Lebombo Lodge, Singita

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Lebombo Lodge’s cutting-edge design is cleverly integrated into its African wilderness setting, making it one of the most iconic locations to explore the Big 5.

Suspended high above the stunning N’wanetsi River, sits the majestic Lebombo Lodge. Brilliantly bold and luxuriously modern, the design of Lebombo Lodge was inspired by eagles nests built into the cliff face of the riverbank, resulting in organic, light-filled structures, floating between river and sky.

Lebombo Lodge is a true meditative space set in a dramatic landscape of enormous euphorbia trees. The lodge’s cutting-edge design is cleverly integrated into its African wilderness setting, making it one of the most iconic locations to explore the Big 5. Alongside intimate spar treatments that can be enjoyed the comfort of your own rooms, a stay at Lebombo lodge includes complimentary Land Rover safaris and bush walks accompanied by experienced guides, luxurious en-suite accommodation, gourmet dining (breakfast, lunch and dinner daily) and all drinks - including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs.

Besides the sumptuous private suite and villa spaces, the lodge offers a wine studio, library and rooftop terrace, an interactive kitchen, an espresso bar, a help-yourself deli, and an additional 25-metre lap pool.

This is luxury safari living like no over.

Fact Sheet

Highlights:

  • Pamper Treatments Available At The Spa Or In Your Room.
  • A Swimming Pool Besides The Main Lodge Area.
  • A Gym With Essential Workout Machines & Weights.
  • Kosher or Halaal food Is Available – Please Book In Advance.
  • The Singita Boutique & Gallery & The Premier Wine Boutique Are Nearby.

Accommodation:

  • 13 x 1-bedroom suites
  • 2 x 2-bedroom suites (can accommodate up to 4 adults)
  • Book both 2-bedroom suites together and enjoy the Singita Lebombo Villa experience which includes a private vehicle and staff, a shared lounge, deck, dining area, boma and swimming pool.

Fitness

Enjoy the on-site gym which boasts all the essential workout machines and free weights.

Spa & Wellness:

Reconnect with nature, revitalise the senses, and restore one's body, mind, and spirit. The intricate spa journeys are available in tranquil, nurturing settings. Depending on the lodge, they can also be enjoyed on the private decks of guest suites, or in-room.

Fine-Dining:

The expertly prepared dishes are filled with simple flavours and fresh ingredients, including seafood and grilled meats. Unusual game dishes include antelope and ostrich. There is also an excellent wine cellar.

Pool:

The pool is next to the restaurant and bar and overlooks the river.

Game Drives & Safaris:

Game drives or walking safaris with expert drivers and trackers give you the chance to get up close and personal with Africa's incredible creatures. Afternoon drives conclude with a spot-lit evening return revealing the elusive magic of nocturnal Africa. For the adventurer, embark on a thrill-seeking walking safari.

During Your Stay:

During your stay you are likely to see a great variety of wildlife, including: Leopard, Lion, large herds of Buffalo, Elephant, Sharpe’s Grysbok, Hyena, Hippopotamus, Nyala, Cheetah and Wild dogs

A Little Extra:

Visit the Singita Community Culinary School and learn about the impact of this partnership project while cooking traditional dishes with Singita chefs.

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Conservation:

The Singita Lowveld Trust, a South African corporation, has a staff dedicated to preserving and conserving the region's unique biodiversity. Here, Singita Lowveld Trust manages a wide range of conservation initiatives in Singita Sabi Sand and Singita Kruger National Park, including anti-poaching efforts, wildlife research and land management, sustainability efforts, and community development projects such as early childhood education, digital learning, and a world-class culinary school.

In the Sabi Sand Reserve, a highly trained team of dog trackers and handlers helps to combat poaching, while the Trust's collaboration with international conservation NGO Panthera has shown that the region is home to the greatest number of leopards of any protected area surveyed in South Africa. The Panthera's Furs for Life initiative, in which Singita is a collaborator, has reduced leopard skin demand by 50%. Singita is also a strategic founding partner of the Lionscape Coalition, supporting the Lion Recovery Fund’s goal to double wild lion numbers by 2050.

Location:

Singita Lebombo Lodge lies in the southeastern reaches of the Kruger National Park, on South Africa’s border with Mozambique. Singita's concession is a 33,000-acre slice of untouched wilderness where a distinct species population thrives in four different ecological zones. This area is especially well-known for the remarkable concentration of the ‘Big 5’ and four particularly formidable prides of lions.

The design of the Singita Lebombo Lodge is a celebration of cutting-edge architecture in an African setting, where nature is king. This magnificent lodge boasts 13 suites that suspend high above the N’Wanetsi River and offers all visitors a front-row seat to the Kruger National Park. Watch a richly diverse habitat, teeming with game, from the comfort of your own balcony, before nestling down in bed to watch starry African skies.

Getting to Singita Lebombo Lodge

By Air:

  • We can arrange scheduled flights or private charters. All flights land at Satara airstrip, a 40 minute drive from the lodge.
  • Guests are collected by Singita staff and transported to the lodge.
  • On scheduled flights, luggage is restricted to soft sided bags.
  • Weight allowance: 20 kg (44 lb) for checked luggage and 5 kg (11 lb) for hand luggage.
  • Johannesburg – Satara: approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • Nelspruit – Satara: approximately 45 minutes.

By Road:

  • From Johannesburg: 7.5 - 8 hours’ drive (525 km).
  • From Hazyview: approximately 3 hours’ drive (160 km).

Overview:

Suspended high above the stunning N’wanetsi River, sits the majestic Lebombo Lodge. All 13 contemporary glass walls suites boats dramatic cliffside settings and offer inimitable views of the world-renowned Kruger National Park. The lodge's cutting-edge design is tastefully integrated into its wild African environment, where everything submits to nature and light-filled buildings embrace the breathtaking scenery beyond.

The exclusive-use villa – consists of two 2-bedroom suites, each with their own private pool. Set apart from the other 13 lodges, this villa features a full staff complement, private boma, open-plan kitchen and airy living areas that spill onto inviting outdoor spaces with an expansive pool

Lebombo Suite

Each of these luxurious cliffside suites comes with a double bed, an ensuite bathroom and shower, an outside shower and game-viewing deck.

Beds

1x King Sized Bed

Views

N’wanetsi River in the Kruger National Park.

Occupancy

Maximum of 2 Guests

Bathroom

En-Suite Bathroom With Indoor & Outdoor Rainshower

Something Unique

Private Game-Viewing Deck

Two-Bedroom Suite

Each of these luxurious cliffside suites has a private game-viewing deck with an outdoor shower. Inside, there are two bedrooms – each with a king-size bed and an ensuite bathroom and a walk-in shower. These suites can be connected to form a four-bedroom villa.

Beds

2x King Sized Bed

Views

N’wanetsi River in the Kruger National Park.

Occupancy

Maximum of 2 Guests

Bathroom

2x En-Suite Bathroom With Walk-In Showers

Something Unique

Cliffside With A Private Game-Viewing Deck & Outdoor Shower

Spa & Wellness:

The goal of the Singita's wellness approach is to provide a sanctuary for guests to release the stress their high-pressure lives back home. This includes reconnecting with nature, revitalising the senses, and restoring one's body, mind, and spirit.

The intricate spa journeys are available in tranquil, nurturing settings. Depending on the lodge, they can also be enjoyed on the private decks of guest suites, or in-room.

Our therapies are based on high-quality, eco-friendly products that are carefully matched to ensure the greatest efficacy with minimal impact on nature.

Game Drives

You may see everything from elephants, to rhinos, lions, cheetahs and other big game in the parks. The chance to get up close with Africa's amazing wildlife is enhanced by daily game drives with professional Field Guides and Trackers. Evening drives also allow you to witness the elusive magic of nocturnal Africa, which always ends with perfect sunset views.

All game drives are conducted in state-of-the-art safari vehicles, each accommodating a maximum of six guests.

Guided Bush Walks

Walking safaris are a fantastic way to get up close and personal with the wild. A knowledgeable Field Guide and Tracker will walk alongside you as you track and search for animals in the wilderness. During these breathtaking experiences in nature, you'll get up close and personal with stunning vistas and their fascinating plant and animal species.

We suggest a minimum age of 16 years for this activity, but participation is at the discretion of your Field Guide.

Community Project - Cooking School:

The Singita Community Culinary School is a unique program that serves to fulfill a real need in the community, as well as for the South African hospitality industry as a whole. Graduates of this school emerge with highly sought-after skills and strong employment prospects, while kitchens at Singita lodges and those further afield benefit from a pool of expertly-trained young chefs. The School is a significant step towards achieving Singita’s long-term, broad community development goal.

The school’s demonstration studio offers a unique experience for guests to participate in a cooking class led by an expertly trained chef, whilst supporting this important community development project at the same time. Whether it is mastering a particular dish enjoyed from the day’s menu, learning a traditional South African recipe or helping to prepare an element of the lodge’s signature tapas-style lunch, time spent in the demonstration kitchen is a wonderfully enriching experience.

Wine Tasting

With a vast cellar showcasing a premium range of wines, including some of the continent's most coveted private reserves, exclusive release, limited single vineyard, and rare auction wines, Singita is recognized as one of Africa's most important wine collectors. Wine is, without a doubt, an important component of the Singita experience.

The personalized wine tastings that take place in each lodge's own temperature-controlled cellar are appealing to guests, connoisseurs, and casual tasters alike. Singita’s experienced sommeliers are able to guide guests through a variety of wine styles, vintages and cultivars to find the wines best suited to their individual tastes.

Children’s Activities

Lodge activities are tailored specifically to suit the interests of each family. In the interest of safety, children’s participation in game drives is at the discretion of their Field Guide. Each lodges offer babysitting services as well as an array of activities to keep children engaged and entertained while immersing them in the surrounding environment. Other activities on offer include board games, arts and crafts, cooking or baking, stargazing, activity booklets, movies, and swimming.

Essential Information

The Fine Print:

Tariffs include:

  • Luxurious en-suite accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, all drinks (including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs, but excluding French Champagne).
  • Land Rover safaris and bush walks accompanied by an experienced guide.
  • Laundry services.
  • Road transfers to and from Satara airstrip.
  • Additional amenities included for bookings at the Villa

For your private and exclusive use:

  • Private vehicle and guide, host, chef and banakeli (meals can be taken in the main lodge if guests prefer).
  • •Access to a large, private lounge and deck area with swimming pool.
  • Land Rover safaris and bush walks accompanied by an experienced guide.

Tariffs exclude:

  • Telephone calls.
  • French Champagne.
  • Air transfers to and from the lodge.
  • Transport to and from the reserve (unless added on at time of booking)
  • Spa treatments.
  • Certain special meal requests.
  • Purchases from the Singita Boutique & Gallery.
  • Tourism Levy of R55 per person per night.
  • Check-in/check-out times and lodge closure
  • The lodge is open year-round

Check-in time: 13h00. / Check-out time: 11h00.

Visas:

Visas are not issued at South African ports of entry, and airline officials are obliged to insist on visas before allowing passengers to board. If you arrive without a visa, immigration officials are obliged to put you onto a flight back to your home country.

If you are a passport holder of the following countries/areas you do not need a visa for stays of LESS than 90 days:

  • African Union / Unity Laissez Passes, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Spain, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela, United States of America, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica

If you are not a passport holder of the above countries, you may not need a visa for stays of LESS than 30 days. Please visit this link for more: information: http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/applying-for-sa-visa

Visa costs - The visa fee is different for every nationality, so please check this with your agent or closest embassy.

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is an important part of any booking. We recommend everyone who travels with us has taken out adequate travel insurance which includes cover for the full value of your holiday with us.

If you would like to obtain cover for your trip please feel free to contact specialist Insurance Brokers, Campbell Irvine Direct for a quote. GoKo Travels is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Campbell Irvine Ltd who are Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority .

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Covid-19:

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Travel With Confidence:

Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the safety and wellbeing of all of our travellers, leaders, suppliers and staff remains our top priority. Not only have we updated our booking policies so you can flexibly amend booking arrangements before departure and get the most out of your holidays while away, we have also introduced new measures and safety guidelines so you can travel with GoKo Travels safely and securely.

What does this new booking policy mean for me?:

Fully Flexible bookings for peace of mind - We understand that sometimes plans change. That’s why GoKo Travels have updated our booking policies, so you now have full flexibility to change your travel plans if needed.

Our flexible booking policy includes:

(a) Free date changes up to 45days prior to departure - with no interest or added fees

(b) Full refund giving if you have to cancel the trip due to any COVID-19 related issues or international restrictions.

(c) You can now lock in your trip with a small refundable deposit and then pay the rest in instalments whenever you like, with no interest or fees.

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Giving Back

As part of our commitment to preserving planet earth, we donate 3% of our profits to GoKo Travel's registered non-for-profit, "The GoKo Earth Preservation".

The GoKo Earth Preservation has been set up to protect and preserve the natural habitats of our planet and to conserve and enhance the biodiversity of threatened environments and endangered species around the globe. This is achieved through rewilding, reforestation and marine conservation projects, alongside local community support.

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Support the purchase of our very own GoKo Rainforest reserve - preserving biodiversity and protecting endangered species in the world's most important habitat.

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Assisting Marine Conservation

With your help, we can buy boats to support marine conservation; securing the future for our fragile oceans and the wonderful beings that inhabit them.

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Creating New National Parks

By helping with the creation of new parks, we can support local economies, empower native communities and put healthy landscapes into permanent protection.

Carbon Offsetting as Standard

Although all of our GoKo holidays promise to warm your hearts, we don’t want it to contribute to warming the planet.

For every trip booked with us, we support a 3-step carbon offset scheme to calculate and neutralise your holiday footprint, allowing you to travel conscious free. This covers every step of the journey where you travel with us, from international flights to hotel heating, transport, food and more.

The GoKo Carbon Offsetting scheme does not focus on just planting trees, but rather the purchasing, persevering and protecting standing forests from deforestation and degradation - helping revive forests back to full health and avoiding the release of stored carbon. This also enables the regeneration of degraded habitats, which gradually re-absorb atmospheric CO2.

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