When Singita Lebombo first opened its doors in the early 1990s, seasoned safari-goers were shocked. Never before had the traditional safari experience been treated with such a modern hand – the design and decor were unashamedly contemporary, the food pushed boundaries and the luxurious details were boldly decadent without being bling. Fast forward to 2016 and the much loved and lauded lodge re-emerged in a new incarnation – and really, it is even better and more beautiful than before.
Singita Lebombo has all the trappings you could want of a sophisticated and ultra-private hotel retreat, with the added star factor of African wilderness and wildlife on its doorstep. The 25m pool is new, the do-it-yourself deli and espresso bar are relaxed and oh-so-modern, and the multimedia room and wine studio are evidence that Singita knows precisely what guests are looking for when they really want to relax. Also, the staff really do care – they know your name, they’ll engage with your kids and they’ll go out of their way to ensure you have everything you need for the ultimate holiday. Oh, and rest assured they’ll make sure you see every single wild animal there is to see on their 4×4 adventures and guided walking tours through this Big Five territory.
Along with the lodge’s refurbishment came a renewed focus on the culinary experience, and you too will likely be raving about the new menus developed by award-winning chef Liam Tomlin. Tomlin’s signature shared tapas-style food with exotic touches brings a sense of celebration and conviviality to every meal. Cooking enthusiasts can take the experience a step further by enjoying an interactive class, which sees their favourite dishes brought to life. Add to this the fact that Singita prides itself on a seriously impressive collection of wines and wine-tasting experiences and you’ll be forgiven for not making every single game drive.
Singita Lebombo plays host to 13 seriously stylish suites as well as a newly built four-bedroomed villa complete with dedicated staff, two private pools, an open-plan kitchen and its own boma for dining under the stars. The suites were designed to resemble eagles’ nests, and are suspended between river and sky. Featuring a combination of glass, wood and steel, the suites and lodge itself celebrate the marriage of absolute modernity and the timelessness of the African wilderness – this groundbreaking relook at safari style and attention to detail ensure Singita Lebombo continues to rank as one of the best and most design-forward safari destinations in the world.
Things to do
• 4×4 safari drives in open-sided game-viewing vehicles
• Guided bush walks
• Cooking class
• Community visits
• Swimming pool
• Spa & gym
• Guided photographic excursions & equipment rental
• Wine appreciation
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