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Tengile River Lodge is a warm and contemporary safari lodge situated in the sublime Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. This reserve is part of a conservation area that is the size of the state of New Jersey, and shares unfenced boundaries with the iconic Kruger National Park – home to the biggest diversity of wildlife in South Africa. Sabi Sands delivers some of the finest Big 5 safari experiences in Africa and is renowned for its exceptional leopard sightings.

Tengile’s elegant interiors resonate modern fashion, without compromising on authenticity. Tranquil and intimate spaces are cleverly distributed throughout the lodge, creating wonderful open spaces for small group gatherings. Spacious floating suites (raised above ground level) are nestled in the dappled shade of a riverine forest, and features exquisite views of the Tengile River.

Built with an extremely light carbon footprint, using durable and environmentally friendly materials to keep sustainability at its core. The cleverly designed private decks feature sunken outdoor lounges and lap pools, creating exclusive havens in the open air.

Go on early morning and late afternoon game drives in a reserve with strict vehicle limits, which ensures the exclusivity of your game viewing experience and superb animal sightings. It is not unusual to see all members of the Big 5 in the same day here.


  • Exquisite eco-friendly lodge with magnificent river views
  • Intimate big game viewing in Sabi Sands, renowned for leopard sightings
  • See spotted hyena, elephant, white rhino, buffalo and hippo
  • Interpretive bush walks and regular Big 5 sightings


  • Day tours


Family Suite

Two suites with interleading doors can accommodate a family of two adults and two children.


Air-conditioned floating suites overlook the river and feature private decks with lap pools and sunken outdoor lounges. Elegant interiors are complimented by amenities like in-room safes, personal bars, outdoor showers and Wi-Fi access. En suite bathrooms are equipped with showers and bathtubs, and open out onto the forest.


Tengile’s design and layout follow the curves of the river bank, delivering gorgeous views from almost every area in the lodge.

An elegant spa offers guests a tranquil retreat in between game drives, and a well-equipped gym provides active guests space for a good workout.


All meals are included at Tengile – you can look forward to sundowners from a scenic view point on your afternoon game drive.

General facilities

  • Curio or Gift shop
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-fi available

Why travel with us

  • Independent experts since 1998
  • Our best price promise
  • Full service, flights included
  • Complete financial protection
  • 24/7 on-safari support
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