Ebony Lodge

A rejuvenating return to nature

Ebony Luxury Lodge & Safari

Sabi Sand, South Africa

Singita's Founding Lodge

Singita Ebony Lodge has reopened after a magnificent refresh that pays homage to the essence of our founding lodge, while evolving and updating the guest experience.

The refresh has been a delicate balancing act – to preserve and celebrate the legacy of Ebony, while updating the overall spatial design and interiors to align with the generous and free-spirited aesthetic at the heart of the Singita.



The Rhythm of Fluid Spaces

The main lodge has been opened up to create a greater sense of flow and access to views of the Sand River and beyond. While the existing chunky, rounded Adobe architecture (inspired by West and North Africa) remains – it is now beautifully combined with lightweight canvas and timber, giving a modern take on the classic safari lodge look and feel.

Allowing natural light and the greenery of the gardens and bushveld to play a starring role has been intentional, giving Ebony a sense of spaciousness and freedom.

Sought-after wilderness setting

Located in

Sabi Sand
in South Africa, Ebony Luxury Safari 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.

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What to see and do at Ebony Lodge

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 by 50%.

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Meet some of our team members

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Andries Mohlala
Field Guide
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
Regional General Manager
Coman Mnisi
Field Guide
Matthew Durell
Field Guide
Johnson Mhlanga
Tracker
Martin Lubisi
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
Field Guide
Themba Ndlovu
Tracker
Louis Gumede
Tracker
Vocia Khosa
Banakeli
Kayla McClelland
Field Guide
Daniel Hartman
Field Guide
Marc Eschenlohr
Senior Field Guide
Andrew Taylor
Field Guide
Byron Ross
Head Guide
Jonathan Harper
Field Guide
Greg Heasman
Field Guide
Howard Makwakwa
Tracker
Daniel Zents
Lodge Manager
Isabel dos Santos
Sommelier
Amber Venter
Lodge Anchor
Sakhile Thabede
Amukeri
Primrose Siziba
Lodge Anchor
Lawrence Mkansi
Tracker

"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