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.
Singita Ebony Lodge comprises 12 suites, each with its own private plunge pool. Interiors feature curated still-life collections of antiques and artefacts, as well as vintage campaign furniture from the Bailes family collection.
Materials like wood, iron, steel and aged bonze hark back to the 19th century, along with oversized sepia photography, glamorous leopard and zebra print upholstery that complements bold graphic tribal patterned murals. Internal and external walls have been replaced by canvas and glass to create safari tent-style suites to maximise views and space.
The entire front wall of each suite between the bedroom and the veranda is made of glass allowing light to flood in. Outdoor pavilion decks – ideal for dining and relaxing – are suspended above the river banks as if hanging from the trees. A beautiful marble and cast iron table is the furniture centrepiece for this concept – it is a traveller’s desk with smart tools, a private dining room table for entertaining or a bar to enjoy an evening gin & tonic in one.
Ebony Lodge has 13 bedrooms featuring pure luxury throughout.
All meals and beverages (including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs, but excluding French Champagne)
There is a swimming pool in the main lodge area.
Spa and gym facilities are available.
Our Singita Boutique & Gallery and Premier Wine Boutique.
There is a television available in the library at the main lodge.
Dependent upon area coverage, there is mobile phone signal.
There is complimentary internet (WiFi) access, however due to the remote location of the lodge, the wireless connection can be slow and intermittent.
Electricity/power available: 220V. Converters are also available and hair dryers are supplied in each suite
Children of all ages are welcome. There are babysitting services available and tailor-made activities to suit each family.
In the interest of safety, children’s participation in game activities is at the discretion of your guide.
Checking In & Out
Check-in from 1pm and check-out by 11am
R 23 875 per adult per night
R 11 938 per child per night
R 22 680 per adult per night
R 11 340 per child per night
Family Suite(2 Doubles/Twins)
R 59 690 per suite per night (1-3 guests)
R 11 938 per additional guest per night
R 149 900 per villa per night