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30 Years in Memories

We invite you to wander through your best Singita memories over the past 30 years and share your favourite images and anecdotes. Take your time to reminisce, but sharing takes less than a minute – simply click on the button below, link your photo, video and write your story.

We would not be where we are today without our family and friends. To everyone who makes our work possible – thank you for being part of our 30-year journey.

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  • 1993

    • Ebony Lodge

      Sabi Sand, South Africa

      Opened
      September
      1993
      Ebony Lodge

      The Singita story began in 1993 with the opening of Ebony Lodge. The founding lodge has evolved organically since the early days and features a contemporary take on the classic romance of safari camps. Situated in Sabi Sand, guests have access to 45,000 acres of pristine wilderness renowned for high concentrations of wildlife. Ebony Lodge consists of 12 luxurious suites featuring glass and canvas walls that open onto expansive decks with plunge pools and uninterrupted views of the Sand River.

  • 1995

  • 1996

    • Boulders Lodge

      Sabi Sand, South Africa

      Opened
      July
      1996
      Boulders Lodge

      Singita Boulders pioneered a new interpretation of the safari lodge experience by echoing Africa’s raw beauty in every aspect of design. Today, the lodge stands proudly as a testament to the brand’s evolution. Twelve glass-fronted suites give front row seats to the soothing shapes of ancient boulders scattered along the riverbank, while spacious interiors with handmade furnishings and soft, natural fabrics mirror the raw and powerful beauty of the landscape.

  • 1997

  • 1998

  • 1999

    • Castleton

      Sabi Sand, South Africa

      Opened
      March
      1999
      Castleton

      Steeped in story, Singita Castleton was once the private residence of the Bailes family. This exclusive-use home beautifully captures the spirit of the original stone-walled farmhouse through a modern lens. Combining casual elegance with a light and airy atmosphere, it is the perfect option for families or groups of friends needing time-out and connection. Living areas extend outdoors onto deep verandas overlooking tranquil lawns and a busy waterhole frequented by game.

  • 2003

    • Lebombo Lodge

      Kruger National Park, South Africa

      Opened
      March
      2003
      Lebombo Lodge

      This ground-breaking lodge made waves in the global design and media space when it was launched in 2003. Taking creativity to new heights, Lebombo Lodge was inspired by the many eagles' nests built into the cliff face of the riverbank, resulting in organic light-filled structures floating over the N’wanetsi River. Glass-walled and light-filled, the 13 exquisite contemporary suites elevate one's connection to nature.

    • Sweni Lodge

      Kruger National Park, South Africa

      Opened
      August
      2003
      Sweni Lodge

      While Lebombo reaches skywards, sister lodge Sweni is grounded in the Earth - hidden under a canopy of trees on a quiet riverbank in Singita’s private concession in the Kruger National Park. Sweni Lodge’s seven open-plan suites offer close and personal engagements with all that is life in nature’s sacred space. Outdoor showers and romantic daybeds enhance the feeling of being enveloped by the tranquil shade of a lush riverine setting.

       

       

  • 2006

    • Sabora Tented Camp

      Grumeti, Tanzania

      Opened
      May
      2006
      Sabora Tented Camp

      A single-minded purpose to preserve and protect large areas of African wilderness for future generations led the way for Singita’s expansion into East Africa, and the first property in Tanzania. Leading the way in transforming the essence of classic safaris under canvas into a quintessential and forward-thinking wilderness experience, Sabora Tented Camp is a celebration of Africa’s modern-day spirit.

    • Sasakwa Lodge

      Grumeti, Tanzania

      Opened
      June
      2006
      Sasakwa Lodge

      Singita Sasakwa Lodge was a welcome addition to our East African portfolio, providing guests with a front-row seat to the prolific wildlife in the 350,000-acre Grumeti Reserve. Featuring nine private cottages, each with an infinity pool, the lodge seamlessly balances timeless classics with casual luxury and evocative local artefacts. The unrivalled savanna views inspire a profound sense of freedom, stillness and peace.

  • 2007

    • Faru Faru Lodge

      Grumeti, Tanzania

      Opened
      August
      2007
      Faru Faru Lodge

      Offering a seamless flow between contemporary comfort and connections with nature, Faru Faru Lodge is set alongside the Grumeti River in the heart of the Serengeti, and continuously draws guests into its magnificent surrounds. Features include airy bedrooms and oversized windows that welcome the wilderness inside, vast outdoor decks, a café-style bar, a pool area, and a convivial fire pit.

    • Pamushana Lodge

      Pamushana, Zimbabwe

      Opened
      September
      2007
      Pamushana Lodge

      Set within 130,000 acres of pristine wilderness in Zimbabwe’s remote southeast, Singita Pamushana offers unrivalled game-viewing. Each of the lodge’s eight ultra-luxurious suites feature sweeping views of the surrounds and the Malilangwe Dam below, while detailed stonework and design honour the rich cultural history of the region.

       

    • Malilangwe House

      Pamushana, Zimbabwe

      Opened
      September
      2007
      Malilangwe House

      Commanding unparalleled views from up high on a sandstone ridge in Zimbabwe’s remote southeast, Singita Malilangwe House is one of the continent’s most remote hideaways. This private-use villa offers families or groups of friends five expansive en-suite bedrooms as well as a large rim-flow pool, spacious living areas and exclusive access to 130,000 acres of untouched wilderness.

  • 2008

  • 2012

    • Mara River Tented Camp

      Lamai, Tanzania

      Opened
      May
      2012
      Mara River Tented Camp

      Small and intimate, this contemporary tented camp beautifully interprets the allure of classic East African safaris and strikes the perfect balance between comfort and elegance. Set on a dramatic riverbend within 98,000 acres of protected wilderness in the remote Lamai triangle in the Serengeti – a key migratory crossing point – it’s the epitome of laidback luxury.

    • Serengeti House

      Grumeti, Tanzania

      Opened
      August
      2012
      Serengeti House

      Set on the gentle slopes of Sasakwa Hill, this expansive African home epitomises casual, carefree living in one of the continent’s most coveted locations. With endless views of the Serengeti plains, Serengeti House also overlooks a busy waterhole where game regularly gather to drink. Expansive outdoor decks, a 25-metre rim-flow pool and a convivial fire pit add to the magic.

    • Singita Explore

      Grumeti, Tanzania

      Opened
      August
      2012
      Singita Explore

      Celebrating the essence of East African safari adventures under canvas, Singita Explore – an exclusive-use camp in the heart of the Serengeti – offers guests an authentic tented experience that entails a complete escape from the distractions and demands of the world. It embodies the thrill of a camp set up just for you – in some of the most secluded wilderness settings on the continent – without forfeiting Singita’s intuitive service and unrivalled levels of luxury and comfort.

  • 2013

  • 2014

  • 2015

  • 2016

  • 2017

  • 2018

  • 2019

    • Kataza House

      Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

      Opened
      August
      2019
      Kataza House

      Singita was incredibly proud to extend its conservation footprint to Rwanda. Singita Kataza House is set right on the edge of Volcanoes National Park – putting gorilla-trekking experiences within easy reach for guests. This exclusive-use home is designed around the needs of families or groups of friends – with four luxurious suites, two heated plunge pools, in- and outdoor fireplaces, a fitness centre, cinema and wine cellar.

       

    • Kwitonda Lodge

      Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

      Opened
      August
      2019
      Kwitonda Lodge

      Offering guests a nurturing Rwandese retreat with an unrivalled location, Singita Kwitonda Lodge shares a border with Volcanoes National Park – and access to life-changing gorilla trekking experiences. With astounding views of misty mountains, volcanoes and forests, Kwitonda’s suites are layered in the utmost comfort – and all feature private heated plunge pools, and in- and outdoor fireplaces.

  • 2020

  • 2021

  • 2022

  • 2023

  • 2024