Singita - Ebony Lodge - Singita Private Game Reserve| safari.com

Overview

Sabi Sands is known for its superior safari lodges and Big Five sightings with the varying habitats ensuring a wide diversity of game.  The elegant Singita Ebony Lodge is the founding lodge of the premier Singita brand. Nestled beneath old jackalberry trees on the banks of the Sand River, the award-winning Ebony Lodge is characterised by a sense of homeliness and inspired by traditional African colonial style. The unassuming appearance of the lodge belies the sumptuous luxuriousness imbued with understated glamour and elegance. Soft colours and rich textures create a sense of warmth and tranquillity. Ebony Lodge offers discerning guests the quintessential African safari, accompanied by flawless personalised service.

Accommodation

The entire front wall of each suite between the bedroom and the veranda is made of glass allowing light to flood in. Outdoor pavilion decks – ideal for dining and relaxing – are suspended above the river banks as if hanging from the trees. A beautiful marble and cast iron table is the furniture centrepiece for this concept – it is a traveller’s desk with smart tools, a private dining room table for entertaining or a bar to enjoy an evening gin & tonic in one. 

Suites ideal for singles and couples travelling together. One inter-leading unit is available for groups travelling together.
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.
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.

 

Wildlife

The Sabi Sand region is one of the world’s most prolific wildlife areas. The region is home to the Big Five and famous for its big cat activity. Leopard sightings are common and there is a huge diversity of other mammals. Night game drives reveal seldom seen nocturnal creatures including hyena, black-backed jackal, porcupine, and honey badger.  There are also endangered species to be sighted here, including wild dog, black rhino, Ground hornbill, and ten bat species.

Sabi Sands is a great birding destination, with more than 300 bird species on its list. Notable species include the Bateleur eagle, Black-bellied bustard, Burchell’s coucal, Shelly’s francolin, Red-billed oxpecker, and Knob-billed duck. Other specialties include the Black-crowned night heron, Emerald cuckoo, Purple heron, and Verreaux’s eagle owl.
 

Extra Info

Children:
Children of all ages are welcome at Singita Ebony Lodge.
Infants under the age of 2 years will be accommodated free of charge.
Children aged 10-16 years will be accommodated at 50% of the adult rate when sharing a standard Suite or Lewis suite with one adult or another child.
In the interest of safety, a participation of children in game activities is at the discretion of the guide.
Families of four or more members, including at least one child under 10 years, are required to book a Family suite and are guaranteed the complimentary use of a private vehicle

Directions

• BY ROAD:

Recommended route from Johannesburg:

• N12/N4 to Nelspruit.

• R40 from Nelspruit to Hazyview.

• R536 from Hazyview towards Paul Kruger gate.

• After 36 km, pass Lisbon Store, then turn left onto gravel road.

• Pay R160 per vehicle (ZAR) for vehicle entrance fee and R40 per person (subject to change). The entrance fee can only be confirmed at the time of making your reservation.

• Enter Sabi Sand Reserve at Shaw's Gate. Follow Singita signs to lodge (approximately 28 km).

• BY AIR:

• Federal Air offers a daily return flight direct to Singita Sabi Sand from Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport.

• There are daily scheduled flights currently operated by SA Airlink into Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA), situated between Nelspruit and White River.

• Federal Air provides air transfers to and from KMIA and Singita Sabi Sand.

•  Download Federal Air's flight schedules and rates for further details.

• Private air charters are also available, on request.

• Pilots are advised to broadcast their intentions on frequency 124.8 MHz.

• Runway: 01/19

• Transfers to lodge are available

GPS: -24.786400 (latitude) and 31.423800 (longitude)

Reviews


I have never experienced such a wonderfully inviting place to stay. The staff were so welcoming and the guide and tracker were both phenomenal. It has to rank in my top 5 places ever. The accommodation was stunning with glorious views, The food was immense in both amounts and flavours. I cannot praise it higher and would go back tomorrow. The feeling on departure was one of great sadness as we felt we'd really made friends.Thank you for such a fantastic Singita Ebony Lodge - worth every single penny.

Candis

You could not ask for more, seriously the best accommodation I have ever stayed at. The food was phenomenal, the staff was outstanding, the accommodations are breathtaking, the scenery extraordinary, if there is a trip of a lifetime to save for, this is it!

Liz D

Sabi Sands is known for its superior safari lodges and Big Five sightings with the varying habitats ensuring a wide diversity of game.  The elegant Singita Ebony Lodge is the founding lodge of the premier Singita brand. Nestled beneath old jackalberry trees on the banks of the Sand River, the award-winning Ebony Lodge is characterised by a sense of homeliness and inspired by traditional African colonial style. The unassuming appearance of the lodge belies the sumptuous luxuriousness imbued with understated glamour and elegance. Soft colours and rich textures create a sense of warmth and tranquillity. Ebony Lodge offers discerning guests the quintessential African safari, accompanied by flawless personalised service.

The entire front wall of each suite between the bedroom and the veranda is made of glass allowing light to flood in. Outdoor pavilion decks – ideal for dining and relaxing – are suspended above the river banks as if hanging from the trees. A beautiful marble and cast iron table is the furniture centrepiece for this concept – it is a traveller’s desk with smart tools, a private dining room table for entertaining or a bar to enjoy an evening gin & tonic in one. 

Suites ideal for singles and couples travelling together. One inter-leading unit is available for groups travelling together.
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.
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.

 

The Sabi Sand region is one of the world’s most prolific wildlife areas. The region is home to the Big Five and famous for its big cat activity. Leopard sightings are common and there is a huge diversity of other mammals. Night game drives reveal seldom seen nocturnal creatures including hyena, black-backed jackal, porcupine, and honey badger.  There are also endangered species to be sighted here, including wild dog, black rhino, Ground hornbill, and ten bat species.

Sabi Sands is a great birding destination, with more than 300 bird species on its list. Notable species include the Bateleur eagle, Black-bellied bustard, Burchell’s coucal, Shelly’s francolin, Red-billed oxpecker, and Knob-billed duck. Other specialties include the Black-crowned night heron, Emerald cuckoo, Purple heron, and Verreaux’s eagle owl.
 

Children:
Children of all ages are welcome at Singita Ebony Lodge.
Infants under the age of 2 years will be accommodated free of charge.
Children aged 10-16 years will be accommodated at 50% of the adult rate when sharing a standard Suite or Lewis suite with one adult or another child.
In the interest of safety, a participation of children in game activities is at the discretion of the guide.
Families of four or more members, including at least one child under 10 years, are required to book a Family suite and are guaranteed the complimentary use of a private vehicle

• BY ROAD:

Recommended route from Johannesburg:

• N12/N4 to Nelspruit.

• R40 from Nelspruit to Hazyview.

• R536 from Hazyview towards Paul Kruger gate.

• After 36 km, pass Lisbon Store, then turn left onto gravel road.

• Pay R160 per vehicle (ZAR) for vehicle entrance fee and R40 per person (subject to change). The entrance fee can only be confirmed at the time of making your reservation.

• Enter Sabi Sand Reserve at Shaw's Gate. Follow Singita signs to lodge (approximately 28 km).

• BY AIR:

• Federal Air offers a daily return flight direct to Singita Sabi Sand from Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport.

• There are daily scheduled flights currently operated by SA Airlink into Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA), situated between Nelspruit and White River.

• Federal Air provides air transfers to and from KMIA and Singita Sabi Sand.

•  Download Federal Air's flight schedules and rates for further details.

• Private air charters are also available, on request.

• Pilots are advised to broadcast their intentions on frequency 124.8 MHz.

• Runway: 01/19

• Transfers to lodge are available

GPS: -24.786400 (latitude) and 31.423800 (longitude)

I have never experienced such a wonderfully inviting place to stay. The staff were so welcoming and the guide and tracker were both phenomenal. It has to rank in my top 5 places ever. The accommodation was stunning with glorious views, The food was immense in both amounts and flavours. I cannot praise it higher and would go back tomorrow. The feeling on departure was one of great sadness as we felt we'd really made friends.Thank you for such a fantastic Singita Ebony Lodge - worth every single penny.

Candis

You could not ask for more, seriously the best accommodation I have ever stayed at. The food was phenomenal, the staff was outstanding, the accommodations are breathtaking, the scenery extraordinary, if there is a trip of a lifetime to save for, this is it!

Liz D

Accommodation options

Suite

Dates PPS Single Unit Sleep
01 Nov 2021 — 14 Dec 2021 $ 1,983 $ 1,983 2 people
15 Dec 2021 — 05 Jan 2022 $ 2,342 $ 2,342 2 people
From $ 1,983

Per Person Sharing

Check Availability

Inclusions:
The above rates include all meals and beverages (including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs, but excluding French Champagne).  Twice daily open Land Rover safaris, walking safaris, mountain biking safaris (accompanied by experienced guides and trackers), archery.  Return road transfers between the Singita airstrip and the lodges.  Laundry service.

Excludes:
Tourism Levy and Conservation Contribution

Lewis Suite

Dates PPS Single Unit Sleep
01 Nov 2021 — 14 Dec 2021 $ 1,890 $ 1,890 2 people
15 Dec 2021 — 05 Jan 2022 $ 2,233 $ 2,233 2 people
From $ 1,890

Per Person Sharing

Check Availability

Inclusions:
The above rates include all meals and beverages (including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs, but excluding French Champagne).  Twice daily open Land Rover safaris, walking safaris, mountain biking safaris (accompanied by experienced guides and trackers), archery.  Return road transfers between the Singita airstrip and the lodges.  Laundry service.

Excludes:
Tourism Levy and Conservation Contribution