Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

Photo gallery for Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

Primary image
Suite (Tinga) | Terrace/patio
Suite (Tinga) | Terrace/patio
Suite (Tinga) | Premium bedding, free minibar, in-room safe, individually furnished

Overview of Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

5.0 star property
Riverfront lodge in Bushbuckridge with safari and restaurant

9.6/10 Exceptional

24 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
Kruger National Park, Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, 1350
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Spa services
  • Conference centre
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Lobby fireplace
Feel at home
  • Sofa bed
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Choose dates to view prices

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Sabi Sands Game Reserve - 5 min drive
  • Kruger National Park - 32 min drive

Getting around

  • Skukuza (SZK) - 5 min drive
  • Mala Mala (AAM) - 169 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle

About this property

Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

5-star luxury lodge by the river
Free full breakfast, a free round-trip airport shuttle and game and wildlife viewing are just a few of the amenities provided at Lion Sands Tinga Lodge. Treat yourself to spa services, such as a massage, a facial or a manicure/pedicure. Be sure to enjoy a meal at Boma Dinner, the on-site 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, coffee/tea in the lobby and wedding services
  • A gift shop, a front desk safe and luggage storage
Room features
All 18 individually furnished rooms offer comforts, such as private plunge pools and premium bedding, in addition to perks, such as furnished patios and air conditioning.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with hydromassage showers and designer toiletries
  • Coffee/tea makers, ceiling fans and daily housekeeping



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 sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 18 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 6 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Free airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking area (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Safari
  • Golfing nearby

Working away

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


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Umbrellas


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2003
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Spa services


  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free stocked minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns and slippers

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Double sofa bed
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Private plunge pool
  • In-room massage
  • Furnished patio
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Bidet
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, facials and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.


Boma Dinner – This buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Destination fee: ZAR 110 per person, per stay. This fee does not apply to children under 2 years of age.
  • Utility surcharge: ZAR 115 per person, per night
  • Resort fee: ZAR 152 per person, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Lion Sands Kruger National Park Lodge
Lion Sands Lodge
Lion Sands Kruger National Park
Lion Sands
Tinga Private Game Hotel Skukuza
Tinga Private Game Skukuza
Lion Sands Tinga Lodge Lodge
Lion Sands Tinga Lodge Bushbuckridge
Lion Sands Tinga Lodge Lodge Bushbuckridge

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Lion Sands Tinga Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Lion Sands Tinga Lodge?
As of 26 September 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Lion Sands Tinga Lodge on 1 October 2022 start from €2,360, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Are pets allowed at Lion Sands Tinga Lodge?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Lion Sands Tinga Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Lion Sands Tinga Lodge?
Yes, a free airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Lion Sands Tinga Lodge?
You can check in from 2 PM - 6 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Lion Sands Tinga Lodge and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Additional recreation on-site includes game viewing, a wildlife and game drive and a safari. Enjoy amenities such as private plunge pools, spa services and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Lion Sands Tinga Lodge?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Boma Dinner. Nearby restaurants include Cattle Baron Skukuza (5.2 mi) and Kruger Station (5.3 mi).
Does Lion Sands Tinga Lodge have rooms with private hot tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep-soaking bath.
Does Lion Sands Tinga Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a private plunge pool and a furnished patio.
What's the area around Lion Sands Tinga Lodge like?
Lion Sands Tinga Lodge is a short 5-minute drive from Skukuza (SZK) and 8 minutes' walk from Skukuza Golf Course.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

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!
Wee Lee, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Trip to kruger
Amazing lodge. Amazing staff. Amazing rangers. Unforgettable trip. Highly recommend this lodge
Reem, 2-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Suzanne, 2-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful place! There is absolutely nothing I would change about it.
Matheus, 3-night romance trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I stayed at Tinga Lodge. Probably one of the best properties I have stayed at. The airport was 5 mins away - extremely convenient. The room was massive, had all the amenities. The only thing I wasn't extremely happy about was the food. I think they could have done much better.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing in every way. From the accommodations to the food to the service it was an incredible time. Our guide Ben and tracker Collence for game drives were absolute rockstars and completely made the experience with their knowledge, talent and charming personalities. Worth every penny and would stay again in a second.
4-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The lodge was exquisite and service exceptional! The food was also amazing. My only complaint is the plunge pool for our room was in need of an update and should have been heated. We went on to stay at Ulusaba and found Lion Sands Reserve, Narina Lodge to be superior in accommodations, game drive experience, and dining.
Lori, 4-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Perfect Luxury Honeymoon
They took our last stop of our honeymoon and made it SPECTACULAR. They added little surprise perks that created unbelievable memories. If you are a couple looking for an amazing classic honeymoon experience with some unique twists - this is the place!
Shawny, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful hotel, delicious food, friendly staff
The tinga lodge at lion sands look as if you took it out of an architectural digest magazine. the hotel is beautiful, the food was amazingly good, so creatively presented and its nice that the menu has various options so you will definitely find something you like. The rooms are very big, pretty and comfortable. The mini bar was included as well as all drinks, and they make sure you always have food or drinks with you. Our ranger and tracker were very very good. Our ranger Joe explained everything, it was very informative, we learned a lot. This is definitely a plus in this hotel. We went to another safari were the ranger did not explain much and it does make a huge difference. We got to see the big 5 many times, we got pretty close to the animals. It was a great experience. I would recommend this hotel for a honeymoon.
we got very close to lions
Verified Expedia guest review