What to expect
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Last 5 reviews
From the reservation to the greetings to the venue to the safari to the overall service, everything was just spectacular. Thank you to Kaamilah, Nadia, Patience, Jabo and Wanted for making our stay amazing.
Amazing Experience & Great People
From the moment you arrive until the time you leave it was a great experience. The people were special, the food was terrific and the drives were great. You never know what you will see but it is just enjoyable to be out in nature seeing the animals in their habitat. We learned a lot along the way as well. Truly a great experience!
Our first safari
We had the best experience at Lion Sands Tinga! We have been telling everyone about it. We felt like VIP guests every day. The food was amazing. There was a wide variety to choose from and made sure to accommodate you if not. Our safari guide and tracker had over 40 years experience! Watching them work was fascinating!! The kids center was great! My 11yo loved going in there for activities and crafts!! We would love to go back
Our stay in Lions Sand Tinga Lodge was simply incredible and the game drives the best we've ever had. The best faciiities, awesome staff, epic safari experience. We look forward to going back soon. Thank you!!!
ONCE IN A LIFETIME
Perched high up on the banks of the Sabie river in the private lion sands game reserve, this lodge is a super exclusive accommodation that offers an ultra-luxury experience that is unparalleled. The design of the lodge takes you back to the days of the pioneers, thatched roofs & beautifully stained woods give a sense of wonder, a sense that you are truly stepping back in time. ACCOMMODATION With only a few private suites this lodge gives a sense of seclusion & privacy where you can be at one with the sights & sounds of nature while getting up close & personal to the local wildlife that calls this magical place home. I stayed in villa no.3 a short walk from the main lodge. Designed in a traditional manner the villa was vast. A lounge area equipped with a craft bar, huge bed & terrace with a personal plunge pool made it extra special. The pièce de résistance had to be the freestanding bathtub with sliding windows that lets you relax in privacy whilst taking in the sights & sounds of the reserve. AREAS At the main lodge, you find the bar & super comfy seating area, this is where afternoon tea is served before the game drives. As you make your way through you’re greeted by an enormous tree that shades the equally vast terrace overlooking the Sabie River. This is where I spend most of my time as all meals are served here. A stone's throw away you’ll find the swimming pool where you can on occasion catch a glimpse of impala grazing in the relative safety of the lodge. GASTRONOMY I was super impressed with the food on offer. From vegetarian choices for breakfast & fresh juices to fish for lunch & 'game' such as Kudu for dinner they had a vast array of dishes to choose from that were sure to impress any discerning diner. ACTIVITIES Game drives are at the heart of everything you do here. Twice a day we went out seeking a glimpse of the most magical creatures the world has to offer. Due to it being a private reserve we hardly ever seen other vehicles & the ability to go off-road made for a super exclusive experience that allowed us to get up close & personal with the wildlife. I saw lion cubs, multiple leopards, baby elephants & many more it was the best safari experience i’ve ever been on. I had the once in a lifetime opportunity to go on a walking safari getting up close to a Rhino bathing in a mud pool, it was a heart-pounding awe-inspiring moment. After we walked along the river passing crocs & hippos while the sun was setting behind us finally closing the evening with an Amerula high up on the river bank taking in a breathtaking African sunset. I would like to give a big thanks to Herman (my guide) & Kruger (my tracker) for making this one of the best trips ever!!! LOCATION Only a short ride away from Skukuza airport which is linked to Joburg & Cape Town with Airlink.
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