Singita Ebony Lodge
Sabi Sands Reserve, South Africa
At a Glance
Sit and watch the animals drinking from the river right in front of the lodge
Private plunge pools in front of each suite
Enjoy an outdoor shower under the stars
Big 5 game viewing literally on the doorstep
Famously top level service and attention to detail delivered from Singita
Best food to be found in the Kruger
Lunch at Ebony Lodge takes place in a fantastic location - right on top of the river, perfect for some ellie viewings while indulging in a glass of white wine.Louisa Ross-Taylor
The two bedroom cottage at Ebony is a must for families, sitting a little further from the other lodges it has lots of privacy and an extra large plunge pool.Dominic Atterton
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To start planning your vacation to Singita Ebony Lodge
Singita Ebony Lodge reclines in the peaceful shade of jackalberry trees on the banks of the Sand River, in the heart of the Singita Private Game Reserve. The lodge boasts timeworn colonial furniture and ethnic crafts which merge with vibrant hand-woven fabrics and relics collected from the local area. The spacious suites are places of quiet contemplation and the lodge is the epitome of the luxury safari experience, combining quality and simple refinement. This is a place to relax and enjoy the true "armchair safari", a phrase coined by the lodge itself.
The main lodge at Ebony has a beautiful lounge and dining area, situated on timber decks overlooking the Sand River, a bar area and traditional open-air boma, fully-equipped gym, health spa and wine cellar. There is an incredible gallery here filled with African art and a well stocked library for those who wish to learn more about the area. The main area shelters under towering jackalberry shade trees, and has a beautiful outlook over the Sand river - the perfect place to watch game pass by.
Game drives leave twice daily accompanied by your expert guide, to find and track the Big Five which are found in the area. If you are feeling a bit more energetic, head out on foot for a nature walk through the bush. Also on offer are community tours, mountain biking and archery - and for a bit of relaxation back at the lodge, massages can be taken in the comfort of your room.
Singita Ebony has 12 luxurious suites all with their own en-suite bathroom and shower, outside shower, heated private swimming pool, double-sided fireplace, minibar and fridge, room mini safe, air conditioning, overhead fans, private lounge, direct dial telephones and game-viewing deck. Two of the suites at Ebony lodge have two bedrooms so are perfect for families.
Each luxury air-conditioned suite consists of sumptuous bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, and an expansive living area with double-sided fireplace, mini bar and fridge and private wooden leisure decks with a heated private plunge pool. All the suites have direct dial telephones, and the library has two computers and direct internet links.
Children are welcome to stay at Singita Ebony lodge and babysitting is available with prior notice. Participation in any game activities (drives/walks/bike rides) is at the discretion of their guide. There are two two-bedroom suites at Singita Ebony Lodge.
Facilities at Singita Ebony Lodge include a fully equipped gym, health spa, TV room with internet, library, dining area overlooking the Sand River, wine cellar, plunge pools and shop selling a range of African artifacts and curios. There is Wi-fi available in each of the suites.
Game drives, guided walks, community tours, archery, mountain biking and use of the gym and swimming pool are all included in room rates, however wine tasting and spa treatments are charged additionally.
Location & Directions
Sabi Sands Reserve, South Africa
Singita Ebony and Boulders Lodges are located in the Sabi Sand on 18,000 hectares (45,000 acres) of private land in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve on the western border of the Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga province, South Africa.
When to go
There is no bad time to go on safari in the Kruger National Park. The experience does, however, change from month to month. In the summer months (October to March), it gets very hot. The verdant vistas are all the more spectacular because of the rains, but this means that the foliage is denser, water is more abundant and game is therefore trickier to see. There are lots of beautiful migratory birds during the summer months. While the daytime temperature in the winter months (May to September) is ideal, it does get a little chilly at night and in the early morning.