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Tingala Lodge at Bed in the Bush

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Silonque Sisters Farm, Phalaborwa 1390 South Africa
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/06/18 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#2 of 40 Speciality lodging in Phalaborwa
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Just north of Phalaborwa and adjacent to the magnificent Kruger National Park, Tingala offers a wonderful combination of luxurious accommodation OR practical self service budget Bush Camp and wild African bushveld scenery with warm South African hospitality.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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mmohal799555 wrote a review Apr 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
The best bush stay, my family enjoyed the place. The facilities are exactly as advertised. It is a bush experience at a very reasonable price. I'll recommend the place to people who enjoy visiting Kruger National Park. Moreover, we were late and they had to wait for us.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Tom Joubert, General Manager at Tingala Lodge at Bed in the Bush
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your review. it is important to all of us here at the lodge to know how guests experience their stay with us =especially where we need to pay attention! You were great guests and a pleasure to have around. Hope to see you return some time soon!
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Dzhavhelo wrote a review Jan 2021
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The place is very good for relaxing and getting fresh air but the issue is that there was no parking space so we had to park under a tree and the rooms where not cleaned before our arrival as there was dust and some dead coacroches under one pillow. Breakfast was good but needs to be improved and neatness needs to be considered. I think getting a cleaning lady would do good for the place.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Trip547534 wrote a review Nov 2020
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Not within a reserve with the larger animals so the picture of elephants at the window is misleading. However the house itself is a fascinating design and so is the architect. Rooms are very different from the usual and most appealing for that reason. Beds very comfortable and we slept very well . Pool great and boma fire appreciated as we were the only guests there. Not really set up for providing meals other than a super breakfast so bring your own and use the braii and kitchen. Staff the best , friendliest and helpful people and Tom the architect worth an hour or two of fascinating stories..Very near the Phalaborwa Gate so very convenient and lots of shops in the town.Will stay again if up that way.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Tom Joubert, General Manager at Tingala Lodge at Bed in the Bush
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your detailed review! - much appreciated. Pity you did not experience some Elephants at the waterhole - when they do come it is an unforgettable sight. Unfortunately one cannot predict or control the movements of free wild animals or order them for a specific date! We try but have not worked that one out yet - the wilderness is unpredictable and for that, we are grateful for the privilege of being situated in this special spot. For the record, the only animal I have not yet seen here is a Rhino, but believe me they are all here! (except the Rhino) Last week we had the honour of a pack of Wild Dogs visiting us - they come at least once a year to visit us! n response to your comment, we intend offering a basic menu for those guests who do not want to go to town or make their own food - so next time let us know (preferably when you make your booking) and we will be pleased to oblige - not Cordon Bleu, but Good healthy food!
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Til wrote a review Jan 2020
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On our way to Kruger we were looking for a nice lodge. Tingala proved a very good choice. It's only 15 mins outside town, it overlooks Kruger and offers a peaceful bush experience. Great if you want to get away from the crowds. Also the room was quiet spacious and beautifully decorated.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Tom J, Manager at Tingala Lodge at Bed in the Bush
Responded 14 Jan 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review - and such a positive one. we really appreciate and value your inputs and hope you will come back for a longer stay!
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akaval179302 wrote a review Dec 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Gorgeous lodge just outside of Phalaborwa, which is very well located for the Kruger. The lodge is quite and secluded. Lovely rooms and great pool and relaxing area. Friendly staff and delicious breakfast!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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PRICE RANGE
US$83 - US$173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvincePhalaborwa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tingala Lodge at Bed in the Bush
Which popular attractions are close to Tingala Lodge at Bed in the Bush?
Nearby attractions include Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park (5.5 km) and Foskor Mine Museum (6.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tingala Lodge at Bed in the Bush?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Tingala Lodge at Bed in the Bush?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Tingala Lodge at Bed in the Bush?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tingala Lodge at Bed in the Bush?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bushveld Terrace Hotel - Restaurant, Buffalo Grill & Bistro, and Gholovan Pub & Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tingala Lodge at Bed in the Bush?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Tingala Lodge at Bed in the Bush have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Tingala Lodge at Bed in the Bush offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Tingala Lodge at Bed in the Bush accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.