Singita Lebombo Lodge
Kruger National Park, South Africa
Set over one of Africa's most dramatic landscapes in the eastern Kruger National Park, Singita Lebombo's 13 suites and private villa have all been constructed in the form of huge, spacious glass boxes overlooking the river below.
At a Glance
Exclusive 33,000 acre wilderness concession in remote Eastern Kruger
Game drives to see the ‘Big 5’ with highly skilled rangers and trackers
Try your hand at archery and mountain biking
Private and exclusive accommodation and service
Guided game walks with an experienced guide
The 33,000 acre Lebombo Concession represents one of the few remaining unexplored territories of this celebrated wildlife sanctuary. The Lebombo mountain range runs diagonally across the expanse, interlaced by the N’wanetsi and Sweni Rivers. The area has a good density of game, including cats, elephants, abundant antelope and birdlife, as well as an incredible diversity of smaller animals.
Singita Lebombo has been built to create the ultimate ’wow factor’, raised high above the river, using light tones and open spaces. The 13 luxurious suites are constructed almost entirely of glass for a dramatic effect with vast living spaces, balconies with stunning river views and bathrooms with deep soaking tubs as well as both indoor and outdoor showers. A private villa containing two family suites is set apart from the main lodge for a secluded and exclusive experience. The suites connect to create a four-bedroom property which makes for the perfect family getaway.
Daily game drives offer the chance to spot a wide variety of game, such as leopard, elephant, cheetah and the lion for which the area is renowned, while evening drives let your discover the wonders of nocturnal Africa. Nature walks offer a safari experience from a new perspective, as you track animals and get up close and personal with the wilderness around you.
Indulge in the luxurious health spa, offering everything from the more conventional European massages to Ayurveda and acupuncture, reflexology and aromatherapy. Enjoy a massage in the spa treatment room, or in the comfort of your suite or private deck. For those who enjoy food and wine, Singita is also a unique culinary experience and has a comprehensive wine cellar. Your skilled sommelier will happily match wines to a tasting menu for you.
Singita Lebombo's 13 luxurious suites are constructed almost entirely of glass for a dramatic effect with vast living spaces, balconies with stunning river views and bathrooms with deep soaking tubs and both indoor and outdoor showers. All the suites have a private deck, providing the opportunity to sleep under the stars if preferred. Two family suites, each with its own pool, are contained within the private villa, set apart from the main lodge. The villa has an open-plan kitchen, its own boma, and is fully-staffed.
Singita Lebombo welcomes children over the age of 10 years. Activities for children include cooking and baking with chefs, tours to local community schools, and mountain biking. There is also an exciting Mini Rangers' Course to bring out the little explorer in them. The program includes activities such as tracking animals, bush survival skills, and astronomy. On completion of the course the Mini Rangers receive certificates to reward all their new-found knowledge!
Facilities at Lebombo include a 25-meter lap pool, elegant viewing decks, cosy seating areas and a luxurious spa. Singita's outstanding cuisine is inspired by African ingredients and flavors combined with Western culinary tradition. Complementing the sophisticated menu is an exceptional wine cellar. There is also a curio shop and WiFi available.
Swimming, game drives, night drives and birdwatching are all included at Singita Lebombo Lodge. The Lebombo area is home to one of the highest concentrations of lion in the Kruger Park, supported by an abundance of plains game (including giraffe, zebra, and various species of antelope). Hippos and crocodiles thrive in the N'wanetsi river, and the riverine habitat provides perfect cover for leopards. Elephant, rhino and buffalo are also present in high concentrations and move freely throughout the Kruger eco-system.
Location & Directions
Kruger National Park, South Africa
Singita Lebombo is situated on an exclusive concession, the Sabi Sand Singita Reserve, along the far eastern reaches of South Africa's Kruger National Park, on the border with Mozambique.
When to go
There is no bad time to go on safari in the Kruger National Park. The experience does, however, change from month to month. In the summer months (October to March), it gets very hot. The verdant vistas are all the more spectacular because of the rains, but this means that the foliage is denser, water is more abundant and game is therefore trickier to see. There are lots of beautiful migratory birds during the summer months. While the daytime temperature in the winter months (May to September) is ideal, it does get a little chilly at night and in the early morning.