Tengile River LodgePriced from R12,000 per person/per night
Meaning “tranquil” in the local Tsonga language, andBeyond Tengile River Lodge is situated in a serene setting, on a bend of the Sand River. Here, elegant interiors are complimented by exquisite modern finishes, and inviting, intimate spaces encourage a sense of solitude whilst pockets of open space are designed for group gatherings. Built with an extremely light footprint, Tengile features nine suites that are raised above ground level to give the impression that they are floating over the riverbed, providing exceptional views from the dappled shade of a cool riverine forest. The spacious suites offers sunken lounges, elegant bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms (with indoor and al fresco showers) that open out into the forest, creating private spaces in the open air.
Following the curve of the river bank, each area of the lodge offers magnificent river views. A beautiful massage and gym area offer a haven of tranquility where guests can spend the entire day relaxing in between game drives. Sustainability lies at the heart of the new lodge’s form and function. Environmentally friendly construction materials have been selected with durability in mind. Automation is being put into place to reduce the use of electricity and the use of solar power has been combined with various procedures designed to increase efficiency both during the build phase and after. Activities include early morning and late afternoon/evening game drives, interpretive bush walks led by expert guides, and excellent birdwatching opportunities.
WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT TENGILE RIVER LODGE
Traverse through 10 500 hectares (26 000 acres) of pristine wilderness on twice-daily game drives
Spend your downtime indulging in a soothing massage or, for the actively inclined, head to the well-equipped gym.
- Three meals daily
- Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits & beers
- Teas & coffees
- Refreshments on game drives
- Safari activities
- 1-hour nature walks accompanied by experienced armed trackers (subject to availability)
- Emergency medical evacuation insurance
- Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip