• The Hinkwenu Residence in Kruger National Park
  • Dining room at Hinkwenu Residence at Lion Sands Tinga Lodge
  • A luxury bedroom at Lion Sands Hinkwenu Residence
  • Bathroom at the Hinkwenu Residence in Kruger National Park
  • Private lounge area at Hinkwenu Tinga Lodge
  • Lion Sands Hinkwenu Villa entrance
  • The outdoor lounge area at the Hinkwenu Residence at Lion Sands

Hinkwenu Residence

Lodge style Exclusive-use sanctuary

Experience luxury and togetherness at Hinkwenu

Nestled within the heart of the iconic Kruger National Park, Hinkwenu Residence is an exclusive-use bush retreat that promises an unparalleled safari experience. This luxurious haven can be booked on an exclusive-use basis, accommodating a maximum of four adults and two children, ensuring complete privacy and personalised service. The essence of togetherness, reflected in its name derived from the local Shangaan language, permeates every aspect of your stay. Hinkwenu, meaning "together," is more than just a name —it's a guiding philosophy. Here, families and friends can reconnect, create lasting memories, and indulge in the simple joy of being together in a setting that is both grand and welcoming.

The Hinkwenu Residence, located at Lion Sands Tinga Lodge, boasts two expansive en-suite bedrooms, each thoughtfully designed to blend luxury with the natural beauty of Kruger National Park. These rooms can comfortably accommodate an additional child, making it an ideal choice for family safaris. The interiors reflect a harmonious blend of contemporary elegance and rustic charm, featuring earth-toned decor, plush furnishings, and large windows that frame breathtaking views of the African bush.

The open-plan kitchen and dining area serve as the heart of the residence. Here, guests can gather to enjoy gourmet meals prepared by their private chef, who artfully combines local flavours with international cuisine. The kitchen's sleek, modern design is complemented by natural wood accents and high-end appliances, creating a space that is both functional and beautiful.

The living areas are designed for relaxation and connection, with comfortable seating arrangements, a cosy fireplace, and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open onto a spacious deck. This outdoor area is perfect for lounging by the private pool, soaking up the sun, or simply taking in the sights and sounds of the surrounding wilderness. The deck also features a dining table for al fresco meals, allowing guests to dine under the stars while listening to the nocturnal chorus of the bush.

Every detail at Hinkwenu Residence is curated to provide an unforgettable experience. From the dedicated butler and housekeeper to the complimentary Wi-Fi and access to spa facilities, guests are pampered at every turn. The residence also offers the Mack & Madi Kids’ Adventure Explorers programme, ensuring that even the youngest guests have a safari experience tailored just for them.

Activities at Hinkwenu Residence

Hinkwenu Residence offers an array of safari activities that allow guests to explore the rich biodiversity of Kruger National Park. Twice-daily game drives are a highlight, led by FGASA-accredited field guides who possess an intimate knowledge of the park's flora and fauna. These personalised safaris offer the chance to spot the Big Five and other iconic wildlife in their natural habitat, with the added flexibility of a private vehicle.

For families with children, the experience is made even more special with tailored activities like nature treasure hunts and spoor casting, where kids can learn about animal tracks and signs. While adults enjoy sundowners with panoramic views of the bush, children can indulge in milkshakes or hot chocolate breaks, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Hinkwenu Residence special offers

Stay 3 pay 2 at Hinkwenu Residence

Extend your luxury safari experience at no extra cost. Book three nights at Hinkwenu Residence and only pay for two.

This exclusive offer applies to new bookings for arrivals between 1 October and 19 December 2024, 4 January and 30 April 2025, and 1 October and 19 December 2025. Cannot be combined with other special offers.

Two nights in beautiful Cape Town for free

Enhance your Hinkwenu Residence safari adventure with a complimentary stay in Africa's most captivating city: Cape Town. Enjoy two free nights at the luxurious More Quarters Hotel when you book a three-night stay at Hinkwenu Residence.

This special offer is valid for arrivals between 4 January and 19 December 2024, and between 4 January and 30 April 2025. Applicable for a maximum of two rooms (four guests).

Victoria Falls free of charge

Or, opt for an unforgettable visit to the majestic Victoria Falls. Enjoy two nights at the Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel or three nights at Ursula's Homestead on a B&B basis, free of charge, when you book a three-night stay at Hinkwenu Residence.

This special offer is applicable for new bookings for arrivals between arrivals between 4 January and 30 June 2024, between 1 November and 19 December 2024, and between 4 January and 30 April 2025. Valid for a maximum of two rooms (four guests).

Tripadvisor comments Hinkwenu Residence

But for me, it was the staff who made it a little more special, little thoughtful touches and a can do attitude was evident. Location was brilliant - 5 mins from the airport and even less before you start to see the wildlife. I can thoroughly recommend this as as special place for couples and families alike.

Outstanding service and accommodations. Beautiful well appointed rooms as well as dining areas. We enjoyed a couples massage during our stay in the spa. We were lucky to have Murray and Kruger for our Safari ranger and tracker. They were both so generous with their knowledge. Highly recommend!!

from Kansas City, Missouri