December 17, 2009

Singita's Boulder Lodge, South Africa

By Sarah Doyle

Leopard sightings are common at the superlative Singita Boulders Lodge on the banks of the Sabi Sand River on the western border of Kruger National Park, where a perennial flow of water and groves of acacia and marula trees attracts a wealth of wildlife.

Luxury is the word of choice here, where 12 spacious suites (including two double family suites) feature their own private game-viewing deck with heated plunge pool, spacious bathroom, double-sided fireplace, indoor/outdoor showers, and vast, floor-to-ceiling savannah views. The dramatic African terrain has been infused into the interior design, in a palette of stonework; rich, chocolate brown leather; textured fabrics; and hand-felled wood furnishings. After a awe-inspiring day of safari in the African bush, birdwatching (over 400 species can be found here), or a rejuvenating sea mud wrap at the spa, guests can enjoy a superb fusion of Asian, pan-African, and modern European cuisine beneath the lantern-lit trees at twilight or in the stonewalled, candlelit dining room. Three meals a day are included in the room rate, as are all wine and spirits, and guided safaris.

Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Kruger National Park
Mpumalanga province, South Africa
Lodge contact number: +27 (0)13 735 5456; US reservations: (212) 967 5895

Photo Credit: Singita Boulders Lodge

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