This winter saw an abundance of the delicious Marula fruit around Singita Sabi Sand, South Africa, much to the animals delight and occasional embarrassment! Some elephants have been spotted acting a little ‘tipsy’ after indulging in the Marula fruit found around the magnificent Sabi Sand. There is an old African legend attributing the ripened, fallen fermenting fruit of the Marula tree to the intoxication of large mammals and younger calves out in the wild taking a lesson from the elders of the group on what to eat, and what not to eat, were spotted in an amusingly less than majestic state after consuming a large amount of the fruit. For guests the South African liqueur, Amarula, made from the tart, sweet and refreshing fruit is always on hand at Singita for a morning coffee with a twist or as an evening sundowner on ice.
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Mhangeni Pride Patrolling
The Mhangeni Pride were spotted patrolling in step and perfect formation through Singita Sabi Sand. Lucky explorers with the luxury safari outfitter came face-to-face with the elusive Pride on a territorial migration when out one of Singita's unique, privately-guided and hosted experiences. Singita Sabi Sand puts the adventure back into safari and allows guests access to a truly intimate African experience. This is not a mere vacation, but a true journey, like for the Mhangeni, exploring the African wilderness with authenticity and adventure like no other.
The recently reopened Singita Boulders Lodge is so inviting with its wide open spaces and comfy couches. Everywhere you look there are textures or elements that reflect the surrounding landscape. For some of the best game viewing, the main lodge is the place to be. Its large open decks overlook the Sand River and provide the perfect vantage point to watch resident wildlife in their natural environment.