Thursday, 22 December 2011


Singita voted best hotel in the world over 15 times by the most prestigious international travel publications and reader surveys. Launched a completely exclusive, true ‘mobile’ camp, Singita Explore is a unique, modern safari experience unlike any other. Singita Explore puts the adventure back into ‘going on safari’, offering a journey of exploration on an exclusive-use basis for between 2 and 12 guests only. For more information on the mobile safaris see The Ultimate Luxury Safari part 2 in Travel East Africa on this blog under categories. Now continue here on Luxury Safaris in South Africa by selecting read more under this image....

© Singita Explorer Safari Camp
The heritage of Singita can be traced back to 1925, when James Fawcett Bailes first purchased a pristine tract of land in the Lowveld (the present-day Sabi Sand Reserve). It has remained in the family and his dream to preserve a large piece of land and protect its magnificent wildlife, lives on today.

In the early 1990s, James Fawcett Bailes’ grandson, the current owner of Singita, undertook to focus on preserving his grandfather’s legacy. Using 1930s aerial photographs, he undertook to maintain and restore the land to its original condition with the help of environmentalist Dave Wright (who has overseen its revitalisation since 1978). He also decided to build an exclusive game lodge offering unsurpassed luxury and wildlife experiences. In 1993, Ebony, the first Singita lodge, opened its doors. Following its success, Singita created four more game lodges in South Africa.

EBONY LODGE (Sabi-Sands)
© Singita EBONY LODGE (Sabi-Sands)
© Singita EBONY LODGE Suite Dining Room

© Singita EBONY LODGE Bedroom
© Singita EBONY LODGE General Lounge
© Singita EBONY LODGE Suite Bathroom
© Singita EBONY LODGE Library
© Singita EBONY LODGE Suite Deck

BOULDERS LODGE (Sabi-Sands)  General Dining Room
BOULDERS LODGE (Sabi-Sands) General Lounge
BOULDERS LODGE (Sabi-Sands) Outdoor Dining
BOULDERS LODGE (Sabi-Sands) Suite Living Room
BOULDERS LODGE (Sabi-Sands) Suite Deck
BOULDERS LODGE (Sabi-Sands) Bedroom Suite
BOULDERS LODGE (Sabi-Sands) Suite Bathroom

Wildlife at Lebombo Lodge (Sabi-Sands)
Pool Lebombo Lodge (Sabi-Sands)
Lebombo Lodge (Sabi-Sands) Lounge

Lebombo Lodge (Sabi-Sands) Bedroom
Lebombo Lodge (Sabi-Sands) Outdoor Dining
SWENI LOGDE (Kurger National Park)
Singita SWENI LOGDE Kruger National Park
Singita SWENI LOGDE Kruger National Park Lounge
Singita SWENI LOGDE Kruger National Park Bedroom Suite
Singita SWENI LOGDE Kruger National Park Bathroom in suite
      Singita’s signature has extended beyond South African borders to Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Singita Grumeti Reserves is located in northern Tanzania, on the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park – Africa’s No. 1 World Heritage Site. Singita’s most recent addition is Pamushana Lodge in the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve in Zimbabwe, where – along with the Grumeti Community and Wildlife Conservation Fund – Singita is supporting an ambitious relocation initiative of the endangered black rhino.