We asked Andrew Temblett – Assistant Lodge Manager at Singita Boulders Lodge – to provide some helpful tips and guidance for reaching the lodges at Singita Sabi Sand – Ebony Lodge, Boulders Lodge and Castleton Camp.
(Singita Boulders Lodge – Singita Sabi Sand)
There are a few ways to arrive at Singita Sabi Sand but certainly the easiest and most efficient way is by air; and depending on your particular requirements you may fly from Cape Town, Johannesburg, Nelspruit or a neighboring lodge on either a scheduled charter, private charter or even a chartered jet. Singita Sabi Sand has its own airstrip and the most common flights are taken from Johannesburg or Nelspruit. Johannesburg is roughly a 50 minute, relaxed flight to Singita Sabi Sand, and from Nelspruit the flight is approximately 20 minutes. Depending on where you will be flying from should determine the flight path that allows for greatest ease and efficiency.
One of the best parts of flying to Singita Sabi Sand is the arrival “lounge” on the airstrip where you are welcomed by your Guide and Tracker, a delectable snack and refreshing drink – a mere 5 minute drive from the lodges, it couldn’t be more efficient.
There are also self-drive options and transfer company options allowing you to drive yourself or be transferred by chauffeur, bearing in mind the drive from Johannesburg is 5 hours and the drive from Nelspruit is 2 hours.
The drives have their benefits though as they are scenic especially as you approach the White River Hazyview area. Driving also builds the excitement of beginning your safari in the bush and understanding more about where you are travelling to. Passing through the local communities on the way provides a glimpse into the world where most of our staff come from. Also as you drive to Singita, with each passing mile you will be in awe of the remoteness of our “miracle”.
(The view of the Sand River from Singita Ebony Lodge deck)
Whichever way you chose, you will arrive and be greeted by our fabulous staff, who will endeavor to have you settled into your new “home” and have you pampered from morning to night.