Need to know
Six riverside rooms.
11am, but guests may use the lodge facilities until their departure.
Double rooms from $4535.21 (ZAR54,319), excluding tax at 15 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of ZAR55.00 per person per night prior to arrival.
Rates include all meals and drinks, two game drives a day, walking safaris and transfers to the airstrip.
At the hotel
The riverside rooms have air-con, fireplaces, a game-viewing deck, outdoor and indoor showers and complimentary minibar. Suites have iPod docks.
Our favourite rooms
All rooms are on the banks of the river with excellent views, but the ones furthest from the main lodge offer a bit more seclusion.
The pool is surrounded by sunloungers and shaded areas.
The hotel spa in Lebombo village offers a full range of treatments, including body polishes, facials and massages, all using Dermalogica products.
You should take anti-malaria precautions. Cold nights, particularly between May and November, means some warm layers are essential.
Safaris are conducted in six-seater Land Rovers but private vehicles can be booked on request for the duration of the stay (ZAR7,500 a day): families must book a private safari vehicle (free for four or more with at least one child under 10).
Welcome. Kids can stay in any room; cots can be added to all, and the Pool Suite and one of the Sweni Suites can connect. Kids under two stay free; two–16 year-olds are charged 50 per cent of the full rate when sharing with an adult or another child.