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 safari, 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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Expert advice & guidance
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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
Anti-poaching Canine Unit Sabi Sand

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 partnership 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%.

Meet some of our team members

TrackerField GuideWine StewardBanakeliBoutique and Gallery ManagerAssistant Head GuideGeneral ManagerLodge ManagerExecutive Head ChefAssistant Lodge ManagerSenior Field Guide
TrackerField GuideWine StewardBanakeliBoutique and Gallery ManagerAssistant Head GuideGeneral ManagerLodge ManagerExecutive Head ChefAssistant Lodge ManagerSenior Field Guide
Lawrence Mkansi
Tracker
Andries Mohlala
Field Guide
Auto Mthenjane
Wine Steward
Pat Lubisi
Banakeli
Phumzile Mgiba
Boutique and Gallery Manager
Coleman Mnisi
Field Guide
Johan Ndlovu
Field Guide
Marc Bowes-Taylor
Field Guide
Piet Marimane
Assistant Head Guide
Quentin Swanevelder
Field Guide
Sipho Night Sibuyi
Field Guide
Grant Oliver
General Manager
Jason Powell
Lodge Manager
Coman Mnisi
Field Guide
Xavier Francis
Executive Head Chef
Matthew Durrell
Field Guide
Melissa Cunliffe
Assistant Lodge Manager
Johnson Mhlanga
Tracker
Martin Lubisi
Tracker
Emmanuel Makhubela
Tracker
Peter Ubisi
Tracker
Ruel Ngwenya
Tracker
Christopher Mathebula
Tracker
Renneck Tivana
Tracker
Rebel Mdluli
Tracker
Vusi Nkosi
Tracker
Nkosinathi Sibuyi
Tracker
Musa Mayindi
Tracker
Reazert Mthambini
Tracker
Sydwell Mgiba
Tracker
Golden Ndhlovu
Tracker
George Nkuna
Tracker
Themba Ndlovu
Tracker
Louis Gumede
Tracker
Vocia Khosa
Banakeli
Nkosinathi Sibuyi
Tracker
Kayla McClelland
Field Guide
Daniel Hartman
Field Guide
Marc Eschenlohr
Senior 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