SINGITA EBONY LODGE
As the original Singita lodge, Ebony stands steadfast amongst enormous trees on the banks of the Sand River in the heart of South Africa’s ‘big cat country.’
The lodge takes safari design and style to a new level with a fresh and contemporary interpretation of the classic safari lodge, combining tented camp and bush lodge style. Guests are immersed in nature with huge open spaces and interiors inspired by a combination of local tribal culture and the animal kingdom.
The new Singita Ebony Lodge, located on the Sand River, is a fresh and contemporary interpretation of the classic safari lodge, combining tented camp and bush lodge style. Inspired by the romance and adventure of tented camps, explorers’ abodes and campaign furniture, Ebony’s interiors are enhanced by the lustre of well-polished ebony and mahogany woods and natural fibres in cool tones.
All this is brought to life by the rich, golden glow of old brass, hand-woven baskets, traditional khaki and beige tent canvas and exposed thatch.
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 Internal and external walls have been replaced by canvas and glass to create safari tent-style suites to maximise views and space.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.
8 x Suites ideal for singles and couples travelling together. One inter-leading unit is available for groups travelling together.
2 x Lewis Suites ideal for families with teenage children. The suites are right next to each other and within close proximity to the main lodge area.
2 x Family Suites ideal for families with small children. The family suites include an en-suite master bedroom and an en-suite twin bedroom as well as a dining and lounge veranda area with a stone fireplace, and a private viewing deck with heated plunge pool.
1 x 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 will 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.
Note: Children of all ages are welcome.
A large swimmingpool is available in the main lodge area but you can also go to the relaxing spa or work out in the gym. In the library of the main lodge, you can relax and watch some tv or make use of the WIFI access. For wine connoisseurs, there is an impressive premier wine boutique and for those interested in art, there is an Boutique & Gallery.
The most importantactivities that can be done at the Singita Ebony Lodge are of course the popular game drives. During these game drives you will be accompanied by professional guides and trackers. They will provide you with all the necessary information and will lead you to the amazing wildlife. These game drives will take place during the day and at night. You will be together with a maximum of six guests in a fast and safe Land Rover.
Another activity isthe so called ‘stargazing safari’ which means that you will enjoy the sparkling starts while looking up. Because there is no light pollution in this area, you can enjoy the true paradise you are in. You can also enjoy guided safari walks which will be led by a professional guide and a tracker. During these exciting walks, you will track animals and will experience the wonderful African wilderness. For more active visitors, mountain biking can be done. You will cycle on your mountain bike through the rugged landscape with a guide and tracker