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25th Wedding Anniversary
WOW, what a wonderful lodge. From the pickup at the Skukuza airport to the check in, everything was 5 star!! The accommodation is absolutely spectacular! The rooms are literally on the Sabie River ( and at the moment it’s flowing like I’ve never seen before!! ). Because we are celebrating our 25th Wedding Anniversary, the staff had gone out of their way to put an amazing welcome message on our bed, to a bottle of champagne in the ice bucket! Everything was perfect!! The staff from management to housekeeping just can’t do enough for us!! Our ranger is Johan and our tracker is Emmanuel ( I called him Mannie for short - and now everyone on our vehicle is calling him Mannie ) Lol!! My wife is a big bird watcher and the combination of Johan, Mannie and my wife, they’ve collectively identified over 100 species on 6 game drives. The lodge has its own private concession area in the Kruger National Park. In numerous visits to the KNP I’ve only ever seen Wild Dog once. On our first 4 drives we saw 8 dogs on 1 day and 22 on another!! We’ve seen the Big 5 and loads of amazing game. The bush is extremely lush due to good rainfall which is great for the animals!! The guest services staff lead by Cathrine and Sue are absolutely incredible!! Our compliments to the head chef DK and his tremendous staff, every meal has been spectacular!! We have really enjoyed our stay at this incredible lodge and would recommend it to all South Africans and international guests!! Even during the very stressful time with CV19, the entire staff at Tinga Lodge has made our stay stress free for both of us!!! One of the pics attached is of our deck at our room!! Truly a view one could get use to waking up and seeing every morning!! Thanks to ALL at Tinga Lodge for making our celebration a memorable one!! God Bless and Best Wishes, Alan and Cecilé
Once in a lifetime Kruger experience at Lions Sands Tinga Lodge
We spent one week at this beautiful lodge and would give this more than five stars if we could. From the warm welcome, to all the little delights the staff surprised us with throughout the week, to the incredible wildlife sightings and experience, this place comes highly recommended! And the icing on the cake is the treehouse experience - highly recommend this once in a lifetime opportunity to sleep under the stars in Kruger!
The best Christmas!
Wow 4 fantastic nights at Lion Sands Tinga Lodge over Christmas! What a wonderful team, we were looked after and spoiled every minute of every day. The lodge and suites are top draw, luxury and relaxing at the same time. The views from the deck amazing. The food 5 star plus and the people, the best you could hope for! The game viewing was spectacular, the sightings were some of the best we have seen in 25 years. Thank you Natalie, Nadia, Tebogo, Herman, Reckson, Darren, Danielle, Elvis, Excellent, Vusi, Nelli and the rest of the team who made us feel so special. We will certainly be back.
An experience to remember
I was looking for a special place to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and Lion Sands seemed to be a perfect choice. It was always one of my dreams to stay at a lodge in Lion Sands. The pictures on the web always looked so lovely and the location is perfect (in or next to Kruger - one of our favourite places). I selected Tinga lodge because it is a small camp, and the decor and ambiance of the general area and rooms looked lovely. More importantly, the rooms have a river view and there is a boma for evening dinners. I must honestly say that we were not disappointed. Tinga lodge checked all the boxes: gorgeous room with a private deck and splash pool, tastefully decorated general area with a lovely deck, superb meals, excellent service and lastly a well-educated guide (Simon) and fearless tracker (Isaac). They not only showed us the big-and-hairy (rhino, elephant, leopard and lions), but also took time to show us birds and to share their knowledge. The highlight of the trip was our last evening. Nadia (lodge manager) was very happy to accommodate my request for a secret private dinner in the boma. The set-up was perfect and exactly how I wanted it - lanterns (lots of them), stylishly decorated table and an excellent meal. Moreover, the chef spoiled us with a surprise dessert in the form of 2 hart-shaped cakes that were beautifully presented. Dreams can come true...
Amazing for Family with kids
We spend now the 2nd holiday with the More Family. Same as Marataba, Lion Sand Tinga lodge was amazing and didn’t disappoint in any expectation for a family luxury safari trip. Our villa was perfect for us with 4 kids, very spoiled and felt like home. The team at the lodge always found a way to entertain our kids. Our Ranger Ben and Tracker Krueger as well, super kids friendly and just gave a in our 7 game drives all we wanted to see...beside the big 5, lions hunting, leopards eating in the tree, buffalos in the morning (was very hard to find) lots of elephants troops etc etc. Just breathtaking. And very liked by the whole family, the morning coffee break and sundowner stop in the bush. We definitely back 🙌🏼
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