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Singita Boulders Lodge

Singita Boulders Lodge perches over the African landscape, a monolith of curving thatch and piled stone joining seamlessly with the rocky geometry that holds it to the earth. Local Senufo artefacts and bold sculpture offset smooth linen in blue and silent white, like cascading water cooling the warm summer air. Singita Boulders Lodge rests on the banks of the Sand River in the heart of the Singita Private Game Reserve in South Africa, unlocking the senses to views that stretch to the edges of the imagination. Singita Boulder's delicate glass suites feature magnificent stone bathrooms and bedrooms that encapsulate in luxury. Quiet, simple and luxurious, moments spent on the vast sundecks will leave you at the mercy of the breathtaking, vast wilderness.

South Africa, a country of diverse cultures and cosmopolitan influences, inspires the unique culinary experience at Singita Boulders Lodge. Juxtaposing global cuisine with traditional African ingredients, Singita's style combines simplicity with an abundance of flavour. Complementing the exceptional cuisine, each Singita lodge has a unique and comprehensive wine cellar. Singita's wine program consists of approximately 35,000 bottles of the finest South African wines.

Sabi Sand Game Reserve: The Sabi Sands gets its name from the Sand River that bisects the reserve and the fine, sandy substrate found throughout the reserve. World renowned for its diversity and concentration of big game, the Sabi Sands features broad, open savannah interspersed with acacia thornveld, rocky outcrops and riverine forest.

Herds of buffalo and elephant, large prides of lion, majestic leopard and antelope by the thousands make the 18 500 hectare Singita Private Game Reserve, at the heart of the Sabi Sands, one of the finest locations for viewing the Big 5 anywhere in the world.

Early morning game drives; afternoon into spotlit evening game drives in open Land Rovers; guided bush walks, seasonal and community tours.

Singita Boulders Lodge
Singita Boulders Suite

The seasons at Singita

April to June
Cold temperatures are experienced at night and at dawn during the winter months. Large herds of elephants start moving back into the area. The vegetation becomes brown and trees start losing leaves. Visibility during drives is enhanced due to sparser vegetation. The N'wanetsi River becomes a major game attraction

July to September
This period is very dry in the bush with very cold night temperatures and therefore chilly during the early morning and late afternoon game drives. Game viewing is generally fantastic as the visibility is good and the game is concentrated around any water source.

September to October
Spring is the height of the dry season boasting hot dry winds and colorless, sparse vegetation. Because the rivers and dams are low, high concentrations of game can be viewed at these areas and game viewing in general is very good. The first rains may start towards the end of October and the signs of spring and a new wet season are evident.

Notes from the Ranger's diary (2006):
"The cat viewing has been better than usual. The female leopard that holds the territory along the sand river to the west of the lodge has provided us with some great sightings as she shows off her two young cubs. The female that holds the territory around the lodge has been ever present providing very consistent viewing.

There have been no less than 8 different cheetahs seen at Singita recently. A female and 1 cub and a female with 3 cubs have been almost resident on Singita improving our cheetah sightings drastically. The new young impala have fallen prey to this super fast predator with a number of thrilling hunts been witnessed by lucky guests.

The rhino sightings as always, have stayed good with a few sightings every drive. A notable sighting occurred one afternoon drive when two adult bulls were seen having a territorial battle. The aggressive physical contact continued for hours until one bull gave in and walked away leaving one winner and one loser but both with notable cuts and gashes."

Singita Boulders suite
Singita Boulders lounge