Ebony Lodge

An Idyllic Family Retreat
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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.

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Feature Video

Sabi Sand's READ Initiative

The Growing to Read programme ensures that 10 pre-schools in local villages are provided with professional training and guidance by a dedicated trainer from The READ Educational Trust, a long-standing, non-profit organisation and recognized child development leader.

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Sabi Sand’s READ Initiative
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This has been a busy month with a variety of sightings that have been memorable in one way or another. The temperatures have fluctuated by over 20 degrees from the morning to the afternoon. Fortunately, after the seething hot days, we have had a few cool mornings that made it feel like winter had returned. The...

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This is where it all started back in 1993 when Ebony Lodge opened its doors. This iconic lodge stands tall among enormous trees on the banks of the Sand River in the heart of South Africa’s ‘big-cat country.

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Honeymoon Safari: A Match Made in Heaven

Wedding preparations can be as stressful as they are enjoyable, and yet nothing can prepare you for the blissful whirlwind of that special day. A luxurious and extraordinary honeymoon is the perfect way to reflect, unwind and celebrate the beginning of a new life together. The romance and adventure of an African safari is difficult…

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In the Kitchen at the Reimagined Singita Ebony Lodge

The recent reimagining of Singita Ebony Lodge has created a contemporary safari experience unlike any other, combining the romance of a tented camp with the style of a classic bush lodge. This more modern interpretation of an African wilderness adventure is reflected throughout the lodge, including in the approach taken by the talented kitchen team….

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Testimonials for Ebony Lodge

Awards & Accolades for Ebony Lodge


Ranked no. 9 in Africa, Middle East & Indian Ocean

Readers’ Travel Awards UK 2015

No.1 in Africa, Middle East and Indian Ocean

World’s Best Awards 2015

No. 7 in the World

World’s Best Awards 2015

Recognising Singita’s outstanding contribution to environmentally-conscious hospitality.


Best Safari Lodge/Property

Best Resorts 2010