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Tranquil villa near Hazyview Kruger, pvt chef
Tranquil villa near Hazyview Kruger, pvt chef
16 guests
6 bedrooms
16 beds
6.5 baths
16 guests
6 bedrooms
16 beds
6.5 baths
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Renowned wildlife photographers, Andy & Lorrain Tinker's African lodge -Tinkers Lakeside Lodge has luxurious, creative rooms/patios overlooking pool & beautiful lake. Private chef to cook and look after you during your stay and to take you on sundowner boat cruises/BBQ's on the lake. Out of malaria/heat belt area and perfectly located for Kruger Safaris/activities e.g. Elephant interaction. 30min from Kruger Park/Panorama Route. Squash court. Great bird-life. Private! On Secure Estate.

The space

Large, airy, light - unique, African designed lodge with attention to detail. Hand made lights/ railings, staircase by renowned sculptor. Stonework throughout. Wood fireplace.
Perfect for families/friends and large groups.
All beds are extra length.
Linen in bedrooms is top quality.

Large bedrooms are as follows

1.Giant Kingfisher Family Suite - 2 adjoining rooms with 1 en suite bathroom. Has one with King bed and adjoining room either with couches - Pvt sitting room - or 2 three quarter beds for kids.
2. Fish Eagle Suite Sleeps 2 - Queen
3. Wagtail Suite Sleeps 2 - 2 single beds (can be converted to King)
4.Bee Easter Suite Sleeps 2 ( 2 single beds - can be converted to King)
5. Hadeda Suite - 2 single beds - (can be converted to King)
6. Bushbaby Suite - separated from main house by courtyard - 2 adjoining rooms with 1 en suite bathroom including outdoor shower. Has 2 single beds that can be converted to King bed and adjoining room (with two 3/4 beds for kids). Separate Entrance
Downstairs entertainment room with table tennis and tv. Undercover parking for 3 cars. Squash court.
Very private and on a secure estate.
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Guest access

Access to entire house and garden in the estate, which has an electrified fence, as well as Dagama Dam for swimming an boating.

Interaction with guests

Vusi, the chef and housekeeper will be there to welcome you and look after you like gold.

1. Bring your own food and beverages or order online from Woolworths and your groceries will be delivered to the lodge. (by Woolworths).

Cleaning, washing of dishes, making of beds included.

Sunset Boat cruises on large pontoon boat. Boat has a braai, bar, tables and chairs. Fishing for bass. Rods and lures available. R800/hour for entire boat (takes 16 people)

Other things to note

The ideal time to stay is 3 days or longer to experience the best of the area.
DAY 1.
ELEPHANT INTERACTION. Meet and interact with these giant, majestic animals. Riding the elephants is also an option
LUNCH at Perry's Bridge (large choice of Restaurants).
REPTILE PARK after lunch with a snake demonstration.
SUNSET CRUISE on return to Dagama.
DAY 2.
KRUGER SAFARI (full day, half day) on private, open safari vehicle
DAY 3.
ZIP LINE (aerial Cable trail).
Relax at Dagama, BBQ on boat/swimming/bird watching, fishing
DAY 4.
CHIMP EDEN. The Jane Goodall Institute.
Followed by lunch at KAAPSCHEHOOP. (beautiful, small, quaint town with wild horses). Excellent food served at Bohemian Restaurant. Can book HORSE RIDES at Kaapschehoop.
DAY 5.
Lunch in GRASKOP (at Harry's Pancakes - serves excellent sweet and savoury pancakes)
DAY 6.
DAY 7.
Followed by LUNCH at Sudwala restaurant
Afternoon MOUNTAIN BIKING at Mankele, nearby.

Other activities include LOWVELD BOTANICAL GARDEN visit.
There are many beautiful GOLF courses in the area. For those requiring a possible adrenalin rush - GOLF available in the Kruger Park ( no fences - with animals including the Big 5 roaming the golf course)

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 2 single beds
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
2 single beds
Bedroom 5
2 single beds
Bedroom 6
1 king bed, 2 single beds
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets

This is a peaceful and quiet estate. Please respect the environment and the people around.
Please no smoking indoors.


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Raquel User Profile
January 2017
We had such a lovely time staying at the Tinker's home. All of our expectations were definitely exceeded. Right when entered the house we all walked to the back patio to take it in the incredible view and immediately regretted only staying two nights. The house itself was amazing as well. The one room that is considered a suite is comparable to three other rooms is the house. So very spacious and beautifully designed. Harry (the live in chef) was incredible, he did everything to make us feel the most comfortable and he is a darn good cook. Lorrain was so kind to help us book a Safari in advance. And Andy was there to greet us upon arrival to make sure all was well. It rained the night before our flight and we had a bit of a concern that we wouldn't be able to make it out on the dirt road. Andy rushed over see us out. Well really he completely saved the day, driving our car out to safety. Talk about full service! Thanks so much for everything Tinker Family! We greatly appreciate the hospitality. We hope to be back one day. By far my best Airbnb experience to date.

Kevin User Profile
August 2016
Magical. Simply magical. You won't want to leave. Trust me.

Boni User Profile
December 2017
Lovely people...Lovely place!

Cebisa User Profile
September 2017
Thank u thank u, my family and I had THEE MOST AMAZING time. Everything exceeded our expectations. Vusi and Zanele were incredible, the view was incredible, the rooms were incredible- everything was just incredible. Would we go back again....heck YEAH!!!!!!

Dror User Profile
September 2017
Lorrain and Andy's place is the perfect place to stay in Hazyview area. Fantastic warm and caring hospitality, by both Lorrain and Andy. Very good food made by the house chefs. This dream house has it all. Mostly it is decorated with such care and good taste. Tinker lakeside lodge is a celebration from A to Z. Do not miss this unique experience. Thank you Lorrain and Andy !

Tinu User Profile
June 2017
We had guests visiting from USA, they called this place "the palace"- aptly - we were treated like royalty, perfect service with chefs, fantastic views, huge rooms, loads of entertainment in the house. You have to experience it yourself to believe it. Great job guys!

Hashila User Profile
April 2017
We had an amazing time at the Tinkers home. Everything is just perfect. The care taken in this home is exceptional. We loved our time here. Andy was also always available with great suggestions and ideas. The cherry on the top is Harry and Vusi. They are two treasures and a pleasure to have around. Very helpful and amazing cooks. Everything was just perfect. Thank you for allowing us into your beautiful home.

White River, South AfricaJoined in February 2016
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