Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Kruger National Park
The award-winning Singita group operates 12 lodges and camps in five regions across three countries in Africa. Singita Ebony, on the banks of the Sand River in the Sabi Sand Reserve, is their original, and the grande dame of the group.
Opulent and old-school, with deep armchairs and crystal glasses, and littered with treasured family books, photographs and antiques, Singita Ebony was designed to be a home and retains a colonial feel and a real sense of timelessness. Service is highly personalised and the team wants each guest to take away their own tailored and individual memories at the end of their safari experience.
All twelve suites – two of which are two-bedroom and thus ideal for families – have their own private plunge pool. Rooms are extremely spacious, and furnishings are bold and brightly coloured.
There is a swimming pool, Bush Spa and gym facilities at the Main Lodge.
Singita Ebony’s chef provides food that is homely and uncomplicated, complemented by Singita’s extensive and award-winning wine list.
Just over six hours by road from Johannesburg, South Africa, or one hour by air to Singita airstrip, the privately owned Singita Sabi Sand game reserve spans more than 45,000 acres and is famed for its big cats, particularly leopard. Sightings from the lodge itself are not uncommon.
Singita Ebony is very family-friendly, although do note that this is a malarial area. The lodge’s ‘Mini Rangers’ Course’ rewards young explorers with a certificate at the end of a programme of activities including butterfly capture and release, animal tracking, astronomy and bush survival.
Singita Ebony Lodge Information
- Location:Sabi Sand Game Reserve. A 90-minute flight from Johannesburg to Sabi Sands.
- Accommodation: 2 x 2-bedroom family suites (2 adults and 2 children), 8 x 1-bedroom suites (Ebony Lodge Suites), 2 x 1-bedroom suites (Ebony Lewis Suites).
- Facilities: Spa, gym, private plunge pool for each suite, main swimming pool, Singita Boutique & Gallery, Premier Wine Boutique, library.
- Activities: Game drives, guided bush walks, village community tours, mountain biking, fishing, stargazing safaris, archery, swimming.
- Weather: All year round, rainy season from December to February. May to August is peak safari season; land is dry and animals congregate around water sources.
- Children: Children of all ages are welcome. In the interest of safety, participation of children in any game activities (drives/walks/bike rides) is at the discretion of their guide.