Singita Ebony is the first and most dearly loved lodge of owner Luke Bailes. Built in 1993, Ebony Lodge sits perched on the banks of the Sand River, set between the magical Ebony trees after which it is named. The setting allows for enchanted views down into the Sand riverbed and across onto the rolling flood plains. Singita means “place of miracles” in the local Shangaan language. This translation epitomises the Singita experience which delivers the ultimate luxury safari experience whilst ensuring minimal impact on the local environment.
The Ebony idyllic setting
Set in the infamous 66 000 hectare Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve adjacent and open to the world renowned Kruger National Park, Singita Ebony is a gentle blend of down-to-earth African textures and richer European colours. The lodge comprises just ten private suites and two family suites spread out quietly along the Sand River to ensure unique and secluded views. En-suite bathrooms, open fireplaces, heated plunge pools, in-door and outdoor showers and expansive decks are all complimented by the dreamlike view each is afforded. The family suites also include an extra bedroom, lounge and dining room which make them perfect for family luxury safaris.
Legendary game viewing
Yet the real magic actually happens away from your luxury suite. Game drives with experienced game rangers and trackers depart at dusk and dawn during which time the animals are most active. The ranger and tracking teams work together over radio communications to try and find the elusive, wild animals which has made the Sabi Sands Private Reserve so famous. This combination of experienced rangers and Singita’s high game density ensure an incredible safari experience which almost guarantees seeing the much vaunted Big 5.
Extra activities such as mountain biking, guided walks, fishing and archery will keep you as busy as you desire although most will happily retreat to the lap of luxury of their private suites for a well-earned snooze in the heat of the day or perhaps a relaxing Bush Spa.
African evening bliss
The evening game drive will usher in the spectacular African stars and a return to the Singita Ebony deck or camp side fires. More perfect a setting could not be imaginable for the evenings mouth-watering African cuisine, expertly paired with exclusive South African wines by the in-house sommelier.
Singita Ebony is a Luxury African Safari that we all dream of but will most likely never experience. Iconic Africa enjoys a long standing relationship with the Singita team which allows us fantastic rates. Simply contact one of our African safari experts and begin your journey to Africa with us.