LARGE LUXURIOUS SUITES
NINE LARGE, SECLUDED SUITES, EACH WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS, A LOUNGE, DINING AREA, BAR, LARGE DECK AND POOL
SAFARI GAME DRIVES
DAY AND NIGHT SAFARIS WITH EXPERT GUIDES IN SEARCH OF BIG FIVE AND OTHER RARE ICONIC WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS
BUSH WALKING ADVENTURES
EXPLORE THE AFRICAN BUSH AND IT'S QUAINT FAUNA AND FLORA ON FOOT WITH AN EXPERIENCED GUIDE
EXCEPTIONAL GAME VIEWING
THE SABI SAND SHARES AN UNFENCED BOUNDARY WITH THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH AFRICA’S LARGEST AND MOST ICONIC WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
VISIT NEARBY SHANGAAN COMMUNITIES AND LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR JOINT INITIATIVES WITH AFRICA FOUNDATION
Tengile River Lodge is situated inside the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, adjacent to the world-renowned Kruger National Park. The Sabi Sand is part of a conservation area that covers over two million hectares (almost five million acres), in the north-east of South Africa, in the eastern part of the Mpumalanga province.
Getting to Tengile River Lodge:
- Airlink offers daily scheduled flights from Johannesburg to Skukuza airport, which is followed by an easy drive to the camp.
- Connect Tengile River Lodge to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Phinda Private Game Reserve, and Ngala Private Game Reserve.
- It is a five-hour drive from Johannesburg, on very good roads, in a two-wheel-drive vehicle
- Self-drive directions to Tengile River Lodge
ALL NINE SUITES ARE OVER 200 square metres (2 150 square feet), AND INCLUDE AN INDOOR AND OUTDOOR LOUNGE
2 REGULAR SUITES CONNECTED VIA A SAFE INTERLEADING PASSAGE, IDEAL FOR FAMILIES. CHILDREN 12 YEARS AND OLDER ARE WELCOME.
ALL SUITES FEATURE A REFRESHING ALFRESCO SHOWER AS WELL AS AN INDOOR SHOWER
PRIVATE LAP POOL
PRIVATE RIM-FLOW LAP POOLS IN EACH SUITE WITH MAGNIFICENT VIEWS
A LARGE SELECTION OF ALCOHOLIC AND NON-ALCOHOLIC REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE IN EACH SUITE
COMPLIMENTARY LAUNDRY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE SHOULD YOU NEED IT
STATE OF THE ART SWAROVSKI COMPANIONS, COMPLIMENTARY FOR THE DURATION OF YOUR STAY
SPARKLING LODGE POOL
LARGE RIM-FLOW SWIMMING POOL OVERLOOKING THE DRY RIVERBED
FULL WIFI COVERAGE IN ALL SUITES AND GUESTS AREAS THROUGHOUT THE LODGE
FEATURES A WIDE RANGE OF AUTHENTIC, HANDCRAFTED ITEMS SOURCED FROM LOCAL ARTISANS
WELLNESS CENTER WITH RANGE OF MASSAGE TREATMENTS ON OFFER
FULLY EQUIPPED GYM WITH STATE-OF-THE ART EQUIPMENT, AND BEAUTIFUL RIVER VIEWS
2021: JANUARY - DECEMBER From ZAR 21,550 per person per night
2021: JANUARY - DECEMBER From ZAR 75,425 per family suite per night
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Welcome to Tengile River Lodge
Situated in a perfect position on the banks of the Sand River, with sweeping river views from every vantage point, lies Tengile River Lodge. Meaning ‘tranquil’ in the local language, the lodge certainly has an advantage over all others in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.
The Sabi Sand Game Reserve benefits from a great diversity of wildlife including, the Big Five as it neighbours and shares a 50 km (31mi) unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park. World-renowned for its prolific leopard sightings, strict vehicle limits at sightings ensure the exclusivity of an up-close game viewing experience with game drives traversing an area of 10,500 hectares (26,000 acres).
This magnificent lodge features nine enormous, air-conditioned, secluded suites, dotted in the dappled shade of the bushveld, each with panoramic river views. In addition to a master bedroom, bathroom and outdoor shower, there is a lounge, dining area, fully-stocked bar, coffee station and outdoor seating and dining area that guaranteed to take your breath away. A private lap pool on your spacious private deck comes complete with sunken outdoor lounge looking out onto the famed Sand River. For families, two of the lodge’s suites are joined by a covered walkway to create a family suite.
The lodge’s guest area offers a mixed selection of open, interactive and private places. The viewing deck is an incredible highlight and the library is a fascinating treasury of curated objects and interesting books. Bespoke furniture, lights and unique décor pieces have been created from skilled local artists and striking fabrics have been masterfully hand-painted. A massage and gym area offers guests a space of well-being and tranquillity and a Safari Shop is stocked with beautiful handcrafted items.
Choose from a variety of exciting activities such as twice-daily game drives and evening safaris, interpretive bush and nature walks, photography lessons, birdwatching, star gazing, private and photographic safaris.
LEAVING OUR WORLD A BETTER PLACE
By staying with us at Tengile, you are indirectly contributing to various conservation
initiatives across the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, from anti-poaching missions and general
wildlife management, to specific projects, such as The Southern Ground Hornbill Monitoring and
Support Programme, and The Leopard Conservation Project, which focuses on the active research,
monitoring and identifying of leopards by our guides, in partnership with Panthera.
Along with Africa Foundation, Tengile works closely with the neighbouring communities of
Lilydale, Huntington, and Justicia, employing locally and investing in community education, healthcare
and small business development. Sustainability practices are a daily priority at Tengile and
includes the elimination of plastic bottles and a focus on energy-saving initiatives.
Why we love it
The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is one of the most prestigious wildlife sanctuaries in the world, neighbouring the Kruger National Park. It is famed for its leopards and incredible wildlife. The uniqueness of the lodge is its ideal positioning on the Sand River with exclusive access to the riverbed.
The lodge has been designed to ensure magnificent river views from all angles. Private decks and al fresco sitting areas are the ideal places to view wildlife using your Swarovski Optik binoculars as herds of elephants congregate in the riverbed and game roam across the landscape.
In addition to incredible leopard viewing, the famous Big Five, rhino and cheetah, discover a vast variety of plant and animal species that share the land with the Kruger National Park. Encounter a few of the over 500 bird species, 145 animal species, 110 reptile species and 45 fish species.
Tengile River Lodge has exclusive traversing rights on 10 500 hectares (26 000 acre) of wilderness land, which means our guests can explore the reserve on foot, free from the constraints of roads and vehicles, go on a night drive, or sensitively go off-road enabling you to get closer to wildlife.
Going Beyond the Expected
Go ‘Beyond the Expected’ with a safari theatre experience. Led by our experienced guides, enjoy a morning bush cappuccino rendezvous and evening sundowner stop on your game drives, as well as a complimentary pair of Swarovski Optik binoculars, for your use during your stay with us.
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