Set amid riverine vegetation alongside the Sand River, Singita Ebony Lodge offers a fresh and contemporary design with high levels of hospitality and superb game viewing.
Ebony Lodge has a commanding presence and an essence that evokes an intense feeling of familiarity - as if visiting a congenial family home. Sumptuous coziness is simply the order of the day - tempting you into relaxation and reflection.
The secluded thatched suites are the epitome of elegant comfort, with rooms styled with an eclectic mix of colours, fabrics and textures. A colonial feel with Egyptian linen, African throws, antiques and modern luxuries combine to create a homely, lived-in feel. From the vast wooden deck to the pool overlooking the Sand River, it’s not uncommon to see elephant, buffalo and antelope grazing only metres away at any time of day. Perhaps this is where the notion of an ‘armchair safari’ was perfected...
Singita Ebony Lodge offers twelve suites, all with their own en suite bathroom and shower, outside shower, heated private swimming pool, double-sided fireplace, mini bar and fridge, room mini safe, air-conditioning, overhead fans, private lounge, direct dial telephones and game-viewing deck.
Daily game drives with professional guides and trackers get you up close to Africa’s incredible animals, while late afternoon drives reveal the elusive magic of nocturnal Africa. Game drives are all conducted in comfortable vehicles, each accommodating a maximum of six guests. During your stay you are likely to spot a great variety of wildlife including leopard, lion, rhino, large herds of buffalo, elephant, reedbuck, hyena, hippopotamus, nyala, cheetah, wild dogs and many species of birds.
Walking safaris are a wonderful way to experience the bush up close and personal. Your guide and tracker will accompany you as you observe animal tracks and explore the magnificent plants, insects and birdlife around you in addition to the bigger landscapes around you.
Singita has a spa and their wellness philosophy takes personal rejuvenation to a new level restoring equilibrium and peace to body and mind. Spa treatments are at an additional cost. You can also get some retail therapy in the curio shop where you will find original items that have been gathered from around Africa; collectable sculptures, home-ware and furnishings to take a little of your safari experience home.
Ebony has it's own cellar; home to some of the most sought-after private reserves and vintage wines the country has to offer. Whether you are a connoisseur or just enjoy the occasional glass of wine, experienced sommeliers will explain and offer a vast selection of varietals from all over the world.
Guests also have the opportunity to visit the Sabi Sand Canine Unit for an interactive session where they can participate in an actual tracking exercise with a dog and handler. Guests have the opportunity to meet with a senior handler and go behind-the-scenes at the base camp and see the workings of this dedicated and specialized unit. The dogs are highly trained and able to perform multiple functions, from pursuing intruders to sniffing out rhino horn and ammunition from vehicles and bags. Due to the sensitive and costly nature of the program, a donation amount of ZAR5,000 per person has been set. A minimum of 2 and maximum of 6 guests are allowed per demonstration.
From R34 560.00 [$2 305.00] low season - to R40 450.00 [$2 695.00]
high season | per person sharing per night
All meals and beverages (including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs, but excluding French Champagne), Twice daily open Land Rover safaris, Walking safaris, Return road transfers between the Singita airstrip and the lodges, Laundry service