Singita Ebony Lodge

Singita Ebony Lodge

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#12 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)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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
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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
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Complimentary toiletries
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Afrikaans

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Kruger National Park 1242 South Africa
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Arathusa Safari Lodge Airport
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Ulusaba Airport
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rotterdamerik wrote a review Nov 2014
Breda, The Netherlands
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 3 nights and wished it were more. The rooms are spacious and beautiful! You have a nice veranda with plunge pool. The food is outstanding! The game drives were all very adventurous! We saw the big five and more. We've seen many leopards! The wild dogs were the highlight for me! Best of the lodge is the wonderful staff. Everyone is nice and they make you feel right at home! They really look after you and try everything to make this trip your dream trip! We had Dave and Phanuel for the game drives and they were the best. Dave took us every time in best possible viewing points to see the animals close by and perfectly visible. Phanuel spotted all the animals and did a great job. At the lodge Vuvian took care of us and we were spoiled during the three days!! She is the best. I hope for Ebony she will never leave them. Thanks a lot for a wonderful dream stay in your beautiful lodge and if possible we will certainly return!!! Highly recommended!!!!
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Date of stay: November 2014
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Suresh B wrote a review Aug 2014
Castro Valley, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Singita Ebony Lodge, while expensive, deserves every bit of its stellar reputation. From the moment I got there till the day I left, I was blown away. I will briefly summarize below the many unique aspects of my experience which made my stay there a once in a lifetime experience. As context, I have traveled throughout Europe, Asia and South America, so its not like I haven't been to some amazing places previously. While you will see great game in other reserves/locations (we also went to Tube Tree Camp in Botswana), what makes Singita special is the overall combination of services they provide. Pls read below if you want detail.

Room
- The room has gorgeous, large canopy beds. There are private outside pools in each room. There is both an indoor AND outdoor shower. Deck with lounge chairs makes for great outdoor hanging out and viewing. Sitting room. And the room has snacks/drinks (all complementary), if one needs them (you don't - read my food overview)

Food
- The food is wonderful and plentiful. We had a combination of vegetarian, dairy-free and nut allergy issues which they happily accommodated.
- Here is the daily routine. They serve a light breakfast at 7 am (before game drive), big breakfast at 10:30 am, lunch at 1pm (we skipped because we were full), tea/snack at 3:30 pm, snack/beverage on game drive at sunset, and then dinner around 8pm
- The quality of the food is brilliant. Its a mix of local and int'l cuisine cooked by good chefs
- You actually will gain weight if you go there; it's impossible not to

Service
- The service is outstanding.
- They do all the little things from providing hot water bottle for you to put on your lap on morning game drive to providing ponchos as well
- Another example is that my son liked their cookies, so a tray of cookies w/a note for him shows up at our room
- We had a birthday on our trip, so they went out of their way to help us celebrate that
- The manger (Matt) was awesome. We left our digital camera there, and he is sending us our memory card at no cost to us.

Game Drive
- Our guide (Dylan) and tracker (Temba) were nothing short of phenomenal.
- We saw all the biggies (except lions). We saw elephants, giraffes, wildebeest, cape buffalos and hippos
- Two special highlights were seeing a rhino in a glade (unbelievable) and seeing a leopard take down a warthog (live kill)
- They were thoughtful about explaining things vs. just driving us around
- I would recommend both of them in a hearbeat

Other
- They have a workout facility --- I kid you not!
- Great Wi-Fi access for those who need to work while on vacation

Overall Uniqueness
- One night, we had dinner on the private airstrip. It was a 5-star menu and they also brought in a local village choir to sing and dance (we joined in).

I hope I can go back some day.
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Date of stay: July 2014
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Dan R wrote a review Aug 2013
New York City, New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
You simply can’t go wrong with Singita. I have been on safari a number of times and my travel companions are also experienced. All four of us loved our stay at Ebony. The only real complaint came from one of the more hardcore in the group, who said it was too posh and luxurious. To be fair, if you are someone looking to shower with buckets of water, trek through the jungle on foot and live off the land, Singita is not for you. I love that experience also, but this trip was meant to be about going on the most high end safari possible and Singita delivered across the board.

One thing I want to flag for everyone early on in this post is to take advantage of the two reserves deal Singita offers. If you stay at one of the Sabi Sands lodges (Ebony or Boulders) and one of the Kruger concession lodges (Labomba or Sweni) you get one night free (and the 20 minute Federal Air flight between the lodges is also free). I recommend doing Ebony/Boulders first and then Labomba/Sweni, because I personally feel going from the flat, desert like environment of the Sabi Sands to the lush, hilly jungle landscape of the Labomba/Sweni concession allows for the game drives to feel as though they are getting better and better as the trip goes on. Also, if you are travelling in the South African winter season (summer for those of us north of the equator), you will enjoy going from the colder Sabi Sands to the warmer temperatures at Labomba/Sweni. I should also note that I prefer doing safaris during the winter season (June/July/August) as there are practically no mosquitos.

OK, so why is Ebony so great (and be sure to check out my Sweni post)? Let’s start with the service: With the exception of Sweni, the service at Labomba was unmatched by any hotel I have ever stayed at around the world. Let me clarify that I’m not saying it is just unmatched by any safari I have been on… I’m saying unmatched by any hotel anywhere in the world. And I have stayed at all of the top places from Hotel Du Cap in Cannes to Mnemba Island in Zanzibar. The Bristol in Paris, the Hassler in Rome, the Hay Adams in D.C. could all learn a lesson from Singita (and I adore all of those hotels). I will discuss the guides and trackers later, but the hotel staff from the chef to the housekeepers and the managers all work as a team and deliver top notch, personalized service.

Secondly, let’s talk amenities: Amazing! We had a beautiful room with a separate sitting room complete with a working fireplace (to touch briefly on service, I mentioned to a staff member I was planning on building a fire after dinner and when I walked in the room the fire was already going and they left us some wine and snacks). Back to the room, the bedroom overlooks a gorgeous river and panoramic views. The bathroom is huge with a large soaking tub, excellent shower and changing rooms. Outside you have a private deck, fantastic outdoor shower, and a heated plunge pool (I went in after every game drive and each night and the temperature was always perfect). The rooms are cleverly designed so that even the outdoor space is completely private while providing breathtaking views and feeling open to nature.

Next up is the food: Delicious! The chef is wonderful and I delighted in our lunch and dinner opportunities. I’m fairly adventurous and will eat anything, so I loved the opportunity to have 5 star level entrees from local game. My girlfriend, on the other hand, is a four food groups type of person and also doesn’t like any seafood. Once again, on the service side, they presented her each night with her own menu, sans fish, with her name at the top to show it was personalized to her taste.

Let’s not kid ourselves, though, since you don’t go on safari for the food, the service, or the amenities. It is time to talk game drives… which were phenomenal. Our Guide, Andy, was simply the best guide any of the four of us ever had on over 200 combined game drives. Extremely knowledgeable, so personable that I think she might actually qualify as a close friend now, and she had an exceptional relationship with our tracker. As great as Andy is, a game drive is only as good as your tracker and we were lucky to have Kenneth. As Andy joked at one point, she has the best GPS in the world and his name is Kenneth. We were looking for an elusive group of lions that kept wandering in and out of the reserve (Lions don’t really care where a lodge’s concession ends and another begins), but on the last drive he spotted the ear of a lion easily 200 yards away poking out from behind blades of tall grass the same color and shade of the lion! Even Andy was a bit taken aback as she gathered her excitement and said, “Nice catch Ken.”

The reserve is great and we saw a huge male lion, three cheetahs having a sun down snack, elephants galore, rhino, zebra, giraffes, a massive herd of cape buffalo, a quick glimpse of a leopard (although 2 people we were with got to see it just relaxing on the side of the road for a long time), Hippos, and of course lots of monkeys and different types of antelope.

The downside to the reserve is that, with the exception of the cape buffalo, we did not see massive herds of game the way we have on some other game drives in other parts of South and East Africa (but going to Sweni during the same trip will make up for it). I noticed at least one Trip Advisor poster commented that the game is better at other Sabi Sands reserves and I don’t really buy that. The fences are down and the days of one reserve having more than a reserve next door are gone. My experience is that Sabi Sands just doesn’t have the massive herds you get deeper into Kruger and with the fences down sometimes a lot of the game is on your reserve, sometimes it is next door, and other times it is spread out everywhere. Overall that is a good thing (is it really a game drive if the reserve is fenced in and you can simply cover the mileage until you see the Big 5?) for both us wannabe safari adventurers and, more importantly, these majestic animals that are running out of natural habitat. Every game drive experience is unique and that is half the fun!

I also noticed some on tripadvisor commenting that there are too many vehicles. We did not notice this at all. Singita enforces a strict 3 land rover policy per sighting. We also rarely were with any other vehicles while searching, but if we came upon something like a lion we would radio it in and one or two other vehicles might come. They also have a reciprocity agreement with two bordering reserves so that if there is major game they can cross over, but no more than 2 vehicles per day and the same 3 vehicle per sighting exists between all of the reserves.

Overall, Singita Ebony (and its neighbor, Boulders) is a perfect place for a luxury safari. We loved every second of it and we will be back the next time we want that luxury safari (but probably not until we do some serious gorilla trekking in Rwanda)!
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Date of stay: July 2013
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scmpsc wrote a review May 2012
Charleston, South Carolina
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I were lucky enough to spend 3 nights at Singita Ebony Lodge, in late March this year. What an experience!

I always enjoy planning vacations, usually without the help of travel agencies. Tripadvisor makes that an enjoyable chore. But, I quickly realized that planning a safari is complex due to the number of options. Also, realizing that a safari is expensive, I wanted to make my $ go as far as possible.

During my search I ran across Icon Expeditions out of Cape Town and was actually talking to them about Londolozi. I was told that Londolozi would be an excellent choice. I asked the Icon agent where she would go if she had one opportunity to go on safari. Without hesitation she recommended Singita. In looking at the expense of the trip, I ended up justifying Singita by telling myself it would probably be my 1st and only safari so why not splurge and make it special.
My wife and I have been fortunate enough to stay in many fine location around the world, but Singita Ebony is by a good margin the best travel experience of our lives!

We chose Singita Ebony over Singita Boulders, because Boulders was booked. For us that was a good thing, because Ebony has more of a traditional African flavor which we loved. We had lunch at Boulders and toured that properly one afternoon. We found it the be equal in quality, but more contemporary.

Our freestanding bungalo was amazing!!!! On our 1st afternoon, I was relaxing in our private plunge pool when I noticed a hippo in the river below our unit! A little while later I was sitting on the porch when a monkey appeared beside me and just sat there for a while before jumping to a tree off the porch! Africa is amazing!

The highlight of our trip though had to be game viewing trips. Marc was our ranger and he was fantastic. We went on 6 drives and saw the Big 5 by the end of our 2nd drive. We saw 10 or 11 lions, 3 leopards(even one dining on an Impala in a tree!), several hippos, rhinos, elephants, giraffe, cape buffalo, and many more. We basically saw every animal we came to see, and many we never knew about.

Marc took my wife and I on a walking safari one afternoon. The next day he even took me on a mountain bike safari. Wow, it's a different experience to be on the ground with the animals. I always felt safe as Marc carried a rifle at all times. Many thanks to Marc! After the bike trip,when I returned to the lodge, he even arranged for me to be greeted with a cold Castle beer and ice cold towel!

Marc also treated us too a great star gazing opportunity one evening. I cannot imagine a better ranger.

The food was also incredible! We had 2 boma style dinners and 1 in the lodge. The food preparation and selections were beyond my expectations. From steak and seafood to wild game, the choices were amazing. The chef also goes out of her way to make your stay special.

Before dinner one night we had a private wine tasting with the staff expert who was truly an expert in wines. We then had our favorite wines, from the tasting, with dinner!

Hazel was our personal staff member while at Singita and she was very attentive and became a friend.

I cannot speak highly enough of the wonderful staff and total experience at Singita. This is an expensive vacation, but well worth it considering everything that's included. We thought this was a once in a lifetime experience, but we will be back!!!
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Date of stay: March 2012
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stintino55 wrote a review Mar 2011
nyc
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 2 nights at Singita Sweni and 3 nights at Singita Ebony this past December. Both were divine, although I definitely thought Ebony was a slightly more impressive property. I was glad to stay at two different places, though I didn't love flying in the tiny plane for the transfer haha.
I like that Ebony is inspired by old hunting lodges-- the one issue with these super high end safaris is that you can lose sight of the safari tradition amidst all the luxury.
I think the most important thing to say about Singita is that you simply will not regret the splurge. They take such good care of you and the setting is so lovely that it all takes on an almost dreamlike quality. And I do miss it.
Frankly you could take away all the spoling, and the fact that I saw hippos from my balcony at both lodges would have been enough for me.
The safari drives are the most important part of the experience, and these did not disappoint. We were there in December which is not meant to be optimal viewing time, but we saw so many animals! And the plus was the bushveld was lush and gorgeous.
It rained a day and a half when we were at Ebony, but we went out anyway (they give you panchos and can attach a roof to the open air vehicles), and still saw animals.
One bummer is that when it does rain certain parts of the property are inaccessible (we were never able to see a whole section of the property because the river never got low enough). But again, it certainly did not prevent us from having close encounters with lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, rhino, etc.
Being there in early December also turned out to be a plus- both lodges were sparsely populated and we never had to share a vehicle at Sweni and only once at Ebony. This isnt something they would guarantee you, but it sure was a nice bonus.
We also one day did the extra side trip to Justicia, a nearby village where many of the lodge staff live or grow up. It's a quick visit and a little forced, but I was so glad we did it. You are so pampered on these safaris and it was really meaningful to see how real Africans are living there. The lodge will tell you not to bring money because they don't want you to feel obligated to tip, but I highly recommend bringing some money and tipping the singers, dancers, etc who will perform for you. It is nice that Singita is trying to protect its guests from being hit up for money but once you are there, trust me you will not mind helping the lovely people you meet there.
Singita was an amazing experience that I refuse to describe as once in a lifetime because I intend to return!
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Date of stay: December 2010
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LB8001 wrote a review Sept 2009
Kirkland, Washington
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Singita Ebony is as good as advertised - wonderfully comfortable luxury, professional, classy, fun staff, and the animals come out to see you just as you hope they will.

Rooms are like apartments (all you fans of great bathrooms should definitely come here!), with high-end comfortable touches, antiques, and wonderful private pools with comfy chaises and chairs to hang out on.

The staff took my solo traveler concerrns to heart and I did some private game drives, which turned out to be the perfect safari solution for me. Also did several game walks - loved those, as the exercise, intimacy with the animals and learning about footprints, animal behavior, etc was wonderful. Grant and Nicky, my two rangers, could not have been any better - and Johnson, the tracker, was amazing. Saw rhinos (including a baby), many elephants (and several youngsters), lions, a stunning cheetah, leopards (and two cubs), giraffe, zebras, baboons, hippos, a hyena, wildebeest, many fun birds, and all the impala/waterbuks/xudu you could ask for.

Lovely spa with many treatment options. Outstanding food and great fun for wine lovers - I had some awesome South African wines that I'll definite seek out again. And a wonderful shop with a wide selection of options (and a leopard sighting as I was leaving it)

Weather was hot during the days but lovely and cool at night and for the morning drives.

It's already been said but this place deserves all its accolades - it's seriously wonderful. I met several guests who keep coming back and who, having been once, were already planning to bring families back with them.
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Date of stay: September 2009
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GlobalTravelAussie wrote a review Mar 2020
New York City, New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Exceptional quality architecture and vibe, fine dining food (in abundance - they feed you constantly) and impeccable service.
Their tours are exceptional and the ultimate luxury way to experience Africa
At the time of writing I have visited 5 lodges over 5 years and would love to visit them all!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from SingitaTraveller, Manager at Singita Ebony Lodge
Responded 21 May 2020
Another 10 years and you would've visited all our lodges! We can't wait to have you back. Thank you for your review and mentioning some of the features that mean the most to us too. Until next time, take care! Kenny Smith Lodge Manager - Singita Ebony Lodge
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Per H wrote a review Nov 2018
Stockholm, Sweden
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Went ro Singita Ebony with my family incl 2 kids 13 and 15. We were completely spoiled by the staff. Gameviewing was amazing. Kudos to the entire Singita team. I have been at safaris all my life, but this place is by far the best.

And the photo was taken with my iPhone... imagine how close we were!
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from SingitaTraveller, General Manager at Singita Ebony Lodge
Responded 10 Jan 2019
Dear Per H, Thank you for you review and kind words. It's delightful to hear our team treated you and your family so well. Thank you for sharing your photo - it's always lovely to see lions. Hope to see you return. Regards, Chantelle Maritz. Lodge Manager - Singita Ebony Lodge
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Johnbrockelsby wrote a review Dec 2017
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The service at the Singita lodges was possibly the best service I have ever received at any hotel. Every part of the trip was way above expectations. This was a once in a lifetime trip for me and it didn't disappoint. The staff were all over the top with their service. It is not inexpensive but it was worth every penny. Thanks Singita for such a memorable experience.
Johnny B
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Response from SingitaTraveller, General Manager at Singita Ebony Lodge
Responded 26 Feb 2018
We appreciate your wonderful review. It’s always special to hear the trip and stay was so impactful. Hope you had a great festive season and trust you will return to Africa in the not too distant future. Regards Chantelle Maritz Lodge Manager - Singita Ebony Lodge
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Deborah T wrote a review Aug 2016
Chicago, Illinois
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Where do I begin? Singita Ebony Lodge is spectacular in every way.

We were greeted at the airstrip with a refreshing drink and warm smiles by our guide (Johan) and our tracker (Vusi). The greeting at the lodge was equally pleasant with introductions and a refreshing drink by the very friendly Robyn and the guest services staff followed by a short walk to our suite, number 10 to settle in.

Oh my goodness! The suite was absolutely beautiful. I had very high expectations and they were exceeded. There's a gorgeous four poster bed with mosquito netting, a plunge pool on the multiple level terrace and spectacular views of the river and surrounding area. There's an outdoor shower that you must try. Of course there is one inside too. The room is multi-level where you have a seating area with a great selection of drinks/snacks and a spacious dressing room. The African room decor was wonderful. A nice feature ... There is a light sensor near the toilet that is very handy in the dark at night. The room lighting at night when you return from dinner is so romantic. I mentioned that the pool seemed kinda cool and they turned the heater on for us for our stay.

Breakfast, lunch and sometimes dinner are served on the multiple level terrace overlooking the river. Choices for breakfast and lunch were great. The breakfast breads were awesome. You're entertained by monkeys who will steal your breakfast if you're not careful. The staff take turns using sling shots with pebbles to scare them away. A monkey watched while I ate a banana one morning before our game drive and he came and stole all of the bananas that were left. I must admit though, I was a bit of a tease. 😎 Service is exceptional at all meals and throughout our stay.
One evening there was a BOMA (BBQ) followed by some very nice entertainment by the multi-talented staff. We had great cocktails, the opportunity to socialize with other guests and a great dinner in the company of our guide Johan. It was a wonderful evening. On another occasion there was as a great surprise BBQ dinner immediately following the evening game drive. For those of you reading this who are going to Singita Ebony I won't say where they have the BBQ so as not to spoil your surprise. We also had an exceptional meal in the inside dining room with some great wine.

A special touch at Singita is the "butler" that's assigned to you during your stay. The same person graciously serves you at all your meals. We had Shadrack. He is so sweet! On our last morning we invited him, Johan and Vusi to have breakfast with us. Shadrack was just too shy to join us even though we did make sure it was okay with guest services.

The Singita Boutique & Gallery is exceptional. We arranged to go shopping, a short drive from the lodge. It's like an African Art Gallery! I bought lots of items and had them shipped home. Worth a visit.

We also did the excursion to a nearby village. We made six stops including the school. At each stop we were entertained by the villagers and the school children sang for us. Really worth it!

I have saved one of the best parts for last... The twice daily game drives. Oh My Goodness!!! We saw everything.... Leopards, lions, giraffes, zebra, elephants, rhinos, mangoose, a rare serval, hippos, hyena, Cape buffalo, baboons, eagles, all kinds of birds, etc... We absolutely loved it. Johan and Vusi were amazing and fun to be with. Johan was just short of twenty years with Singita so we relished in his vast guiding experience. We were so lucky to have him and Vusi to take care of us during our stay. They really get to know you so when it's time for the awesome Sundowner experiences each evening during our game drive they were prepared to offer us those special cocktails to our liking.

It was sad to say goodbye to everyone at Singita Ebony but we have such incredible memories that will last a lifetime!
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Date of stay: April 2016
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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
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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 02 Jun
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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singita ebony hotel sabi sand game reserve
LOCATION
South AfricaKruger National ParkSabi Sand Game Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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