Tengile River Lodge
Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

Tengile River Lodge offers exceptional game viewing and all-out luxury in the exclusive Sabi Sand Game Reserve. This warm and contemporary safari lodge features suites stretching along the curve of the Sabi River, creating a haven in the African bush - ideal for armchair game viewing.

Why We Love It and You Will Too

  • Revel in absolute luxury thanks to air-conditioned suites overlooking the Sabi River, complete with a private deck, lap pool, and outdoor shower. If you've got the little safari-goers in tow, child-friendly suites are also available.
  • Aside from its modern and minimalist design, sustainability lies at the heart of Tengile River Lodge, with environmentally-friendly materials used throughout its free-flowing design.
  • Enjoy a round of high-tea, relax at the spa, or keep up with your fitness routine at the gym, there is plenty to dabble in aside from game viewing activities.
  • Take your pick from a wide range of safari activities: early morning and evening game drives, interpretive bush walks, photography tours and bird watching.
  • Tick off more than a few species of birds and animals that call the Sabi Sands Reserve home, such as leopard, lions, spotted hyena, elephant, white rhino, buffalo and giraffe. This list goes on.

Your Tengile River Lodge Experience

Run and owned by the safari accommodation powerhouse of &Beyond, Tengile River Lodge is their latest, and possibly the most exquisite addition to their collection. Its name directly translates to 'tranquil' in the local Tsonga language, and aptly so. Relaxation is yours for the taking here, with its seamless design, open spaces, and serene views of the Sands River from every angle. The lodge decor is well throughout too; think bespoke artwork and vintage furniture, showcasing the talent of South African artists.  

Tengile almost seems to float above the water's edge, carefully elevated amongst the riverine forest. This ideal location affords each private suite with the most impeccable views. As for the interiors, each space features a master bedroom, en-suite bathroom and outdoor shower, together with a private deck with seating area, and lap pool. They also come fully air-conditioned, with super-size beds luring you in for an early afternoon siesta. 

When not taking a dip in your private pool, relaxing at the spa, or sipping a crisp G&T at Tengile's bar, game drives and bush walks led by experienced guides will are high on the agenda. The Big 5 are a top drawcard in the area (as are leopards), and strict vehicle limits at game sightings ensure the exclusivity of the wildlife encounters.

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