Your safari and beach vacation begins at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg where you will board a flight to Skukuza Airport, just outside the Kruger National Park. On arriving at Skukuza, you will be warmly welcomed and transferred to your safari destination, Lion Sands Tinga Lodge, set within the private Tinga Concession.
After gourmet refreshments and settling into your African-inspired suite, you will head out on your first game drive in search of the Big 5 and other wildlife. Built under a 200-year old jackleberry tree, Lion Sands Tinga Lodge is a classic safari lodge with views over the Sabie River. It offers an intimate and comfortable base from which to enjoy your safari experience and you can look forward to luxuries such as a private plunge pool in your suite, warm personalised service, beautiful views, dining under the stars, an inspired wine list and pampering treatments at the wellness spa. Outdoor and safari-oriented activities include game drives, guided nature walks, bird watching, star gazing and historical tours.
As a relatively small concession (only 5 000 hectares), Tinga punches well above its weight, especially when it comes to predator sightings. The Sabie River is known to support a flourishing leopard population and Tinga’s concentrations of lion, wild dog, spotted hyena and cheetah are among the densest in all of Kruger.