Singita Ebony Lodge

Singita Ebony Lodge

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#13 of 37 lodges in Sabi Sand Game Reserve
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Singita Ebony Lodge stands steadfast among enormous trees on the banks of the Sand River and offers guests a fresh and contemporary interpretation of classic safaris. Combining the design highlights of tented camps and bush lodges, the original Singita lodge was inspired by the adventure and charm of old-world explorers’ camps and features campaign furniture, natural fibres and polished wood. Each of the 12 luxurious suites includes its own private plunge pool and almost all external walls have been replaced with glass and canvas to optimise views and space. Outdoor decks suspended off the river banks invite laidback dining and relaxing, allowing guests to be fully immersed in the natural surrounds. This idyllic family retreat is set in the heart of South Africa’s Big Cat country and the lodge features two Lewis suites right next to each other – ideal for families with teenage children; as well as two family suites that are perfect for families with small children. An exclusive-use villa – comprising two family suites – offers a full staff complement and complete seclusion. Located in Singita Sabi Sand in South Africa, Ebony Lodge provides guests with access to 45,000 acres of an incredible wildlife sanctuary that’s renowned for its high concentrations of big game and frequent leopard sightings.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Free breakfast
Free shuttle or taxi services
Spa
24-hour security
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Airport transportation
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Luxury
Languages Spoken
Afrikaans

Location

Kruger National Park 1242 South Africa
Getting there
Arathusa Safari Lodge Airport
10.6 km
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Ulusaba Airport
1 Attraction
within 10 kilometers
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Robyn Watkins wrote a review Mar 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Singita Ebony Lodge
As we were welcomed to Ebony by Miranda, I told her Ebony had very big shoes to fill, as we had just come from Boulders, a spectacular experience. Well fill those shoes they did!!
Miranda and Claude were constantly on hand, attending to every detail. On arrival at our room, we found it stocked with our preferred drinks, specifics, the correct brand of beer and everything we had consumed at Boulders.
The room was magnificent, so beautifully decorated, immaculately clean and so very comfortable. There were a couple of days, we tossed up whether to game drive, or just stay in the room!
We made good use of the laundry, so professionally done. On a return from a game drive, Miranda approached me, with a handful of buttons. She had been informed that there was a button missing from one of my shirts. As the button could not be found, would I mind, if they replaced all the buttons, with the samples she showed me. What a service!!
Every meal again was of the highest standard, beautifully presented and just so delicious. I still need to hound the mussel soup recipe from David. The best I have ever had. As was the millionaires shortbread
The attention from the barista, sommelier and every member of staff was a delightful interaction. With extensive knowledge on their subject.
The absolute highlight of our trip, had the be the effort Claude put into our final game drive drinks. He set up our own private set up, which could have been an extension of the lodge. So thoughtfully decorated, items of decor selected particularly.
Andries and Nkosinathi led us through incredible bush walks, took us on drives, and shared their extensive knowledge and stories with us. We had an incredible week with them, we have made two new friends.

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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Adrian Kaplan, General Manager at Singita Ebony Lodge
Responded 21 Mar 2021
Dear Robyn, The Hippos are calling you both! Thank you so much for your beautiful message – it was a privilege to have hosted yourself and Chris at Ebony Lodge. We shared such wonderful moments with you both. We really hope that we will see you soon again – you have to come back to have another sundowner at “Watkins lookout”. The entire Singita Ebony family are sending you our warmest wishes and thanks. Kind regards, Claude and Marinda Visagie
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Bernice B wrote a review Oct 2020
Paarl, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We have just returned from Singita Ebony which for us was a very special occasion. So first time travelling since lockdown and a BIG birthday with our very special friends. The trip from Cape Town is fairly easy on Airlink, then there's about an hour drive to the lodge from Skukuza and the rangers that are allocated to you for the trip greet you and transfer you to the lodge.
We were fortunate to have Piet and Lawrence who really made the trip extra special. They are competent rangers and have so much local knowledge. The vehicles are comfortable and equipped with warm blankets, poncho's and binoculars. We had rain on two of the five drives which made it a little uncomfortable, but for the second drive they did put on a roof covering. We saw some spectacular sightings of at least 300 buffalo at a watering hole and a pack of 9 very energetic and playful wild dog, who we watched for ages! We were a bit disappointed in that we only saw one lioness, which is the first time that has happened on a bush trip. We did see a leopard though very close to camp on the first drive out, which was special. A black mamba made it's appearance three times on another drive which is always rather scary! The sunset drinks are always pleasant and the staff ensure whatever your favorite drink is, is available. The Hendriks and lite tonic tasted so much nicer in that setting.

All drinks are inclusive at this lodge, even the mini bar, which is far from mini, has all your best quality drinks available.

You have brunch / lunch when you return from your morning drive, anytime until 13h30 which is great, staff are all so accommodating with special fussy requests! Nothing is too much for them and I believe the staff are the greatest asset in this lodge and certainly sets them apart from others. We were allocated our own special waiter / barman, Robert, who was delightful and tried so hard to please.

There is a high tea at about 15h00 before the afternoon / evening drive. Dinner was once in the boma, which always makes a safari experience even better.

The spacious rooms are so comfortable, with everything you could possibly need, very comfy beds and fireplace, aircons, outside shower, loads of cupboard space, plunge pool that can be heated, all overlooking a magnificent river with various animals around. Housekeeping service the rooms at least three times a day.

All staff and management are very customer centric and make the stay memorable.

Ebony is an authentic lodge without being over the top and you do get a true safari experience.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Adrian Kaplan, General Manager at Singita Ebony Lodge
Responded 28 Oct 2020
Hi Bernice Thank you so much for the kind words in detailing your recent Singita Ebony experience. We have been so excited and thrilled to get to have the opportunity to share our wonderful world with guests again. The game sightings have been extraordinary of late and to get to see the large herd of buffalo as well as a pack of wild dogs is very special. Piet and Lawrence are true gems in our ranks and we are so glad that you enjoyed the experience with them. Robert has been with us for over 20 years and still goes out of his way with guests. Thank you again for coming through and experiencing our world with us, and also thank you so much for your humbling words. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Kenny Smith Assistant Lodge Manager, Singita Ebony Lodge
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Francesco wrote a review Feb 2023
Monaco
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We discovered Africa for the First time with Singita .
Ebony lodge is the first of the Singita lodges created in 1993.
While rooms would welcome a face lift ( soon to happen ) there is a colonial charm unrivalled .
The whole organisation is flow less. You are taken over by a team form the guide to the waitress that will be your staff up to your departure .
Food and wine are just amazing and you can taste SA during your whole stay.
Thanks good there is no Tv in the rooms but the internet is fairly good assuming you are in the middle of nowhere . It allowed out teenager to even play online with friends !!
A special reward to our Guide Johan and tracker Reazert.
They made our trip magical making us discover the Big Five and explaining us a lot of things . They were fun, interesting and always smiling .
If you go to Singita Ebony ask for them and do not forget to make them prepare their coffee with Amarula in the middle of the bush!!!!
Bravo to the owner Luke Bailes who has created amazing places with a full respect of the nature !
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Audio212 wrote a review Jan 2020
New York City, New York
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I cannot day enough wonderful things about this lodge. You are catered to in the most natural of environments. Our guide, Mark Taylor Bowles was absolutely spectacular and I really believe made the whole experience so much more than I ever could have expected. - request him. There are other Marks there so make sure you say his last name. And our tracker Golden - request him as well. They amped up the fun. We laughed , they made some amazing gin drinks and we did not want to say goodbye. The hotel is festive, easy-going and works around you. We had wine tastings, gin tastings, foods to try, and they let you go to dining room whenever you want. This place gets an A+.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from SingitaTraveller, Manager at Singita Ebony Lodge
Responded 21 May 2020
Thank you so much, we really appreciate your review! Marc and Golden have built a great partnership and they are passionate about sharing the bush with guests, we're so glad you got to experience them while staying with us. Thank you for the special mention of all the wining and dining too. Is there anything better than a Gin & Tonic in the bush? We hope to have you back soon, either at Singita Ebony Lodge or one of our other lodges in the not too distant future. Until then, take care! Kenny Smith Lodge Manager - Singita Ebony Lodge
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Shelby W wrote a review Jun 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I wish I could give Singita Ebony a million stars. Our guide, Mark, and tracker Golden were very knowledge and accommodating. We had very good wildlife sightings, but what really stood out was that they went above and beyond to cater to everyone’s individual preferences/ interests. Mark took my husband out fishing and I was taken on a tour to see the anti-poaching K9’s. Our drink ordered were remembered and they always had our drink of choice ready and waiting.

Daniel, the lodge manager was very accommodating and had a fantastic sense of humor!

The Sommelier, Isabelle brought a ton of knowledge and provided a wonderful blind wine tasting experience.

What impressed me the most was the way Singita empowers their employees and invests in their career development. As I learned more about the employees and their stories, I met Sommelier’s that started as servers and guides that started at the airport. Several employees mentioned having been sent to toastmasters for personal and professional development. What a wonderful company. I will absolutely be returning, Singita has my brand loyalty for life.
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Date of stay: May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: I do think it is worthwhile to visit Sweni as well. I recommend the 3 nights + 3 nights package.
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almesq wrote a review Sept 2023
New York City, New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We just returned from 4 days at Singita Ebony Lodge and were blown away. Singita was just over the top with luxury, service and had everting you could ask for or imagine. Our guide, George, and tracker, Israel, were great. Pat also make sure we had everyone we needed or could possibly want. The entire staff was amazing. The room was simply fabulous, from the comfortable sitting areas, the great outdoor space and plunge pool and the lovely fireplace that we certainly took advantage of. The food was amazing and if you didn’t see something you liked in the menu all you had to do was ask and they brought us anything we wanted. This trip (coupled with a 4 day stay in Botswana before arriving at Singita) was our first safari and we are so happy we were able to spend part of it at Singita. We felt so spoiled and it was hard to leave. Thank you to the entire staff at Singita!!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Singita Traveller, General Manager at Singita Ebony Lodge
Responded 19 Sept 2023
Dear Almesq, Thank you for your kind words; I will be sure to share it with George, Israel and Pat – they are truly special ambassadors of Singita. The team takes pride in creating memorable experiences that match the incredible lodge and surrounds. I trust that this trip has ignited a desire to return to the magic that is Africa, and especially hope we can welcome you back soon to Singita Ebony. Kind Regards, Dan and the Singita Ebony Team
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Claudio D wrote a review Jul 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was truly the best vacation my family and I have ever been on. From the beauty of the lodge itself to the ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE staff, rangers, and the animals, i couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The food was excellent, and not to mention every person that worked at this lodge couldn’t have been nicer. I’ve never felt closer to the staff at a hotel in my entire life! Whatever and whenever we needed something, they were there for us. Our two rangers, Andrew and Louis, showed us every animal imaginable and explained everything in precise detail- ask for them if you go! We felt extremely safe while out in the middle of all the animals, and in the comfort of the resort. I would recommend Singita Ebony (and ALL Singita resorts- we also went to Singita Lebombo and had the same amazing experience) to everyone and anyone. We can’t wait to be back so soon! I don’t think you can get a better Africa experience!
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Nico558 wrote a review Apr 2021
Pretoria, South Africa
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 5 nights. A short summary ...

7* Gareth (ranger) and Martin (tracker) as well as all the staff. Any request was immediately met. Appreciate putting us close to the main area. You were all amazing!
7* Sightings and more
5* Wines and drinks
5* SPA treatments!
3* for the Food. Felt it was too fancy for the bush. Would have appreciated more South African food?
2* for the Main pool area - loungers and pool dirty
5* for the bush dinner effort, 3* for food and 0* bushtoilet - broken, dirty and poor condition.
3* Waterpressure in room was poor to zero.

BUT, the few "less than 5* issues" were overshadowed by the wonderful staff, amazing wildlife and bush. Can't wait to bring our family!!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Adrian Kaplan, General Manager at Singita Ebony Lodge
Responded 28 Apr 2021
Dear Nico, Thank you very much for your kind words and your honest constructive feedback. We truly value your comments on the areas we can improve on and have taken it on board. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience it caused during your stay. We are delighted to hear that you will be returning with your family and we trust that we will meet all of your expectations on your return. Please send our warmest regards to Anita. Thank you and regards, Claude, Marinda and the Ebony family
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Emily22283 wrote a review May 2024
Huntingtown, Maryland
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This Lodge is fantastic, we didn't want to leave! The staff were all wonderful and felt like family. The guides were all extremely knowledgeable and went out of their way to help us see all the wildlife possible during our stay. The villas are beautiful, well furnished and equipped and very private. We watched herds of elephant and cape buffalo from our deck. Food was great. This was our favorite safari lodge of our whole trip.
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Date of stay: May 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Daniel wrote a review Nov 2020
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I just wanna say thank you again to you and your whole team. We had a phenomenal stay with priceless impressions!!!
Would recommend the Lodge to anybody of my friends.
Perfect accommodation and such a lovely staff.
See you soon..
Daniel
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Adrian Kaplan, General Manager at Singita Ebony Lodge
Responded 21 Mar 2021
Dear Daniel, Thank you so much for your kind words – it was wonderful to have met you all and spend time with you. We hope that we will see you soon again. Kind regards, Claude, Marinda and the Singita Ebony team
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Ratish P asked a question Mar 2023
South Carolina1 contribution1 helpful vote
hello do you have hair dryers in you rooms? if so what watt? thank you
Jeni G asked a question Aug 2018
Dallas, Texas100 contributions5 helpful votes
What’s the best way to arrive to this property from Cape Town?
Answer from ftorres2017
Rio de Janeiro, RJ100 contributions135 helpful votes
You Can take a airplane from Joanesburg
Answer from Bridget M
20 contributions1 helpful vote
I can’t remember what exactly we did tip and the percentage to each person... However, the administrative staff at Singita were able to guide us as to what was appropriate and we gave everyone envelopes with cash. I hope that helps!
Shelby W wrote a tip Jun 2024
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I do think it is worthwhile to visit Sweni as well. I recommend the 3 nights + 3 nights package."
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karen_vanderlinde44 wrote a tip Oct 2023
Bethesda, Maryland20 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for Andrew and Louis. They were personable, fun, knowledgeable, and professional. We thoroughly enjoyed our rides with them. "
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ladydiass wrote a tip May 2023
Poland186 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I recommend to take clothes in natural colors (beige, dark green), cover shoes and worm jacket cause evenings and mornings are cold in may"
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BobFj wrote a tip Aug 2021
Kirkland, Washington68 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Suite 10, 11 & 12 are closest to the lobby but none are very far away. All have river views"
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christina d wrote a tip Dec 2019
Baltimore, Maryland3 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms are all wonderful the only difference are the views and proximity."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Singita Ebony Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Singita Ebony Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Singita Ebony Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Singita Ebony Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Singita Ebony Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Singita Ebony Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Singita Ebony Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Singita Ebony Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Singita Ebony Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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