Singita Lebombo Lodge
Sweni River, Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, Kruger Park, 1350, South Africa
| +27 13 735 5500
Photo courtesy of Singita Lebombo Lodge
Singita Lebombo LodgeIn 2001, Singita was granted a 25-year lease on a 33,000-acre concession within Kruger National Park. It was in this midsection of Kruger, a stone’s throw from South Africa’s border with Mozambique, that the company opened its Lebombo Lodge. The eco-friendly camp is designed to have minimal impact on the surrounding ecosystem, while still featuring top-notch amenities like a roof terrace, wine studio, and 82-foot lap pool. Guests can even learn to cook traditional South African dishes at the on-site Singita Community Culinary School, or rent Canon and Nikon cameras to capture their game drives on film. The lodge also features a small photo studio with Lightroom- and Photoshop-equipped computers so visitors can edit their photos post-drive.
Lebombo features just 13 suites and one private-use villa, offering guests the ultimate in exclusivity. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows bring the outdoors in, while wooden decks provide sweeping views over the N’wanetsi River. On game drives, guests can look forward to exploring more than 93 miles of private roads, where they’re more than likely to encounter the four prides of lions that call this region of Kruger home. While Lebombo is about a 2.5-hour drive from the Hoedspruit and Skukuza airports, Federal Air operates shuttle and charter flights to the Satara airstrip, just 45 minutes from the lodge.
about 3 years ago
Set along a hippo-filled river in Kruger National Park, Singita Lebombo has just completed a stem-to-stern renovation. The 15 glass-walled suites have been reimagined in metallic hues, raw woods, and soothing gray stone, while common areas were reconfigured for a more casual, communal vibe, with a fire pit in the open-air lobby, a roof deck for stargazing, and a new 25-meter lap pool.