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Singita Ebony Lodge Re-Established As ‘Grande Dame’ Of the Safari CircuitBy Singita
Singita Game Reserves has re-opened flagship Singita Ebony Lodge in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, after a recent refresh and décor update to re-establish it as the authentic ‘grand dame’ of the safari circuit.
The first ever lodge in the Singita stable of nine individually designed lodges - each with its own signature look and character - Singita Ebony reflects an unmatched heritage and history.Designed by Cécile & Boyd’s, Singita Ebony was opened in 1993 on the site of the Lewis Bush Camp, one of the original, privately owned camps in the Sabi Sand. It was the first of its kind as a ‘designer safari lodge’, taking its inspiration from the colonial style and charm of a country home - complete with treasured antiques, original works of art, deep, vibrant colours and textured layers of linens and floral fabrics reflecting English heritage - combined with the rusticity of Africa and a sense of the natural environment.
Remaining true to this style, freshly painted with newly landscaped gardens, today Singita Ebony presents a unique, distinct finesse and classic charm - a feast for the senses as a lovingly groomed, bespoke country house for the discerning traveller.
With a breathtaking setting on the banks of the Sand River, Singita Ebony comprises 12 secluded suites. These include family suites to accommodate groups of friends, as well as families travelling with children. Singita itineraries are tailor-made to guarantee privacy with activities that will delight and surprise guests of all ages in different ways every day, making full use of the game-rich wilderness environment.
A new family-friendly product, the Singita Ebony Lewis Suites, which were part of the original lodge, have been priced lower than the other suites as they are positioned nearest to the main lodge. These two suites are joined by a common wall, and are the closest resemblance to the original Lewis homestead on the property.
With a signature design that is a romantic mix of European style and collectibles and African design and artifacts, all suites boast modern conveniences, including a private heated plunge pool and game viewing deck. The main lodge offers extensive indoor and outdoor living and dining areas with unobstructed views over the river and bush, a boma, as well as a superb wine cellar, spa and gymnasium.
The family-owned, 44 500 acre (18 000ha) Singita Sabi Sand private concession spreads across classic bushveld landscape inhabited by a proliferation of ‘Big 5’ game – buffalo, lion, elephant and rhino, as well as leopard, which the area is known for in particular. Offering the ultimate in safari luxury and an unsurpassed game viewing experience, the range of outdoor activities includes game drives, guided bush walks, mountain biking, fishing or archery. Guests may visit the Singita Wine Boutique and Shop; indulge in Singita’s gourmet food and wine experience; or simply relax and inhale the majestic natural environment.
Current promotional offers include Embracing Ebony where guests booking a minimum of 3 nights receive 50% discount off the third night. All-inclusive rates: from R11875 per person sharing per night; Lewis Suites R8 910 per person sharing per night; and all children 18 and under enjoy a 50% discount.