Singita – Ebony
With a rich heritage that blends an eclectic, romantic mix of European collectables and antiques, African artefacts, historical books and photographs; Singita Ebony Lodge welcomes visitors to unwind in an ambience that typifies the much-loved home of a seasoned traveller.
This is where it all started, back in 1993, when this lodge opened its doors as Singita’s flagship property. Today, it stands steadfast amongst enormous trees on the banks of the Sand River in the Singita Sabi Sand reserve – an area fondly known as ‘Big Cat Country’.
Singita Ebony Lodge may be described as one of the finest lodges in the world, but its essence evokes a feeling of familiarity. With the stylish character of a bespoke northern hemisphere home, the influences of English countryside florals mix beautifully with the bold colours of Africa. The vivid green shades of the bush-veld, the earthy tones of the riverbed, the deep ochre of the sunset, the fiery-tinged reds of the exotic plants and multiple hues of the trees that fringe the lodge are reflected throughout.
This is the idyllic rendezvous and retreat from the outside world in which to enjoy precious hours of quietude. In between game drives, lavish meals and a variety of activities, lies a great opportunity for some real rest and reflection.
Most days, as they relax on the deck of the dining area that seemingly hovers above the river, guests are rewarded with spotting a variety of large and small animals prior to setting off on a time-honoured safari in an open Land Rover.
Here, evenings take on a magic of their own and the senses are honed to absorb every moment of this genuine adventure. Outside each room on a private deck, guests can soak in the nocturnal sounds and scents of nature and take a dip in the plunge pool to cool down after a hot day in the African bush.