Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

5.0 star property
Luxury lodge with full-service spa and free breakfast

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Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

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Suite | Premium bedding, free minibar, in-room safe, individually furnished
Suite | Bathroom | Separate tub and shower, deep soaking tub, hydromassage showerhead
Game drive

Overview of Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

9.6 out of 10 Exceptional
9.6/10 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Free airport shuttle
Kruger National Park, Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, 1350

Explore the area

  • AirportSkukuza (SZK)1 min drive

Room options


  • 1346 sq ft
  • River view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Located in Skukuza, Lion Sands Tinga Lodge is near the airport and on a river. AM Spa Kruger and Skukuza Golf Course are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Kruger National Park and Greater Kruger National Park. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.

Getting around

  • Skukuza (SZK) - 1 min drive

About this property

Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

5-star luxury lodge by the river
You can look forward to free full breakfast, a free roundtrip airport shuttle, and game and wildlife viewing at Lion Sands Tinga Lodge. Treat yourself to a facial, a deep-tissue massage, or aromatherapy at the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at Boma Dinner, the onsite buffet restaurant. In addition to a terrace and a garden, guests can connect to free WiFi in public areas.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Free self parking
  • A safari, a water dispenser, and a gift shop
  • A front-desk safe, luggage storage, and a vegetable garden
Room features
All 18 individually furnished rooms offer comforts such as private plunge pools and premium bedding, in addition to perks like furnished patios and air conditioning.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Reusable coffee/tea filters, recycling, and LED light bulbs
  • Bathrooms with hydromassage showers and designer toiletries
  • Composting, eco-friendly cleaning products, and coffee/tea makers



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • 24-hour free roundtrip airport shuttle on request
  • Free self parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily
  • A bar/lounge
  • A restaurant
  • Coffee and tea in common areas

Restaurants on site

  • Boma Dinner

Things to do

  • Full-service spa
  • Game drive
  • Game viewing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Library
  • Safari

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Private in-room plunge pool


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Change of bedsheets on request
  • Change of towels on request
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Conference center (237 square feet of space)
  • Meeting room


  • Garden
  • In a national park
  • On a river
  • Pool loungers
  • Terrace
  • Vegetable garden

Full-service spa

  • Aromatherapy
  • Deep-tissue massages
  • Facials
  • In-room massages
  • Manicures/pedicures


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility available in select rooms
  • No elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Annual offsets purchased for at least 10% of carbon footprint
  • At least 10% of profits reinvested in community and sustainability
  • At least 80% lighting from LEDs
  • At least 80% of food locally-sourced
  • Comprehensive food waste policy
  • Comprehensive recycling policy
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Double-glazed windows
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products used
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Humane treatment of captive wild animals
  • Local artist showcase
  • Local culture and ecosystem education
  • Locally-owned and organized tours and activities
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian breakfast available
  • Vegetarian dining options
  • Water dispenser usage encouraged

Room amenities


  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Bidet
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Slippers
  • Towels


  • Private plunge pool

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Free stocked minibar

Outdoor space

  • Furnished patio


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Composting
  • Desk
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products available
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Energy-saving switches in guestrooms
  • Individual furnishings
  • LED lighting
  • Phone
  • Recycling
  • Reusable coffee/tea filters
  • Safe
  • Water-efficient showers

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Check-in from 2 PM - 6 PM


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport; to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Utility fee: ZAR 115 per person, per night
  • Resort fee: ZAR 345 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
This property uses solar energy, plus a grey water recycling system and eco-friendly cleaning products
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

National rating

Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.

Property is also known as

Lion Sands Narina
Lion Sands Tinga
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Lion Sands Tinga Lodge Lodge Bushbuckridge

Frequently asked questions

Is Lion Sands Tinga Lodge pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Lion Sands Tinga Lodge?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Lion Sands Tinga Lodge?

Check-in is from 2 PM - 6 PM.

What time is check-out at Lion Sands Tinga Lodge?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Does Lion Sands Tinga Lodge provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's a free airport shuttle that runs on request.

Where is Lion Sands Tinga Lodge located?

Situated near the airport, this luxury lodge is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Skukuza Golf Course and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Greater Kruger National Park. Kruger National Park and AM Spa Kruger are also within 12 mi (20 km).




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10/10 Excellent

Wee Lee

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
What a great property! Enjoyed the views, the room facilities, common areas, etc. Guide and tracker were brilliant. Food is of a very high standard. Very impressed!
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Trip to kruger
Amazing lodge. Amazing staff. Amazing rangers. Unforgettable trip. Highly recommend this lodge
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner