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Tinga Lodge

22 guests · 11 bedrooms · 11 bathrooms
This sophisticated, waterside haven, located on the Kruger Park side of the reserve, is surrounded by dense vegetation, rich with wildlife. Vaulted ceilings, exposed stone walls, and African-inspired décor capture the romance of the pioneer era while remaining comfortably modern. Step through retractable glass doors onto your visually mesmerizing patio where the wilderness hums a tranquil harmony.
Hundreds of mammal species and bird varieties are waiting to be discovered. Get up-close with one of the world’s largest creatures with the retreat’s hippo experience. Open-air vehicles take you on savannah drives at sunrise, allowing the animals to be appreciated in their natural habitat. Have your camera ready to capture one of the Big 5: lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards, and rhinos. If you look closely, you might see a cheetah—the fastest land animal—blending into the tall blades of grass. Guided bush walks allow eye-level encounters with insects, plants, birds, and of course, big game. For truly breathtaking views, book a helicopter flight over rivers, gorges, waterfalls, and dramatic rock formations.
Why not pamper yourself between excursions with a trip to the spa? Grab a book from the lodge’s extensive library and curl up fireside. Savour an authentically prepared dinner around the boma fire or at the intimate dining tables for two under an enormous canopy. Field guides share insights into the skies and seasonally shifting constellations. Glowing lanterns illuminate the back terrace after dark, setting the mood for reflecting on your day while sipping one of the region’s flavourful wines. 
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BEDROOM & BATHROOM
Suites
  • Bedroom 1: King size bed (can be converted to 2 twins), Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower & bathtub, Alfresco shower, Dual vanity, Lounge area, Desk, Safe, Mini bar, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Access to private terrace with outdoor furniture, Private plunge pool
  • Bedroom 2: King size bed (can be converted to 2 twins), Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower & bathtub, Alfresco shower, Dual vanity, Lounge area, Desk, Safe, Mini bar, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Access to private terrace with outdoor furniture, Private plunge pool
  • Bedroom 3: King size bed (can be converted to 2 twins), Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower & bathtub, Alfresco shower, Dual vanity, Lounge area, Desk, Safe, Mini bar, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Access to private terrace with outdoor furniture, Private plunge pool
  • Bedroom 4: King size bed (can be converted to 2 twins), Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower & bathtub, Alfresco shower, Dual vanity, Lounge area, Desk, Safe, Mini bar, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Access to private terrace with outdoor furniture, Private plunge pool
  • Bedroom 5: King size bed (can be converted to 2 twins), Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower & bathtub, Alfresco shower, Dual vanity, Lounge area, Desk, Safe, Mini bar, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Access to private terrace with outdoor furniture, Private plunge pool
  • Bedroom 6: King size bed (can be converted to 2 twins), Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower & bathtub, Alfresco shower, Dual vanity, Lounge area, Desk, Safe, Mini bar, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Access to private terrace with outdoor furniture, Private plunge pool
  • Bedroom 7: King size bed (can be converted to 2 twins), Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower & bathtub, Alfresco shower, Dual vanity, Lounge area, Desk, Safe, Mini bar, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Access to private terrace with outdoor furniture, Private plunge pool
  • Bedroom 8: King size bed (can be converted to 2 twins), Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower & bathtub, Alfresco shower, Dual vanity, Lounge area, Desk, Safe, Mini bar, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Access to private terrace with outdoor furniture, Private plunge pool
  • Bedroom 9: King size bed (can be converted to 2 twins), Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower & bathtub, Alfresco shower, Dual vanity, Lounge area, Desk, Safe, Mini bar, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Access to private terrace with outdoor furniture, Private plunge pool
Hi’Nkweni Villa
  • Bedroom 10: King size bed (can be converted to 2 twins), Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower & bathtub, Alfresco shower, Dual vanity, Lounge area, Desk, Safe, Mini bar, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Access to private terrace with outdoor furniture
  • Bedroom 11: King size bed (can be converted to 2 twins), Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower & bathtub, Alfresco shower, Dual vanity, Lounge area, Desk, Safe, Mini bar, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Access to private terrace with outdoor furniture
SHARED ACCESS TO AMENITIES AT MAIN LODGE
Indoor:
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Formal dining area with seating for 22
  • Fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Satellite television
  • Bar
  • Safe
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
Outdoor:
  • Swimming pool - unheated
  • Alfresco dining area with seating for 22
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Alfresco shower
  • Fire pit lounge
  • Boma
  • Sala
  • Helipad
STAFF & SERVICES
Included services:
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Daily turn-down service
  • Chef service - all meals included
  • Gourmet lunch picnic basket and selected drinks from our beverage list
  • Teas/coffees
  • Bush breakfasts
  • House wines, spirits, beers & soft drinks
  • 2 game drives daily with FGASA-accredited field guide & tracker
  • Game drive refreshments and snacks
  • Bush walks
  • Hippo experience
  • Stargazing
  • Wildlife lectures
  • Henna pre-school visit (excludes weekends, school holidays & public holidays)
  • Airport transfer from Skukuza Airport (SKZ)
At Extra Cost (advance notice may be required):
  • Laundry service
  • Spa treatment
  • Premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines and champagnes
  • Cigars and cigarettes
  • A night in a treehouse
  • Specialist safari
  • Helicopter flights
  • Golf at Skukuza Golf Course
LOCATION
Points of Interest:
  • Located within Kruger National Park
  • 445 km to Johannesburg
Airport:
  • 10 minute drive to Skukuza Airport (SZK)
  • 447 km to O.R Tambo International Airport (JNB)
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom
En suite bathroom, King bed
Bedroom 2
En suite bathroom, King bed
Bedroom 3
En suite bathroom, King bed
Bedroom 4
En suite bathroom, King bed
Bedroom 5
En suite bathroom, King bed
Bedroom 6
En suite bathroom, King bed
Bedroom 7
En suite bathroom, King bed
Bedroom 8
En suite bathroom, King bed
Bedroom 9
En suite bathroom, King bed
Bedroom 10
En suite bathroom, King bed
Bedroom 11
2 single beds, En suite bathroom

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Amenities
Outdoor
Helipad
Plunge pool
Alfresco shower
Fire pit
Terrace
Indoor
Bar
Satellite TV
Essentials
Indoor fireplace
Wifi
Safe
Ceiling fans
Outdoor seating
Kruger National Park, South Africa
Airport
Skukuza Aerodrome
4 min drive
O.R. Tambo International Airport
315 min drive
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