Singita Private Game Reserve, Mpumalanga
Did you know?
Singita Cooking School helps train disadvantaged youngsters from nearby communities.
Singita Private Game Reserve attracts international awards like wild honey attracts bees.
From being voted the world's No. 1 Destination by Conde Nast Traveler, to Best International Small Hotel and International Resort, to Tatler's Best Hotels of the year: the list of praise is endless, and for good reasons.
Situated within the Sabi Sand reserve and bordering the world famous Kruger National Park, Singita Game Reserve simply offers everything (and more) that a wildlife lover wants or needs. The holistic approach means that rangers and trackers won't only concentrate on ‘ticking off' the most sought after animals, but they will teach you about the ecology as a whole.
As one of the most exclusive wilderness destinations in South Africa, Singita Game Reserve boasts the Boulders and Ebony Lodges, both overlooking the Sand River. Each lodge has nine luxury suites with their own swimming pool and private deck with a view over the river. Singita also runs two lodges in the Kruger National Park itself, a number of lodges in Tanzania and one in Zimbabwe.
Game is abundant in the Singita Game Reserve. Jackalberry, marula and many types of acacia trees are found in the woodlands and open expanses of grassland provide perfect grazing ground for zebra, blue wildebeest and many types of antelope. The region is particularly famous for its lion and leopard sightings. Game drives in an open safari vehicle are an ideal way to get close up to Africa's magnificent nature.
With world-class cuisine and a wine cellar full of truly exceptional South African vintages, the Singita experience continues around the meal tables.
Singita was named Best Hotel in the world in the 2008 Travel and Leisure Magazine's World Best Awards, the third time that worldwide travellers awarded this honour to Singita, and continues to win international awards on a regular basis. When you visit, you'll find out why.
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
Singita Private Game Reserve
Tel: +27 (0) 21 683 3424
How to get here
Federal Air has a daily return flight direct to Singita Private Game Reserve from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. There are also daily scheduled flights to the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport nearby.
Best time to visit
You can enjoy Singita all year round.
Tours to do
Choose from a range of activities including guided drives and walks, spa treatments and seasonal fishing.
Once you arrive, you will be transported in the reserve's 4X4 vehicles.
What will it cost
This is a luxury reserve and is priced accordingly.
Length of stay
Two nights will give you a great experience, but if you can stay longer, you should.
What to pack
Remember your camera and walking shoes. Also warm clothing in winter as it gets chilly in the evenings. A hat and sunblock are a must in summer.
Where to stay
Guests can choose between three lodges. Ebony and Boulders overlook the Sand River, while the Castleton Camp overlooks a well-frequented waterhole and is a study in understated luxury.
What to eat
Look forward to five-star cuisine. Venison is often on the menu.