For South Africans, overhearing the word “Singita” can cause the complexion to flash momentarily green. It is the ultimate in safari luxury, with a nightly price tag for bed, breakfast and the Big Five that’s far beyond those of ordinary means.
Now Singita – along with its nearby Kruger Park rival, Londolozi – has made it on to the Forbes list of the world’s most expensive hotels, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Dubai’s Burj al Arab and Sandy Lane in Barbados.
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The magazine’s sole criteria in forming its list was entry-level price. How much you gotta pay to get in the door? At Singita and Londolozi, expect to be $2000 poorer per night.
$2000? That’s cheap! The most expensive hotel, Las Vegas’ Mansion at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, weighed in at over double the price, starting at $5000 per night.