Unique Selling Points
Lion Sands Kruger National Park is one of only seven private concessions in the Kruger National Park. A 5,000 hectare (12,500 acre) private concession with the highest
concentration of Black Rhino (Diceros bicornis) in South Africa. It is the only private reserve with access to both the Sabie and Sand rivers enhancing diversity of game viewing; 5 minutes from Skukuza airport. Access to all areas of historical significance in the Kruger National Park. Access to the greater Kruger National Park if guests request to extend their safari experience beyond the concession territory. Part of the family-owned and operated collection of MORE properties.

Best Time To Travel
An all-year-round safari destination where the variation in experience is temperature-related rather than safari related as we do not have any significant migratory species. The best bird-watching period is from October to April.

Location
Lion Sands Kruger National Park is situated in the Southern Kruger National Park. The two lodges, Narina and Tinga are both located on the banks of the Sabie River.

GPS Co-ordinates
Narina Lodge - 24°57’43.41” S / 31°33’46.51” E
Tinga Lodge - 24°58’16.94” S / 31°35’0.54” E

Activities
Morning and evening game drives in open safari vehicles, bush walks, bird watching, astronomy, bush breakfasts, bush dinners, river walks, safari lunches, wildlife lectures, boma dinners, wellness treatments, visits to historically significant sites, local village experiences.

Rates
Rates include: Luxury accommodation, all meals, teas/coffees, selected local beverages for FITs* (including soft drinks, local brand beers, spirits and house wines), two game drives daily, game drive refreshments and snacks, transfers to and from Skukuza airstrip and specified safari activities.

Rates exclude: Laundry, premium brand or imported beers, spirits, cellar wines and champagnes, cigars and cigarettes; mini bar, unspecified transfers, gratuities, telephone, curio shop purchases, spa treatments, game reserve landing fees (airport departure tax), game reserve entrance/conservation fee, and activities not included (golf, ballooning, helicopter flights, private safaris, cultural village experience, elephant interaction experience).

*FIT: Foreign Individual Traveller



DISTANCE TABLE

LOCATION TRAVEL TIME KILOMETERS MILES
Oliver Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg 5 hours 436 km 270 miles
Hoedspruit Airport 2h20 min 148 km 91 miles
KMIA/MQP Airport, Mbombela (Nelspruit) 1h50 min 97 km 60 miles
Hazyview 1 hour 60 km 38 miles
Paul Kruger Gate, Kruger National Park 20 min 16 km 10 miles
Skukuza Airport, Kruger National Park 5 min 3 km 1.8 miles



SUGGESTED DAILY PROGRAMME

SUMMER (Sept to April) PROGRAMME WINTER (MAY to AUGUST)
05h00 Wake up Call 06h00
05h30 Tea/Coffee and Game drive departs 06h30
08h30 Game drive returns, then breakfast / brunch is served 09h30
At leisure Bush walk or activities of personal preference At leisure
13h00 Lunch 13h00
16h00 High tea 15h30
16h30 Game drive departs 16h00
19h30 Game drive returns and dinner follows 19h00


Malaria
Lion Sands Kruger National Park is located in a low risk malaria area and we suggest you discuss this with your health practitioner before travelling.

Weather
The average mean rainfall for the year is 350mm, with most rainfall occurring during mid-summer (November - February). The rainfall generally occurs in the form of thunderstorms where a downpour is experienced, very seldom lasting longer than a few hours. The mean average maximum temperatures range from 24.5°C/76ºF in July to 31.5°C/88.7ºF in January with the mean monthly minimum occurring in July at a temperature of 8.5°C/47.5ºF.

Access

By Air:
Valid to 1 June 2014

There are 2 daily flights from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) to Skukuza (SZK) airfield with a flight time of approximately 1h10min. Another option is to fly into the regional airport, Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KNIA/NQP) which is serviced by commercial scheduled flights from Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg and then take a road transfer into the reserve. The road transfer is approximately 2 hours. Valid to 1 June 2014

Airlink will re-introduce a daily return flight into Skukuza Airport from Cape Town International Airport, and twice daily return flights from Johannesburg International Airport. Transfers between Skukuza Airport and the Lion Sands Game Reserve Lodge of choice are conducted in open safari vehicles by a representative of Lion Sands.

By Road:
The driving time from Johannesburg is approximately 4.5 to 5 hours but we suggest if you are driving that you spend a night, en-route, along the Panorama route at any of the several mountain and or country lodges in this area ensuring you arrive fresh and ready for an incredible safari experience.

Our reservations team can send you detailed information on both flight and self-drive access options.




EASY REFERENCE TABLE

  TINGA LODGE NARINA LODGE
Suites 9 9
Size of Suites 125 m2/ 1344 ft2 125 m2 / 1344 ft2
Guests 18 18
Children Yes, > 6 years Yes, > 10 years
Children Rate 6 - 15 50%; 16 > adult rate 10 - 15 50%; 16 > adult rate
Children on Safari Yes Yes
Children Activities Yes Yes
Babysitting Yes, extra cost Not Available
Triple Rooms (sleeper couch) 2 2
Single Traveler Supplement 2 rooms available with no supplement 2 rooms available with no supplement
Double bed convertible to twin Yes Yes
Tree House/s Yes, ZAR 2,750.00 per person sharing (valid to 4 January 2015) / R3,850.00 per person sharing (valid from 5 January 2015 to 4 January 2016)
Central Public Pool Yes No
Private Plunge Pools Yes Yes
Air-conditioning Yes Yes
Fireplace No No
Room Fans Yes Yes
Mosquito Nets Yes Yes
Outdoor Shower Yes (Indoor has ability to open) Yes
Indoor Showers Yes Yes
Separate W.C. Yes Yes
Wi-Fi FREE Yes, Public areas only Yes, Public areas only
Satellite Television Public Area only Public Area only
In Room Safe Yes Yes
Personal Bars Yes Yes
Telephone Yes Yes
Hairdryers Yes Yes
Conference Facilities Yes No
Suitable for disabled guests Yes, with assistance No
Distance between Rooms 10-15 m (33-49 ft) 10-15 m (33-49 ft)
Flights Yes, Until 1 June 2014: Daily Federal Air charter flights from OR Tambo International Airport / From 1 June 2014: Daily return Airlink flight between Cape Town International Airport and Skukuza, and twice daily return flights between Johannesburg International Airport and Skukuza.
Airport Yes (5 minutes) Yes (15 minutes)
Landing Fees (Airport Departure Tax) Yes, ZAR90.00 per guest *subject to change without prior notice
Airport Transfers Yes, R80.00 per person per one way transfer between Skukuza Airport and the lodge
Airport Tax Yes, ZAR 90.00 per guest *subject to change without prior
Conservation/Entrance Fee Yes, ZAR 80.00 per guest per stay *subject to change without prior notice
Helipad Yes: 24º 58’ 7.64” S; 31º 35’ 33.92” E
Guests per safari vehicle 6 6
Private 4x4 safari vehicle Yes, subject to availability
Private 4x4 safari vehicle rate ZAR 5,450.00
Languages of Field Rangers English, Afrikaans, Shangaan, Zulu
Gratuity Recommendation ZAR 300.00 per guest per day (50% to Field Ranger &
Tracker, 20% to Service Staff, 30% to General Staff)
Kosher Food Yes, with prior notice, extra cost
Associations None None
Power 220v AC 220v AC220v AC
Credit Cards Visa, MC, Diners, Amex Visa, MC, Diners, Amex






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