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Friday, 15 October 2010 01:00

Singita Game Reserves Offering Four Unforgettable Exclusive Private Retreats

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<p>Singita Game Reserves is meeting the ever-increasing global demand for private retreats with a choice of four luxurious, exclusive-use options in three countries on the African continent.</p><p>This popular mode of safari, in high demand by affluent travelers seeking a personalized and private bush break that is family-friendly too, offers exclusive-use of either a complete home/villa, or an entire lodge - with the services of a safari guide and game viewing vehicle included, as well as a dedicated butler, chef and staff to anticipate every need. </p><p>Exclusive private retreats are offered at the magnificent Singita Pamushana Lodge in Zimbabwe; romantic Singita Sweni Lodge in the Kruger National Park (SA) and comfortable Singita Castleton Camp in the Sabi Sand Reserve (SA), as well as flagship Singita Sasakwa Lodge in Tanzania.</p><p>The magnificent 5-bedroom home that forms part of Singita Pamushana Lodge is rated as one of Africa's best-kept secrets, perched high against ochre sandstone cliffs, offering breathtaking views across the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve in south-eastern Zimbabwe. It is the only lodge within this pristine 130,000 acres (55,000 hectares) reserve. Surrounded by untamed wilderness teeming with birds and wildlife, this lodge-within-a-lodge features spacious indoor and outdoor living areas, a master suite and four other bedrooms, comfortable living areas and a swimming pool. Scheduled flights depart twice weekly from Johannesburg to the lodge. All inclusive at US$5000 per night for up to 6 guests, and US$800 per night for each additional guest, up to a total of 10 guests (excluding flights).</p><p>Singita Sasakwa Lodge overlooks the Singita Grumeti Reserves concession in North-Western Tanzania, situated along the world-famous wildebeest migratory route. Set amidst 340,000 acres of the vast open plains in the Serengeti, it is an exceptional wildlife area with a great diversity of species featuring large herds of plains game.  Here a magnificent private home with 4 bedrooms comes complete with a living room, dining room, a private infinity plunge pool, a small kitchen and a nanny flat. Guest activities range from horse riding out on the Serengeti Plains, to daily game drives. All inclusive at US$7500 per night for up to 4 guests, and US$1650 per night for each additional guest, up to a total of 8 guests.</p><p>Exclusive use of an entire Singita lodge is another option for those seeking the ultimate private wilderness experience. Singita Sweni Lodge and Singita Castleton Camp both provide a luxurious retreat or private family safari for those who simply want to ‘disappear' into extraordinary comfort, luxury, pampering, privacy and seclusion, surrounded by breathtaking wildlife.</p><p>Singita Castleton Camp in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve may only be booked on an exclusive-use basis, accommodating up to 12 guests in 6 rooms. The Singita Sabi Sand concession spreads across 44 500 acre (18 000ha) of land, boasting a proliferation of ‘Big 5' game, and is known as ‘the best place in the world to view leopard'. The Castleton homestead with its understated luxury and serene garden setting offers a relaxed home-away-from-home for families or groups of friends travelling together. The stone-walled ‘farmhouse' features cool, wide verandas and a comfortable lounge and dining area bedecked with intriguing safari memorabilia and artefacts. Guests may savour delicious cuisine, fine South African wines and fireside dinners in the boma, while children and adults alike may spend fun-filled days on the tennis court, in the swimming pool or on the trampoline. Fully inclusive at ZAR34 100 per night for up to 8 guests and ZAR40 150 for 9 to 12 guests.</p><p>Exclusive use of Singita Sweni Lodge with its 6 suites, provides another magical private safari option for up to 12 guests.  Set within Singita's exclusive 37 000 acre (15 000ha) concession along the far eastern reaches of the Kruger National Park, it features spectacular scenery teeming with the highest concentration of wildlife found in the Park, including a remarkable concentration of lions. Overlooking the Nwanetsi River, suites invite expansive open-air living with floor-to-ceiling glass walls, a magical outdoor shower and private viewing deck from where guests may watch wildlife ambling by below.  The lodge boasts lounge and timber deck dining areas with views across the bush and Sweni River, a bar and lounge with fireplace, a fully stocked wine cellar and a sparkling swimming pool. ZAR72 600 for exclusive use of the lodge per night, includes all meals, beverages and lodge activities, as well as road transfers from the nearby Satara airstrip to the lodge. </p>

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