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South Africa, Claremont

Singita Lebombo Lodge

5 stars, Stylish, Traditional, Lodge, Luxury, Hideaway , Savannah, Near nature reserve, Preserved site, Cultural activities, Sports activities, Bar, Wellness, Eco-friendly, Family friendly, Swimming pool, Restaurant, Shopping, Spa, Wildlife, Safaris

On the untamed lands of Kruger National Park (South Africa), the suspended suites of the luxury hotel Singita Lebombo Lodge rise up in the shadow of the Lebombo Mountains as if frozen between land and sky. This luxury establishment designed to blend into its surrounding,s gives its guests the unique experience of living according to the rules of the animal shelter on which it’s located. Boyd Ferguson, director of the world famous design firm of Cécile and Boyd’s, created this minimalist, rustic and elegant lodge using an innovative concept inspired by the camouflage techniques employed by birds living in the region. Fifteen spacious suites open onto the exterior. The minimalist architecture enhanced with a touch of the contemporary, and excellent service make the Lebombo Lodge a worthy representative of the prestigious Singita group. Embodying to perfection the wanderlust spirit, this remarkable establishment is the ideal place to enjoy the unforgettable experience of face to face encounters with the nearby wild fauna.

Kruger National Park

The Kruger National Park, a true jewel of South Africa, is a vast stretch of land with an incredible variety of landscapes representing a treasure in terms of biodiversity. Located in the northeast of the country, the park’s 350 kilometers runs along the Mozambique and Namibian borders. Open to the public since 1927, the site owes its preservation to the initiative of Paul Kruger, the president of Transvaal. It’s the largest park in South Africa and is now linked to the national parks of Gonarehou in Zimbabwe and Limpopo in Mozambique. Kruger itself is an authentic animal sanctuary; an absolute must for anyone wishing to track the “Big Five”: buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhinoceros. Divided into six ecosystems, the site contains 2,000 plant species one of which is the only variety of African cactus located at the foot of the majestic Mount Lebombo.

Suspended in flight

In the southeastern part of Kruger Park, isolated on an immense and partially unexplored territory, the Singita Lebombo Lodge rises in the shadow of the Lebombo Mountains at the confluence of N’wanetsi and Sweni Rivers. In the heart of this wild domain, the suspended suites of Lebombo lie nested at the side of the cliff. With a lightness of touch, these structures brush the land as if frozen between land and sky. Discretion is the term that comes to mind regarding the Lebombo whose architecture takes its inspiration from the camouflage developed by the neighboring fauna. “When we designed the Lebombo Lodge, our objective was to adapt the rules for sheltering animals to man”, according to the architect Andrew Makin.

Steel beams, glass partitions, and saligna wood are the materials used to give the lodge the feeling of nests dominating the long stretch of flora. “It’s a world where nature rules from your window, you can see antelope, crocodiles, hippopotamuses at the bottom of the river, lions, leopards and rhinos in the high grass of the savanna, and baboons climbing the cliffs behind your room”, explains Boyd Ferguson, director of the Cecile and Boyd design offices.

Designed to become part of the landscape, the lodges’ silhouettes are in half tones, often creating the illusion of being so close to certain animals that guests have to be escorted back to their suites. The minimalist architecture and the omnipresent branches contrast with the contemporary touch which embodies the design of this luxurious lodge. The decorations vary between modern, crafted, sophisticated and rustic.

We wanted to communicate the sensation of a dwelling suspended between earth and sky. The usual way of creating an infrastructure that respects wild, African nature is to dig the foundations in the ground, build earthen walls and cover the roof with thatch. Our approach lies in the use of more subtle materials.” Andrew Malkin – member of the OMM design workshop, responsible for the architectural direction of the lodge.

details about this hotel


Five stars / Luxury lodges / Select private reserve / Vagabond spirit / Camouflage concept / Outdoor swimming pool / Fireplaces / Open-air Lounge & Bar / Traditional boma / Private terraces / Spa / Gym / Library / Boutique / Children over 10 accepted

When open:

Open all year

Number of rooms and suites:

15 suites


Double occupancy from 1,060 euros

Nearest airport:

Johannesburg International Airport (JNB) - Johannesburg 

Hoedspruit Airport (HDS) - Hoedspruit

Hotel details:


Nwanetsi Concession Area

Kruger National Park 1350,

South Africa

details about this country

Flight time from Paris:

Approximately 11 hours

Time difference from Paris:

No difference in summer / + 1 in winter


Subtropical climate tempered by the Atlantic Ocean on the country’s three coasts and by the altitude on the interior plateau

A warm, dry country

Necessary travel documents:

Passport valid one month after return date (Three blank pages necessary)

No visa required for stays of less than three months

No vaccinations required unless visitor has been to an endemic yellow fever region


The rand (ZAR)

Languages spoken:

English, Afrikaans

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