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.
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.
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$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.
- Forbes’ most expensive hotels (complete with slideshow)
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