Singita Ebony Lodge

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Singita Ebony Lodge is the founding lodge of the premier Singita brand and has award-winning safari lodge status. The bohemian lodge is placed in the beautiful and game-rich location of the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, on the banks of the Sand River and in the shade of jackalberry trees.

Choose from morning or evening game-viewing drives or walks in the company of skilled guides and trackers as you search for Africa's Big 5, as well as an incredible variety of smaller game.


  • Set in the exclusive Sabi Sands reserve on a private concession
  • Great area for leopard sightings
  • Boast some of the best safari guides
  • Exceptional personal butler service
  • Spacious, luxurious safari suites each with its own plunge pool
  • Extensive wine cellar with South Africa's top wines
  • An in-house sommelier choosing the best wines to accompany Ebony's magnificient cuisine
  • Be pampered at the Singita spa, offering an extensive range of treatments


  • Biking
  • Bird watching
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Local village visits
  • Specialist guides
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Animal tracking experience


Luxury Suite

With only 12 Suites at Singita Ebony, you can enjoy the peace and solitude of the forest and plains beyond your patio as you relax alongside your private plunge pool or inside beside the double-fireplace.

Each suite is configured slightly differently, but all suites feature huge windows, so you really get the feeling of being in the bush while being surrounded by luxury. There are 8 suites which are ideal for singles and couples travelling together.

One inter-leading unit is available for groups travelling together. The 2 Family Suites are ideal for families with small children. These beautiful 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.

The Villa comprises of two Family Suites with access to an additional private lounge, swimming pool and deck area, which connects these two individual suites.

The Ebony Villa includes a private guide and vehicle, chef, host and banakeli (personal waiter). There is a private entrance and boma, so small groups searching for complete seclusion will be at ease. The Ebony Villa is suited for up to four adults and four children under 12 years, or up to six adults and teenagers.


Singita Ebony gives a bohemian take on a traditional bush lodge, with large wooden decks overlooking the river.The lodge also has a lovely communal lounge and a cosy library area – perfect for some quiet time. The décor features authentic tribal masks, colonial furniture and vibrant ethnic weaves with bright splashes of saffron, amber and crimson.

The swimming pool area has a very peaceful feel with a gently cascading waterfall and comfortable sun loungers. Workout in the well-equipped gym and be sure to set aside a few leisurely hours for an aromatherapy massage on your private deck.


Singita Ebony Lodge is known for its first-class cuisine, world-class service and fantastic wine cellar. Food is plentiful, and dishes are always elegantly presented. For breakfast you can have Eggs Benedict with a twist of biltong and chilli-infused hollandaise, or a berry and yogurt brûlée if you prefer something lighter.

Breakfast and lunch can be enjoyed on the lower deck overlooking the Sand River and the rugged African savannah. The lodge will also arrange a bush breakfast beneath the Marula trees, a star-lit supper alongside the boma fire, or even a romantic private dinner in your Suite.

General facilities

  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym
  • Computer facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Babysitting service available
  • Curio or Gift shop
  • Wi-fi available
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Traveller Reviews

Singita Ebony Lodge

David Beever

"Singita Ebony was terrific. Everything from the room, the food, the wine and of course the game drives were absolutely tops."

Raynard Picard

"Trip was amazing! Ebony Lodge was the best recommendation you could have ever made! Not only the lodge itself but the people working there - amazing service and very, very friendly."

Alison Adams

Singita Ebony totally blew us away. We were torn between wanting to stay in our room, enjoy the lodge facilities and going on game drives although the latter always took precedence and we wouldn’t have missed them for anything. We were really lucky w ith all the animals we saw including some of the rarer ones such as wild dogs and striped jackal. Daniella our guide was amazing and so knowledgeable and all the staff at Singita looked after us so well but in a very friendly and unobtrusive manner. We had an excellent wine tasting with the sommelier Chantelle who certainly opened our eyes to the vast variety of South African wine (no more thinking that South African wine is just Chenin blanc!).
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Nicole Hansen

"A highlight was Singita Ebony Lodge. The best that money can buy, great animal sightings, amazing hospitality."

Carole Tate

"Singita was our favourite. They were very professional and the room was wonderful. They couldn’t do enough to help with anything we requested and their attention to the smallest detail was appreciated."

Christian Lenoble

"We had an absolute wonderful time in Singita and the safary was outstanding. The Ebony lodge was fantastic and the service was excellent. I would recommend this safari to anyone."

Shamir Patel

"Singita Ebony Lodge was everything we hoped for. The lodging was amazing, the staff were super friendly and accommodating and the food was outstanding."

Bertrand Meyer

"We had a great time at Singita Ebony Lodge. It was our first time in the Kruger area and we fully enjoyed it. Great services, food, wines, etc at the lodge."

Mary Lennon

"Singita lived up to our expectations, it was all around an extraordinary place. It is quite evident why it was voted the Number 1 hotel in the world. We were blown away."

Joanne Dickson

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Ebony. The public areas and suites are delightful. I found the staff amazing, they strike the perfect balance between friendliness and professionalism. I found the food to be of the highest standard but found Singita's nouveau cuisine difficult to feel comfortable with in the bush but that's subjective. Fantastic - well received by guest relations - all inclusions such as wine from the cellar, laundry and bountiful room drinks and snacks make an impact. I had probably my best guide / tracker experience (Nicky and Shadrick - request them) at Singita. It was apparent they were a team with a relationship founded on mutual respect. The guide - Nicky - was a fantastic communicator who always informed you of her thoughts and intentions; this meant as guests we moved from passengers to participants.
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Douglas Sinclair

"The Kruger was awesome. Saw all the big cats very close up and were even there when lions took down a buffalo."

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