Top 5 Singita Lodges in the Kruger & Sabi Sands

Top 5 Singita Lodges in the Kruger & Sabi Sands

The Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve is one of the world’s most prolific wildlife areas and best places in Africa to see the famous Big 5 and other big cats. Leopard sightings are particularly good in this region and night drives reveal nocturnal species such as hyenas, black-backed jackals, porcupines and honey badgers. The Sabi Sands is a bird lovers’ delight, with more than 300 species recorded. But when it comes to experiences and luxury accommodation, Singita is a force to be reckoned with. With its own private concession within the Sabi Sands, Singita lodges is able to deliver a premier safari experience. Here are the 5 most loved Singita Lodges in the Sabi Sands. 

 

Top 5 Singita Lodges in the Kruger & Sabi Sands 

1. Singita Boulders Lodge

the sand river sabi sands singita lodge
One of the most incredible things about Singita Boulders Lodge is its position and views of the Sand River, and of course the sunsets that come standard with this view.

What makes this lodge special: Flawless service and contemporary & natural design

Star rating: 5 Stars

An inside look: The luxurious stone and thatch Singita Boulders Lodge nestles on the Sand River in a private concession of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. The lodge blends seemingly with the surrounding rocky landscape and the use of glass in the lodge creates a sense of space and light, maximizing on the views of the pristine bushveld and wildlife. Singita Boulders Lodge is a favorite amongst couples and those travelers who wish to immerse completely in nature.  

Singita Boulders boasts 12 sophisticated suites that are spacious and positioned to offer complete guest privacy. Features in the suites include a glass-fronted bathroom, outdoor shower, elevated viewing deck, a heated plunge pool and a double-sided fireplace for this cooler winter evenings. The suites take full advantage of the views and promote relaxation. 

Luxurious accommodation, exceptional guiding, personalized service and star-lit dinners in the outdoor boma are the ultimate highlights of one’s stay at Boulders Lodge.

In the words of Ray Mondtan – “Stayed at Singita boulders lodge in Jan. The food, the staff, the room and the experience of the safari is out of the world. Managed to squeeze in a massage which was divine. Singita is now my number 1 destination. It is really an experience to a different level. The attention to details is spectacular. Each lodge comes with a river view where u can see elephants roaming around and many other games. Been to arctic circle, Alaska, and Maldives but this is really out of the world.”

2. Singita Ebony Lodge

singita ebony lodge fire pit
The stylish deck and fire pit at Singita Ebony lodge is the perfect place to swop stories of sightings and enjoy a night cap under the African night sky.

What makes this lodge special: Opulent accommodation and exquisite cuisine

Star rating: 5 Stars

An inside look: The award-winning Singita Ebony is the founding lodge of Singita and nestles beneath old jackalberry trees on the banks of the Sand River in the private Singita concession. 

Singita Ebony is a popular choice with families because the lodge has 2 two-bedroom suites which feature a dining and lounge area, as well as a fun and exciting children’s program.

All of the 12 suites at Singita Ebony boast outdoor showers, spacious living areas, double-sided fireplaces, heated plunge pools and elevated viewing decks. The suites are designed to maximize views and offer guest privacy. Couples and families can enjoy dinners around the boma, lunches under a Marula tree or opt for a private dining experience in their suite. 

There is an array of fun activities to enjoy at Singita Ebony, including dawn and dusk game drives in open vehicles, walking safaris, stargazing, mountain biking through the reserve and fishing expeditions. 

In the words of Lisa – “Our first stop on a ten day four property family safari! Beyond words. The lodge has just been redecorated in a chic Ralph Lauren-ish Safari Style, and is very comfortable. The food is top of the line – as good as any restaurant in the world. The staff and guides could not have been more professional and friendly. All I can say is: You must stay at this property at least once in your lifetime!!”

 

3. Singita Castleton

lounge singita castleton sabi sands singita lodges
The lounge at Singita Castleton is a guest favourite place to relax, enjoy the Singita service and meet other guests.

What makes this lodge special: Exclusive-use lodge with world class facilities

Star rating: 5 Stars

An inside look: Singita Castleton was once the private family home of Singita founder Luke Bailes’ grandfather and still has plenty of that rustic farmhouse charm. The idea behind Castleton is to invite families to enjoy the beauty of the bushveld and engage in togetherness.

Singita Castleton boasts 6 individual cottages, each with an ensuite bathroom, lounge area, air conditioning, verandahs and private pools. Two of the cottages are inter-leading and perfect for families with younger children. 

This private residence is not without top-notch facilities such as a private swimming pool, library, lounge, wine cellar, gym, outdoor boma, tennis court and spa treatment room. A highlight of one’s stay at Singita Castleton is the views – every room overlooks a waterhole where animals regularly gather to drink.

In the words of Pepper V – “Most fantastic stay in an extremely relaxed homely but beautiful environment. If you are an ardent lover of leopards this is the place for you. We saw leopard almost every day with the most magnificent male leopard lying right next to us and gracing us with his presence. Watched wild dogs on the hunt, extremely intelligent animals when one has made a kill it goes off to collect the rest of the pack to come and share in the spoils. Saw huge male lions and a very large herd of buffalo. Sat in the middle of a herd of feeding elephant with babies frolicking around us. Truly a memorable experience. The lodge itself if so peaceful with the animals walking right past the lodge, only a wire to keep the elephants out so they do not destroy the garden or the pool. Went to bed one night with a lion roaring so close, thought it was right outside the bedroom window! Rangers and staff absolutely fantastic, very knowledgeable and friendly. Great experience at Singita lodges”

 

4. Singita Lebombo Lodge

dining deck of singita lebombo lodge
One of the primary features of Singita Lebombo is how integrated its spaces are with the surrounding bush.

What makes this lodge special: Superior suites & unrivaled views 

Star rating: 5 Stars

An inside look: Set on top of a rugged cliff in an exclusive concession of eastern Kruger National Park, Singita Lebombo Lodge commands the most dramatic views, particularly of the Sweni and Nwanetsi rivers where animals regularly gather for a drink. 

Afro-chic in design and elevated on stilts along the cliffside, Lebombo manages to blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings and is loved by travelers who are looking for a renewed sense of freedom. The unique rocky outcrops in this area are home to various animals including the Big-5 and the famously large mountain pride of lions, affording an exceptional safari experience. 

The 15 loft-style suites have full-length glass walls on three sides, affording 180-degree panoramic views. Each superior suite boasts an en-suite bathroom, outdoor shower, spacious living area and a large viewing deck with a daybed. The viewing deck is the highlight of one’s stay – the perfect spot for evenings under the stars. 

In the words of Greg P – “An absolutely amazing place with gorgeous views. Food and accommodation was 5 star all the way. The staff couldn’t do enough to make your stay enjoyable and the Safari tour ranger and tracker go the extra mile to make it worth your time and money….. I would certainly recommend asking the front of house to setup the outside bed for a beautiful night under the stars.”

 

5. Singita Sweni Lodge

the lap pool at singita sweni at sunrise singita lodges
The lap pool of the beautiful Singita Sweni lodge at sunset provides the perfect refresh after a day on safari.

What makes this lodge special: Breathtaking river views & unhindered luxury

Star rating: 5 Stars

An inside look: Singita Sweni Lodge is tucked away in the remote eastern corner of the world-renowned Kruger National Park. Nestled on the banks of the meandering Sweni River and surrounded by the Lebombo mountains, Singita Sweni Lodge is renowned for its incredible mountain lion sightings and up-close encounters with other members of the iconic Big 5. 

Sweni is loved by travelers because it offers an intimate experience with only six luxurious suites positioned on the banks of the Sweni River. From full-length glass walls that offer spectacular views of the riverine forest to en-suite bathrooms, outdoor showers, spacious living areas and a large viewing deck with daybed – Singita Sweni ensures that every guest has all they need to have an unforgettable stay. 

Maximizing this Singita lodges guest experience is the extensive facilities – an open-sided lounge with fireplace, dining area, bar, swimming pool, laundry service, wine cellar, nearby gym, boutique gift shop, art gallery and spa.

In the words of Vernon – “What a fantastic experience. Beyond my expectations. I have traveled the world and seen many Game Lodges but Singita Sweni blew my mind. You must try the massage! We saw all the Big 5. Thank you Peter and your Team.”

 

If you’ve enjoyed reading about our Top 5 Singita Lodges and wish to plan a trip to the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, you can rest assured that neither of the Singita lodges will disappoint.  We do however recommend that you speak to one of our African experts who will help you select a lodge that is best suited to your travel style and needs.