Lodge Details

Ebony Lodge

As the original Singita lodge, Ebony stands steadfast amongst enormous trees on the banks of the Sand River in the heart of South Africa’s ‘big cat country.’ The lodge takes safari design and style to a new level with a fresh and contemporary interpretation of the classic safari lodge, combining tented camp and bush lodge style. Guests are immersed in nature with huge open spaces and interiors inspired by a combination of local tribal culture and the animal kingdom.

The new Singita Ebony Lodge, located on the Sand River, is a fresh and contemporary interpretation of the classic safari lodge, combining tented camp and bush lodge style. Inspired by the romance and adventure of tented camps, explorers’ abodes and campaign furniture, Ebony’s interiors are enhanced by the lustre of well-polished ebony and mahogany woods and natural fibres in cool tones. All this is brought to life by the rich, golden glow of old brass, hand-woven baskets, traditional khaki and beige tent canvas and exposed thatch.  The lodge comprises 12 suites, each with its own private plunge pool and internal.  External walls have been almost completely removed and replaced by canvas and glass to create new safari tent-style suites to maximise views and space, and allow guests to be immersed in nature.  Outdoor pavilion decks – ideal for dining and relaxing – are suspended off the river banks as if hanging in the trees.



Singita Sabi Sand is a privately owned game reserve in the Sabi Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Spanning more than 45,000 acres, Singita Sabi Sand is renowned for high concentrations of big game and frequent leopard sightings. Here you will find Singita Ebony Lodge.

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Lodge Details

Health Requirements

Singita Ebony Lodge is in a malarial zone so it is essential to ensure that you take appropriate prophylactics. It is also recommended that you consult your doctor/physician before travelling.


  • 10 x 1-bedroom suites, each with a private plunge pool
  • 2 x 2-bedroom family suites (2 adults and 2 children) each with a private plunge pool

Amenities & Services

  • There is a swimming pool in the main lodge area
  • Spa and gym facilities are available
  • Our 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
  • Electricity/power available: 220V. Converters are also available and hair dryers are supplied in each suite
  • 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

Our Rates Include

  • Luxurious en-suite accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner, all drinks (including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs, but excluding French Champagne)
  • Land Rover safaris, mountain biking and bush walks accompanied by an experienced guide
  • Laundry and valet services
  • Road transfers to and from Singita airstrip

Our Tariffs Exclude

  • Telephone calls
  • Air transfers to and from the lodge
  • Spa treatments
  • Use of a private Land Rover
  • Certain special meal requests
  • Purchases from the Singita Boutique & Gallery
  • Tourism Levy of R55 per person per night

Your Journey To Reach Us - By Air

  • We can arrange scheduled flights or private charters for your trip. All flights land at Singita’s airstrip located 10 minutes from the lodge
  • On scheduled flights, the weight of luggage is restricted to 20kg (44lb) for checked baggage and 5kg (11lb) for hand luggage
  • Johannesburg – Singita Sabi Sand : approximately 1 hour
  • Nelspruit – Singita Sabi Sand : approximately 30 minutes
  • Private aircraft pilots land at their own risk and are advised to broadcast their intentions on frequency 124,8 MHz.
  • Runway: 01/19
  • Latitude: 24° 48” 18’ S
  • Longitude: 31° 25” 34’ E
  • Elevation: 1250ft
  • Width: 20m
  • Length: 1 400m
  • Surface: Soft tar

Your Journey To Reach Us - By Road

  • From Johannesburg: approximately 6hr30minute drive (+/- 500km)
  • From Hazyview: approximately 2hr45minute drive (+/- 150km)

Payment Options

We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express cards

Check-in/Check-out times & Lodge Closure

  • The lodge is open year-round
  • Check-in time: 13h00
  • Check-out time: 11h00

Key species you are likely to see

During your stay at Singita Ebony Lodge, you are likely to spot a great variety of wildlife, including species such as leopard, lion, rhino, large herds of buffalo, elephant, reedbuck, hyena, hippopotamus, nyala, cheetah, wild dogs and many types of birds.

Temperatures & Climate

Seasons Dictate Comfort - Comfort Dictates Clothing

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, due to the shorter grass, lack of foliage and the absence of water which 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.

Time of Year Average Minimum Average Maximum
Sept – Nov
18°c / 64°f 30°c / 86°f
Dec – Feb
23°c / 73°f 35°c / 95°f
Mar – May
12°c / 54°f 26°c / 79°f
June – Aug
9°c / 48°f 22°c / 72°f

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