It is with pride and a great sense of achievement that we are announcing an extremely significant award just released this week.  The readers of America’s leading travel magazine “Travel + Leisure” have for the Travel + Leisure 2011 World’s Best Awards, declared Singita Grumeti Reserves, Tanzania, as no. 1 in their worldwide “Top 100 Hotels” poll.

We couldn’t be more thrilled to announce this news – and not only have we scooped up the 1st place but also Singita Sabi Sand, South Africa, has been ranked as No. 2 Hotel in the World overall.  But there’s more – we are also extremely proud that Singita Kruger National Park secured the winning slot for Best Hotel Spa in Africa and the Middle East.

The awards are featured now on and will appear in the August issue of the American Travel + Leisure magazine (due for release on 22 July).  The survey results are based on readers’ ratings.  Properties were rated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being excellent, according to selected characteristics: rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food, and value.  Hotel spas are rated on the basis of their ambience, treatments, service and value.

Singita Game Reserves featuring in the coveted Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards follows on from Singita Pamushana winning the 2011 Tourism for Tomorrow Conservation Award last month demonstrating that our tourism development and operations have made a tangible contribution to the conservation of nature.

To read more about the Singita model of modern conservation and our recent recognition in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2011 please refer to our media release.

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