One of our travel experts was lucky enough to experience Singita Lebombo Lodge firsthand and was pleased to provide an account of his stay. The luxurious lodge is located in one of South Africa’s most famous national parks, Kruger National Park and is one of the finest and most ultra-luxurious lodges. Although situated in Kruger National Park, it is within a private concession . The concession is 33,000 acres, so guests won’t see many other game-drive vehicles, providing exclusivity and privacy. The lodge is suspended in a magical setting high above the N’wanetsi River on the side of a cliff with fantastic views; while also blending in with the natural surroundings.
The lodge is suspended in a magical setting high above the N’wanetsi River on the side of a cliff with fantastic view
Singita also has another lodge inside Kruger National Park – Singita Sweni Lodge.
Situated not far from the center of the world-renowned Kruger National Park, accessibility is easy with scheduled daily commercial direct flights into Skukuza Airport and Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. These operate from either Cape Town or Johannesburg. From Johannesburg there are also direct light aircraft flights into the local airstrip, Satara, which is 45 minutes from the lodge. From this airstrip, Singita staff will meet and greet guests and then transfer them straight to their home in the bush.
The main public areas feature a roof terrace, multimedia room, library, interactive kitchen, espresso bar and an all-day ‘bar-deli’. There is a wellness center and an in-house spa, which we highly recommend visiting to round out the perfect safari experience. Visitors can also visit the gym in between safari activities. For any retail therapy, stop by the well-stocked shop that stocks a variety of handmade and local crafts.
The lodge boasts 13 contemporary glass-walled, spacious one-bedroom suites and 2 x two-bedroom suites (which can accommodate up to 4 adults and has a private swimming pool). Families can also book the latter together for an opulent, breathtaking private villa experience that also has its own pool. All of the suites offer complete privacy, with each one overlooking a different view of the nearby river.
Room amenities include indoor and outdoor showers, separate lounge areas, and comfortable outdoor day beds. There is the highest quality Egyptian cotton linen, with designer mosquito nets romantically draped over the large king-size beds.
The villa includes a private vehicle and dedicated staff with a shared lounge, dining area, private boma, spacious deck and 2 private swimming pools. The villa can accommodate up to a maximum of 8 guests and is located far from the main lodge for complete privacy.
They offer unlimited liquor and drinks in the room.
There is the highest quality Egyptian cotton linen
The culinary offerings were world-class and of the highest, freshest quality—definitely 5 star! A sure highlight was the fresh home-baked bread, and also the decadent desserts. The service was impeccable and seamless. Nothing was too much hassle. Guests can eat and drink what they wish at just about any time of the day. The banakeli (waiters) are very attentive – the service here really makes you feel like royalty.
The culinary offerings were world-class and of the highest, freshest quality—definitely 5 star!
There is no better way for the traveler to taste some of the best South Africa wines than at Singita Lebombo Lodge in the bushveld. They have an incredible selection of wines in their large wine cellar – even top wine connoisseurs will be impressed.
There is an incredible selection of wines in their large wine cellar
Children 10-16 of age are allowed. However children aged between 2-16 can be also accommodated in the two-bedroom suites and the Singita Lebombo Lodge villa. All safari activities can be tailored to suit each family.
There are a myriad of exciting activities at Singita Lebombo Lodge and these will include daily game drives with highly-skilled and professional guides and trackers with decades of experience that provide the perfect opportunity to get up close to Africa’s incredible animals. Together, the guide and tracker make a great team. They really have great knowledge and provide insight into all animals, big and small, and enriched our team member’s understanding of the animals’ behavior. The late afternoon 4×4 drives conclude with a spot-lit evening return, revealing the elusive magic of nocturnal Africa. With the location of Singita Lebombo Lodge, with many pans and rivers, there is a lot of game and bird sightings.
With the location of Singita Lebombo Lodge, with many pans and riverine, there is a lot of game and bird sightings
During the stay at Singita, your client is likely to spot a great variety of wildlife, including species such as:
For those feeling more active, for guests 16 years and older, there are guided walking safaris offered.
After dinner, we recommend enjoying the wonderful stargazing.
Also offered is an visit to the Singita Community Culinary School to learn about the impact of this partnership project while cooking traditional dishes with talented Singita chefs- an element we highly recommend to add to any itinerary!
They also offer mountain biking on request along with archery.
The highly incredible and professional service received from each and every staff member makes all guests feel that they love their job. They provide a great attention to detail and make any guests’ stay special. A stand out was the extra touches with regards to the amenities provided on the drives e.g. the polar fleece rain ponchos, scarves, recyclable water bottles and sun screen). They are truly invested in maximizing your premium African safari experience.
Why do you like it? The property and Singita as a brand is very conscious of their footprint and all guests will pay a carbon offset levy. Their care for the land and what Singita encompasses was evident in all their actions. If your client is looking for a sophisticated African safari lodge with an exclusive bush stay, then this is the lodge for them.
What would you combine with the lodge? Recommend a scenic one-hour hot air ballooning experience at the foot of the Drakensberg Escarpment.
Do they accept kids? Children aged 10 years and older are welcome in the Villa.
Do the suites have private plunge pools? The two-bedroom suites and the villa have private swimming pools.
Is your client ready for a luxurious safari at Singita Lebombo Lodge?