BOULDERS LODGE

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BOULDERS LODGE | South Africa

Check-in time: 13h00 | Check-out time: 11h00

Singita Boulders Lodge is set along the banks of the Sand River in Singita’s privately owned reserve within the Sabi Sand Reserve. Singita Boulders Lodge is perfectly at home in its pristine setting and whether through walls of glass or open-air areas, the surrounding landscape and animals can be seen and enjoyed from every angle, making for a truly immersive safari experience.

The lodge is a celebration of the tranquillity, space, and light which flows throughout this incredibly vast area. Inspired by the geometry of the boulders on which it rests, Boulders Lodge is an inviting oasis where organic interiors integrate seamlessly with the raw African beauty outside. Singita Boulders Lodge is found on the boulders-strewn banks of the Sand River. The lodge provides a continuous connection with the prolific wildlife and birdlife for which Sabi Sand is so well known. Open to the elements or separated from the outdoors by glass walls, guest suites feel close to the river so guests can closely engage with the magnificent setting.

Each suite has an ensuite bedroom, private sitting room and game viewing deck with private plunge pool overlooking the untouched wilderness, creating the perfect sanctuary for guests during their stay. Rustic, handmade furnishings made from fossilised tree stumps, slabs of solid stone, wrought iron and leather are balanced with the soft, sensual feeling of a sheep-skin rug, natural flax bed linen and cloud-like cotton towels. These subtle layers of luxury blend soulful, sensual Africa with high design to instill a sense of tranquillity, to ease guests into the rhythm of safari life.

  • 8 x River suites are found along the river facing stretch of the property.
  • 2 x Bush suites overlook a well visited watering hole and the untouched wilderness.
  • 2 x Family suites include an en-suite master bedroom and an en-suite twin bedroom as well as a dining and lounge veranda area with a stone fireplace, and a private viewing deck with heated plunge pool.
  • There is a swimming pool in the main lodge area.
  • Spa and fitness centre facilities are available.
  • The Singita Boutique & Gallery and Premier Wine Boutique.
  • There is a television available in the library at the main lodge.
  • Dependent upon area coverage, there is mobile phone signal.
  • There is complimentary internet (WiFi) access, however due to the remote location of the lodge, the wireless connection can be slow and intermittent.
  • Electricity/power available: 220V. Converters are also available and hair dryers are supplied in each suite.
  • Children over the age of 10 are welcome. There are babysitting services available and tailor-made activities to suit each family. In the interest of safety, childrens’ participation in game activities is at the discretion of your guide.
Boulders Lodge
Units
Rate

River Suite

Double/Twin

8 R 30 250 per adult per night
R 15 125 per child per night

Bush Suite

Double/Twin

2 R 28 840 per adult per night
R 14 420 per child per night

Family Suite

2 Doubles/Twins
Maximum 2 adults & 2 children

2 R 75 625 per suite per night (1-3 guests)
R 15 125 per additional guest per night

Rates are:

  • Quoted in South African Rand (ZAR / R),
  • Inclusive of Value Added Tax (VAT) at 15%, and subject to change.

Includes:

  • All meals and beverages (including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs, but excluding French Champagne)
  • Twice daily open Land Rover safaris
  • Walking safaris
  • Archery
  • Return road transfers between the Singita airstrip and the lodges
  • Laundry service.

Excludes:

  • Tourism levy
  • Telephone calls
  • Purchases from the Singita Boutique & Gallery
  • French Champagne
  • Certain special meal requests
  • Spa treatments
  • Transport to and from the reserve.

Children:

  • Children aged 10 years and older are welcome at Singita Boulders Lodge.
  • Children aged 10-16 years will be accommodated at 50% of the adult rate when sharing a standard Suite with one adult or another child.
  • A single child accommodated in their own suite will attract the full adult rate.
  • Family Suites: These suites are suitable for families with young children.
  • If no family accommodation is available, an additional guest (10-16 years) can be accommodated in a triple on request. An additional room needs to be booked and a minimum charge of 3 adults will apply.
  • In the interest of safety, participation of children in game activities is at the discretion of the guide.

Flights:

  • Singita Boulders Lodge may be accessed by private air charter directly to the lodge or on the scheduled air services on Federal Air. Flights to the lodge can only be operated during daylight hours. Restrictions apply.
  • Federal Air transfer tariffs are valid 01 January – 31 December and are subject to change.  All flight tariffs are nett and non-commissionable
  • PLEASE NOTE: Due to the increasing fuel cost, Federal Air may increase their fuel surcharge during the year, in which case the incremental cost must be borne by the client. Singita will not be accountable for any such fluctuations beyond its control.

By Air:

  • We can arrange scheduled flights or private charters for your trip.
  • All flights land at Singita’s airstrip located 10 minutes from the lodge.
  • On scheduled flights, the weight of luggage is restricted to 20kg (44lb) for checked baggage and 5kg (11lb) for hand luggage. Only soft-sided luggage is permitted.
  • Johannesburg to Singita Sabi Sand: approximately 1 hour.
  • Nelspruit to Singita Sabi Sand: approximately 30 minutes.
  • Private aircraft pilots land at their own risk and are advised to broadcast their intentions on frequency 124,8 MHz.
  • Runway: 01/19
  • Latitude: 24° 48” 18’ S
  • Longitude: 31° 25” 34’ E
  • Elevation: 1250ft
  • Width: 20m
  • Length: 1 400m
  • Surface: Soft tar

By Road:

  • From Johannesburg: approximately 6.5 hours’ drive (+/- 500km).
  • From Hazyview: approximately 1.75 hours’ drive (+/- 150km).
Seasons and weather vary in the reserve

To ensure your comfort you may want to tailor your clothing choices to the time of year:

October – April

The weather is warm during the day and cooler in the morning and evenings. We recommend casual summer clothes (shorts and cool shirts) and a warm jersey/sweater for the cooler times of day.

May – September

This is fall and winter and the temperature will be mild during the day, but colder in the mornings and evenings. We recommend casual light clothing and a very warm parka/jacket for the extremely cold mornings and nights.

Best Time to Go on Safari

Southern Africa is a year-round destination. Traditionally the dry winter months (April to October) are best for game viewing, due to the shorter grass, lack of foliage and the absence of water which forces the game to concentrate around the remaining sources of drinking water.

Annual rainfall, usually in the form of short afternoon thunder showers that clear up within an hour, occur from December to March. Many species give birth to their young around the start of the rains, so the bush is alive with newborn animals.

What to Bring

Your safari suitcase, packed properly, will ensure that you have everything you need for the ultimate African bush experience. Cotton clothing in neutral colours is recommended for all game drives and bush walks. It is best to avoid white clothing and dark colours for bush activities, as they tend to attract certain bugs. Formal wear is not required at any of our lodges.

We recommend packing the following
  • Comfortable walking shoes/track shoes/hiking boots for walks; and sandals to wear around the lodge.
  • Swimming costume/bathing suits, sun block, sun hat, sunglasses, lip balm, mosquito repellent (lip balm and mosquito repellent is provided for all our guests, but you are welcome to bring along your favourite brand).
  • Camera and video camera, binoculars, spare memory cards and charging equipment. The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (also known as drones) is strictly prohibited at Singita.
  • Please note that in the event of rain during a game drive, waterproof ponchos will be provided for guests’ comfort.
  • All of our lodges are located in remote areas and therefore guests should remember to bring an extra pair of correction glasses, contact lens solution and an extra set of contact lenses (if required) as well as a sufficient supply of any prescription medication.
Time of Year
Minimum
Maximum
Spring: Sept – Nov 18°C / 64°F 30°C / 86°F
Summer: Dec – Feb 23°C / 73°F 35°C / 95°F
Autumn: Mar – May 12°C / 54°F 26°C / 79°F
Winter: Jun – Aug 9°C / 48°F 22°C / 72°F

Fly direct to Singita Sabi Sand in half the time with a daily jet service operated by Federal Airlines. Enjoy a seamless travel experience from the moment you step off your commercial flight at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, with fast-tracked passport processing and private transfers to the Federal Airlines private departure lounge.

Details:

  • A 4-seater Cessna Citation Mustang offers immaculate interiors and ultimate comfort.
  • The jet service decreases the flying time from OR Tambo International Airport to Singita Sabi Sand from an hour to just over half an hour with no stops en route.
  • Singita guests are met airside after disembarking their commercial flight in Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport.
  • If arriving on an international flight, guests will be fast-tracked through passport control using the crew / diplomat avenues.
  • Transfers are in a luxury vehicle to the Federal Airlines lounge.
  • Daily departures:
    • Johannesburg to Singita Sabi Sand: 11:30
    • Singita Sabi Sand to Johannesburg: 14:30
  • A team of highly qualified captains and co-pilots will ensure that every aspect of the journey is safe and the perfect start to a Singita safari.
  • If visiting Singita Lebombo or Sweni Lodge, a 20min hop in a Cessna Caravan to Singita Kruger National Park is available at an additional charge.

Health Requirements

Our lodges are located in malaria risk areas and we recommend that you adhere to the advice of your doctor regarding prophylactics. Insect repellent (spray or wipes), is provided in your suite and on game drive vehicles.

Passport Requirements

Please remember that you need at least 2 blank visa pages in your passport for travel.

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