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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


  • Bird watching
  • Day tours
  • Game drives
  • Golf
  • Guided walks
  • Bush dining
  • Historical tours
  • Local village visits
  • Star gazing


Narina Suite

These elegant suites with beautiful wooden floors offer outstanding views of the Sabie River. Large glass sliding doors open onto private decks with plunge pools looking out onto the river. Each features an open-plan lounge and dining area alongside a substantial bed, romantically draped with a frothy mosquito net. Soak in the en suite bathroom’s luxurious bathtub, set right in front of a large window offering panoramic views of the river and surrounding landscape.


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 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.


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.

General facilities

  • Plunge Pool
  • Boma
  • Safe
  • Beauty or wellness therapist
  • Laundry service


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Valid for travel: 1 November 2023 - 29 February 2024

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Dates Board Price
2023-01-04 — 2023-12-19 Fully Inclusive (All Meals, Selected Beverages) $1,270
2023-12-20 — 2024-01-03 Fully Inclusive (All Meals, Selected Beverages) $1,585
2024-01-04 — 2024-12-19 Fully Inclusive (All Meals, Selected Beverages) $1,460
2024-12-20 — 2025-01-03 Fully Inclusive (All Meals, Selected Beverages) $1,825
2025-01-04 — 2025-04-30 Fully Inclusive (All Meals, Selected Beverages) $1,575

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

Lion Sands Narina Lodge

Tara Feindt

"At Narina Lodge... what can I say other than 'Wow.' The staff, the food, the location, the safaris -- all exceeded our expectations."

Geoff Stewart

"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."

Ian Feldman

"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!"

Nancy Shiley

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.
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Rebecca Morris

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.
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Martin Goh

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, pr ofessional and brilliant at spotting game.
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Kelvin Leung

"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."

Gwen Melincoff

"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."

Barbara -

"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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