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#17 of 40 Specialty lodging in Sabi Sand Game Reserve
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5.0
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4.7
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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center 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
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Sun deck
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First aid kit
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Clothes rack
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Chris Alheit wrote a review Apr 2022
Onrus, South Africa1 contribution
We stayed at Ebony lodge in April for four nights with our three young kids. It's impossible for me to imagine another place where wilderness and hospitality hold hands so perfectly. The setting is glorious. The lodge overlooks the Sand River with it's abundant wildlife. It's large outdoor wooden decks are framed and shaded by ancient ebony trees on both sides. The rooms are massive and very finely appointed. Every detail has been considered and executed perfectly. The staff are a joy, the food is sublime. They have an excellent cellar full of carefully selected and matured wines (plus a Sommelier to help you), as well as other treats; fine brandies, great cigars, you name it. The three people appointed to us: Johan, Lawrence and Vivian were absolutely outstanding in their roles. The daily game drives were unreal. I still miss them. Our guide (Johan) and tracker (Lawrence) where so knowledgeable and so great with our kids. We had multiple sightings of Leopard, Lion, Rhino, Elephant, Buffalo, Waterbuck, Kudu, Cheetah, birds galore, massive trees even more. Unforgettable!! Thank you Singita!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded Apr 17, 2022
Dear Chris, Thank you so much for your beautiful message – it was a privilege to have hosted you & your family at Singita Ebony Lodge. We really hope that we will see you all again very soon. The entire Singita Ebony family are sending you our warmest wishes and thanks. Kind regards, Jason
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BobFj wrote a review Aug 2021
Kirkland, Washington70 contributions16 helpful votes
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Singita Ebony's 12 uber-luxury suites with gourmet food, resplendent furnishings, hunting lodge styling, with a definitely modern approach to health and wellness, surround you with luxury. The standalone suites feature old world touches, netted beds with superbly soft linens, large shower and tub inside, huge outdoor shower with a massive plunge pool, plus patio lounge chairs, yoga mats, exercise programs and wild game passing by below us! But the absolute best feature going (besides the fabulous morning and evening game drives) is the ensuite real wood fireplace with tons of wood which kept us toasty-warm while having nightcaps and then sleeping in real luxury. Singita's Ebony and Boulders Camps are normally jammed with Americans like us. But because Americans want to travel but are afraid ... we had almost the entire lodge to ourselves. The only hurtle was getting Delta Air Lines a Covid-Negative test within 72-hours of departure and filling out an Attestation Form for South African Immigration saying we were Covid-Negative. On the way back to the USA, the Camp Manager arranged a Covid test with results delivered by email within a day and only your airline cares about that. This was no different than going to Hawaii, just far friendlier! DON'T BE RELUCTANT because the lodges have availability today!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Suite 10, 11 & 12 are closest to the lobby but none are very far away. All have river views
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Nico558 wrote a review Apr 2021
Pretoria, South Africa811 contributions292 helpful votes
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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: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Apr 28, 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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Robyn Watkins wrote a review Mar 2021
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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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Responded Mar 21, 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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Daniel wrote a review Nov 2020
Cape Town, South Africa6 contributions2 helpful votes
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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Responded Mar 21, 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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Bernice B wrote a review Oct 2020
Paarl, South Africa250 contributions194 helpful votes
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
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Responded Oct 28, 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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GlobalTravelAussie wrote a review Mar 2020
New York City, New York7 contributions18 helpful votes
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 May 21, 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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Audio212 wrote a review Jan 2020
New York City, New York114 contributions39 helpful votes
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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: Traveled with family
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Responded May 21, 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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christina d wrote a review Dec 2019
Baltimore, Maryland4 contributions36 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: The rooms are all wonderful the only difference are the views and proximity.
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Response from SingitaTraveller, Manager at Singita Ebony Lodge
Responded May 21, 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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Kelli D wrote a review Nov 2019
Bellevue, Washington102 contributions55 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from SingitaTraveller, Manager at Singita Ebony Lodge
Responded May 21, 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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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.
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Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center 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 inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.