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Great stay for excellent safaris!
We stayed at Tinga for 3 nights. The welcome was really good, with a drink, someone showing the property and the rooms and explaining what to expect. Rooms are large. Great beds! The atmosphere is beautiful. A well stocked minibar and snacks available in the room (all is included). The separate shower looks over the bush around, and it is very likely to spot some game while showering. We had the best guide and tracker one can think of, Herman and Kruger. They work together perfectly and they have a great sense of humor. Herman has a lot of knowledge he likes to share but also with respect for the group when they are talking together. Rooms are very clean. The staff is great, friendly and attentive. They created a dinner at the pool for us (and during dinner elephants just walked by the pool. We tipped our driver, tracker, cleaning staff, and butler on a daily basis for the whole group. At checkout we got a form on which we had to fill in what tip we gave for driver, staff etc again. It was quite awkward when the lady at the reception admitted she actually knew we did it on daily basis. Made us feel like we refused to tip the great staff. It would have been better if these expectations were told at check in... That is the only improvement I can think of. I can highly recommend staying at Tinga Lodge to experience the most luxurious safari one can think of.
Tinga Lodge exceeded all our expectations
From the minute we arrived, our group of 8 family members were blow away by the lodge, our accommodations, the food and the service. The staff could not do enough for our group. The game drives did not disappoint, with viewing after viewing of the big 5 and all the little ones too. Herds of elephants, several lion viewings including a lioness kill and 8 different leopards, 2 in trees with their kill and a mother with her cub, buffalo, giraffes and so much more. They took time to answer all our questions and were clearly environmentally conscious and careful. We would highly recommend this lodge.
Incredble lodge, people, and experience!
We heard about Tinga through Spirit of Africa (our travel agents) and we had a wonderful stay. The food was delicious, the staff was incredibly attentive and accommodating (including our gluten-free & dairy-free guests), the game drives were spectacular (with hot water bottles to keep us warm on the Landy in the AM!), and lodge and rooms are beautifully appointed. Our guides, Ryno and George, were super informative and enabled us to see SO many animals up close, including some very special sightings. The spa services were average, but still lovely and extra relaxing... and really that was just a bonus because we were there to see the incredible wildlife. Highly recommend Tinga and we've raved about it to family and friends! PS - There was another family there that was on their FIFTH stay at Tinga, and that speaks volumes.
This lodge has so much to offer. The rooms are big and the views are amazing. The staff are friendly and helpfull. You will need to diet after this trip as you just cannot help yourself with all the amazing food. They spoilt us with a surprise breakfast one morning next to the river in the bush, that memory will stay with us for ever. There is also a kids club to entertain the kids while you enjoy the pool area. This is really a must see.
It does not get better than this!!!
To stay at Tinga Lodge was nothing short of a privilege. The entire staff and team do not miss a beat. You are made to feel more like family rather than guests. Every day throughout our stay we were treated to amazing surprises from a private candlelit dinner to a cheese and wine stop along the bank of the Sabie River. The rooms are beautifully decorated and are extremely luxurious... each suite has a private plunge pool. All the meals were excellent and you definitely won’t leave hungry. Our highlight without a doubt was spending time in the bush with Johan, Mannie and Robin - their knowledge and enthusiasm have made this trip our most memorable yet! If you are lucky enough to get paired with them, don’t forget to ask Johan for the ‘last morning magic’ 😁 Thank you all again and we cannot wait to return! See you soon
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