Singita

Accommodation Suppliers

Address:
PO Box 23367, Claremont, Cape Town, 7735
Member Number: 20277 Tel: +44 7990 517678

SINGITA comprises an illustrious portfolio of award-winning safari destinations in Southern and East Africa. The Singita experience combines unsurpassed luxury and hospitality with visually arresting locations on prime Big Five game viewing land. This is underscored by an uncompromising dedication to conservation, sustainability, and community outreach and upliftment.

South Africa Located in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, Singita’s founding lodges - Singita Ebony and Singita Boulders are renowned for exclusive, world class luxury. Known as ‘the best place in the world to view leopard’, this pristine wilderness setting provides unbeatable game viewing experiences. Singita Ebony Lodge with its breathtaking setting on the banks of the Sand River in the Sabi Sand Reserve comprises 12 secluded suites echoing the natural environment. Each boasts a private heated plunge pool and game viewing deck, while the main lodge boasts a superb wine cellar, spa and gymnasium. Singita Boulders Lodge offers an intimate safari experience in the heart of the Sabi Sand. With design inspired by a boulder buttress, the luxurious lodge accommodates 24 guests. Sheer glass walls afford wrap-around views, while indoor and outdoor dining areas and a traditional boma serve gourmet cuisine. Singita’s exclusive concession along the far eastern reaches of the Kruger National Park boasts spectacular scenery and a high concentration of wildlife. Overlooking the N’wanetsi River the luxurious Singita Lebombo, with elevated loft-style suites, and intimate, romantic Singita Sweni, offer modern conveniences in the heart of the wilderness. Breathtakingly elevated on a sheer clifftop overlooking the N’wanetsi River, Singita Lebombo Lodge comprises 15 luxurious loft-style suites, with sweeping wooden decks affording exceptional game viewing. A spectacular cliff-side lap pool, Gymnasium, Spa and the Singita Boutique & Gallery augment other modern conveniences, with superb game viewing and riverside bush breakfasts as highlights. Built on dark timber decks, earthy and seductive Singita Sweni Lodge is reminiscent of a lair in the African wilderness. Secluded within the game-rich Kruger National Park, it comprises an intimate lodge and six romantic suites, each with floor-to-ceiling glass walls, magical outdoor shower and private viewing deck overlooking the river.

Tanzania Located along the Western corridor of the Serengeti in Tanzania, the exclusive Singita Grumeti is distinguished by its eco-philanthropic ethos. An award-winning safari destination, its five distinctive lodges, flagship Singita Sasakwa, Singita Sabora Tented Camp, Singita Faru Faru, Singita Explore Mobile Tented Camp and the latest edition, Singita Serengeti House, all offer supreme privacy and exceptional luxury. Boasting panoramic views, Singita Sasakwa Lodge emulates the style of a turn-of-the-century, East African Ranch House. Ten opulent cottages offer spacious living and every convenience. Activities include spectacular Big Five game viewing and a state-of-the art equestrian centre featuring horseback safaris. Romantic 1920’s-styled Singita Sabora Tented Camp offers an ‘Out-of-Africa’ experience. Nine elegant tented suites offer modern luxuries with en-suite bathrooms, open-air showers and viewing decks. Here guests may indulge in gourmet cuisine in a lavish tented dining room after hot-air balloon game viewing. Perched low on the Grumeti river, Singita Faru Faru Lodge offers an unparalleled eco-safari with nine unconventional open-style stone and canvas suites with huge picture windows, one ideally suited for families. A Swahili-inspired riverine ‘beach’ with two rim-flow swimming pools provides barefoot relaxation in between action-packed game drives and eco-adventures. Singita Explore is a completely exclusive, mobile camp – a modern safari experience unlike any other.  Everything about the camp is designed for minimal energy consumption with little environmental impact, and sleeps a maximum of twelve guests. Located on the slopes of Sasakwa Hill, Singita Serengeti House is an exclusive-use retreat designed to welcome families and friends to an environment that is conducive to total relaxation and a carefree stay. The house accommodates eight guests and a dedicated chef, private vehicle, guide and full house staff service Serengeti House exclusively.

Located in the Lamai Triangle - the northernmost tip of the Serengeti National Park - Singita's newest addition, Singita Mara River Tented Camp is an oasis of casual elegance and relaxed bohemian glamour. With only six tents set against a rugged expanse, it’s easy to lose yourself in the slow rhythms of this untouched corner of the Serengeti. Here, where nature unfolds at her most spectacular, this eco-friendly retreat effortlessly blends romance with the remote isolation of the African wilderness.

Zimbabwe Nestled within the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve in south-eastern Zimbabwe, Singita Pamushana Lodge is home to giant baobabs, abundant bird and wildlife. Offering breathtaking views from the lush garden setting, it comprises six luxurious suites with private pools and a magnificent 5-bedroomed villa. Direct flights offer convenient access from Johannesburg to the property.

 

Where we operate

  • Tanzania
  • South Africa
  • Zimbabwe

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Ballooning
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Mobile Safaris
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp

Charities

Singita

Our Commitment to Responsible Tourism “Modern conservation requires a keen focus upon keeping tourism, the community and conservation in a constructive and positively enhancing balance. The health and survival of each of these aspects is crucial to the survival of the whole.” Singita’s support for local communities Remote, rural communities exist on the outskirts of each of the Singita reserves. Many Singita staff hail from these communities and their children are educated and raised there. Each of these communities reflects its own unique and strong culture and its people live largely according to the long-established traditions of the region, although they are not isolated from the effects of today’s modern life. They are, however, generally poor and under-resourced. As such, Singita iscommitted to facilitating their empowerment and development in a tangible and sustainable way, through partnering with them on specific initiatives. In the interests of impact and efficiency Singita focuses its support within 4 key areas: 1. Education of children at pre-school and primary school level (under 12 years); 2. The establishment of, and support for small local businesses; 3. The community’s access to potable water; 4. The education of local youth as regards the environment and wildlife conservation. Thus far, a number of successful projects have come to fruition, many implanted in partnerships with funders, who include Singita guests. As an example of the work that is, and can be done, we highlight here one key programme supported by each of the Singita Reserves. 1. Singita Sabi Sand, South Africa – The “Growing to Read” Pre-school programme Singita partners with the Education Department and the READ Educational Trust, a long-established South African Non Profit Organisation, to work with the principals and teachers of 10 pre-schools in the communities alongside the Sabi Sand Reserve. · Support provided is holistic and ranges from guidance in the running and management of a pre-school; to formal training courses, focusing on the effective development of children’s literacy and numeracy skills; workshops conducted for parents; and the provision of educational materials. · The educators are largely unqualified and this programme represents an on-going process of enhancing the quality of education received by young children, to better prepare them for school and their future lives. · Note: An identical programme is supported by Singita Kruger National Park which works with 10 pre-schools in the communities located closer to this lodge. The programme costs are ZAR250 000 p.a (USD36 000) or ZAR25 000 (USD3 600) per school, and our funding partners contribute to the costs by sponsoring a school’s participation, or contributing towards this. Any funds contributed over and above this are used to purchase further educational materials. 2. Singita Kruger National Park, South Africa – Singita Community Culinary School Since 2007, Singita Kruger National park (SKNP) has been running the Community Culinary School from its kitchen in its Staff Village. · For each 18 month programme, 8 to 10 youths from the local communities – each of whom meets the criteria and has a passion for cooking - are selected to participate in this programme which prepares them to be a productive, employable and creative students of the art of specialised cookery. · The students are trained by the SKNP Chef Skills Developer who is responsible for the management of the School and the daily food preparation and cooking of the food for staff. This live kitchen environment adds greatly to the educational value of the training. · Students are registered for learnerships and, on completion thereof, emerge with a Level 4 Professional Cooking Qualification (per the South African National Qualification framework). · The students are also, over time, exposed to the operations of the world class lodge kitchens. · Students who successfully complete the programme are enabled to find employment as Commis Chefs at one of the Singita lodges or at other lodges in the Kruger Park. An 18 month scholarship for a student(s) is valued at ZAR 72,000 (USD 6,000). Funding partners either contribute towards this or underwrite a full scholarship. This funds a monthly stipend, uniforms, transport as well as the training costs and the special ingredients required by the course. 3. Singita Pamushana, Malilangwe Trust Reserve, Zimbabwe – The “Child Supplementary Feeding Programme” In 2002, in the face of an acute drought, local schools reported a serious problem of malnourished and hungry children. Knowing how this could impact cognitive developmentand so disadvantage these children for life, and heeding a government call for assistance, Singita Pamushana/MT, commenced anextensive feeding scheme which continues today. · Each morning, at 423 feeding points onthe outskirts of the Reserve, 19 000 children – generally under the age of 5 – queue up with recycled plastic bowls to receive a fortified meal of corn soya blend. This meal is prepared for them by designated, volunteer mothers with ingredients purchased, transported and delivered by Singita Pamushana. The meal contains all the essential nutrients the children need for the day. · This has a positive and measurable impact on both school attendance and results and also alleviates the feeding burden of parents. · In tandem with this, Singita Pamushana has an active “Irrigated Vegetable Growing Programme” whereby it facilitates increased self-sufficiency within the wider community. This extensive programme is only possible because of funding partnerships. Funding partners can either: o fund a feeding point, providing a meal to (on average) 50 young children daily at a cost of USD 200 per year; and/or o sponsor a child for USD 40 p.a. 4. Singita Grumeti, Serengeti, Tanzania – The Environmental Education Centre In 2009 Singita Grumeti Reserves established an Environmental Education Centre. Its purpose is to develop awareness amongst local youth of the importance of, and most effective ways of preserving the bio-diversity of their communal land and of their neighbouring reserves. · The Centre consists of simple but comfortable accommodation and living facilities as well as an equipped training room. 2 full time trainers manage the programme. · Each school week, 12 students from 2 different secondary schools, attend a 5 day practical training course. They are accompanied by 2 teachers who, thereafter, act as mentors to them in implementing the lessons learned. Approximately 360 young people and 60 teachers, from 20 secondary schools, complete the programme each year. · Environmental Clubs are established at the secondary schools which participate in the programme. The aim of these clubs is to spread environmental awareness to all the learners. Funding partners sponsor a 5 day course, attended by 12 learners and 2 teachers. The cost of one such course is USD 2 000. Additional funds enable an increasing number of courses to be conducted.

News

26 February 2019

The New Singita Faru Faru Lodge is Revealed

The Serengeti’s vast plains of pale gold, the artistry of African design and the simple, clean lines of Danish interior style have inspired a new look at the recently reopened Singita Faru Faru Lodge in Tanzania. This much-loved property is a showcase of exquisite workmanship in an atmosphere of total serenity, providing a subtle backdrop for the awe-inspiring wildlife experience for which the region is famous.

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11 February 2019

Big Cats Under Threat: Leopard Conservation in the Kruger

Protecting Africa’s leopards has become a conservation issue of increasing importance. Panthera, one of Singita’s non-profit conservation partners, estimates that this once-widespread species has vanished from at least 49% of its historic range on the continent and is already extinct in six countries, and possibly six more.

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05 February 2019

How Singita is Going Plastic-Free

Singita believes that sustainability is an ongoing journey of continuous awareness, improvement, and thoughtful, appropriate adaptation to the changing contexts in which it finds itself. This philosophy is echoed across the business, from the lodges and camps situated in remote parts of the African bush to its urban offices in some of the continent’s most populous cities.

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21 January 2019

Celebrating Singita's Food Journey

The culinary experience at Singita’s lodges and camps is an integral part of any visit to these incredible wilderness areas. And, every plate is an expression of the company’s commitment not only to creating an outstanding food offering that perfectly complements the exquisite surroundings in which guests find themselves, but to the importance of practising environmental sustainability at every level, including in the kitchens. For the first time, and in celebration of the brand’s gourmet evolution, Singita has brought together traditional and more contemporary African-inspired recipes in a beautiful, 274-page cookbook, giving you a taste of safari at home.

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09 January 2019

The Striking New Look of Singita Faru Faru Lodge

The bold yet softly elegant combination of Scandinavian simplicity expressed through traditional African craft underpins the striking update of Singita Faru Faru Lodge, which reopens in the Serengeti next week. Danish interior design was the starting point for the exquisite reimagining of the lodge which fuses clean, streamlined spaces with warm, tactile elements and honours its astounding wilderness setting.

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07 December 2018

Protecting the Most Persecuted Big Cat in the World

With a 25-year history as one of Africa's leading conservation tourism brands, Singita is undoubtedly an authority on finding the balance between a luxury safari experience and sustainable, environmentally conscious operations that benefit the land under its care.

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26 November 2018

The Serengeti Girls Run: Striving Towards a Common Goal

In October 2018, the Singita Grumeti Fund (SGF) partnered with BRAVE, a South African non-profit organisation, to host the inaugural Serengeti Girls Run in Tanzania. This all-women run across the Serengeti wilderness raised funds and awareness for the SGF’s girl and women empowerment programmes which are specifically aimed at providing opportunities for women in conservation, local commerce and community leadership. Runners of all levels joined this once-in-a-lifetime event that demonstrated the strength and determination of the women involved as well as the capacity for all of us to achieve more when we work together.

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19 November 2018

The Singita Grumeti Fund Canine Unit Experience

Between 97,796 and 140,615 wildebeest are killed illegally by poachers in the Serengeti every year. In addition to this, the relentless and escalating demand for high-value wildlife products such as rhino horn, elephant ivory, lion bone and pangolin scales has driven the illegal hunting of these and other species to levels not seen in decades. The challenge of securing the resident game falls to a 120-strong team of dedicated anti-poaching scouts. In addition to having boots on the ground 24 hours a day, a canine unit created in partnership with Working Dogs for Conservation (WD4C), aims to deter would-be poachers from entering the concession.

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14 November 2018

Singita Kwitonda Lodge and Kataza House: Embodying the Spirit of Rwanda

Sitting in a landscape that is vastly different to the grassy plains of the Serengeti or the dramatic rock formations of the Kruger National Park, Singita Kwitonda Lodge and Kataza House will offer an experience unlike any of Singita’s other destinations. The lodge will sit on 178-acres of land on the edge of Volcanoes National Park; where more than half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas live in high-altitude dense cloud forests.

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31 October 2018

From San Diego Zoo Safari Park to the Serengeti

An eight-year old 1,157 kilogram eastern black rhino bull from San Diego Zoo has been successfully translocated by the Singita Grumeti Fund to the western Serengeti, in an effort to save this critically endangered species from extinction. The epic 68-hour journey spanned five countries, requiring three aeroplanes and two trucks.

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21 February 2014

Singita Boulders Lodge closing for refubishment

Singita Boulders Lodge in the Sabi Sand Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park, will be closed from April 22 to June 9 to undergo refurbishment. The renovation, which will retain the essence of the existing lodge, will include substantial freshening of the existing décor. The front of house areas will be rearranged to improve the arrival and departure experience and the dining room will be reconfigured to create a more spacious area with two new suspended fireplaces. A covered ou…

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29 November 2012

Singita Mara River Tented Camp Opens in the Far Northern Serengeti

Singita Mara River Tented Camp has opened in the Lamai triangle, the northernmost tip of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. It’s an iconic destination characterised by the sheer luxury of space created by seemingly endless game-rich savannah plains. The new camp with six guest tents – a contemporary take on the classic East African safari – offers a pared-down approach to the quintessential Singita experience without compromising on creature comforts. Run entirely …

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30 August 2012

Two Top Chefs Appointed at Singita

Singita has appointed two experienced new executive chefs at its South African lodges.  Archie MaClean will be overseeing the culinary experience at Singita’s two lodges in the Kruger National Park (Singita Lebombo Lodge and Singita Sweni Lodge); while Scott Rattray will be heading up the kitchen at Singita Boulders Lodge (Singita Sabi Sand). ARCHIE MaCLEAN (31) Archie MaClean has carved an impressive career, which includes working with international master chef Dietmar Sawyer at aw…

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20 August 2012

Singita adds new property to their portfolio!

  TANZANIA: Singita Serengeti House- now open! With just four suites, private infinity swimming pool, tennis court and a dedicated team of staff to take care of your every need, Singita Serengeti House is the ultimate exclusive retreat for families and friends. The full launch will take place in November once we have official photography. Please note the image shown here is purely give you a sneak preview; it is not in high res and must not be used for promotional purposes. &nb…

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05 July 2012

Singita Teams up with Jamie Oliver's Fifteen

Lucien Green, the Senior Training and Development Chef at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Apprentice Programme, is currently at Singita Kruger National Park, where he is spending a week at the Singita School of Cooking conducting master classes for staff and students. There is a distinct synergy between Fifteen and the Singita School of Cooking. Fifteen was established to offer young, unemployed people the experience of learning to work in the restaurant business and a chance to have a better fut…

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26 June 2012

Singita Appoints Nigel Pace to Manage its Kruger National Park Operations

Singita has announced the interim appointment of experienced hotelier Nigel Pace as General Manager of Singita Kruger National Park, and its award-winning lodges Singita Lebombo and Singita Sweni. For the next six months Pace will be taking over the reins from Caroline Burke, who has held the position for the past three years, while she has been tasked to drive specific strategic projects within Singita’s Sales and Operations departments at its head office in Cape Town. Joining Singita w…

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25 May 2012

Singita Game Reserves Announces Pivotal New Lodge Management Appointments

Singita Game Reserves has made four pivotal managerial appointments at Singita Sabi Sand in South Africa and Singita Grumeti Reserves in Tanzania. Among these are three newly created portfolios set to further elevate the exclusive Singita safari experience, which is custom-designed to provide rare, once-in-a-lifetime experiences that are presented with warm hospitality by the passionate Singita team. Jason Trollip(38), previously General Manager at Singita Sabi Sand, has been appointed Tourism…

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21 May 2012

Singita's New Photography

Reflecting our message Born to preserve and share some of Africa's most pristine ecosystems, Singita’s enduring vision is to balance large scale conservation, community upliftment and sophisticated hospitality In order to truly reflect Singita’s message we recently commissioned Mark Williams to photograph Singita’s lodges, people and experiences. You will see in each image the intention to capture the beauty of rare locations and settings; the authenticity of the experien…

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15 May 2012

Singita and Ellerman House Team Up

Launching a New Sales Representation Model Since its inception in 1993, with the opening of Singita Ebony Lodge in the Sabi Sand, Singita has steadily increased its portfolio to include 10 individual experiences. This portfolio will increase to 12 with the addition of Serengeti House at Singita Grumeti Reserves and Singita Mara River Tented Camp in the Lamai, later this year.  As the Singita portfolio has expanded, so the need for a dedicated sales and marketing resource has become impera…

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11 April 2012

Fifth group of aspirant chefs enrolled at Singita School of Cooking

The Singita School of Cooking (SSC) in the Kruger National Park has enrolled its fifth intake of students to commence their training as aspirant chefs. These young men and women from surrounding rural communities on the outskirts of the Park, have shown a real passion for cooking, having been selected for their special aptitude for this career.  The school is a living example of Singita’s inspiring approach to ‘giving back’ at each of its 10 different lodges in four icon…

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04 April 2012

Singita expands Relais & Châteaux portfolio

 Singita Game Reserves is expanding its presence within the Relais & Châteaux Association, with the addition of Sabora Tented Camp and Singita Faru Faru Lodge, joining Singita Sasakwa as Relais & Châteaux members in Tanzania’s Singita Grumeti Reserves. This increases Singita’s membership within the Relais & Châteaux portfolio to eight properties in three African countries, including Singita Pamushana in Zimbabwe, and four membership lodges in…

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21 February 2012

Singita Grumeti Reserves Community Singita Environmental Education Centre Inspires Tanzanian Youth

In August 2009 Singita Grumeti Reserves, located on the Western corridor of the Serengeti in Tanzania, opened an Environmental Education Centre (EEC) on site to educate youth from the surrounding communities about protecting communal lands and the Serengeti eco-system. As custodian of this magnificent wilderness that spreads across 340 000 acres (142 000ha) of game rich savannah, Singita is determined to play a significant role in ensuring the sustainability and protection of this vast, pristi…

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17 February 2012

Singita’s Take on Multi-Generational Safaris

Parents, children, and grandparents are taking their vacations together these days. Labelled ‘multigenerational travel’, it is one of the biggest emerging trends in travel across the globe, says Virtuoso,the leading international luxury travel network.   21st Century baby boomer grandparents are active and love to travel, and want to share the experience with their children and grandchildren. Across the world there is a new thirst for family adventure, to unplug and …

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15 December 2011

Dream Team Appointed At Singita Kruger National Park

Singita Game Reserves has made two key managerial appointments at Singita Kruger National Park. Located within its private concession on the far reaches of the Park, this region has become known for offering a thrilling wildlife experience, along with Singita’s warm and personal service that invites guests to relax and connect with nature in a way that could change them forever. Laurez de Wet has taken up the reins at Singita Lebombo Lodge,where 15 luxurious loft-style suites overlooking…

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02 December 2011

Singita Team To Don New Safari Chic Uniforms

Singita Game Reservesis known as a world leader in style and design, with 10 lodges that are a quintessential blend of rustic modernism in idyllic wilderness settings in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Tanzania. This trend-setting safari operator recently introduced a new, custom-made line of staff uniforms that celebrates thetrademark Singita flair, while offering comfort and protection from the elements in the African bush. Singita’s Guy McGregor who heads up the Style, Design and Procureme…

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17 August 2011

Singita Grumeti Reserves (Tanzania) Introduces African Tasting Menu

Renowned for its 5-star safari product, which has just earned it the coveted top spot as the World’s Best Hotel in 2011 (Travel + Leisure Awards), Singita Grumeti Reserves has introduced an interesting new culinary option that integrates international cuisine with the authentic traditional foods of East Africa. Chief among the epicurean influences here is Swahili cuisine, featured on the new African Tasting Menu that is served at opulent, 1920’s-styled Singita Sabora Tented Camp. H…

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11 July 2011

Singita Takes Top Honours In Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2011

South Africa’s Singita Game Reserves has taken top honours in this year’s US Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2011 readers’ survey, scooping both 1st and 2nd places among the World’s Top 100 Hotels, as well as securing the winning slot for Best Hotel Spa in Africa and the Middle East. Having been rated against the finest hotels around the globe,Singita Grumeti Reserves, located along the Western corridor of Tanzania’s legendary Serengeti National Pa…

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10 June 2011

Singita Ebony Lodge Re-Established As ‘Grande Dame’ Of the Safari Circuit

Singita Game Reserves has re-opened flagship Singita Ebony Lodge in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, after a recent refresh and décor update to re-establish it as the authentic ‘grand dame’ of the safari circuit. The first ever lodge in the Singita stable of nine individually designed lodges - each with its own signature look and character - Singita Ebony reflects an unmatched heritage and history.Designed by Cécile & Boyd’s, Singita Ebony was opened in 1993 on t…

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19 May 2011

Singita Pamushana (Zimbabwe) Wins Major International Conservation Award

Singita Pamushana in Zimbabwe’s Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve has been named Global Winner in the Conservation category of the 6th annual World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, announced on the 17th of May in Las Vegas, during the WTTC’s annual Global Travel & Tourism Summit.  One of Singita Game Reserve’s nine low-impact/high-end game lodges in Southern and East Africa, Singita Pamushana is referred to often as ‘one of Sou…

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09 May 2011

Singita Launches True Mobile Tented Safari Experience

Singita Game Reserves has launched Singita Explore, a transformational new travel concept that will take guests on a private mobile safari to some of Africa’s most remote and romantic wilderness sites. The new product has been custom designed to meet global trends and the demand from discerning travellers for ‘privacy, exclusivity and closeness to nature’. Singita Explore will be rolled out in East Africa on the first of June 2011 within the 340 000 acre (142 000ha) Singita G…

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