• Lion Sands Tinga Lodge main deck in Sabi Sands
  • Tinga Lodge bedroom in Lion Sands Game Reserve
  • Lion Sands Tinga Lodge bathroom in Sabi Sand
  • Enjoy a luxury safari in Kruger an stay at Lion Sands Tinga Lodge
  • Private plunge pool at Lion Sands Tinga Lodge in Sabi Sands
  • Luxury at Tinga Lodge in Kruger National Park
  • Kruger safari at Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

Lodge style Elegant masterpiece

Grand lodge with a sense of a bygone era

With just nine suites and the exclusive two-bedroom Hinkwenu Residence, Lion Sands Tinga Lodge offers a secluded retreat set high on the banks of the Sabie River, a spot frequented by giraffes, elephants, and other wildlife. Each suite, blending vintage style with modern luxury, provides breathtaking views that bring the wilderness inside, ensuring an intimate connection with the untamed beauty of Africa.

Tinga's luxurious suites are designed not merely as places to stay but as portals to nature's grandeur. Elevated wooden pathways wind through the lodge, leading to the spa and main lodge area, which features a bar lounge, pool, and boma. Here, you can share a cocktail, enjoy good company, or savor quiet moments alone, all while being immersed in the sights and sounds of the bush. Each suite features its own private plunge pool and deck, offering a personal sanctuary where you can unwind or watch hippos wallow below.

Strategically located within the prestigious Lion Sands Game Reserve —which spans both the iconic Sabi Sand Nature Reserve and the vast expanses of Kruger National Park— Tinga Lodge boasts a unique vantage point. The Sabie River, acting as a natural canvas, delineates these two legendary locales, with Tinga Lodge perched on the Kruger side.

Relax by the infinity pool or enjoy a dinner of exceptional standards beneath the African stars. Each suite is fully equipped with expansive living areas, an enticing outdoor shower, and a private plunge pool, offering the pinnacle of luxury in the wild. Stepping out through your suite’s glass sliding doors, your deck serves as a stage for pool lounger safaris, dining experiences set just for you, and alfresco showers under the stars.

Family adventure at Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

Lion Sands Tinga Lodge isn’t just for adults; it is a family-friendly destination where even the youngest guests receive the VIP treatment. With tailor-made experiences for children aged 6 to 11, the lodge ensures that every member of the family has the freedom to explore and have fun. A dedicated playroom, coordinated by a skilled activity leader, offers a range of engaging activities from sports and crafts to baking sessions with the chef. Family game drives, bush orientation, dung tracking, spoor casting, and nature scavenger hunts are just a few of the adventures that families can enjoy together, making every day a new discovery.

Activities at Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

Embark on iconic safari drives at dawn and dusk, led by experienced field guides. This experience captures the essence of an African safari as you seek out the Big Five and our renowned leopards, with your senses attuned to every detail of the bush. After breakfast, set out on foot to experience the bush first-hand, following the footsteps of expert guides who interpret the subtle signs of nature along the way.

For those seeking relaxation and renewal, our spa sala provides treatments featuring Africology products, ethically sourced and inspired by traditional African healing practices. Additionally, for those dreaming of sleeping under the vast African sky, our optional treehouse sleep-outs provide an unforgettable night surrounded by the sounds of the wild (activity is at an additional cost).

Lion Sands Tinga special offers

Stay 3 pay 2 at Tinga

Indulge in luxury for a little longer at no extra cost. Book three nights at Tinga Lodge, and only pay for two.

This special offer is applicable for new bookings for arrivals between 4 January and 30 April 2024, between 1 October and 19 December 2024, between 4 January and 30 April 2025, and between 1 October and 19 December 2025. Only applies on the full adult sharing and single rates, and does not apply to children's discounted rates. This special offer may not be combined with any other special offers.

Two nights in beautiful Cape Town for free

Experience the magic and combine your Lion Sands safari adventure with a visit to Africa's most captivating city: Cape Town. We may offer you two nights in Cape Town completely free when booking a three night stay at Lion Sands Tinga Lodge. In bustling Cape Town you will stay at More Quarters Hotel (luxury room).

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

Victoria Falls free of charge

Or perhaps you rather wish to see the majestic Victoria Falls. In that case you may opt for our special offer that allows you to stay in Victoria Falls for two or three nights free of charge. In Victoria Falls you will stay at the brand new Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel for two nights or at Ursula's Homestead on B&B basis for three nights.

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).

Honeymoon special rate

Are you looking to visit Sabi Sands with your significant other? Lion Sands offers a reduced rate for newlyweds. Spend three nights at Lion Sands Tinga Lodge and one of the happy couple gets 20% off the accommodation price! This special offer is valid between 1 January 2024 and 30 April 2025 (offer is not valid between 20 December 2024 and 3 January 2025). This special rate may not be combined with any other special.

Tripadvisor comments Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

From start to finish, Lion Sands Tinga Lodge was extraordinary. We have been planning this trip of a lifetime for nearly four years and our stay did not disappoint. The lodge is stunning! Beautifully decorated yet comfortable and extremely intimate. All of the staff are outstanding and incredibly friendly; going out of their way to make sure every single detail is taken care of.

We stayed at Tinga lodge for 3 nights. I can literally fault nothing. It is beautiful. The decor is contemporary but authentic. Just stunning. The location is amazing. The rooms are spacious yet somehow comfortable and cosy. And the food is healthy and delicious. And very plentiful.

from Reading, UK