Singita Ebony Lodge is in the Sabi Sand in South Africa. Standing steadfast among giant trees alongside the Sand River, Singita Ebony Luxury Lodge provides a fresh & contemporary safari experience. Surrounded by the vivid colors, captivating sounds and soothing rhythms of the bush, it awakens a spirit of discovery while restoring the senses.
The lodge combines the romance of a tented camp and bush lodge. The interiors seamlessly incorporate polished wood and natural fibers in cool tones. All these elements are brought to life by the rich, golden glow of vintage brass, hand-woven baskets, khaki canvas and exposed thatch.
Although the above video is a little longer than we normally would post (3.39 mins), it does give you a great overview of the lodge and it’s sustainability etc so well worth watching.
There is a swimming pool in the main lodge area.
Wellness and fitness center facilities are available.
The Singita Boutique & Gallery and Premier Wine Boutique.
There is a television available in the library at the main lodge.
Dependent upon area coverage, there is mobile phone signal.
There is complimentary internet (WiFi) access. However due to the remote location of the lodge, the wireless connection can be slow and intermittent.
Children of all ages are welcome. There are babysitting services available and tailor-made activities to suit each family.
In the interest of safety, children’s participation in game activities is at the discretion of your guide.
Singita Ebony Lodge Accommodation
12 x luxurious suites featuring glass and canvas walls open onto expansive private decks with plunge pools. And uninterrupted river views ensure continuous connections with the wilderness. Interiors feature curated still-life collections of antiques and artifacts. As well as vintage campaign furniture from the Bailes’ family collection.
Materials like wood, iron, steel and aged bronze hark back to the 19th century. Along with oversized sepia photography, glamorous leopard and zebra print upholstery that complements bold graphic tribal patterned murals. Internal and external walls are canvas and glass to create safari tent-style suites to maximize views and space. And, allowing light to flood in.
Outdoor pavilion decks are suspended above the Sand River banks. As if hanging from the trees. Ideal for dining and relaxing. A beautiful marble and cast iron table is the furniture centerpiece for this concept. It is a traveler’s desk with smart tools, a private dining room table for entertaining or a bar to enjoy an evening gin & tonic in one.
6 x River-facing suites ideal for single guests and couples traveling together.
2 x Bush Suites ideal for single guests and couples traveling together.
2 x Lewis suites ideal for families with teenage children. The suites are right next to each other and within close proximity to the main lodge area.
2 x Family suites ideal for families with small children. The family suites include an en-suite master bedroom and an en-suite twin bedroom. As well as a dining and lounge veranda area with a stone fireplace, and a private viewing deck with heated plunge pool.
Singita Ebony Villa
The Singita Ebony Villa is sheltered by ancient trees and its magnificent surroundings. A tribute to classic safaris. While featuring contemporary luxuries and comforts. A modern interpretation of the romance of wilderness lodges of bygone times.
Perfect for multi-generational groups or families preferring complete seclusion and flexibility, it offers a stone fireplace and its very own private boma for unforgettable dinners under the stars.
This exclusive-use home features two expansive family suites with access to an additional private lounge, swimming pool and private deck area, which connects these two individual suites. Ebony Villa also boasts a private Field Guide and vehicle. Plus, your own chef, host and banakeli (personal waiter). Thanks to its private vehicle entrance, small groups yearning for complete seclusion are able to unwind in their own slice of African wilderness with the utmost of ease.
Perfectly suited for up to four adults and four children under 12, or up to six adults and two teenagers, the villa is the ideal springboard to connect with loved ones in the most pristine natural setting.
Children of all ages are most welcome at Singita Ebony Lodge. Your tailor made family stay allows for endless discovery in nature’s abundant classroom. And with a front-row seat to the continent’s most iconic wildlife and wilderness areas, families are able to share profound and unfiltered moments in the bush throughout their stay.
Singita Ebony Lodge Activities
Singita Ebony Safari Lodge provides access to 45,000 acres of untouched wilderness in the Sabi Sand. Sabi offers exceptional game-viewing. And is known for frequent leopard sightings. Explore the rich animal and bird life on guided game drives and bush walks.
Each tailor made exploration with your personal Field Guide celebrates the freedom to spend unfiltered time in wide open spaces. The wildlife flourishes and thrives through the tireless efforts of Singita’s non-profit conservation Funds & Trusts.
Imparting a wealth of knowledge and intuitively responding to each guest and group’s interests, Singita’s expert Field Guides and Trackers exude an unlimited passion for Africa’s wildlife and wilderness. Their in-depth knowledge of the area. And the inherent role of every plant, insect, bird, mammal, predator and season in its unique ecology makes every encounter and sighting all the more meaningful. And elevates each connection with nature.
During your stay at Singita Ebony Lodge, you are likely to spot a great variety of wildlife. These include species such as leopard, lion, rhino, large herds of buffalo, elephant, reedbuck, hyena, hippopotamus, nyala, cheetah, wild dogs and many types of birds.
There is perhaps no more transcendent experience than looking up at a full sky of sparkling stars.
Man has had a love affair with the nighttime sky for centuries and with very little pollution and no city lights to detract from the stars, your view of the heavens here will be crystal clear. Nothing between you and the vast African sky above.
Offering the luxury of unfiltered time and space, the African wilderness is the ultimate setting for complete unwinding. At Singita, the enduring purpose to restore the land and its wildlife extends to offering healing experiences to its guests at every touch point. The dedicated treatments in the massage spaces tap into the profound benefits of indigenous wisdoms and essential oils that relax, replenish and revive. Each tailor-made therapy can be customized and timed to preference. Ensuring a completely personalized experience.
The massage menu has been designed to immerse guests into their beautiful surroundings. And all treatments incorporate that peace and vibrant energy to revitalize and nourish the soul.
You will find a dedicated yoga mat in your suite as well as a card to guide you through a relaxing sequence in the privacy of your room or on your deck. Singita also offer Vinyasa and Yin yoga practices with trained practitioners. Simply ask the front-of-house staff to check availability, then book and join a session.
Known for seamlessly synchronizing movement with breath, Vinyasa is a flowing style of yoga that moves from one posture to the next using muscular engagement. Yin is a meditative practice focusing on passive, long-held poses – often with the support of props like blocks and bolsters. It helps to improve flexibility, reduce stress, quieten the mind and foster mindfulness.
Fully equipped fitness centers are available for guests’ convenience. Each facility provides picturesque views of the bush. Allowing you to keep an eye on the action outside while you work out.
Not only do you have a private pool at your suite, there is also an idyllic swimming pool at the main lodge area. Cool off during the heat of the day in the cool and calming water overlooking the beautiful landscape. You may even catch a glimpse of wildlife from the cool water that overlooks the pristine bushveld.
Wining and Dining
Creative and delicious creations are available throughout the day. And while the inspiration for the preparation and plating of these meals might be traditional (classic French cooking methods, beautiful but simple presentation), the ingredients can be much more innovative and nutritious.
Tried-and-tested flavor combinations are paired with mouthwatering “superfoods”, making more healthy options than ever available at meal times. For example, breakfast features a raw, sugar- and fat-free granola as well as a decadent honey-roasted seed and nut option to have with seasonal fruit. Freshly-pressed vegetable juice, wheat grass and kombucha are served alongside a selection of premium coffees and teas to suit every palate.
As ever, the dietary needs of our guests are always considered, and specialty menus are designed regularly by our chefs to take any and all preferences into account.
Singita is recognized as one of Africa’s most influential collectors of wine. With an extensive cellar showcasing a premium selection of wines. Including some of the continent’s most sought-after private reserves, exclusive release, limited single vineyard and rare auction wines. It’s safe to say that wine is a key ingredient of the unique Singita experience.
The Singita wine list has received numerous awards of excellence, the top Diners’ Club Wine List accolade. As well as recognition from countless other local and international organizations.
Personalized wine tastings within the unique ambience of the lodge’s own temperature-controlled cellar are a true guest favorite. For connoisseurs and casual tasters alike. Singita’s experienced sommeliers are able to guide guests through a variety of wine styles, years and cultivars to find the wines most suited to their individual tastes.
As with all that Singita does, community upliftment is central to the Singita wine program as well. François Rautenbach has created a special training program for enthusiastic young wine lovers. Developing the next generation of sommeliers for Africa.
Community Upliftment and Sustainability
In South Africa, the Singita Lowveld Trust manages a wide range of conservation projects in Singita Sabi Sand and Singita Kruger National Park. From anti-poaching initiatives to wildlife research & land management. Sustainability efforts and community partnership projects such as early childhood development, digital learning and a world-class culinary school.
A highly skilled team of tracking dogs and handlers enhance anti-poaching efforts in the Sabi Sand Reserve. While the Trust’s partnership with the global conservation NGO Panthera has shown that the area is home to the largest density of leopards of any protected area surveyed in South Africa. The Panthera’s Furs for Life project, of which Singita is a partner, has reduced the demand for leopard skins with 50%.
Best Time to go on Safari
Southern Africa is a year-round destination. Traditionally the dry winter months (April to October) are best for game viewing. This is due to the shorter grass, lack of foliage and the absence of water. This forces the game to concentrate around the remaining sources of drinking water.
Annual rainfall, usually in the form of short afternoon thunder showers that clear up within an hour, occur from December to March. Many species give birth to their young around the start of the rains, so the bush is alive with newborn animals.
Please note: The agreement with South African National Parks (SANParks) stipulates that during high rainfall periods, dirt roads are closed in the private concession to avoid damage and for safety reasons. At such times, Singita will make every effort to offer guests exceptional game-viewing experiences on accessible roads in the Park.
To ensure your comfort you may want to tailor your clothing choices to the time of year:
October – April:
The weather is warm during the day and cooler in the morning and evenings. We recommend casual summer clothes (shorts and cool shirts) and a warm jersey/sweater for the cooler times of day.
May – September:
This is fall and winter and the temperature will be mild during the day, but colder in the mornings and evenings. We recommend casual light clothing and a very warm parka/jacket for the extremely cold mornings and nights.
Getting to Singita
We can arrange scheduled flights or private charters. Singita’s airstrip located 10 minutes from the lodge.
On light aircraft flights, luggage is restricted to soft sided bags. Weight allowance: 20 kg (44 lb) for checked luggage and 5 kg (11 lb) for hand luggage.
The flight from Johannesburg – Singita Sabi Sand is approximately one hour.
The short hop flight from Nelspruit – Singita Sabi Sand is approximately 30 minutes.
Alternatively, we can arrange road transfers from Nelspruit, Skukuza or Hoedspruit.
The drive from Johannesburg is approximately 6.5 hours’ drive (+/- 500km). Or from Hazyview, it is approximately 1.75 hours’ drive (+/- 150km).
|Double/Twin||Per Child||Double/Twin||Per Child|
|1st September – 31st October 2023||R45,142||R22,571||R43,042||R21,521|
|1st November – 14th December 2023||R41,417||R20,709||R39,492||R19,746|
|15th December 2023 – 5th January 2024||R48,475||R24,238||R46,210||R23,105|
|6th January – 30th April 2024||R45,560||R22,780||R43,440||R21,720|
|1st – 31st May 2024||R49,655||R24,827||R47,350||R23,675|
|1st June – 31st August 2024||R53,325||R26,662.50||R50,830||R25,415|
|1st September – 31st October 2024||R49,655||R24,827.50||R47,350||R23,675|
|1st November – 14th December 2024||R45,560||R22,780||R43,440||R21,720|
|15th December 2024 – 5th January 2025||R53,325||R26,662.50||R50,830||R25,415|
Singita Ebony Lodge Lewis and Family Suite Rates
|Double/Twin||Per Child||Per Suite (1-3 guests)||Per Additional Guest|
|1st September – 31st October 2023||R43,042||R21,521||R112,855||R22,571|
|1st November – 14th December 2023||R39,492||R19,746||R103,543||R20,709|
|15th December 2023 – 5th January 2024||R46,210||R23,105||R121,188||R24,238|
|6th January – 30th April 2024||R43,440||R21,720||R113,900||R22,780|
|1st – 31st May 2024||R47,350||R23,675||R124,137.50||R24,827.50|
|1st June – 31st August 2024||R50,830||R25,415||R133,312.50||R26,662.50|
|1st September – 31st October 2024||R47,350||R23,675||R124,137.50||R24,827.50|
|1st November – 14th December 2024||R43,440||R21,720||R113,900||R22,780|
|15th December 2024 – 5th January 2025||R50,830||R25,415||R133,312.50||R26,662.50|
The Singita Ebony Villa is charged as 2 x Family Suites.
Tariffs at Singita include:
All meals and beverages (including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs, but excluding French Champagne)
Twice-daily game drives in open game-viewing vehicles, walking safaris (accompanied by experienced guides and trackers)
Return road transfers between the Singita airstrip and the lodges
WiFi access where applicable
Tariffs at Singita exclude:
Tourism Levy and Conservation Contribution
Carbon Offset Levy
Purchases from the Singita Boutique & Gallery
Any additional activities not mentioned above
Transport to and from the reserve
A single supplement will apply if 3 or more single rooms are booked in a reservation. A supplement of 25% of the adult rate will be added from the 3rd single room on wards.
Stay 6, Pay 5
Book a combination of 6 nights at any Singita Sabi Sand and Singita Kruger National Park Lodges and receive 1 night free! The lodges include:
Singita Castleton Exclusive Use Lodge, Singita Ebony or Boulders Lodges (Sabi Sand), Singita Sweni or Lebombo Lodge (Kruger National Park)
Valid until 14th December 2023 and 6th January to 14th December 2024
A minimum 3 nights in each region required
The complimentary night applies to the lowest-rated night
Promotion excludes Singita Castleton
Singita Long Stay Combination Offer
Book a combination of 10 nights at any 3 x Singita lodges in any 2 regions and receive 1 night per region on us.
Valid: 6th January to 14th December 2024
Singita Castleton Exclusive Use Lodge | Singita Ebony | Boulders Lodges (Sabi Sand), Singita Sweni or Lebombo Lodge (Kruger National Park)
Singita Pamushana Lodge or Malilangwe House in Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve in Zimbabwe OR
Singita Faru Faru and Sasakwa Lodges | Mara River Tented Camp | Sabora Tented Camp | Singita Explore Mobile Tented Camp.
And exclusive-use villas, Serengeti House and Singita Milele.
The complimentary nights apply to the lowest-rated night per region
Singita Southern Africa & Volcanoes National Park Combination
Combine 4 nights at any one property in Singita South Africa or Singita Malilangwe with 4 nights at Singita Kwitonda Lodge & receive 50% off 1 night per region
Valid: 1st November to 14th December 2023
Minimum 4 nights required at one lodge in any of the following properties:
Singita Castleton Exclusive Use Lodge, Singita Ebony or Boulders Lodges (Sabi Sand), Singita Sweni or Lebombo Lodge (Kruger National Park). Or Singita Pamushana / Malilangwe House (Malilangwe in Zimbabwe)
A minimum 4 nights required at Singita Kwitonda Lodge and Singita Kataza House (Volcanoes National Park)
Sabie Park South Africa