We warmly welcome you to Xongile Lodge.
Xongile means ‘exceptionally beautiful’ in Xitsonga. The lodge is located in Malelane on the banks of the Crocodile River and has a direct view on the Kruger Park, allowing you to fully enjoy all the beauty that South African nature has to offer at any time of the day. Be awakened by the impressive sounds of the hippos, let yourself be overwhelmed during the day by the hunting techniques of the fish-eagle and fall asleep to the roaring of the lions. Within the lodge attention is paid to nature conservation and awareness. Nothing is more powerful than experiencing for yourself how beautiful and impressive the world is.
Beside the fact that you can absorb all impressions from the lodge, you are within 10 minutes of the gate to Kruger National Park where you can go on safari in your own car or go with one of our professional guides and be overwhelmed by their knowledge about the South African Lowveld.
Kruger National Park features the world-famous Big Five (the African Elephant, the African Lion, the African Leopard, the Cape Buffalo and the Black Rhinoceros). However, there is so much more to discover, such as the Cheetah, African Wild Dogs and Giraffes, to name a few mammals. In addition, admirers of birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects can indulge themselves here too. Without flora, no fauna, so also those interested in trees, plants, flowers and grasses will certainly be satisfied.
Xongile Lodge is small, which makes it personal and involved. This means that you as guest can experience the ultimate safari experience.
The encyclopedia of flora and fauna that can be found around Xongile Lodge.
Impala Lily flowers mainly in July.
The bark is pale grey and smooth.
They live on home ranges that can be 200–400 km2.
The reed cormorant can dive to considerable depths.
Moreau's Tropical House Gecko
A large part of the day they sit still and wait for their prey.
Southern Foam Nest Frog
The foam nests in which the tadpoles develop provides not only protection, but also food in the form of protein.
Eggar Moth (family)
When in the stage of the moth; they still have their very furry fuzzy body.
Tailed Grass Crab Spider (genus)
They are called Crab Spiders because of the way they hold their two front pairs of legs and their ability to scuttle sideways or backwards.
The scientific name is Doratogonus flavifilis.
In summer the bush is covered with pale sky blue flowers.
It is a robust tree who can grow in soils with various pH values.