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.
Darkling Beetle (family)
The hard forewings wings that protect the flying wings are callled elytra.
Tailed Grass Crab Spider (genus)
Within this genus are 2,152 different species.
Giant African Millipede
It has approximately 256 legs.
African Giant Snail
Its average lifespan is 7,5 years.
The scientific name is Digitalis purpurea.
They have strong alternate thorns often up to 8 cm long.
Calves are born year-round, after a nine-month gestation.
This species is similar to the Fork-Tailed Drongo, but it is smaller and the shorter tail lacks the deep fork.
Speke's Hinged Tortoise
This tortoise is named after explorer John Hanning Speke.
Tapering Darkling Beetle
"They have long golden patches of hair on their body.
African Social Spider
Each colony is composed mainly of females.