Greater Kruger

&Beyond Tengile River Lodge


A Tranquil Setting

Sat on the tranquil banks of the Sand River, Tengile River Lodge has beautiful sweeping views and benefits from the prime game viewing of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve.

The lodge features nine secluded suites, dotted in shade along the riverbank. Each has a master bedroom, bathroom, and living area. Outside the private pool and spacious private deck looks out onto the famed Sand River.

If you can peel yourself away from the comfort of your suites, the African bush is out there waiting to be explored. There are a variety of exciting activities such as game drives and evening safaris, interpretive bush and nature walks, photography lessons, birdwatching and star gazing.


At a glance

  • Nine Riverside Suites

  • Swimming pool

  • Gym & Spa

  • Restaurant

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  • Sabi Sands Game drive

    Game drives

    The Sabi Sand is well known for its leopard sightings as well as a great diversity of wildlife including, the rest of the Big Five.

  • Guests on a guided bush walk, a safe exploration promoting environmental sustainability in South Africa

    Walking safari

    For those looking for an active thrill beyond the excitement of Big Five sightings on a game drive vehicle, a walking safari offers an opportunity to connect with the African bush, interacting with all its inhabitants, from largest to smallest.

  • Comunity visit beyond

    Community Vists

    A trip to one of the villages surrounding the Sabi Sand Game Reserve provides a glimpse into the challenges, hopes and dreams of this local community in a way that not only educates but also inspires.


By staying here 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 the lodges guides, in partnership with Panthera.

Community & Culture

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.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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