You wanna take a walk on the wild side with high end luxury and nature combined? This is the place to be, Singita Lebombo Lodge
I have been around the world and saw many places but I think this is really one of the most magnificent experiences I have ever made in my life. Im really thankful for it and it will always be a special timeless memory.
Singita evaluated from a single-lodge company to operating 12 lodges and camps in five wilderness regions across three African countries. The focus of Singita is to preserve wilderness areas for future generations. That means fewer guests paying a premium for the privilege of experiencing vast open spaces – exist to sustain these wilderness areas and their resident wildlife, while providing an exclusive safari experience.
We decided for the Singita Lebombo Lodge, located in the Kruger National Park. They have an exclusive concession, which means no tourism from Kruger Park can enter this land.
I don’t even know where to start, because it is so extraordinary amazing. Speaking about the suites (only 13 offered!), they are all located above the N’Wanetsi River. They are all modern, minimalistic (as you know I just LOVE that) and open designed (glass-walled suites!) which make you’re feeling being in an eagles nest while watching the wild life from your own private suite / roof terrace. You may take the opportunity to sleep out with nothing more than mosquito netting between you and the stars.
The service is simply amazing, you have an own butler which is 24hours available for you.
The adventure for us started when we flew from Johannesburg with a private airplane to the Lodge. Only 6 persons and we were flying 1 hour to land in a field in pure nature with a bar of fresh juices and some bubbly waiting for us. We got picked up by our lovely host, which drove us 30 minutes threw the wilderness to our Lodge.
Arriving there and seeing the lodge was an amazing impression. The main lodge is offering a roof terrace viewing area and breakfast/lunch and dining area (if you don’t want to choose eating in your own suite), and they have an own luxury wine cellar (in the middle of the wilderness!) and – my personal highlight – 25-metre lap pool.
The food they present and the wine choices are simply amazing and are matching the high level tourism expectations anytime. I would even say, they overmatching the high expectations from everybody, because your in the bush with his service.
And of course you can also go for some daily game drives with your own personal driver, which will be introduced to you when entering the lodge. They did a great job with us, we saw all the big 5 and explained the wild life perfectly. Every question you have about nature, they will give you an answer to it. I learned a lot while being there.
Another highlight to mention was our evening game drive. They do an apero in front of a lake in totally wilderness. We watched elephants passing the lake with their little ones, while holding a good glass of South African red wine in our hands. An experience you won’t forget in your lifetime.
Speaking about the best time coming to the lodge – traditionally the dry winter months (April – October) are best for game viewing. We have been in December, so you see that it is a year-round destination.
As I think a video says more then thousand words and to give you an even better impression, besides my photos, please take a look at the video underneath.