Dedicated to environmentally conscious hospitality, sustainable conservation and the empowerment of local communities, Singita, meaning “place of miracles,” was founded in 1993 with a single lodge, Singita Ebony Lodge.
Today, the brand proudly operates 15 luxury, award-winning lodges and camps, each a unique experience in its own right, in six regions across four countries in Africa. Built on family owned land in what is now known as the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Singita’s mission is to share a unique part of the world, while maintaining respect for the natural environment and challenging accepted notions of luxury. Together with its partner conservation Funds & Trusts, Singita is the guardian of a million acres of pristine land in Africa and responsible for successful community partnership projects, making a tangible difference in the lives of the people living and working in and around its lodges.
- In August 2019, Singita Kwitonda Lodge and Kataza House in Rwanda were officially opened . Set on 178 acres (72 hectares) on the edge of Volcanoes National Park, Kwitonda Lodge boasts eight luxurious suites, while Kataza House, an exclusive-use villa, features four spacious suites.
- Nine critically endangered black rhino were relocated from South Africa to Singita Grumeti on 10 September 2019. This groundbreaking relocation was conducted by the non-profit Grumeti Fund, in partnership with the Tanzanian Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA) and is the largest movement of rhino into Tanzania, increasing the national population by almost 10%. The nine rhinos join two eastern black rhinos previously relocated to Singita Grumeti in an ambitious effort to save the species from extinction.
- Singita is delighted to announce the appointment of Inge Kotze as General Manager: Conservation. Inge replaces Neil Midlane, former GM: Conservation Projects and Mark Witney, Singita’s former CEO: Conservation in the role. She will be overseeing the all-woman Conservation team, which is responsible for Singita’s Biodiversity and Sustainability initiatives, as well as its Community Partnership Programmes.