Ebony Lodge

A rejuvenating return to nature

Ebony Luxury Lodge & Safari | Sabi Sands

Sabi Sand, South Africa

A rejuvenating return to nature.

Standing steadfast among giant trees alongside the Sand River, Singita Ebony Lodge provides a fresh & contemporary safari experience. Surrounded by the vivid colours, captivating sounds and soothing rhythms of the bush, it awakens a spirit of discovery while restoring the senses.

Singita’s founding lodge

Inspired by the adventurous charm of old-world explorers’ camps, the lodge embodies the thrill of the African bushveld. 12 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.

Sought-after wilderness setting

Located in Singita Sabi Sand in South Africa, Ebony Lodge gives guests access to 45,000 acres within a breathtaking wildlife sanctuary that’s renowned for its high concentrations of big game and frequent leopard sightings.

Singita Travel Advisors

Our expert in-house travel service embodies the Singita experience every step of the way.

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Personalised itineraries
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Tailored services

What to see and do at Ebony Lodge

Game Drives
Wine Experience
Guided Safari Walks
Wellness
Swimming Pool
For Families
Boutique & Gallery
Fitness Centre
Stargazing

Lodge Information

Conservation in South Africa

In South Africa, the Singita Lowveld Trust employs a dedicated team focused on protecting and conserving the biodiversity of the incredible land under its care.

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 developments 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%, and Singita is also a strategic founding partner of the Lionscape Coalition, supporting the Lion Recovery Fund’s goal to double wild lion numbers by 2050.

Meet the team of Ebony Lodge

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Auto Mthenjan
Banakeli
Andrew Rossetenstein
General Manager
Claude Visagie
Lodge Manager
David Schubach
Senior Sous Chef
Kenny Smith
Assistant Lodge Manager
Leroy Moses
Junior Sous Chef
Marinda Visagie
Lodge Manager
Melissa Cunliffe
Senior Sommelier
Ngoni Mtizwa
Sommelier
Nozipho Mgiba
Head Housekeeper
Pat Lubisi
Banakeli
Petunia Mabuza
Housekeeper
Phumzile Mgiba
Boutique and Gallery Manager
Sakhile Thabede
Barman
Thuli Mthabine
Housekeeper
Vivian Khoza
Banakeli
Wesley Petersen
Head Chef
Wiseman Mathebula
Sous Chef
Andries Mohlala
Field Guide
Chene Wales-Baillie
Field Guide
Coleman Mnisi
Field Guide
Damin Dallas
Field Guide
Gareth Poole
Field Guide
Joffers McCormick
Field Guide
Johan Ndlovu
Field Guide
Kirsten Tinkler
Field Guide
Marc Bowes-Taylor
Field Guide
Mark Broodryk
Head Guide
Nick du Plessis
Field Guide
Piet Marimane
Assistant Head Guide
Quentin Swanevelder
Field Guide
Quinton Paul Josop
Field Guide
Sipho Night Sibuyi
Field Guide

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.

– Singita