Top Safari Lodge in Africa: Singita Kruger National Park

Posted on 9 July 2020

Singita Kruger National Park has been named the number one Safari Lodge in Africa as well as number nine in the ‘Top 100 Hotels in the World’ in the 25th edition of the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards.

Set in the remote southeastern region of the iconic Kruger National Park and home to two contemporary retreats – Singita Sweni and Lebombo Lodges – it was established in 2003. On the 33,000-acre private concession encompasses an isolated piece of pristine South African wilderness with wide-open spaces and dramatic landscapes teeming with wildlife.

Singita Kruger National Park. Image: Ross Couper

‘To be recognised by Travel + Leisure’s readers fills us with enormous pride,’ says Luke Bailes, Founder and Executive Chairman of Singita.

‘These awards from the leading authority on travel could not have come at a better time. It reminds all of us at Singita that our 100-year purpose to protect and preserve large parts of African wilderness for future generations is still admired, and more relevant than ever.

’27 years on, we pursue it with even more vigour and determination. Innovation and creativity have been integral in Singita’s approach since its inception and the fact that Singita’s Kruger National Park and Sabi Sand lodges were established decades ago makes winning these coveted awards particularly pleasing.’

Singita Sabi Sand was also listed at number 4 on the coveted list.

It’s home to Ebony Lodge, the first of Singita’s lodges, which opened in 1993.

For the past three decades, Singita’s guests have enjoyed this carefully protected part of South Africa at three lodges: Singita Ebony, Boulders and an exclusive-use villa, Castleton. The area is especially renowned for big game and frequent leopard sightings.

A sleepy leopard sighted at Singita Sabi Sands. Image: Ross Couper


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