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