Singita Spa, Kruger National Park
Did you know?
Singita Lebombo and Sweni Lodges were voted best in the world by Travel & Leisure magazine (US) for 2008 and 2009
The Singita Spa in the Kruger National Park is found at two award-winning lodges: Singita Lebombo and Singita Sweni. The lodges comprise an architectural masterpiece based on the very deliberate theme of ‘touching the earth lightly', and every effort is made to ensure an authentic experience that is kind to the natural environment.
Situated in the Lebombo concession of the Kruger National Park, close to the border of Mozambique, Singita Lebombo and Singita Sweni are located in pristine locations with incredible views of the wilderness. Singita Lebombo represents the blues and whites of the sky, while Singita Lebombo represents the greens and browns of the earth. Between these two exquisite properties, you'll find the Singita Spa which is a tranquil haven of quiet space with extraordinary views of the African bush.
The aim of the Singita Spa is to allow guests the space to relax and unwind (on top of all the other relaxing and unwinding they are doing on the game drives and guided walks). Therapists use superbly natural Dermalogica products and the basic spa philosophy is based on the holistic, all-natural approach. The treatment menu is extensive and includes holistic therapies such as African Head massage, African Hot Rock Therapy, and the Power of Heat and Touch therapy.
Singita's signature treatments are unique and include the Monkey Orange Massage (using monkey oranges combined with marula oil); the Nkondzo wa Ndlopfu (‘Elephant footprints' treatment) which is a crystal foot exfoliation aimed at relieving tired or jet-lagged feet, and the N'weti ‘Touch of Moonlight' therapy which melts away tension in the scalp and neck areas.
There is also a gymnasium and fitness centre with Technogym equipment, as well as a novel Inhalation Room (a sauna experience utilising aromatherapy oils). The spa area is a perfect space to relax and take time out ‘just to be'.
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
Tel: +27 (0)21 683 3424
How to get here
One can either drive or fly to get to Singita Kruger Park. There are charter flights daily to the lodges, or one can take the self-drive option which takes approximately five hours from Johannesburg. The recommended route from Johannesburg is along the N12/N4 to Mbombela (Nelspruit).
Best time to visit
It gets very hot in the Kruger from November through to February. During the South African winter, game viewing in the Kruger is excellent (from May to end August) but the nights can get chilly. Singita caters to the various seasons and no matter what time of year you visit the Kruger you are guaranteed excellent game sightings.
Tours to do
Book your space on a local village tour.
Length of stay
A minimum of two nights, more if the budget can stand it.
What to pack
The usual bush gear such as a hat, sunblock, warm jacket for evening, binoculars and camera. Casual wear for the spa and exercise shoes for the gym.
Where to stay
Stay either at Singita Lebombo, or Singita Sweni. Both lodges have exquisite locations, fantastic décor and design, and every luxury.
What to eat
The Singita chefs are renowned the world over for exquisite cuisine using the freshest local ingredients.
Singita has a wonderful shop where you can buy wonderful African curious from all over the continent.