Lebombo Lodge

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Lebombo Lodge | South Africa
Check-in time: 13h00 | Check-out time: 11h00

Singita Lebombo Lodge is a celebration of cutting-edge design in an African context where everything defers to nature. Bold and contemporary, sculptural and organic, the light-filled, ordered structures of the lodge seem almost dropped into the untamed terrain of Singita’s privately-leased concession. Other highlights of the lodge include a roof terrace and wine studio (a multi-level retreat which boasts a library, multi-media room, wine studio and rooftop viewing area), an interactive kitchen, an espresso bar and help-yourself deli, and an additional 25-meter lap pool. All communal areas of the lodge have been pushed out to ensure that the outside bursts in, offering elegant, calm and meditative spaces immersed in a dramatic landscape of giant euphorbia trees.

This dramatic lodge, comprises 13 suites and one private-use villa that give guests a front row seat to the Kruger National Park with bold, contemporary open plan suites suspended above the N’Wanetsi River. The exclusive concession is a richly diverse habitat, teeming with game, beneath endless African skies. The private villa is the most exciting extension of the lodge; set apart from the main lodge, it features two 2-bedroom suites, each with a private pool, that link together to create a spectacular exclusive-use four-bedroom offering with a stunning shared pool. Built low down on the river bank beneath mature trees, the private villa is fully staffed, has an open- plan kitchen and its own boma.

This boldly dramatic lodge, situated on Singita’s private concession in the Kruger National Park, is home to 15 loft-style suites. The design of these light-filled structures, floating between river and sky, was inspired by the many eagles’ nests built into the cliff face of the river bank. Sophisticated and contemporary, the glass-walled suites are romantic hideaways leading outdoors onto elevated wooden viewing decks where guests may sleep out with nothing more than mosquito netting between them and the stars. Throughout the lodge, the imaginative use of glass, wood, steel, and layered fabrics in muted shades invites the surrounding landscape indoors.

  • 13 x Lebombo Suites with sweeping views across the vast wilderness
  • 2 x 2-Bedroom Suites with private plunge pool and views of the river
  • 1 x 4-Bedroom Villa with private swimming pool, lounge, dining room and deck.
  • There is a swimming pool in the main lodge area.
  • Spa and fitness center facilities are available.
  • The Singita Boutique & Gallery.
  • There is a television available in the main lodge area.
  • Dependent upon area coverage, there is mobile phone signal.
  • There is complimentary internet (WiFi) access, however due to the remote location of the lodge, the wireless connection can be slow and intermittent.
  • Electricity/power available: 220V. Converters are also available and hair dryers are supplied in each suite.
  • Children aged 10 and over are welcome in all suites. Children under 10 years old are welcome in the 2-bedroom suites and the villa.  All normal safari activities can be tailored to suit families.
  • In the interest of safety, children’s participation in game activities is at the discretion of your guide.
Lebombo Lodge
Units
Rate
Suite

Double/Twin

13 R 30 250 per adult per night
R 15 125 per child per night
Two-Bedroom Suite

2 Doubles/Twins
Maximum 2 adults & 2 children

2 R 90 750 per suite per night (1-3 guests)
R 30 250 per additional adult per night
R 15 125 per additional child per night
Villa

Private use of the 2x Two-bedroom Suites
4 Doubles/Twins
Maximum 8 adults

1 R 242 550 per villa per night
  • We can arrange scheduled flights or private charters for your trip. All flights land at the Satara airstrip located 45 minutes from the lodge. Guests are collected off the flight by Singita staff and transported to the lodge.
  • On scheduled flights, the weight of luggage is restricted to 20kg (44lb) for checked baggage and 5kg (11lb) for hand luggage. Only soft-sided luggage is permitted.
  • Johannesburg – Satara: approximately 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Nelspruit – Satara: approximately 45 minutes
  • Private aircraft pilots land at their own risk and are advised to broadcast their intentions on frequency 124,8 Mhz. Landing with prior permission only. Please note that only a small number of companies have permission to land at the Satara airstrip as it is run by the National Parks Board. Please contact reservations for a list of recommended charter companies.
  • All charters are to be aware of the operating guidelines for pilots in the park and are to obtain prior permission before landing.
  • Planes that can land at the Satara airstrip: King Air, Cessna and PC12.
  • Runway: 17/35
  • Latitude: 24° 22” 31.6’ S
  • Longitude: 31° 46” 58.8’ E
  • Elevation: 850ft
  • Width: 20m
  • Length: 1 000m
  • Surface: gravel
  • Frequencies in use: Lowveld
  • Information: 119.0 VFR 124.8
  • From Johannesburg: approximately 8hr drive (+/- 600km).
  • From Hazyview: approximately 3hr30minute drive (+/- 156km).
  • From Nelspruit: approximately 4hr drive (+/- 216km).
  • From Hoedspruit: approximately 2-3hr drive (+/- 155km).
  • From Skukuza: approximately 2-3hr drive (+/-110km).
Seasons and weather vary in the reserve

To ensure your comfort you may want to tailor your clothing choices to the time of year:

October – April

The weather is warm during the day and cooler in the morning and evenings. We recommend casual summer clothes (shorts and cool shirts) and a warm jersey/sweater for the cooler times of day.

May – September

This is fall and winter and the temperature will be mild during the day, but colder in the mornings and evenings. We recommend casual light clothing and a very warm parka/jacket for the extremely cold mornings and nights.

Best Time to Go on Safari

Southern Africa is a year-round destination. Traditionally the dry winter months (April to October) are best for game viewing, due to the shorter grass, lack of foliage and the absence of water which forces the game to concentrate around the remaining sources of drinking water.

Annual rainfall, usually in the form of short afternoon thunder showers that clear up within an hour, occur from December to March. Many species give birth to their young around the start of the rains, so the bush is alive with newborn animals.

What to Bring

Your safari suitcase, packed properly, will ensure that you have everything you need for the ultimate African bush experience. Cotton clothing in neutral colors is recommended for all game drives and bush walks. It is best to avoid white clothing and dark colors for bush activities, as they tend to attract certain bugs. Formal wear is not required at any of our lodges.

We recommend packing the following
  • Comfortable walking shoes/track shoes/hiking boots for walks; and sandals to wear around the lodge.
  • Swimming costume/bathing suits, sun block, sun hat, sunglasses, lip balm, mosquito repellent (lip balm and mosquito repellent is provided for all our guests, but you are welcome to bring along your favourite brand).
  • Camera and video camera, binoculars, spare memory cards and charging equipment. The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (also known as drones) is strictly prohibited at Singita.
  • Please note that in the event of rain during a game drive, waterproof ponchos will be provided for guests’ comfort.
  • All of our lodges are located in remote areas and therefore guests should remember to bring an extra pair of correction glasses, contact lens solution and an extra set of contact lenses (if required) as well as a sufficient supply of any prescription medication.
Time of Year
Minimum
Maximum
Spring: Sept – Nov 18°C / 64°F 30°C / 86°F
Summer: Dec – Feb 23°C / 73°F 35°C / 95°F
Autumn: Mar – May 12°C / 54°F 26°C / 79°F
Winter: Jun – Aug 9°C / 48°F 22°C / 72°F

Health Requirements

Our lodges are located in malaria risk areas and we recommend that you adhere to the advice of your doctor regarding prophylactics. Insect repellent (spray or wipes), is provided in your suite and on game drive vehicles.

Passport Requirements

Please remember that you need at least 2 blank visa pages in your passport for travel.

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