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Singita - one of my most favourite travel brands in the world

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 09 Mar 2020
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!
Date of stay: January 2020
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SingitaTraveller, Manager at Singita Ebony Lodge, responded to this review
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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Reviewed 20 January 2020 via mobile

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+.

Date of stay: December 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
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SingitaTraveller, Manager at Singita Ebony Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Reviewed 24 December 2019

I have traveled around the globe and I'm fortunate to have stayed in the best places. Hands down Singita Ebony Lodge blew me away. The service, the decor, the food and the safari excursions are exceptional. I travelled with my partner who is not even interested in wildlife and he wants to book again for next year simply because the lodge is that special. It is all inclusive (obviously it is no bargain), but the food and drink are absolutely the most upscale and it's unlimited. The amenities are superb. The rooms are stocked with every type of libation you could possibly desire. The toiletries they provide are heavenly and there is complimentary laundry service. Your clothes are returned looking better than the best Park Ave. cleaner. If you can afford this place it is an absolute no brainer and you will have the experience of a life time. Paul was my safari guide and he was the best. Guy is an excellent host and Linette is your mother away from home.

Room tip: The rooms are all wonderful the only difference are the views and proximity.
Date of stay: December 2019
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SingitaTraveller, Manager at Singita Ebony Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2020

Hi Christina

Thank you so much! Receiving these kinds of compliments from a seasoned traveler like yourself really humbles us. I know Paul, Guy, Mama Linneth and the laundry team will be so happy to get this feedback, and remind them of the time you all shared. The African bush has a magical spirit, one that changes us all into bush people. We look forward to hosting you at Ebony Lodge or any of our other Singita lodges around Africa on your next visit.

Regards,
Kenny Smith
Lodge Manager - Singita Ebony Lodge

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Reviewed 12 November 2019 via mobile

From the moment we walked onto the property we were cherished. The room, the bed, the deck, the plunge pool...just wow! The food and service were impeccable and never pretentious. Our guide Coleman and tracker Tembo were fun and learned “camp counselors”. They greeted us every morning and evening and came to the airstrip to send us off. We felt the love for what they do. We were the beneficiaries of that love. We will always be grateful for the memory and experience of a lifetime.

Date of stay: September 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SingitaTraveller, Manager at Singita Ebony Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2020

It was an honour to welcome you to our little slice of heaven and we are thrilled that you loved every aspect of your stay with us.

Coleman and Themba are two peas in a pod and their amazing chemistry shows on game drives. The love that one gets for the bush is infectious and when you get to share that with people who will also cherish it, it is a great honour.

Keep that love strong and keep the memories front and centre, until next time.

Regards,
Kenny Smith
Lodge Manager - Singita Ebony Lodge

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Reviewed 7 November 2019

This is by all accounts one of the very best safari lodges in Africa. The location inside Singita private wildlife area, just outside the Kruger Park is a guarantee for fantastic wildlife sightings. Every day, early morning and evening, offers spectacular trips with knowledgeable and experienced guides who without fail take you to the places where the action is. The lodge offers an incredible ambience, with great comfort, wonderful food and the best wines South Africa can offer.

Date of stay: October 2019
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SingitaTraveller, Manager at Singita Ebony Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2020

Thank you so much for the kind words describing our home. Being in the bush is a profound experience and we are delighted that your guides ensured you got in on all the action during your stay with us.

I will pass the great compliments to the entire lodge, kitchen and sommelier team. They will really appreciate riding your review. And we will keep the wines at perfect temperature for your next visit!

Regards,
Kenny Smith
Lodge Manager - Singita Ebony Lodge

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Reviewed 3 September 2019

One of the most exquisite stays I have experienced. The tents are impeccably designed. The service is flawless from the moment to step in to the moment you catch your return flight from the private airstrip. My guide Marc was always bubbling with energy and he took my on many short game drives than was on the official program! I saw all of big five within the first two game drives, but the highlight was being super close to a cheetah and being able to spend about half an hour studying him! The unforgettable experience that topped everything was the interruption of our a fresco lunch by a leopard and her cub, who took over the entire lunch pavilion for about twenty minutes, while we slowly moved into the safety of the lounge and observed them play!

Date of stay: October 2018
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SingitaTraveller, General Manager at Singita Ebony Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2019

Dear datamusing,

Coming to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve is an incredible experience. The viewings you mentioned are some that seasoned safari goers never get to see.

Marc is an amazing guide and has a great bank of knowledge - his personality will always leave you with amazing memories of days spent in the bush. We are so thrilled that you saw so much and enjoyed so much of the lodge and your surroundings. Lunch and a show is definitely a highlight for anyone!

Regards,
Kenny Smith.
Lodge Manager - Singita Ebony Lodge

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