Overview – Singita GR

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip is the author of many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip is the author of the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

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
*Singita is part of the greater Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Best Time to Go May to September (Dry season)
High Season October to March (It can get a bit busy)

Pros & Cons

  • Excellent wildlife viewing with the Big Five easily spotted
  • Off-road driving makes close wildlife encounters possible
  • Skilled guides offer day and night drives and walks
  • Three luxury safari lodges with different styles and prices
  • Less busy due to limited traversing rights
  • Only very expensive, fully-inclusive packages available
  • The emphasis is mainly on flagship species

Singita GR Safari Reviews

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Wildlife

The wildlife viewing is excellent at Singita Sabi Sand. All high-profile safari animals are present. Sightings of all of the Big Five are relatively easy. This includes the notoriously secretive leopard, which is highly habituated in the area. Cheetah, zebra, giraffe and many species of antelope all roam around the vast area as well. Night drives are great to see some more unusual animals, such as honey badger and porcupine.

Scenery

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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Singita GR Safari Reviews

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  • Wildlife
  • Scenery
  • Bush Vibe
  • Birding
Most Helpful Expert Review
Sabi Sands in style
5/5

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...

Latest User Review
changm55  –  
United States US
Reviewed: Sep 13, 2012
5/5

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...

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