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Singita Boulders Lodge

Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa

Platinum price level

Mango Opinion

Boulders is our favorite of the South African Singita Lodges. The modern glass walled villas are every bit as luxurious as you would expect from a property continually voted one of the best in the world. It is hard to forget the magic of having all the pieces fit together so elegantly. We enthusiastically recommend this property. Wine lovers are encouraged to take advantage of the wine cellar so make sure to book a cellar tasting.

The only possible downside to this experience for some is that not many young people can afford Singita so the mix of clientele tends to be on the older side. Book early as space is a challenge.

Set along the boulder-strewn banks of the Sand River in Singita’s privately owned reserve within Sabi Sands in South Africa, Singita Boulders Lodge has a unique sense of place and seamlessly merges the light, shapes and mood of its environment.

The lodge was inspired by the ancient boulders on which it rests and its temperature-controlled wine cellar – featuring an award-winning collection and personalized tastings – was built around some of the organic-shaped rocks found on the site during construction. These shapes are echoed throughout the design of this contemporary sanctuary in the bush.

Expansive decks and walkways invite continuous engagements with the surrounding wilderness, while each of the 12 glass-fronted suites features spacious interiors, a fireplace, private deck, outdoor shower and heated pool. Handmade furnishings and luxurious, textured fabrics echo the raw African beauty outside.

Cleverly designed communal spaces such as the Copper Bar – serving freshly pressed juices, espressos and cocktails – provide intimate opportunities for guests to connect with each other and share stories of the sightings of the day. Offering a front-row seat to 45,000 acres of untouched wilderness, guests at Boulders Lodge enjoy frequent leopard sightings as well as encounters with a magnificent range of animals like rhino, lion, buffalo, hippos and wild dogs.

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