Ebony Villa

A rejuvenating return to nature

Ebony Luxury Lodge & Safari | Sabi Sands

Sabi Sand, South Africa

Idyllically located on the banks of the Sand River.

Singita Ebony Villa pays subtle tribute to the romance and adventure of classic tented safaris, with motifs and materials - from the elegant draped four poster beds, to animal print and elegant brass, wood and stone detailing - that transport you to an era of adventure and exploration.

This intimate villa is sheltered by trees and designed to fully embrace its tranquil surroundings.

This immersion in the wooded setting offers all the calming, rejuvenating benefits of nature, and the opportunity to connect with loved ones in a truly restorative and special environment. Two family suites, set alongside one another, make it a flexible space for families to enjoy their own private space but in close proximity to each other.

Designed to extend the feeling of intimacy, outdoor areas are secluded and yet at one with the bush.

A private outdoor boma is screened off and shaded by the riverine canopy, perfect for fireside vigils under the clear night sky, and the outdoor dining space sets a peaceful scene for leisurely meals. A stone fireplace, swimming pool, spacious deck and heated plunge pools offer all-season comfort, to enjoy the elements at any time of year.

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What to see and do at Ebony Villa

Game Drives
Wine Experience
Guided Safari Walks
Wellness
Swimming Pool
For Families
Boutique & Gallery
Fitness Centre
Stargazing
Anti-poaching Canine Unit Sabi Sand

Villa 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

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Louis Gumede
Tracker
Andries Mohlala
Field Guide
Auto Mthenjane
Wine Steward
Pat Lubisi
Banakeli
Phumzile Mgiba
Boutique and Gallery Manager
Coleman Mnisi
Field Guide
Joffers McCormick
Field Guide
Johan Ndlovu
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
Sipho Night Sibuyi
Field Guide
Grant Oliver
General Manager
Jason Powell
Lodge Manager
Coman Mnisi
Field Guide
Xavier Francis
Executive Head Chef
Vocia Khosa
Banakeli
Johnson Mhlanga
Tracker
Themba Ndlovu
Tracker
Martin Lubisi
Tracker
Lawrence Mkansi
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
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