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About Tingala Lodge

Tingala Lodge is ideally situated just north of Phalaborwa, adjacent to the magnificent Kruger National Park and calls part of the Tingala private conservancy home. Offering a combination of luxurious accommodation and warm South African hospitality in an undisturbed wild African bush veld where you can zone out to the sweet-sounds of nature and regenerate your soul.

The five beautifully appointed en-suite bedrooms all open-out onto deeply shadowed verandas, where you can relax and watch elephants, warthogs and zebra come to quench their thirst at the three waterholes, a mere stone’s throw away. Beds are king-size or available as two singles depending on guest requirements.

Our meals are part of your bush experience because great dining is not just what you eat, it’s also about where you eat. Breakfast is served on the shady veranda where you can look out into the surrounding bush veld, while dinners are enjoyed sitting around a log fire under a canopy of stars. Picnic lunches in the bush are offered on our full-day safari game drives and there is nothing that can beat a sun downer in the bush on an afternoon safari.

The lodge comprises of a reception, dining and sitting area, free Wi-Fi, television, DVD player, books, three-large verandas overlooking waterholes and views across the Kruger National Park and a sparkling-blue swimming pool.

The five exclusive suites of this intimate lodge offers an unmatched safari experience where privacy and personal attention is the hallmark of your stay. With no set schedule in place, you can enjoy the beauty of the African bush at your own pace.

  • Type: Safari
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 3 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking on Premises
* Please enquire for further details.

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              Reviews for Tingala Lodge

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              james elliot sitoe, South Africa
              15 December 2014

              The lodge itself is allocated in a good place and it's unique. The structure is good but the place is dirty. The bathroom is yellow (but originally white), the toilet is dirty (yellowish), the room floor is very dirty especially in the bathroom and they are cockroaches. I booked for 2 days online but I had to cancel one night. I couldn't even bath or eat breakfast that I paid for because no one who cares about the hygiene can eat in those dirty conditions. It was the worst day of my life to sleep there and I pray I don't sleep in the place like that ever again.

              Mika Khoza, South Africa
              21 January 2013

              I just spent the past weekend there and had one of my best times. The set up of the lodge is unconventional with a communal way of living. And that is what makes it unique. The architecture of the lodge is beautiful and the scenery is tranquil. Craig and Ali are the hosts and the warmest people I have met. They add on the extra touch of the experience and go all out to make their guests feel like a part of the family. I have no doubt that I will go back, sometime in the near future.

              Carolyn Haven, South Africa
              05 January 2013

              Wow! We had the most wonderful bush experience. Will be returning soon. Craig and Ali took such good care of us. This is the place to go and rest your soul. All the luxury you need surrounded by the bush and animals. PS a bush braai on a night drive is a must!

              Tingala Lodge Map

              Tingala Lodge is 8.2km from the centre of Phalaborwa , the nearest airport 56km (Eastgate Airport).
              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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