Sleep metres away from the lions

Lion Cabins

A unique wildlife experience when you stay in our lion cabins situated just metres from our lions

We have 4 beautifully furnished Lion Cabins located in natural settings surrounded by Cape Floral fynbos.  The cabins accommodate up to 2 adults.

Room Style

Elevated and insulated for a comfortable stay, our cabins are an enchanting choice, with air-conditioning available.

Catering Options

Our cabins have self-catering and braai facilities, but we can provide meals on request

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Free Wi-Fi

Our Lion Cabins accommodate Adults over the age of 18 years

Inside view of lion cabins at Tenikwa

The Lion Cabins are stand-alone, elevated cabins with self-catering facilities. We have 4 Lion Cabins and each have the following facilities

Queen Bed sleeping up to 2 adults
Kitchen with stove, fridge/freezer, cutlery and crockery
Bathroom with shower
Indoor dining table and seating area
Covered verandah with outdoor seating and dining table
Braai facilities

Cabins 1 & 4 are more secluded and private
Cabins 2 & 3 have the best views of the lions

Unique views

The Lion Cabins overlook our lion enclosure and in the afternoon, once the lions have been secured in their night enclosure,  you can relax and watch them just metres from your verandah. Quiet time is from 10pm (the lions need their sleep) and excessive consumption of alchohol is prohibited. To ensure the safety of our guests and animals, guests are required to sign an indemnity and behave responsibly during their stay.

For this reason, guests must be over 18 years of age to stay in the Lion Cabins.

View from the lion cabins at Tenikwa

On-site Amenities

Forest Walks

The property boasts 20 hectares of indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest

Traditional boma

Enjoy South African hospitality from our traditional boma


Join us for Pizza Night

Wildlife Tours

Take a tour to see the facilities at Teniwka Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Cape Fynbos

Enjoy trails through our pristine fynbos


The grounds of Tenikwa Nature Lodge are teeming with wildlife and waterfowls

Starry, starry night

On a clear night, the stars are spectacular


Plenty of opportunity to take wonderful memories