Singita Kruger National Park is situated in an exclusive game-rich 33,000-acre concession in the world-renowned Kruger National Park. Boasting the highest concentration of wildlife in the entire park, including the Big Five, the area is also known for its majestic Mountain Pride of lions and unique Euphorbia trees.
Offering contemporary African chic, Lebombo Lodge, constructed almost entirely of wood and glass with light modernist interiors to create a sense of space and oneness with the African bush, has 15 suites with 180-degree views that stretch for miles over the plains towards the Lebombo Range.
The more intimate Sweni Lodge, nestling in the shade of a forest on the Sweni River, boasts six exclusive suites on the water’s edge. Expressing a distinctly avant garde African style, the lush surroundings blend beautifully with Sweni’s charm. With a style that is distinctly African, Sweni unites earthenware pots and ethnic artworks with contemporary pieces, against a dark palette lifted with flashes of lime, avocado and kiwi.boasts six exclusive suites on the water’s edge.
TOUCH THE EARTH LIGHTLY
The Singita concession is located in the Kruger National Park, and its rocky outcrops provide a unique habitat for a remarkable number of animal species. The lodge was built around the promise to ‘Touch the Earth Lightly’. This ethos is manifested by the way the lodges were constructed, are operated and manned and how the guests are able to experience the wildlife and the natural habitat. The company’s impact on the land is regularly monitored internally and externally by the Kruger National Park and it strives for continuous improvement in this field. Singita Kruger National Park’s concession area is managed by the Park itself and Singita’s role is therefore to operate within its strict wildlife and environmental requirements and to play an important role in preserving this precious asset.
Singita Kruger National Park has adopted an approach that is dedicated to stimulating the local economy on the outskirts of the park. Its key strategy is to support and facilitate the establishment of small businesses on the outskirts of the Reserve. In addition to the small business development support, Singita has established the Singita School of Cooking. Its aim is to encourage the development of culinary skills amongst local youth. Having completed their training, some are employed as Comis Chefs in a Singita kitchen whilst the balance are assisted in getting entry-level positions within other Kruger National Park lodges.
The two lodges are also involved in supporting schools in the local communities in various ways; providing practical and educational support to preschools and assisting communities with access to fresh water. Support for the preschools ranges from assisting with maintenance challenges; to the planting of indigenous trees in the school grounds; to the much larger challenge of assisting with the improvement of the quality of education provided.