&Beyond Sabi Sand Kruger Park


Luxury &Beyond lodge opens in Greater Kruger and we’re speechless [photos]

The Tengile River Lodge is at the beating heart of the South African bush, but this hideaway in the Greater Kruger isn’t like anything we’ve ever seen before.

&Beyond Sabi Sand Kruger Park


Beethoven had his fourth symphony. Martin Luther King had his “I have a dream” speech.

And now, the Greater Kruger region has a new jewel in its impressive crown. Thanks to &Beyond, there’s a new luxury lodge in the heart of the bush that effortlessly exudes comfort, opulence and lavish hospitality.

The Tengile River Lodge is now open for business, and we’ve got to tell you: It’s a destination even your dreams wouldn’t dare to muster. This phenomenal triumph of architecture and ambition nestles between the dense forests of the Greater Kruger and the bustling banks of the Sand River.

&Beyobd Sabi Sand Kruger National Park

Tengile forms part of Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, which was recently named as one of the most Insagrammable places in South Africa. While Elite Traveller named one of the luxury lodges in the reserve as one of the best in the world.

This new addition will do even more wonders for its reputation, as tourists looking for that once-in-a-lifetime vacation are given more choice.

The most famous private game reserve of all. Sabi Sands Game Reserve, adjacent to South Africa’s flagship Kruger National Park, offers a safari experience found nowhere else in the world. There are no fences between the two parks, so animals roam freely.

We won’t keep you from what you came to see any longer. Here’s the best that &Beyond has to offer.

&Beyond Tengile River Lodge, Sabi Sands, Greater Kruger in pictures:

The essential features

Your location gives you a panoramic view of the tranquil Sands River. Certainly, the setting is a major selling point, and rivals any other view you could get in South Africa. But the rooms themselves go above &Beyond (sorry, couldn’t help ourselves) what guests are usually treated to on safari. Amenities include:

  • Master bedroom.
  • Bathroom.
  • Outdoor shower.
  • Lounge.
  • Dining area and bar.
  • Private deck.
  • Swimming pool.
  • Outdoor seating.
  • Full WiFi access.

Star treatment in the Greater Kruger

If you come here, you’ll feel like you’ve won the lottery of all lotteries. The resort provides an on-site gym, masseuse services and private lap pools. You also get two daily game drives throughout your stay and a guide will walk you through the bush if you want a more “hands-on” experience.

Did you know…

The stone floors are made from the material used to pave the Selati Railway between Johannesburg and Maputo. Top-notch wastewater systems help conserve total usage, and regular environmental auditing keeps Tengile River Lodge’s ecological footprint at a minimum. Most certainly, sustainability is the name of the game here.

What makes this place so special?

It is so impossibly difficult to narrow it down to one thing. But we’ve just about managed to pick a favourite unique feature: All nine lodges are slightly elevated from the river, so when you take in that breathtaking view in front of you, it seems like you’re actually floating on the water! We’re suckers for the bespoke artworks and furniture, too.

Sabi Sand

Where to find it

It’s in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and it shares an unfenced border to the Kruger National Park. You can connect to the camp with Daily Airlink flights to Skukuza airstrip, which is a short drive away from your accommodation.


Booking information for your Greater Kruger stay

There are plenty of tailor-made packages that are just right to suit anyone. But, if you need a take-home figure, we can tell you that suites begin from R20 500 per person throughout the year. A family villa – hosting a maximum of four guests – can be reserved from R71 750 per lodge. To book your stay, you can follow this link. Go on, treat yourself!

All photos have been sourced from the &Beyond Tengile River Lodge website.