SINGITA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
Singita, meaning "place of miracles" in the local Shangaan language, is exquisite luxury, rare solitude and perfect tranquillity in a jewel-like setting where dedicated, professional staff seek to pamper and please you. Home to the famed Big Five of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo, Singita is also renowned for its vast concentrations of a wide variety of wild game.
The Singita Private Game Reserve lies in the heart of the Sabi Sand Reserve, a world-renowned wildlife Mecca on South Africa's glorious eastern escarpment, in the Province of Mpumalanga. Located approximately 500 km from Johannesburg, there is an airstrip for those who prefer to fly in.
Sabi Sand Reserve lies adjacent to the Kruger National Park though no fences exist between the two, allowing the animals to roam free across the wild expanses.
Wildlife in the Sabi Sand Reserve lives up to its international reputation. Abundant in the Big Five and myriad smaller creatures, the reserve is bisected by the Sand River, an important source of water and a consistent place of refuge on the animals' endless migration. The lie of the land is perfectly suited to game viewing. Groves of acacia thornveld, Marula and flatcrown trees give way to open expanses of grassland, where zebra, antelope and wildebeest graze, ever wary of the threat of the large cats. Drainage lines and dry river beds are leopard territory with these majestic cats often spotted poised in the fork of a tree with a good vantage of the ground below.
This is Africa's big game terrain, so your days and early nights will blissfully revolve around spectacular game viewing drives in open 4 x 4 Land Rovers.
On night safaris, when the heat of the day has subsided, predators such as lion, leopard, hyena, black-backed jackal and the owls start their hunting. Drinks are served in the bush at sunset as a gentle introduction to the nocturnal bush.
In the Bush Spa, our fully trained therapists will pamper you with facials, massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, body scrubs, manicures and pedicures. Most of these treatments can be done in the privacy of your suite or on your private deck overlooking the Sand River. For those who prefer a more energetic form of relaxation, we have a fully equipped gym. Your workout is complete with a cleansing steam treatment in our steam room.
Singita comprises five luxury safari lodges:
Singita Ebony Lodge languishes in a cool silence in the shade of jackalberry trees on the bank of the Sand River. Ebony Lodge, where timeworn colonial furniture and ethnic craft merge with vibrant hand-woven fabrics and relics collected from the land. The 12 secluded, thatched suites at Singita Ebony are places of quiet contemplation, where the silence and solitude is measured only by the harmony of the forest and plains beyond.
Singita Boulders Lodge rests on the banks of the Sand River in the heart of the Singita Private Game Reserve, unlocking the senses to views that stretch to the edges of the imagination.
Singita Boulders' suites feature magnificent stone bathrooms and bedrooms that encapsulate the luxury of your safari home. Quiet, simple and luxurious, moments spent on the vast sundecks at Boulders Lodge will leave you at the mercy of the breathtaking wild distance.
Singita Lebombo Lodge is poised over one of Africa's most dramatic landscapes in the Kruger National Park's glorious southeast and is set against a country that is abundant in water, antelope and big cats, with colours that shift with the changing seasons. From your day bed on the sweeping wooden deck of your Lebombo Lodge suite, watch the African theatre that unfolds before you. All suites are en-suite with inside and outside shower, air-conditioning and overhead fans and of course, a mini bar to help quench those thirsty African afternoons.
Singita Sweni Lodge shares the quiet spaces and secrets of an African waterway, the Sweni River. Built on stilts with decks of dark timber, Sweni Lodge is the smallest and most taciturn of the Singita lodges, with six supremely luxurious hides tucked away among the trees. Like Lebombo, Sweni Lodge stands only in temporary appreciation of this magnificent landscape. With a style that is distinctly African, Singita Sweni unites earthenware pots and ethnic artworks with contemporary pieces, against a dark palette lifted with flashes of lime, avocado and kiwi.
Singita Castleton Camp is an inviting comfortable hideaway in a beautiful garden setting. The camp, comprising a stone walled ‘farmhouse’ with six enchanting rooms, accommodates up to 12 guests and may be booked as an exclusive villa. The wide verandas of the main farmhouse overlook an inviting waterhole teeming with game. Fascinating memorabilia and artefacts bring to mind the romance of the safari experience.
(per person, per night, sharing)
Singita Ebony: to 31 Dec 2010 from R10950; from 01 January to 31 December 2011 from R11875
Singita Boulders: to 31 Dec 2010 from R10950; from 01 January to 31 December 2011 from R11875
Singita Lebombo: to 31 Dec 2010 from R10950; from 01 January to 31 December 2011 from R11875
Singita Sweni: to 31 Dec 2010 from R10950; from 01 January to 31 December 2011 from R11875
Castleton Camp: to 31 Dec 2010 from R34100; from 01 January to 31 December 2011 from R37510 (for complete camp)
Rates inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, teas, coffees, two open Land Rover safaris a day and walking safaris accompanied by experienced game rangers and trackers, all drinks including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs (excluding champagnes)(Castleton Camp excludes premium wines, spirits, liqueurs, champagnes), return surface transfers from the Singita airstrip to the lodges, laundry and valet services.
Please note that all rates are subject to change without prior notice and are subject to availability. The rates may change for various reasons (e.g. rate of exchange fluctuation) and from season to season, and the above prices are to be used as an approximate indication only.
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