Singita Lebombo Lodge
South Africa, Kruger National Park

23°C

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Take a G&T Game Drive through the Kruger National Park, where you can sip on a cocktail freshly made using handcrafted local gin whilst watching the sun set over the landscape and keeping your eyes peeled for a sight of the Big Five.

Rooms

15 loft-style suites

Food

Lebombo restaurant – breakfast, lunch and dinner included in room rate

Drink

Lebombo lounge & bar * Wine cellar * In-room minibar * The Village Wine Bar and Coffee Lounge * All drinks included in room rate (including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs, but excluding French Champagne)

Features

Day and evening game drives * Spa * Walking safaris * Mountain biking * Stargazing * Archery * Swimming pool * Gym * Boutique * Gift gallery * School of Cooking * Wi-Fi (slow due to remote location) * Children aged 10 and older: baking with the chef, mini rangers’ course, swimming, mountain biking * Land Rover safaris, mountain biking and bush walks accompanied by an experienced guide (included in room rate) * Complimentary transfers to / from Satara airstrip * Complimentary laundry and valet services

Airport

All flights land at the Satara airstrip, which is located 45 minutes from the lodge. The hotel can help to arrange scheduled flights or private charters. Johannesburg to Satara is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes flight while Nelspruit to Satara is approximately 45 minutes

Nearby

Kruger National Park * Big Five wildlife * Mozambique border * Game drives * Guided safari walks * Mountain biking * Stargazing safaris * Archery * Singita School of Cooking

Setting

Staying at Singita Lebombo Lodge Kruger National Park South Africa is like existing inside a magazine photo shoot in one of the largest game reserves in the world. Surrounded by exotic flora and fauna miles away from civilisation, the lodge offers a calming, soothing ambience. The Singita Lebombo Lodge Kruger National Park South Africa is bold, breathtaking and a world class location for diverse game viewing opportunities.

Look & Feel

Lebombo was conceptualised to give guests the sense of being in an eagle’s nest perched on the edge of the world and its construction and appearance are as unique as they come. The contemporary buildings have no solid form, with a unique construction style that uses wood and steel encased in glass. The famous South African Cecile & Boyd design team brought their magic touch to the lodge with glass box suites that rest on a scaffold-style frame barely touching the ground, leaving visitors suspended over the landscapes in absolute magnificence. The delicate, light interiors feature open, breezy spaces that exude freedom and serenity from their position on a rocky cliff overlooking the N’wanetsi River.

The design concept is stylish and contemporary, with a colour palette of ripening corn through straw to old oak designed, as the lodge owner describes, ‘to cosset people in waves of harmony and tranquillity.’ The Singita Lebombo Lodge Kruger National Park South Africa reaped multiple style awards when it first opened in 2003, and remains relevant and cutting edge today.

“The lodge reaped multiple style awards when it first opened and remains relevant and cutting edge today.”

Appeal

Singita’s ethos to ‘Touch the Earth Lightly’ ensures that Singita Lebombo Lodge Kruger National Park South Africa barely impacts on the environment. The skill and imagination that has gone into creating the ultimate living space that is Lebombo appears deceptively simple, but creature comforts has been considered, including a day bed on your private balcony which can be made up for a sleepover under the stars. Views from the balcony stretch across the gorge and down to the river where binoculars (supplied) allow you to identify hippos and crocs, fish, eagles and a myriad of other birds. This is big game safari; leopard, cheetah, rhino, buffalo, elephant, giraffe, zebra…with probably the largest pride of lions living on the rocky escarpment and sightings exceeding 20 lions at a time.

Secret

The Singita School of Cooking was designed to increase the skill level in the lodge kitchens, as well as provide opportunities for the surrounding communities. Entirely funded by Singita (other than the odd government grant) the school chooses nine students from surrounding communities every year to undertake an intensive 12-month training program that includes experience in the pastry, cold section and hot kitchen. At the end, they will be competent commis chefs with valuable work skills, a good work ethic and increased opportunity for real employment./p>