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Singita Boulders Lodge

Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

Singita Boulders Lodge, Sabi Sand Game Reserve
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Millions of years ago, subterranean lava flow created the great basalt dyke which transverses the Sabi Sand Reserve from north to south. Now, the only remains of this ancient geological feature are the rocky hills around Boulders Lodge. Here, the tiny Klipspringer stands frozen next to the skeleton of a tree, and the dark shape of the hooded vulture flaps softly into the sunrise.

James Fawcett Bailes acquired Castleton and Ravenscourt, two farms in the area between the Sabi and Sand Rivers, in 1925, as a Private Game Reserve. The Sabi Sand region was a remote corner of the lowveld, three days hard driving from the coast, teeming with game, a raw and beautiful landscape. In 1994, as South Africa was opening itself to the rest of the world, the Bailes family decided that the time had come to open Singita, their piece of Africa, to discerning visitors.

Singita Private Game Reserve, located in the game-rich Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, offers exquisite luxury, rare solitude and perfect tranquility. Singita, which means “The Miracle” in the local Shangaan language, has four distinctive properties, all of which are members of Relais & Chateaux.

The Cape Town based Singita group is regarded internationally as a forerunner in the luxury ecotourism market, constantly setting new standards for the ultimate African bush and wildlife experience. Singita is well known for its world class hospitality, stunning décor and excellent game viewing. It is regarded by many to be the most luxurious lodge collection in Africa.

The Singita Private Game Reserve scored the first-ever flawless score of 100 in the 2001 Condé Nast Readers' Choice poll. For 2002, Singita once again finished on top of the poll for African Resorts and received the highest score overall with a 96. Singita shares the World No 1. position this year as The Best of the Best 2002 with the French luxury hotel, Boyer Les Crayères in Reims.

The Condé Nast award was Singita's third major international achievement last year. In September 2002, the highly regarded connoisseur's international travel guide, Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report, rated Singita as World No. 1 in the category International Resort Hideaway with less than 50 rooms. Singita also took top honors in the annual travel awards listing, rated by Forbes Magazines as the definitive international travel survey. This achievement followed shortly after the prestigious Relais & Chateaux group awarded Singita their highest accolade, the Purple Shield, as a property featuring the highest level of service, amenities and furnishings. Only a small select group of properties have been awarded the Purple Shield around the world and Singita is only the third property in Africa and the Indian Ocean region to be honored in this way.

Accommodation            For images of Boulders Lodge, click Boulders Images
Singita Boulders Lodge is set at the base of a dolerite rise, and has nine double suites of glass and baluwood. Each suite has a lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, outdoor shower and a private outdoor deck with flow pool. Dinner is served by the light of oil lamps on the moonlit deck or in the library, surrounded by a fine collection of antique and modern books on Africa.

Contemporary and airy, the Lodge at Boulders is inspired by the rough natural geometry of the rocks among which it is built. Overlooking the expanse of the Sand River and the plains beyond, Boulders is furnished in simple luxury, using the natural materials which Africa provides in abundance.

Warm clean air, the dark refreshing water of a private plunge pool, and space. Your suite at Boulders will provide you with a deep, relaxing calm and a silence that will strip away the distractions of the world, and leave you with a peace that will be yours long after you have left the bush. Each suite has been designed as a modern African classic - uncluttered, sparing in detail, yet using the luxurious fabrics and finishes the continent provides. Light and spacious, completely private yet open to the view, each suite at Boulders presents a unique and contemporary view of luxurious African living.

Singita Boulders Lodge is located 500 metres downstream along the Sand River from its sister property, Singita Ebony Lodge.

Luxury Spa & Health Center
Singita's luxury spa offers a range of quality professional treatments, from a full body massage on the deck of your suite to acupuncture & chiropractic with highly experienced practitioners. The health spa facility at Boulders Lodge offers facials, a range of beauty treatments and massages combining the ancient arts of Oriental acupressure, Ayurveda and traditional European massage.

Guests to the lodge, and its sister establishment, Ebony Lodge, can enjoy the option of either using the spa directly or having therapists visit their suites for private beauty treatments on the pool deck.

In the fully equipped health center, you may keep up your fitness regime with the assistance of the lodge's personal trainer or the more adventurous athlete might go for a guarded jog through the bush. A steam room is also available.

Dining & Wines
Singita's executive chef has worked in the food capitals of the globe, and brings this international experience to the superb ingredients he finds in Africa. Guests at Singita will encounter something truly original: a cuisine inspired by African flavors yet guided by the Western culinary tradition.

Complementing the menu is Singita's hidden treasure: the best bush cellar in Africa. Buried deep in the cool rock below Boulders, the cellar boasts a truly unique and comprehensive cross section of over 12,000 bottles of South African and International wines - and Singita provides the perfect environment in which to enjoy them.

Trading Store
In Singita's African Trading Store, you will find abundant evidence of Africa's rich traditions of art and craftsmanship. Here the most comprehensive collection of original merchandise imaginable has been assembled: jewelry crafted by hand from Africa's precious metals and gems; sculpture for the discerning investor; elegant fashion inspired by the beauty of the bush and quality outdoor gear; African music; limited edition photographic prints; home wear. All of this you may take in, over a cappuccino, in a store with a view to the distant African horizon.

Your time at Singita is your own. While the lodge offers game drives and walks, and the finest big five game viewing in Southern Africa, Singita is distinguished by the wide range of activities its guests are free to enjoy at the lodges. Clay pigeon shooting is available on request, or guests may try some seasonal fishing in the rivers. You may ask your ranger to requisition a private Land Rover, or you may choose to join one of the daily drives or group walks. Bush breakfasts and sunset cocktails may be arranged for you in some of the most scenic spots in the reserve, or you may dine on the privacy of your deck.

A guided visit to Justitia Village, just outside the boundary of the reserve, will provide you with fascinating insights into the life of the local Shangaan community. In the reserve, highly trained and experienced rangers and trackers will introduce you to an Africa few have been privileged to see, while the lodge staff, headed up by internationally trained management and a highly sought-after executive chef will ensure that your stay is not simply pleasant but truly memorable.

The Sabi-Sand Game Reserve borders the world-renowned Kruger National Park, but no fences intrude here - wildlife moves and migrates freely throughout the region, providing fantastic game-viewing opportunities from open, four-wheel drive vehicles. Singita offers wonderful opportunities for big five sightings; Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhinoceros. The Sabi Sand Reserve has a higher bio-mass of animals per hectare than the internationally renowned Kruger National Park, which borders the Sabi Sand Reserve.

The reserve is on the migration routes of many prey species, and sightings of lion, leopard and even the elusive African Painted Dog are common. Time spent at Singita is time spent at the very heart of the African wilderness, in a place that grew out of the bushveld. With no restricting fences between Sabi Sand and Kruger National Park, magical wildlife encounters in the open veld and the romantic ambience of the truly superb lodges of the Sabi Sand conspire to steal you away to a timelessness that will stay with you forever.

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