Singo Safari Lodge

Singo Safari Lodge

Makuya Nature Reserve Singo Safari Lodge, Polokwane 700 South Africa

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Makuya Nature Reserve Singo Safari Lodge, Polokwane 700 South Africa
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Hoedspruit Airport
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Phalaborwa Airport
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Seani wrote a review Nov 2020
Limpopo Province, South Africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed in a tent which I suggest that it must be renovated and cleaned thoroughly because it is no longer appealing to a visitor. When I was inside the room, there were rats coming in and out of the tent and the blinds which are supposed to cover the glass on the doors of the entrance are no longer working which means that someone who is outside can see you clearly while you are asleep. There is no privacy at all. There is no proper supply of electricity because on arrival we were told that we will use electricity sourced from a generator which was poured 5L Petrol and when that petrol was finished, it was over for the whole weekend. Though we were given Lanterns for light, but charging phones was a challenge
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Date of stay: October 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Rooms have a very beautiful view of Luvuvhu River where you can see crocodiles on the bank of the...
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Louise Brugman wrote a review Jan 2020
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The Singo Lodge is situated on a most beautiful site, overlooking the luvuvhu river and into the KNP. The actual tents have had no maintainance for a long time and a number of them have been emptied out with no further concern for the structures. The fridges dont really work and there is no electricity so in 43 degree heat, it can get to you. The pool was not clean, with the bottom full of leaves. What is going on there? No investment or maintenance at all and it could be a jewel! So so sad!
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Date of stay: December 2019
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Take gas fridges
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ROSE32014 wrote a review Jan 2015
Johannesburg, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Singo Lodge is really in the middle of nowhere! However thanks to some good map reading we found it with no problems. The camp is well established and each tent has a bathroom with shower/basin/toilet. The tents were nicely prepared and very clean. No creepy crawleys either! The views from the camp are really beautiful and you have a panoramic view across the private reserve and the Luvuhu river. There is a communal kitchen with cutlery and pans etc and a stove which more or less works and a freezer, in addition to this there is a small fire pit where you can braaii and sit in the evenings. We choose this camp because we were keen to hike and we found Edwin (Nature specialist and bird expert) who was equipped to accompany us through the bush - complete with rifle. We didn't see any game (except impala, baboons, kudu and leopard tortoise) but we did find lion and leopard tracks by the river. Game is quite skittish because the camp is still being used by hunters. Overall it was a pleasant experience and excellent value for money.
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Date of stay: December 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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bestofspirits wrote a review Mar 2017
Dullstroom, South Africa
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Singo is government owned and run, so that should have been a warning to us. Being remote, Singo appealled to us so we booked the entire lodge. Unfortunately some of our party of 12 dropped out so 6 of us arrived. The first impression was very positive, stunning views over the Luvuvhu river, lush green vegetation and hundreds of Baobabs, although the facilities are very basic and rustic. Then the lady running the camp explained that the generator was out of commission. This meant she had to take rechargeable lamps each day for charging, and return them in the evening. Sadly only 2 worked. There was only enough cutlery for 3 people, and no glasses! Apparently these are 'on order'. On trying to shower later we had no hot water, apparently the 'gas is finished'. The final straw was on day 3 when we had no water - 'the pump is broken'.
The permanent tents are in a bad state of repair, the wooden platforms are rotting, the gas ovens have most of their knobs missing, and everything feels broken, abused and neglected.
We left a day early, and my prediction is that Singo will go the way of all government-owned entities and will close down, dilapidated.
It is crying out for private enterprise to run and maintain it properly, and it ciuld be one of the best. Very sad.
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Date of stay: March 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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silage asked a question Mar 2016
Castillos, Uruguay256 contributions84 helpful votes
Hi Rose, where do you do bookings for this lodge? Johannes
653tonyd asked a question Feb 2015
Johannesburg, South Africa21 contributions3 helpful votes
How far is the camp from the R525 and how long does it take to get there from the main road?
Seani wrote a tip Nov 2020
Limpopo Province, South Africa1 contribution1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms have a very beautiful view of Luvuvhu River where you can see crocodiles on the bank of the river. Wheelchair accessible"
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Louise Brugman wrote a tip Jan 2020
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take gas fridges"
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