Singita has been taking its gourmet offering to the next level with a series of epicurean additions across all of its properties throughout 2018. Guests of Singita Lebombo and Singita Sweni Lodges in the Kruger National Park in South Africa are now treated to a new cooking demonstration studio at Singita Lebombo, where they can recreate acclaimed chef Liam Tomlin’s dishes with brand-new cooking classes and visit the overhauled and now internationally recognised Singita Community Culinary School.
Singita Boulders Lodge in the Sabi Sand has unveiled a new interactive kitchen, completing the unique culinary circuit inspired by the setting and style of Singita’s five South Africa Lodges.
The evolution of Singita’s food culture all started with the reopening of Singita Lebombo Lodge in the Singita Kruger National Park in May 2016. Liam worked closely with the entire team before Lebombo’s reopening and continues to do so now that the new kitchen is ‘live’ and on show. Liam’s trademark tapas form the basis of the relaxed, sharing dining style inspired by Lebombo’s chic, contemporary spaces. This experimental style of eating encourages sharing while exploring different tastes and flavours. It has increased choice, shifted the emphasis from quantity to quality and given guests the freedom to eat as little or as much as they want.
This gourmet transformation then followed through with re-conceptualised menus at all of the South African lodges, offering guests a unique culinary circuit with varying flavours and cooking techniques inspired by the setting and style of each lodge. This includes plenty of fresh, local ingredients that even well-travelled guests may not have experienced, such as gemsbok, kudu, Saldanha Bay mussels, kingklip and waterblommetjies.
The new cookery classes will take place at Singita Lebombo’s new light and airy demonstration studio, offering a hands-on culinary experience which will allow guests to replicate their favourite dishes on the menu and impress upon their return home. The classes are included in the daily rate at Singita, however guests are asked to give a donation of R650 (approximately £40) per person per class to be a part of supporting the ongoing community skill development.
Rates for the brand-new pool suite at Singita Sweni Lodge start from £1,709 per person per night. Includes full-board basis, twice-daily Land Rover safaris, walking safaris, mountain biking safaris, archery and return road transfers between Satara airstrip and the lodges.