Kruger National Park, South Africa
Singita Lebombo Lodge
Modernist Safari Star
What it is
A sleek collection of 15 steel and glass suites lofted over N’Wanetsi River, deep within the wilds of Kruger National Park.
What it isn't
Thronged and urban. In this pristine wilderness, your neighbors are the Big 5.
What we think
It’s impossible to create buildings that come close to matching the surreal beauty of the South African bush plains, yet the team behind Lebombo Lodge managed to erect something so stunning it could evoke jealousy in the hearts of the most glamorous lion pride. Here, suites are stand-alone glass-walled cabins that teeter over the grassland, with deep soaking tubs, outdoor showers and a mosquito-netted bed on wood viewing decks under the twinkling South African stars—the Big Five mentioned before (lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and Cape buffalos) are comfortable meandering across the property, but know that the bush’s various monkeys are a bit more confident and will be happy to enter your room for a staycation. Be sure to lock up.
You're here because
Singita has perfected the art of the safari by adding a heap of offerings that go beyond their on-point game drives, including cooking classes with South African locals and loaner camera kits.
After you take a dip in the turquoise lap pool and have a deep tissue massage on your deck, you’re finally ready to hop in the Land Rover for your evening game drive. You spy a white rhino, cheetah and a pride of lions before you pull over for a sundowner. G&T's have never tasted so good.
A 45-minute drive from Satara’s airstrip—about an hour and 30 minute flight from Johannesburg—and the lodge provides transportation by Singita staffers. Easy peasy.
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The creativity of the lodge’s design extends to the meals, often partaken in surprising locations. No two dinners are ever quite the same. Fire pits and myriad lanterns illuminate the nights, setting a romantic tone in which to unwind under the ubiquitous euphorbia trees that are endemic to the area.
A safari makes for an unforgettable family holiday, with exhilarating activities for the entire family to enjoy, memories made together that will last a lifetime and opportunities to learn and grow together. Singita Lebombo Lodge welcomes guests ages ten and above. Older children and teenagers are at especially prime ages to appreciate the magic of safari and learn valuable lessons to last a lifetime. All of Singita’s activities can be tailored specifically to suit the interests and desires of each family and babysitting services are available. In the interest of safety, participation by children in any game activities is at the discretion of their guide.
FAMILY FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION
One bedroom suites – each suite can accommodate a twin bed for a child or young person.
Note: Only children over the age of 10 are allowed at Singita Lebombo Lodge.
Baking with the lodge chefs
Mini Rangers’ Course: Our exciting Mini Rangers’ Course opens up a whole new world to young explorers. This programme includes: tracking animals; frogging; butterfly capture and release; a cosmic safari (astronomy); learning bush survival techniques; flower-pressing; game-spotting competitions; nature quizzes and a Ranger’s Test. Upon completion of the course, these proud achievers are awarded certificates to recognise their new-found knowledge and accomplishments.