Singita Lebombo Lodge
Kruger National Park, South Africa
The lowdown An eco-friendly must-visit that’s big on style.
Best for Wildlife fans who want to get up close and personal with nature. If you want a front-row seat at the cinematic experience that is the Kruger National Park, this newly revamped lodge is the ideal spot to tick off the Big Five. Suspended over the N’wanetsi River, eco-conscious hospitality is the name of the game, with solar-powered air con and texture-rich natural materials à gogo. The 13 suites are decked out in an unshowy, safari-light style and there’s a four-bed private villa, complete with staff, if you’re feeling extra flush. The communal spaces have a real outside-in vibe and, alongside all that nature, there is some serious indulgence, including a wine studio and breathtaking rooftop viewing area. In addition to the daily game drives, the range of activities includes stargazing, a thrilling walking safari and a relaxing massage overlooking the bush. Food-wise, there are healthy smoothies on tap and divine global-inspired dishes by celebrated chef Liam Tomlin. Even if you don’t get to spot everything on your list, a few days hanging out here with Mother Nature will enrich your mind, body and spirit.
Book it Suites from approx £1,190 per person per night full board (singita.com)
CLOCKWISE FROM THIS PICTURE You can’t help but relax in a Singita Lebombo Lodge suite; take a walk on the wild side; end the day with a dip in the pool; enjoy a sundowner while surrounded by the tranquil sounds of the bush; and plan the day’s activities in the lounge