Singita Boulders Lodge
Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Greater Kruger, South Africa
At a Glance
Incredible vast airy suites all with wonderful far-reaching views
Delicious meals and top class service as you would expect from Singita
Exciting game drives to find the Big Five
Spa treatments available after a day's game viewing
Incredible sundowner spots make those end of the day drinks a highlight
Experience a wine tasting in their exceptionally expansive and well-stocked wine cellar
Best time to Visit
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There is no bad time to go on safari in the Kruger National Park. The experience does, however, change from month to month. In the summer months (October to March), it gets very hot. The verdant vistas are all the more spectacular because of the rains, but this means that the foliage is denser, water is more abundant and game is therefore trickier to see. There are lots of beautiful migratory birds during the summer months. While the daytime temperature in the winter months (May to September) is ideal, it does get a little chilly at night and in the early morning.
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An exclusive oasis in the beautiful and game-rich Greater Kruger area, Singita Boulders Lodge offers high levels of service, impeccable guiding, luxurious, airy rooms and the chance to get close to nature, accompanied by your expert guide.
Singita Boulders Lodge sits on the banks of the Sand River, towering over the landscape, a monolith of curving thatch and piled stone that fuses seamlessly with the rocks that harness it to the earth. The lodge boasts a cool environment using a palette of charcoal, bone, rust, copper and ochre to decorate and reflect the four elements of earth, fire, air and water. There is a sense that everything has been derived from the earth and the smooth white linen and cascading water soothe the senses. Characterised by handcrafted design with the integrity of authentic African provenance, the lodge merges seamlessly with the shifting life, shapes and moods of the environment, providing a soothing sanctuary for world-weary travellers craving a connection with nature. The lodge is built around a mighty rock which tells a tale – when Singita’s creators found the area, it was perfect save for the enormous boulder where they planned to build the wine cellar. It was hundreds of tonnes, and far too big to shift, so they came up with a solution – simply build around the rock! Hence the name stuck, and guests can see the famous boulder for themselves. Guest areas are expansive and close to the river, allowing full engagement with the magnificent setting beneath the ebony and weeping boer bean trees.
Singita Boulders Lodge has enormous tree-top decks, giving unparalleled views over the surrounding countryside, and boasts impeccable yet unobtrusive service at all times. Activities focus on exploring the area with your expert guide, either on foot or by vehicle, soaking up all the highlights that Africa provides, and keeping eyes and ears open for the Big Five which frequent this area.
The suites at Singita Boulders are one-of-a-kind – stylish, spacious and with vast sundecks overlooking the wilderness, each suite has a magnificent stone bathroom and a huge, luxurious bedroom. Every suite is air-conditioned and has unobstructed views of the plains in front of camp – guests can often see lion or cheetah hunting from their bedroom window!
In the evenings after a busy safari day, choose to treat yourself in Singita’s exclusive spa, or take a dip in the heated plunge pool or for those feeling more active there is a gym. Then wind down with a delicious glass of wine from Singita’s very own wine cellar before settling down to a delicious pan-African meal served under the stars.
Singita Boulders Lodge has just 12 luxurious suites all equipped with a beautiful bathroom and an indoor and outdoor shower. Each suite has a private swimming pool, double-sided fireplace, minibar and fridge, room mini safe, air conditioning, overhead fans, private lounge, direct dial telephones and game-viewing deck.
Children are welcome at Singita Boulders Lodge and babysitting is available with prior notice. Participation in any game activities (drives/walks/bike rides) is at the discretion of their guide and the lodge regrets that game viewing activities are not available to children under the age of six.
At Boulders Lodge the facilities include a health spa offering massages, a fully equipped gym, TV room with internet, a well-stocked library, a dining area overlooking the Sand River, wine cellar, plunge pools and a curio shop which sells a range of African souvenirs. Each suite has wi-fi access.
Activities at Singita Boulders Lodge include day and night game drives in open 4X4 vehicles, guided walks, community tours, archery and mountain biking. In addition, if you want to spend time at the lodge, there is a fully equipped gym, a refreshing swimming pool and plenty of comfortable places for you to read a book or keep an eye out for some game.
Natural habitat: Spread along the banks of the Sand River, this lodge is ethnic chic to the max: rough-stone walls, animal-hide rugs, wafty fabrics and scatter cushions.
Nocturnal activity: Each set of guest rooms is bigger than your average Mayfair pad, with four-poster beds, his-and-hers sinks and plunge pools.
Grrr factor: They have a knack for getting the big five - lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros - to appear as if on command, but the real triumph is spotting the ever-elusive wild dog.
Distinctive markings: Head to the Bush Spa for its utterly zonk-out-worthy Monkey Orange massage.
Grazing: You'll eat not once, not twice but SIX times a day. Expect lots of exotic game meat. And weight gain.
Leader of the pack: There are daily bumpity-bumps out into the bush with personal guides, as well as romantic starlit night safaris. If you're bored (what is WRONG with you?), you can swap four wheels for a spot of mountain-biking or archery.
Dominic Atterton (Staff)
I really liked the modern style of Singita Boulders and it definitely felt right when juxtaposed with the bush and the Sand River. The light and airy rooms had almost a beachy feel to them that was very relaxing and I felt more enjoyable in the heat of the bush than the darker heavier rooms at its sister camp Ebony Lodge.
The Singita Rangers share responsibilities across the two lodges ensuring the quality of the guiding and game viewing is matched throughout. Both camps also have the same fantastic wine cellars and same menus for evening meals. It really is down to a matter of style between the two camps, for me I think I enjoyed the scale of the communal areas at Ebony Lodge but really liked the rooms at Boulders. A tricky decision!
Camilla Whitworth (Staff)
You walk into Boulders and literally think WOW. It is very cool, contemporary and oozes style. The rooms are amazing with gorgeous views onto the bush. You are looked after with true Singita eye for detail. Absolutely everything is thought about with amazing food, guiding and hospitality - it comes with a price tag but is absolutely worth every penny if you can!!!
4WD Game Drives
Go on private or shared game drives in the world famous Greater Kruger Area, South Africa to see the Big 5 - lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino - and a host of other animals. The Kruger is also a brilliant spot for birders so pack some binoculars.
Search for leopard in the Sabi Sands
The Sabi Sands is widely regarded as one of the most rewarding regions for spotting leopard in Africa. With good populations and the ability to go on night game-drives which coincides when these big cats are most active, all you need is good timing!
Location & directions
Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Greater Kruger, South Africa
Singita Boulders Lodge is located in the Sabi Sand on 18,000 hectares (45,000 acres) of private land in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve on the western border of the Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga province, South Africa.
How to get there
Access is by road or by air, with the Sabi Sands being 90-minutes flight from Johannesburg. The Sabi Sand Singita Reserve is home to Singita Ebony and Singita Boulders and has its own private airstrip, serviced by a number of scheduled carriers as well as private charters. It is also possible to self drive into both camps though the vast majority of clients fly into camp.
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