Singita Ebony Lodge
The founding lodge of the Singita brand, Ebony has a beautiful setting in the cool shade of huge ebony trees on the bank of the Sand River. Singita is known the world over for its luxurious lodges, and the exceptional care taken of each guest during their stay. As for the location, few places can match the game intensity found in the Sabi Sands – this is without doubt one of the best reserves to see the Africa’s Big 5.
The original Singita Ebony has been completely redesigned, and the new lodge combines tented camp and bush lodge style. The 12 thatched suites are light and airy, with a mix of stone and canvas walls, while the front of each suite is floor-to-ceiling glass. Egyptian linen, African throws, antiques and modern luxuries create a homely, lived-in feel. For chilly evenings there’s a dual-sided open fireplace, and out on your deck is a heated plunge pool.
Set off through big cat country on morning and afternoon game drives led by Singita’s exceptional guides. Between drives there’s plenty of time to relax in your suite or on one of the comfortable decks, keeping an eye out for elephant and other wildlife at the river below. In the evenings dinners are served in the boma under the stars, your meal accompanied by a bottle of wine from the extensive cellar which includes some of Africa’s most sought-after reserve wines.