Singita Ebony Lodge

Singita Sabi Sand Reserve, South Africa

Why we love it

Singita unveiled a complete re-design of its original lodge, Singita Ebony, in South Africa in July 2015. Singita Ebony is where the Singita story began twenty-two years ago on land owned by Singita founder, Luke Bailes. Situated over the Sabi Sand River, Singita Ebony Lodge is already considered one of Africa’s most iconic lodges and was revolutionary in its pioneering approach to the modern luxury safari experience. The new Ebony Lodge, takes safari design and style to a new level altogether as it has been transformed by leading South African designers Cecile & Boyd.

Singita Ebony Lodge comprises 12 suites, each with its own private plunge pool. Interiors feature curated still-life collections of antiques and artefacts, as well as vintage campaign furniture from the Bailes family collection. Materials like wood, iron, steel and aged bonze hark back to the 19th century, along with oversized sepia photography, glamorous leopard and zebra print upholstery that complements bold graphic tribal patterned murals. Internal and external walls have been replaced by canvas and glass to create safari tent-style suites to maximise views and space.

The entire front wall of each suite between the bedroom and the veranda is made of glass allowing light to flood in. Outdoor pavilion decks – ideal for dining and relaxing – are suspended above the river banks as if hanging from the trees. A beautiful marble and cast iron table is the furniture centrepiece for this concept – it is a traveller’s desk with smart tools, a private dining room table for entertaining or a bar to enjoy an evening gin & tonic in one. Replacing animal skins, Singita Ebony Lodge features printed animal patterns on textured fabric to help attune guests to their surroundings and ensure the message is about conservation rather than man conquering animals or subduing nature.


Tom Rutherford, General Manager of Singita Sabi Sand

Phone: +27 21 683 3424



The Singita Ebony Lodge Villa

Nightly rate: From $13,000 per night

The Villa comprises the two Family Suites with access to an additional private lounge, swimming pool and deck area, which connects these two individual suites. Ebony Villa includes a private guide and vehicle, chef, host and banakeli (personal waiter). There is a private entrance and boma, so small groups searching for complete seclusion will be at ease. The Ebony Villa is suited to up to four adults and four children under 12 years, or up to six adults and teenagers.


Singita Ebony Spa

The spa at Singita Ebony Lodge offers a holistic and healing approach to treatments, allowing therapists to treat each guest with the individual attention they deserve. The spa menu has been created to complement the beauty and tranquility of the wilderness, and all treatments incorporate that peace and vibrant energy to revitalize and nourish guests.

All skin care treatments are performed in the tranquility of the Spa therapy rooms using Dermalogica products, which are naturally fragranced and suitable for both men and women. Body treatments such as massage, polishing scrubs and nourishing masks can be enjoyed in the comfort of guest suites, out on a private deck or at the spa where guests can listen to the sounds of the local wildlife and soak up the stunning views over the Sabi Sand.

Phone: +27 (0) 21 683 3424


Signature treatments: Ndzi Lorhe Africa “I Dreamed of Africa” – Discover the miracle of Africa with this indulgent African body ritual. The journey begins with a full body exfoliation, followed by a soothing body wrap and finishes with our unique Inkaba balancing full body massage. This treatment is pure luxury and rejuvenation in a purely African style. Monkey oranges, part of the calabash family, are a round fruit indigenous to this area that hardens when dried. These dried fruits are used as massage “tools” to ease tension and release pressure points, as well as glided over the body for utter relaxation and stress relief.


Singita Ebony Lodge

Singita Sabi Sand Reserve

South Africa



Elite Traveler Tip
Singita have one of the largest and most influential collections of South African wine, with a cellar of premium wine and exclusive labels to try. Request a wine tasting with their team of expert in-house sommeliers.