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Overview

Location: South Africa-->Kruger National Park-->Singita Kruger National Park-->Kruger Park Private Concessions
Accommodation Type: Lodge

Good For: Couple/Romantic, Family, Solo |

Singita Lebombo Lodge perches atop a rugged cliff in the remote wilderness of Nwanetsi, an exclusive 15 000 hectare concession on the remote eastern boundary of the Kruger National Park. This Afro-chic lodge stands dramatically amongst the boulders overlooking the confluence of the Sweni and Nwanetsi rivers. This well-appointed lodge offers guests the quintessential African safari, accompanied by flawless service.

The Kruger National Park is the largest game reserve in South Africa, covering almost two million hectares. The diversity of ecosystems spanned by the Park is home to an astounding array of wildlife and birds.

Accommodation

The 15 loft-style suites are elevated on stilts along the cliff side, blending seamlessly with the natural surroundings. Full-length glass walls on three sides allow for spectacular game viewing and 180-degree panoramic views. Each supremely luxurious suite boasts a full en-suite bathroom with additional outdoor shower. The spacious living area flows out to an expansive timber deck with a day bed – a magical space to spend the night under the silver-speckled skies with the sounds of the wild to lull you to sleep. 

Wildlife

The Nwanetsi Concession covers four distinct ecological zones, with a great biodiversity of birds and wildlife. The area is home to the Big Five, including famously large prides of Mountain lion. In addition, there are frequent sightings of cheetah, wild dog, hyena, giraffe, zebra, sable, waterbuck, hippo, wildebeest, kudu, and crocodile.

Birdlife is prolific with over 300 species recorded in the region. Five vulture species are present: White-backed, Lappet-faced, White-headed, Hooded, and less frequently, the Cape vulture. The red-billed, and the endangered yellow-billed oxpeckers, are also residents of the region. Other notable species include the African Pipit, Chestnut-backed sparrow-lark, Harlequin quail, and Southern black tit.

Extra Info

Children
• Children under 10 years old are welcome at Lebombo Lodge in the Villa or Two-Bedroom suite.
• Children aged 10-16 years will be accommodated at 50% of the adult rate when sharing a standard Suite with 1 adult or another child.
• A single child accommodated in their own suite will attract the full adult rate.
• Families of four or more members, including at least one child under 10 years are required to book the Villa or Two-Bedroom suite and are guaranteed the complimentary use of a private vehicle.
• Families of up to three members, including at least one child under 10 years, are required to book the Two-Bedroom suite and pay for the use of a private vehicle.
• Triples are available on request. An additional room needs to be booked.
• In the interest of safety, participation of children in game activities is at the discretion of the guide.

Directions

• BY ROAD:

Recommended route from Johannesburg:

• N12/N4 to Nelspruit.

• R40 from Nelspruit to Hazyview.

• R536 from Hazyview towards Paul Kruger gate.

• After 36 km, pass Lisbon Store, then turn left onto gravel road.

• Pay R160 per vehicle (ZAR) for vehicle entrance fee and R40 per person (subject to change).

• Enter Sabi Sand Reserve at Shaw's Gate. Follow Singita signs to lodge (approximately 28 km).

• BY AIR:

• Federal Air offers a daily return flight direct to Singita Sabi Sand from Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport.

• There are daily scheduled flights currently operated by SA Airlink into Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA), situated between Nelspruit and White River.

• Federal Air provides air transfers to and from KMIA and Singita Sabi Sand.

•  Download Federal Air's flight schedules and rates for further details.

• Private air charters are also available, on request.

• Pilots are advised to broadcast their intentions on frequency 124.8 MHz.

• Runway: 01/19

• Transfers to lodge are available

GPS: -24.786400 (latitude) and 31.423800 (longitude)

Reviews


The location is stunning, and the hotel's design was equally fantastic, but the staff really disappointed us.Once we arrived at the lodge we were greated by a lady from reception, who gave us our first taste of the hotel's staff. All of us thought of her as very cold (almost like a teacher), who took everything very seriously. I have to say attention to detail is definitely not a bad thing, but her attitude was not personal, and we did not feel open to ask her anything we wanted.In due course we were shown the room, which was beautiful, but not practical. There was no curtain for the extra bed and the mosquito nets had holes - that completely defeats the point! Also, the rails on the balcony were very dodgy and unstable, and considering we were so high up, this made us feel very unsafe. However the views were amazing, and it was beautifully furnished to match the wonderful safari-fit location.During our stay, we took part in some activities that were very fun for all of us and, of course, some game drives.The game drives were very nice, and we got close to some of the animals (though not as close as another lodge we had been at), but the ranger had an appauling attitude... At some points I started getting nervous being too close to some of the Big Five, and the ranger was annoyed, and didn't budge the jeep. In the other lodge we stayed at in the Kruger, the ranger there helpfully explained things and made sure you understood and felt comfortable, whereas this one in Singita was rushed and rude.In general, we saw many staff as the ones I described above, and we did not feel we were given everything the Kruger had to offer.

Tina

An absolutely amazing place with gorgeous views. Food and accommodation was 5 star all the way. The staff couldn't do enough to make your stay enjoyable and the Safari tour ranger and tracker go the extra mile to make it worth your time and money..... I would certainly recommend asking the front of house to setup the outside bed for a beautiful night under the stars.

Candis

Location: South Africa-->Kruger National Park-->Singita Kruger National Park-->Kruger Park Private Concessions
Accommodation Type: Lodge

Good For: Couple/Romantic, Family, Solo |

Singita Lebombo Lodge perches atop a rugged cliff in the remote wilderness of Nwanetsi, an exclusive 15 000 hectare concession on the remote eastern boundary of the Kruger National Park. This Afro-chic lodge stands dramatically amongst the boulders overlooking the confluence of the Sweni and Nwanetsi rivers. This well-appointed lodge offers guests the quintessential African safari, accompanied by flawless service.

The Kruger National Park is the largest game reserve in South Africa, covering almost two million hectares. The diversity of ecosystems spanned by the Park is home to an astounding array of wildlife and birds.

The 15 loft-style suites are elevated on stilts along the cliff side, blending seamlessly with the natural surroundings. Full-length glass walls on three sides allow for spectacular game viewing and 180-degree panoramic views. Each supremely luxurious suite boasts a full en-suite bathroom with additional outdoor shower. The spacious living area flows out to an expansive timber deck with a day bed – a magical space to spend the night under the silver-speckled skies with the sounds of the wild to lull you to sleep. 

The Nwanetsi Concession covers four distinct ecological zones, with a great biodiversity of birds and wildlife. The area is home to the Big Five, including famously large prides of Mountain lion. In addition, there are frequent sightings of cheetah, wild dog, hyena, giraffe, zebra, sable, waterbuck, hippo, wildebeest, kudu, and crocodile.

Birdlife is prolific with over 300 species recorded in the region. Five vulture species are present: White-backed, Lappet-faced, White-headed, Hooded, and less frequently, the Cape vulture. The red-billed, and the endangered yellow-billed oxpeckers, are also residents of the region. Other notable species include the African Pipit, Chestnut-backed sparrow-lark, Harlequin quail, and Southern black tit.

Children
• Children under 10 years old are welcome at Lebombo Lodge in the Villa or Two-Bedroom suite.
• Children aged 10-16 years will be accommodated at 50% of the adult rate when sharing a standard Suite with 1 adult or another child.
• A single child accommodated in their own suite will attract the full adult rate.
• Families of four or more members, including at least one child under 10 years are required to book the Villa or Two-Bedroom suite and are guaranteed the complimentary use of a private vehicle.
• Families of up to three members, including at least one child under 10 years, are required to book the Two-Bedroom suite and pay for the use of a private vehicle.
• Triples are available on request. An additional room needs to be booked.
• In the interest of safety, participation of children in game activities is at the discretion of the guide.

• BY ROAD:

Recommended route from Johannesburg:

• N12/N4 to Nelspruit.

• R40 from Nelspruit to Hazyview.

• R536 from Hazyview towards Paul Kruger gate.

• After 36 km, pass Lisbon Store, then turn left onto gravel road.

• Pay R160 per vehicle (ZAR) for vehicle entrance fee and R40 per person (subject to change).

• Enter Sabi Sand Reserve at Shaw's Gate. Follow Singita signs to lodge (approximately 28 km).

• BY AIR:

• Federal Air offers a daily return flight direct to Singita Sabi Sand from Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport.

• There are daily scheduled flights currently operated by SA Airlink into Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA), situated between Nelspruit and White River.

• Federal Air provides air transfers to and from KMIA and Singita Sabi Sand.

•  Download Federal Air's flight schedules and rates for further details.

• Private air charters are also available, on request.

• Pilots are advised to broadcast their intentions on frequency 124.8 MHz.

• Runway: 01/19

• Transfers to lodge are available

GPS: -24.786400 (latitude) and 31.423800 (longitude)

The location is stunning, and the hotel's design was equally fantastic, but the staff really disappointed us.Once we arrived at the lodge we were greated by a lady from reception, who gave us our first taste of the hotel's staff. All of us thought of her as very cold (almost like a teacher), who took everything very seriously. I have to say attention to detail is definitely not a bad thing, but her attitude was not personal, and we did not feel open to ask her anything we wanted.In due course we were shown the room, which was beautiful, but not practical. There was no curtain for the extra bed and the mosquito nets had holes - that completely defeats the point! Also, the rails on the balcony were very dodgy and unstable, and considering we were so high up, this made us feel very unsafe. However the views were amazing, and it was beautifully furnished to match the wonderful safari-fit location.During our stay, we took part in some activities that were very fun for all of us and, of course, some game drives.The game drives were very nice, and we got close to some of the animals (though not as close as another lodge we had been at), but the ranger had an appauling attitude... At some points I started getting nervous being too close to some of the Big Five, and the ranger was annoyed, and didn't budge the jeep. In the other lodge we stayed at in the Kruger, the ranger there helpfully explained things and made sure you understood and felt comfortable, whereas this one in Singita was rushed and rude.In general, we saw many staff as the ones I described above, and we did not feel we were given everything the Kruger had to offer.

Tina

An absolutely amazing place with gorgeous views. Food and accommodation was 5 star all the way. The staff couldn't do enough to make your stay enjoyable and the Safari tour ranger and tracker go the extra mile to make it worth your time and money..... I would certainly recommend asking the front of house to setup the outside bed for a beautiful night under the stars.

Candis

Accommodation options

Suite

Inclusions:
The above rates include all meals and beverages (including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs, but excluding French Champagne)  Twice daily open Land Rover safaris, walking safaris, mountain biking safaris (accompanied by experienced guides and trackers), archery  Return road transfers between the Satara airstrip and the lodges.  Laundry service .

Excludes:
Tourism Levy

Please Note:
Singita  Lebombo Villa is bookable as a Villa unit only during the period 01 July – 31 August 2017. It will not be possible to book the 2 x Family Suites or 2 x Two-Bedroom Suites as individual units at Lebombo 

Two Bedroom Suite (1-3 guests)

Inclusions:
The above rates include all meals and beverages (including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs, but excluding French Champagne)  Twice daily open Land Rover safaris, walking safaris, mountain biking safaris (accompanied by experienced guides and trackers), archery  Return road transfers between the Satara airstrip and the lodges.  Laundry service .

Excludes:
Tourism Levy

Please Note:
Singita  Lebombo Villa is bookable as a Villa unit only during the period 01 July – 31 August 2017. It will not be possible to book the 2 x Family Suites or 2 x Two-Bedroom Suites as individual units at Lebombo