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.
Common Large-spotted Genet
At the tip of the tail you can see which genet it is.
The adult female flap-necked chameleon lays 10-40 eggs in a hole dug in soil. The eggs take 10–12 months to hatch.
Eastern Olive Toad
Eastern Olive Toads are cryptically coloured to help them blend into their terrestrial habitat where they spend the majority of time.
The scientific name is Oxypleura lenihani.
Southern Tree Agama
Breeding males have the characteristic blue head.
The venom in at least some species of Hottentotta is relatively dangerous for humans.
Southern Foam Nest Frog
These frogs make literally nests of foam.
In summer the bush is covered with pretty trusses of pale sky blue flowers.
Dried leaves are used for tea.
The Small-Spotted Genet is slightly smaller than the Large-Spotted Genet.
White-fronted bee-eaters nest in colonies averaging 200 individuals.