Singita Lebombo Lodge, Kruger

Singita Lebombo manages to achieve something really quite rare and to incredible effect. In combining the interior of an ultra-lux city hotel with the stunning Kruger wilds, it creates the perfect retreat for those who long to experience the thrill of Africa without compromising on style. Expect limited release wines from South Africa’s leading vineyards in an expansive cellar, a personal treatment programme at a world-class spa and an elevated glass-fronted lounge and bar, for those who want to take it easy and just gaze into the horizon as the sun sets over the bush with a drink in hand.


Blink and you’ll miss Singita Lebombo. With its rustic tones and natural materials, it blends seamlessly into the vegetated cliff sides of the Lebombo Mountains, overlooking the point where the Sweni and Nwanetsi Rivers merge in its own exclusive concession in the south-west of South Africa’s Kruger National Park. A two-hour drive from the Kruger’s Mpumalanga Airport, the wildlife starts as soon as the wheels hit the tarmac.

Your Room

Singita Lebombo shuns the familiar Out of Africa decor present in so many luxury safari lodges.  In its place think New York penthouse come Kruger treehouse.  Design-led fittings, slick yet comfortable furniture, dark polished wood and black marble all encased in floor to ceiling glass give way to breath-taking views over the lush, game abundant banks of the Nwanetsi River. Clinging to a cliff face, each of the 14 rooms boasts some real stand out features to top off the rustically chic styling, including outside showers and sumptuous daybeds, which will give you front row seats as the Kruger’s Big Five flock to the river through the heat of the day.

Why We Like It

As ever, down at Black Tomato we really appreciate effortlessly elegant interiors, if possible even when in the wilds of Africa.  So, not only does Singita Lebombo offer fantastic opportunities for spotting the Big Five with expert guides on foot and by 4×4; but they’ll also take you further into the depths of the Kruger plains by mountain bike.  This is a safari vacation – and then some.