Singita (‘place of miracles’) is world-renowned for providing the best safari experience in Africa.
The balance of hospitality, conservation and community is what sets Singita apart, and has been at our core from the very beginning.
There are five lodges in two equally alluring parts of South Africa, both famous for their exquisite beauty and the chance of finding the ‘Big 5’. The founding lodges, Singita Ebony and Singita Boulders, are located within the Sabi Sand Reserve – the world’s best leopard viewing area, as well as Castleton Camp, a private 6-roomed villa that overlooks a well-frequented waterhole.
Singita Lebombo and Singita Sweni Lodges are found along the secluded eastern reaches of the Kruger National Park – a remote wilderness area renowned for its lion prides.
Singita Boulders Lodge
Singita Boulders Lodge is set along the banks of the Sand River in Singita’s privately owned reserve within the Sabi Sand Reserve.
The lodge is a celebration of the tranquility, space, and light which flows throughout this incredibly vast area. Inspired by the geometry of the boulders on which it rests,
Boulders Lodge is an inviting oasis where organic interiors integrate seamlessly with the raw African beauty outside. Singita Boulders Lodge is perfectly at home in its pristine setting and whether through walls of glass or open-air areas, the surrounding landscape and animals can be seen and enjoyed from every angle, making for a truly immersive safari experience.
Boulders Lodge has a contemporary air of tranquillity that honours Africa in an authentic way. Inspiring the name Boulders was an enormous boulder that sat right in the middle of the place where the wine cellar was to be built. A simple decision was made to build the cellar around the boulder! Guests can enjoy wrap-around views from most parts of the natural stone lodge, and the lookout deck offers the perfect spot from which to observe wildlife drawn to the Sand River.
The quiet pond alongside the thatched lounge area allows the light and the landscape inside to the wide open spaces, where straw baskets, neutral shades and textured fabrics complement wooden furniture.
Singita Boulders Lodge offers twelve suites, all with their own en suite bathroom and shower, outside shower, private heated swimming pool, double-sided fireplace, mini bar and fridge, room mini safe, air-conditioning, overhead fans, private lounge, direct dial telephones and game-viewing deck.
- 12 luxurious suites (24 beds). Two of the suites are double family suites.
- Luxury air-conditioned suites consist of sumptuous bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, an expansive living area with double-sided fireplace, mini-bar and fridge, private wooden leisure decks with a private heated plunge pool. All the suites have direct dial telephones, and the library has two computers and direct internet links.
- The main lodge has lounge and timber deck dining areas overlooking the Sand River, a bar area and traditional open boma, gymnasium, health spa, library and wine cellar.
- Tariffs include all-suite accommodation, all drinks, including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs (excluding champagnes), three meals per day and open Land Rover safaris accompanied by experienced guides and trackers.
- Children over 10 years old, sharing with 2 full paying adults, in a family suite, are accommodated at 50% of the rate. Children under 10 years old can be accommodated if the 2 family suites or the lodge are booked on an exclusive use basis.
Safari At Singita Boulders Lodge
Your time at Singita is your own. While the lodge offers game drives and walks, and the finest big five game viewing in Southern Africa, Singita is distinguished by the wide range of activities its guests are free to enjoy at the lodges. Clay pigeon shooting is available on request, or guests may try some seasonal fishing in the rivers. You may ask your ranger to requisition a private Land Rover, or you may choose to join one of the daily drives or group walks. Bush breakfasts and sunset cocktails may be arranged for you in some of the most scenic spots in the reserve, or you may dine on the privacy of your deck.
A guided visit to Justitia Village, just outside the boundary of the reserve, will provide you with fascinating insights into the life of the local Shangaan community. In the reserve, highly trained and experienced rangers and trackers will introduce you to an Africa few have been privileged to see, while the lodge staff, headed up by internationally trained management and a highly sought-after executive chef will ensure that your stay is not simply pleasant but truly memorable.
The Sabi-Sand Game Reserve borders the world-renowned Kruger National Park, but no fences intrude here – wildlife moves and migrates freely throughout the region, providing fantastic game-viewing opportunities from open, four-wheel drive vehicles. Singita offers wonderful opportunities for big five sightings; Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhinoceros. The Sabi Sand Reserve has a higher bio-mass of animals per hectare than the internationally renowned Kruger National Park, which borders the Sabi Sand Reserve.
The reserve is on the migration routes of many prey species, and sightings of lion, leopard and even the elusive African Painted Dog are common. Time spent at Singita is time spent at the very heart of the African wilderness, in a place that grew out of the bushveld. With no restricting fences between Sabi Sand and Kruger National Park, magical wildlife encounters in the open veld and the romantic ambience of the truly superb lodges of the Sabi Sand conspire to steal you away to a timelessness that will stay with you forever.