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Singita Pamushana

This month there are many characters in the stories I’ve chosen – there are the lead animals as always and, in addition, other creatures and props that are integral to the plot such as eagles, deadwood, flowers, a wasps’ nest and even dung-loving mushrooms! The photograph on this page is a detail of the Singita…

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Taking the Family to Singita Sweni

Increasingly, families are seeking meaningful travel excursions that incorporate the whole family.  People want to interact with local cultures and celebrate the distinctiveness of a destination.  No longer is the travel experience just about seeing a new place. What is important, is to learn a new skill or gain a new understanding about how the…

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Singita Kruger National Park

Like liquid gold the first rays of sunlight pour over the surface of the waterhole. A flicking ear betrays the presence of a hippo on the far-bank and an African fish-eagle calls proudly from a dead Leadwood on the waters edge. The fever trees along the bank served as a safe house for the local…

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Teeming with Grey Giants

Written by Marlon du Toit, Singita Guide, Singita Kruger National Park Elephant, Cape buffalo, White Rhino and Hippo are plentiful on the concession. There are two prominent water sources within the concession during the dry season: the Nwanetsi River system and Gudzane Dam.  As the last remaining water holes dry up west of the concession,…

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Getting to know Malilangwe

Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve, home to Singita Pamushana Lodge, presents a unique sanctuary for wildlife conservation in Africa.  The reserve’s core objective is to provide a naturally functioning ecosystem, where the full spectrum of wild species native to the area are protected, and where these species can live as they have for thousands of years. Located…

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Sweni – Spirit of the River

Singita’s private concession in the Kruger National Park is one of the most pristine wildnerness areas in Africa and where a unique wildlife population thrive within an astounding diversity of flora and landscapes. Sitting low on the Sweni River, Singita Sweni Lodge is a tranquil sanctuary built on stilts with decks of dark timber, giving…

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Weddings at Singita

Intimate settings made just for two…or a small group of friends and family…sunsets…hippos and elephants in the background…champagne…a river, or breathtaking vistas across the bush or plains.   How could more picture-perfect settings be created or orchestrated?  This is Africa and nothing could be a more beautiful backdrop for a wedding of a lifetime. One of…

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Viewing Nature Without Seeing It

Written by Alan Yeowart, Singita Guide, Singita Sabi Sand I think that any reasonable guide understands the value of, and is able to express the emphatic power of utilizing a full spectrum of sensory props to enhance a guest’s safari experience. Up until yesterday I was of the opinion that, although backed up solidly by…

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Bath with a View

Whether sinking into a froth of bubbles surrounded by the elegance of a Sasakwa cottage or slipping into a sunken tub overlooking the riverine forest at Singita Sweni, all of the Singita lodges promise a bathtime ritual that induces one to unwind, enveloped by picture perfect panoramas. The claw foot tub at Singita Sabora Tented…

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