening! Dinner on the deck overlooking the river and some hippos in the distance added to the fun. Our guide, Joe, and tracker, Jabulani, made the safari an experience of a lifetime. They made the difference in creating the best safari we could ever imagine.

    Nancy Shiley, May 2015
  • So the room at Lion Sands was insane... not even the treehouse... but the room that we had as a backup room for the night. Probably the best room we've ever had, and we didn't even get to sleep in it :) Lion Sands is definitely a top class place. We were driven to the treehouse and it completely blew our minds. Completely! It was stunning. We watched the sun go down, drank bubbles, and had a nice dinner. We couldn't have picked a better night... it was a full moon. Everything was lit up all night from the full moon. We saw bushbok's all over and heard leopards nearby. The bushboks were barking so we knew the leopards were close. Unfortunately I think I fell asleep too quickly. We were back in the element of sleeping outside (like the tents) and it was incredible. I woke up a few times to see where the moon had adjusted to in the sky. Finally it was sunrise which was beautiful.

    Rebecca Morris, November 2014
  • Lion Sands Narina Lodge was definitely THE BEST way to end our holiday. The property was truly beautiful and the staff were first-class. The safari experience is breathtaking. Our guide, Johann, and tracker, Isaac, were fantastic. Always friendly, professional and brilliant at spotting game.

    Martin Goh, October 2014
  • We can say without hesitation that our experience at Narina was simply first rate. The next time we come to Africa, we would very much like to have a few more days on safari as well as spend at least a few more days in Seychelles.

    Kelvin Leung, July 2014
  • Tinga Narina was fabulous – we saw the big 5 the first day. The staff were great – food was delicious – only small complaint was that there were issues with water a few times to our room – nothing that we could not live with.

    Gwen Melincoff, April 2013
  • Tinga Narina was unbelievable. The grounds are fantastic - elephants came right to our deck daily! The food was plentiful and terrific.

    Barbara -, February 2008

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Shelley Hess

Shelley Hess

Africa Safari Expert

"This small and intimate lodge has a great tree house feel to it as you are surrounded by 100 year old trees, as well as the views of the Sabi River. Great lodge for a romantic getaway!"



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Tinga Narina was unbelievable. The grounds are fantastic - elephants came right to our deck daily! The food was plentiful and terrific.

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