Singita Ebony Lodge

Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Greater Kruger, 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

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Best time to Visit

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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.

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Insider's View

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.

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.

Ebony Lodge has a fully set up gym and spa, with a team of therapists on site to sooth aching backs after long game drives.

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Singita Ebony Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Greater Kruger

Description

Singita Ebony Lodge is an exquisite lodge situated in the heart of the Sabi Sand Reserve, famous for its abundance of game. This exclusive lodge has just 12 stunning suites with magnificent views overlooking the bushveld and offers wonderful gameviewing.

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.

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Accommodation

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.

Suite

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.

Childcare

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

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.

Activities

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.

Reviews

5

Dominic Atterton (Staff)

Ebony Lodge is the classic, colonial option of Singitas offering in the Sabi Sands. The Lodge was larger than I expected and spreads right along a section of the Sand River. It did feel a little more resort-like than other lodges and you can definitely tell that you are part of a brand. That said the rooms are fantastic, very large and feature private heated plunge pools (the only heated pools we came across on our trip).

What really makes Singita Ebony Lodge and its sister property Singita Boulders stand out is the service you receive. The quality of service at dinner and the knowledge of the onsite sommeliers is incredible as they take you through the vast wine cellar all bottles of which are included within your room rate.

The food is spectacular and if you took the lodge out of the bush and installed it anywhere else in the world it would stand up to the very best five star hotels and resorts worth visiting just as a food, wine and spa hotel!

The variety of experience that the lodge offers with its rangers is also commendable, we got to experience our first walking safari in the Sabi Sands perfectly timed to arrive at a waiting table with delicious food and a full bar set up privately in the bush. Your standard sundowner this was not.

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Camilla Whitworth (Staff)

Ebony is what a fantastically traditional lodge should be! Incredibly opulent, fabulously ornate artifacts and oozes charm and character. It really is spectacular with amazing rooms and gorgeous views. Singita really does service well and will look after you impeccably! It is located in a superb game viewing area of the Sabi Sands in one of the largest private concession areas in the entire area!

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The original Singita (there are now four) comprises three extremely luxurious safari lodges on an 18,000-hectare concession in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve: traditional Ebony Lodge, contemporary Afro-chic Boulders Lodge and Castleton Camp, an elegant private house. The first two have 12 air-conditioned suites with plunge pools; Castleton Camp has six and a swimming pool. Talented chef Tamarin van Zyl specializes in pan-African cuisine, and there is a sommelier on hand to help make sense of the 20,000-plus bottles of wine; he also organizes regular wine-tastings.

X-factor 'Put simply, the Singita brand sets the service standard for safari lodges in Africa,' says Gold List contributor Peter Browne.

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(Press)

Best for service - The original Singita (there are now four) comprises three extremely luxurious safari lodges on an 18,000-hectare concession in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve: traditional Ebony Lodge, contemporary Afro-chic Boulders Lodge and Castleton Camp, an elegant private house. The first two have 12 air-conditioned suites with plunge pools; Castleton Camp has six and a swimming pool. Talented chef Tamarin van Zyl specializes in pan-African cuisine, and there is a sommelier on hand to help make sense of the 20,000-plus bottles of wine; he also organizes regular wine-tastings.

X-factor 'Put simply, the Singita brand sets the service standard for safari lodges in Africa,' says Gold List contributor Peter Browne.

Offers

5 nights for the price of 4 at Singita

Book a combination of five nights between Singita Ebony and Singita Sweni Lodge and receive one of the nights and one flight per person between the lodges complimentary.

A minimum of two nights is required at both Ebony and Sweni Lodge

Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability
Book from 07 February 2018 to 19 December 2018
Travel from 16 January 2018 to 19 December 2018
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Experiences

  • 4WD Game Drives

    Go on private or shared game drives in the world famous Greater Kruger Area, South Africa to see the Big 5 - lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino - and a host of other animals. The Kruger is also a brilliant spot for birders so pack some binoculars.

  • Search for leopard in the Sabi Sands

    The Sabi Sands is widely regarded as one of the most rewarding regions for spotting leopard in Africa. With good populations and the ability to go on night game-drives which coincides when these big cats are most active, all you need is good timing!

Location & directions

Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Greater Kruger, 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.

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Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Singita Ebony Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Greater Kruger

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