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Paul Kruger Gate, Kruger National Park 1240 South Africa
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#51 of 182 Speciality lodging in Kruger National Park
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Located in a private concession within one of the world's richest natural reserves, The Kruger National Park. Visitors can expect an exceptional private safari as they head out in search of leopard, lion, elephants and countless other species. Narina Lodge (with 9 suites) is a reflection of Lion Sands' five-star signature of sophisticated interiors, unique experiences and service excellence.
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Free internet
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free airport transportation
Gift shop
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Paul Kruger Gate, Kruger National Park 1240 South Africa
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MBoez wrote a review 16 Nov
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I wish I could rate this higher than 5 out of 5! Our tracker and guide (Henry and George) were excellent. They were immaculate. Andrew and Roman made us feel like family and are certainly the best head of house and waiter I certainly have encountered. We were sad to leave and felt like leaving our own family behind in this magical place. Your service and staff are seriously next level and you can be very proud of every single member of the team. The team was consistent in their professional manners and ability to make guests feel at home!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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psbotha wrote a review Oct 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Some of the best game viewing you can find in SA, and in a luxurious setting. Would recommend the tree house. Super friendly staff, food was great (and plenty) comfortable rooms even in the heat. Very memorable!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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1safaripro wrote a review Oct 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa52 contributions2 helpful votes
Narina Lodge in the Kruger Park has a unique location that provides for incredible sightings and is located on a truly magical setting on the Sabie River. This unique location allowed us the chance to drive through some of the best game viewing areas of the Kruger Park. What made this trip truly special was the expert guiding of Johan and Manny. Johan's love of the area and his knowledge and fun stories added to the incredible sightings we had. Johan and Manny provided for many entertaining and informative stories between animal sightings. Our extended bush walk was a very special experience that Johan helped arrange. In addition to the incredible guiding the service at Narina was super. Sue, the Camp manager, was always visible and available to ensure every request was handled flawlessly and ensures the experience is just perfect. Abel managed all our meals and his service was very friendly and efficient. All the great service makes it easy to really enjoy the beautiful setting. The view from the main lodge area and rooms are truly special and the large patio, soaking tub, bedroom, and indoor and outdoor shower overlooking the Sabie River is idyllic. This location is uniquely special as it provides for some of the best game viewing in the Kruger Park where you have a chance to see special up close sightings of leopards, lions, and so much more... and also large herds of elephants, buffalos and so many other varieties of animals. The combination of seeing unique sightings and large herds makes this lodge special. Narina is ideal for anyone looking to experience incredible animal sightings, with a beautiful and unique location with wonderful guiding .
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Date of stay: September 2021
Travellingforwork wrote a review Sep 2021
14 contributions3 helpful votes
Visited before COVID, but Tripadvisor doesn’t go back that far. Loved everything about this magical safari, it’s truly beautiful, staff are wonderful and the animals are on view. We saw everything we would have hoped and enjoyed elephants drinking daily by the river bed below. The rooms are gorgeous, the food was amazing. Completely 5* service. Can’t wait to go back on day.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Michelle W wrote a review Sep 2021
Thousand Oaks, California10 contributions
Where do I start… from the moment when landed in Skukura we were greeted by Ryno our guide and Sam our tracker. They drove us to the lodge and we entered the Kruger National Park and immediately started seeing the wildlife. We spent 4 nights at the lodge. We were greeted by Sue the camp manager and Noxie with fresh and wonderful smelling towels. Every morning you get an early wake up call to meet in the lobby to go for the 1st bush ride of the day which last approximately 2-3 hours. It’s like you’re going on a treasure hunt. Ryno our guide was the best and had so much love and passion for his job..Sam sits in the front to look for fresh tracks and dung. And then..wow the animals they find are amazing. We saw all Big 5 plus many many many more!! Thank you Ryno and Sam for a trip we will not forget and will forever talk about!! The room at the lodge are amazing as well. Very roomy and all the comforts from home. The bath tub has a huge window which if you’re lucky you’ll see elephants, antelopes, monkeys and maybe even a leopard. We did a night in the tree house which is a must..unfortunately we had to leave it as the rain came down, but if you can book it do it!! Stella our butler was very attentive and knew we loved to have some Amarula (tastes similar to Baily’s) in our coffee and was always there for us. Afternoon bush rides are after afternoon tea with snacks and ice coffee or tea. We had a wonderful massage with Noxie and Furthy in a hut which has A/C in it and was overlooking the bush outside and both girls were great!! Thank you to Leonard for walking us back to our room making sure we were safe from any leopards hiding in the trees. Again thank you to all the wonderful and sweet staff at the Lion Sands Narina lodge..not good bye but until we see you again
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Book a tree house and be patient and look up,in the trees and bush..that rock might be a rhino
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lion Sands Narina Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Lion Sands Narina Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Lion Sands Narina Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Lion Sands Narina Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lion Sands Narina Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Lion Sands Narina Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Lion Sands Narina Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lion Sands Narina Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Lion Sands Narina Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.