Singita Lebombo Lodge
Travel Blogs from Kruger National Park
I sent a fruitless few emails to the local backpacker hostels to ask if any of their guests was keen on doing a self-drive safari to Kruger avec moi. I've heard Kruger is a great park where you can potentially see rhinos, and is extremely cheap compared to, like, everywhere else in Africa (if you can rent your own car). Unfortunately I had no luck so I sent a prayer to the backpacker gods and rolled ...
... rhinos, a crocodile, warthogs, a leopard up a tree with its kill. That was really cool actually as it had killed an impala and dragged it up up a huge tree where it just ate away and snoozed! We saw a herd of elephants which was amazing, they were about 2meters from us and they had lots of babies with them. The babies were tiny! The matriarch started to get a bit annoyed and started flapping her ears, scraping her foot along ...
... door locked because the baboons can open the doors and get in. At night and early morning, we have to be escorted to and from our room in case of wild animals lurking. It is not so bad during the day. There are about 20 people staying here at the moment. Yesterday there were less. Yesterday 4 people arrived who had been on the ship. We didn‘t know them but they all came from WA. There are also a group of Americans here. They had been to a Chiropractic Convention ...
... ready at 5:45AM for the morning safari. There are two each day, one in the early morning and another in the early evening. Because of the wet weather we were only out for about 2.5 hours. We still managed to see giraffes, impalas, kudus, hippos, wildebeest, and a large variety of birds. When we got back to the lodge, one of the exotic looking birds, a red-billed horn bill, tried breaking ...
... amp; a 'German' Stork. A very nice day ending up with another BBQ.
The next morning we go to Moloholo Rehab Centre where a passionate guy takes in orphaned/injured & poisoned animals - mainly as a result of poachers or farmers - so we got to stroke a cheetah, feed a vulture (with a big leather glove on) & see baby rhinos as well as young orphaned lions, rhino & leopard. They also had lots of eagles so a nice morning. Filled the gap ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility