Singita Private Game Reserve allows you to experience the ultimate year-round South African safari in an exclusive wildlife sanctuary beside the Kruger National Park. Singita, meaning “the Miracle” in the local Shangaan language - is exquisite luxury, rare solitude and perfect tranquility in a jewel-like setting where dedicated, professional staff seek to pamper and please you. World class comfort, style, food and rare vintage wines stroke the senses. Exclusive accommodation is for the discerning traveller and our attention to detail is unsurpassed. Discover why the finest private game reserve in Africa has earned worldwide renown as the ultimate wildlife safari. Because your leisure time is precious, you may choose to fly in, using Singita’s private airstrip, or convenient daily SA Express flights from Johannesburg to nearby Skukuza.
Millions of years ago, subterranean lava flow created the great basalt dyke which transverses the Sabi Sand Reserve from north to south. Now, the only remains of this ancient geological feature are the rocky hills around Boulders Lodge. Here, the tiny Klipspringer stands frozen next to the skeleton of a tree, and the dark shape of the hooded vulture flaps softly into the sunrise. Contemporary and airy, the Lodge at Boulders is inspired by the rough natural geometry of the rocks among which it is built. Overlooking the expanse of the Sand River and the plains beyond, Boulders is furnished in simple luxury, using the natural materials, which Africa provides in abundance. Hot clean air, the dark refreshing water of a private plunge pool, and space. Your suite at Boulders will provide you with a deep, relaxing calm and a silence that will strip away the distractions of the world, and leave you with a peace that will be yours long after you have left the bush. Light and spacious, completely private yet open to the view, each suite at Boulders presents a unique and contemporary view of luxurious African living.
In the jackalberry tree above the deck at Ebony, a flock of green pigeons are eating the sweet fruit. They crack the seeds in their beaks, and hang upside down, calling softly to each other like parrots. Disturbed, they flap off down the river, their wings flashing brilliant green and yellow in the afternoon sun. In the Lodge at Ebony, you will encounter the quiet opulence of African colonial style at its most refined. From the cool and sumptuous folds of a leather sofa, you’ll watch a giraffe browse on a distant acacia, or you yourself may browse from the extensive library in the quiet of the afternoon. Set in the dappled shade of ebony trees on the banks of the Sand River, the suites at Ebony are completely private, cool and spacious, and each with its own plunge pool. On the deck, you may spend time alone in reflection, or enjoy a gourmet dinner for two in the most romantic of settings.
Safaris at Singita
Singita offers wonderful opportunities for big five sightings. The reserve is on the migration routes of many prey species, and sightings of lion, leopard and even the elusive Cape Hunting 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. While we offer game drives and walks, and the finest big five game viewing in Southern Africa, Singita is distinguished by the wide range of activities our guests are free to enjoy at the lodges. Clay pigeon shooting is available on request, or guests may try some fly-fishing in the seasonal 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.
In Singita’s African Trading Store, you will find abundant evidence of Africa’s rich traditions of art and craftsmanship. Here the most comprehensive collection of original merchandise imaginable has been assembled: jewellery crafted by hand from Africa’s precious metals and gems; sculpture for the discerning investor; elegant fashion inspired by the beauty of the bush and quality outdoor gear; African music; limited edition photographic prints; homewear. All of this you may take in, over a cappuccino, in a store with a view to the distant African horizon. Your time at Singita is your own.