Overview – Singita GR
Singita Sabi Sand is one of the private reserves located in the greater Sabi Sand Game Reserve. It shares open borders with the world-famous Kruger National Park and offers a true wilderness experience. The reserve has a reputation for fantastic wildlife viewing, and all of the Big Five are easily spotted (including leopards).
Singita Sabi Sand is part of the Singita group, which has some of the most beautiful lodges in Africa. This does come at a price, and this is one of the more expensive places in Sabi Sands. There are three different luxury lodges. Singita Sabi Sand is one of the bigger properties in Sabi Sands offering limited traversing rights, keeping it less crowded at sightings.
- Size Sabi Sands*:
- 650km² / 251mi²
- Altitude Sabi Sands*:
- 272-479m / 892–1,572ft
Pros and Cons
- Excellent wildlife viewing with the Big Five easily spotted
- Off-road driving makes close wildlife encounters possible
- Skilled guides offer both day and night drives and walking safaris
- Three luxury safari lodges with different styles and prices
- There is less crowding in this part of Sabi Sands due to limited traversing rights
- Only very expensive, fully-inclusive packages available
- The emphasis is mainly on flagship species
The wildlife viewing is excellent at Singita Sabi Sand. All high-profile safari animals are present. Usual sightings include the Big Five (including leopard, which is highly habituated in the area, unlike most other places), cheetah and many species of antelope. The variety of antelope species is impressive but tends to be passed over due to an emphasis on flagship species.
The beautiful Sand River is a magnet for animals coming to drink. The vegetation across Singita Sabi Sand’s woodland savannah tends to be thick, but it seldom interferes with wildlife-viewing activities. The skilled rangers are great in tracking wildlife, and they are allowed to drive off-road.
See Sabi Sand Game Reserve for more info
Singita Sabi Sand is part of the greater Sabi Sand Game Reserve. See the links below for more info about Sabi Sands.
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Philip is an acclaimed travel writer and author of many guidebooks, including the Bradt guides to Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and South Africa.
Sabi Sands in style
Part of the Sabi Sands complex, Singita stands out from most other reserves there in two respects – the devastatingly stylish and luxurious accommodation, which has few peers in any African setting, the world-class food (accompanied by a...
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Both Exeter and Singita were excellent in their own areas of expertise. Exeter puts extra focus on the game drives and is much more aggressive in tracking down animals so if your main goal is to get in touch with animals, I'd recommend...