Singita Lebombo manages to achieve something really quite rare and to incredible effect. Combining the interior of an ultra-lux city hotel with the stunning Kruger wilds, it is the perfect retreat for those who long to experience the thrill of Africa without compromising on style.
The comparisons between city hotel and safari lodge do not end there, expect limited release wines from South Africa’s leading vineyards in the properties expansive cellar, indulge in a personal treatment programme at the world class spa and if you’ve the energy left after game drives at sunrise take a few laps in the pool or hit the gym.
For those who simply want to take it easy, the elevated position of the glass fronted lounge and bar makes for the perfect spot to gaze in to the horizon as the sun sets over the bush with something cool and refreshing.
Singita Lembombo 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 the cliff face, each of the fifteen rooms boast some real stand out features to top off the rustically chic styling, including outside showers and our absolute favorite – private viewing decks. Complete with sumptuous daybeds, you’ll have a front row seat as Kruger’s big five flock to the river through the heat of the day or if you so wish, the ultimate spot for night under the stars.
Blink and you’ll miss Singita Lembombo. With its rustic tones and natural materials, it blends seamlessly in to 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.
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. Not only does this property offer fantastic opportunities for spotting the big five with expert guides on foot and by four by four; or if you’re looking to head further into the depths of the Kruger plains by mountain bike. It also offers a safari vacation with unparalleled level of modern comfort out in the African bush.