Singita Private Game Reserve

Overview

Singita’s concession in the Kruger National Park was granted in 2001 in part, because of Singita’s outstanding record and steadfast commitment to conservation as well as its minimal environmental footprint. Singita Kruger National Park’s mission is to create and maintain a balance between conservation, community development, and ecotourism. The lodges, Singita Lebombo and Sweni, have been built with this ideal in mind and both integrate the ‘touch the earth lightly’ philosophy into every aspect of their daily operations. Singita Lebombo and Sweni Lodges lie in the southeastern reaches of the Kruger National Park, on South Africa’s border with Mozambique. Situated on 33,000 acres, Singita’s concession is an isolated piece of pristine wilderness where a unique wildlife population thrives across four distinct ecological-zones.
  • Best Time to GoMay to September
    (Dry season)
  • High SeasonOctober to March
    (The park gets crowded)

Why Go:

  • Superb wildlife viewing
  • Home to the Big Five
  • Daytime and night game drives
  • Exceptional service and hospitality
  • Excellent high-end luxury safari lodges

Wildlife

This area is especially well-known for the remarkable concentration of the ‘Big 5’ and four particularly formidable pride of lions.

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Scenery

Guests at Singita enjoy exclusive access to a million acres of pristine wilderness across five diverse ecosystems in Africa. As the trusted guardians of these untouched parcels of land, Singita affords its guests the opportunity to explore and connect with the bush while contributing to its conservation and preservation.

Weather & Climate

Singita experiences winter and summer at opposite times to Europe and North America. October to April are the hot, wet summer months while the warm and arid winter occurs from May to September.Although winter days are dry and mild, it is cold in the mornings, so warm clothes are advised for morning and evening game drives. Expect thunderstorms in the afternoon during the Wet season, though it generally doesn’t rain all day.

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Best Time to Visit

The best wildlife viewing time is during winter, which is also considered the ‘low season’. Fewer crowds make this an appealing time for a visit. It is also the Dry season which lasts from May to September.Animals are easy to spot during the dry months as foliage becomes less abundant and they gather around rivers and waterholes. September is the most attractive month to visit. It is also the least cold of the winter months.

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Wildlife & Animals

With a good population of highly habituated leopards, Singita is one of the best places in Africa to see these normally elusive cats. Lion and cheetah are also easily seen.
Abundant Common Occasional Rare None
  • Elephant

    Elephant

    Common
  • Zebra

    Zebra

    Common
  • Hippo

    Hippo

    Common
  • Buffalo

    Buffalo

    Common
  • Zebra

    Zebra

    Common
  • Wildebeest

    Wildebeest

    Common
  • Cheetah

    Cheetah

    Common
  • Leopard

    Leopard

    Common
  • Rhino

    Rhino

    Common
  • Black Rhino

    Black Rhino

    Rare
  • White Rhino

    White Rhino

    Occasional
  • Hyena

    Hyena

    Common
  • Wild Dog

    Wild Dog

    Rare

Best Time to Visit

The best wildlife viewing time is during winter, which is also considered the ‘low season’. Fewer crowds make this an appealing time for a visit. It is also the Dry season which lasts from May to September. Animals are easy to spot during the dry months as foliage becomes less abundant and they gather around rivers and waterholes. September is the most attractive month to visit. It is also the least cold of the winter months.
  • Dry Season

  • It can get a bit busy

  • Excellent time for wildlife viewing

  • Mild weather and little rain

  • Mild weather and little rain

  • Chilly mornings and nights

  • Hot and humid

May - September
- Dry Season – Winter
  • It is low season for tourism
October - March
- Wet Season – Summer
  • Very little risk of malaria

Weather & Climate

Although winter days are dry and mild, it is cold in the mornings, so warm clothes are advised for morning and evening game drives. Expect thunderstorms in the afternoon during the Wet season, though it generally doesn’t rain all day.
Climate Chart
- 272-479m / 892-1,572ft
Averages based on 50 years of monthly climate data, taken from 1km² (0.39mi²) interpolated climate surfaces.
© chart & park data: SafariBookings. © climate grid data: WorldClim project. All rights reserved.
Dry Season
- May to September – Winter

The dry winter season is from May to September, which is also the best time to visit Singita Private Game Reserve.

Wet Season
- October to April – Summer

The dry winter season is from May to September, which is also the best time to visit Singita Private Game Reserve.

Getting There

There are a number of ways to access particular lodges within the reserve by road and air. In addition to the options below, private road transfers, charter hops and individual charter flights can be arranged to suit guest itineraries.

Airline and Ticket Prices

People flying from international destinations can choose from one of the many flights to the region throughout the year.

Domestic Flights

There are domestic flights to the Sabi Sands regions and people can also choose self-drive options.

Getting to the Sabi Sands Game Reserve by road

Travellers making use of their own rental car when travelling in South Africa can easily reach the Singita Private Game Reserve.

From Johannesburg, the driving distance is approximately 450 kilometres. Most of the route from Johannesburg takes you along the N4 national road making it an easy and comfortable drive.

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