Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

Sabi Sands, South Africa

Small, riverside luxury lodge

One of Africa’s premier safari destinations, Tinga Lodge sits on the banks of the Sabi River in the heart of Greater Kruger’s private concessions, perfectly positioned to experience the full spectrum of Africa’s game and wildlife, including the infamous ‘Big Five’. It lends itself effortlessly to a sophisticated and authentic safari of total luxury.

Guests are accommodated in just 9 large suites allowing for personal service of impeccable quality. Each suite is located in a private, tranquil spot over-looking the river and each has its own indoor and outdoor shower, lounge area, private plunge pool and deck. Games drives are taken twice a day, led by a FGASA qualified ranger & tracker to ensure quality and consistency while astronomy, bird watching and guided bush walks are available for guests interested in moving slowly through the wilderness, taking in the intimate details, smells and sounds.

Wildlife lectures are held frequently and are an engaging way to extend your knowledge of the bush ecosystems, and excursions to local villages allow guests to really understand the culture and identity of the local people. For those looking for a little indulgence there is a wellness spa offering a range of treatments and for the more adventurous there is the option to spend a night under the stars in the Tineyeleti Treehouse—a magical experience.

Tinga Lodge offers a truly exceptional safari for anyone looking to relax and unwind in elegant luxury yet also immerse themselves in the African bush — to understand its traditions and values, learn more of its eco systems and to encounter its world class game.

You will love

  • Elegance & luxury
  • Sensational game viewing
  • Astronomy, lectures, bush walks
  • The Tineyeleti treehouse
  • Ultimate bush luxury

Exellent and wonderful, reaching way above expectations.

Elizabeth Mackintosh

Julia you did a fantastic job - everything was first class. Well organised, efficient and stress free. We all agreed it was the best holiday we've ever had. Cant wait to travel with CSC again.

Milford family

We are so happy we put our trust in CSC, we had an amazing adventure and would recommend them to anyone.

Kim & Brad Balance

The trip exceeded my expectations and was the best family holiday I have ever had. Our children simply loved it and now I know more about African wildlife than they do about our own farm animals.

Rowntree family

Classic Safari are the people who genuinely know other culture and offer incredible insight to perfectly meet your expectations.

Melanie McMillan & Iain Jones

We loved it all. Our son wants to go back tomorrow. We would ALL go back again!

Laurence & Remi Cunningham

An amazing experience - the best family holiday we have ever had. We were extremely impressed by the meticulous attention to our itinerary. I can't speak highly enough of all the elements of this exciting journey!

Sheryl & Robert Taylor

Thank you for making our trip to Africa so spectacular. The attention to detail really made it special. It was the trip of a lifetime for our family together.

Sarah & Paul Cozzi

Very knowledgeable and patient. Our trip was all that we hoped for. Wonderful!

Jane & Robert Happell

Everything was perfect! Advice and information on destinations and activities hit everything I had hoped to experience. I contacted the Classic Safari Company upon recommendation and have now, in turn, recommended to others.

Tim Bradley

You can't improve on perfection. I had my best birthday and holiday with my family celebrating my 80th birthday in Africa. Everything that Julia organised was perfect and the whole trip was a highlight!

Buckingham Family

The trip of a lifetime, couldn't have dreamt of a better adventure if I tried.

Emma Jeffcoat

Absolutely everything was first class & so well organised.

Simon & Jackie Adams

Classic Safari Company has done it again! A unique experience that ticked all the boxes - wildlife, culture and dining experience. A dream come true!

Ros Wheeler

Their experience and knowledge of Africa is evident and we couldn't have been happier with the total package. This has given us a taste for Africa - now we are ready for more.

Andrew & Pip Stevens

If you want the most sensational experience in Africa let Julia and the staff at Classic Safari Co plan it for you! Their knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm for their job means your every wish will be fulfilled.

Miriam & Joseph Harrison

Classic Safari is the place to go to for "top end" adventure travel.

Ron & Alison Guthrie

Classic Safari Company were brilliant - 10/10

Di & Kingsley Yates

The Classic Safari Company is the best I have dealt with. Extremely knowledgeable & professional, friendly, patient & understanding of first timers to Africa.

Annette Whiley

It certainly was the best trip we have EVER had. The experiences were mind blowing.  We want everyone we know to experience Africa - the animals, the people - magical.

Jo-anne & Dean Mifsud

Would do it all again and not change a moment. Best holiday ever!

The McGowan Tribe

An absolutely fantastic travel company - every one of the many trips they have organised for us over 22 years have been faultless and fabulous.

Judith & Roger Williams

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