Travel + Leisure Top Honors

July 13, 2011  By: Africa Adventure Consultants

No. 1 World’s Best Hotel Overall – Singita Grumeti Reserves
No. 2 World’s Best Hotel Overall – Singita Sabi Sand
No. 1 Best Hotel Spa in Africa & the Middle East – Singita Kruger

South Africa’s Singita Game Reserves has taken top honours in this year’s US Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2011 readers’ survey, scooping both 1st and 2nd places among the World’s Top 100 Hotels, as well as securing the winning slot for Best Hotel Spa in Africa and the Middle East. Having been rated against the finest hotels around the globe, Singita Grumeti Reserves, located along the Western corridor of Tanzania’s legendary Serengeti National Park, is ranked No. 1 on the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2011 list of Top 100 Hotels Overall.

Flagship Singita Sabi Sand, home to Singita’s founding lodges Singita Ebony and Singita Boulders, as well as exclusive-use retreat Singita Castleton, followed hot on its heels as No. 2 on the coveted list of Top 100 Hotels Overall.

In a remarkable achievement, a third Singita product, Singita Kruger National Park, which encompasses Singita Lebombo and Singita Sweni Lodges with its spectacular setting overlooking the N’wanetsi River, not only made it onto this coveted Top 100 Hotels Overall list too (ranked No. 39), but it was also voted Best Hotel Spa in Africa and the Middle East in the same readers’ survey this year.

Singita Grumeti Reserves embodies the philosophy of ‘touching the earth lightly’, and is an exemplary model for the new African eco-philanthropy that ‘gives back’ through significant conservation and community projects.

The Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2011 will appear in the August issue of the American Travel + Leisure magazine (due for release on 22 July). The survey results are based on readers’ ratings.

The Singita properties aren’t alone on the list of ‘Bests’ in Africa. Six of the top 10 properties in the top 100 list were in Africa. Other favorites such as Mombo and Le Quartier Francais, Londolozi and the Cape Grace could be found on the list as well. Cape Town appeared in the top 10 list of cities, and all top 10 family hotels on the Middle East and Africa list were found in Africa.

To learn about available specials we have for these properties or book any of them on a customized safari, give us a call!Photos courtesy Singita and Le Quartier Francais, some text courtesy Singita