Property Profile: Singita Ebony Lodge

May 10, 2013  By: Gretchen

Guess where Jenny awoke this morning in South Africa? Singita’s Ebony Lodge! This lodge has something to offer everyone, and is well suited for everyone from honeymooners to families (there are lots of children’s activities on offer – call us for details). We can’t wait to hear about Jenny’s stay, but in the meantime, we’d like to introduce you to the lodge and all of its activities.

As the original Singita lodge, Ebony stands among enormous trees on the banks of the Sand River in the heart of South Africa’s ‘big cat country.’ A blend of European heritage and African boldness welcomes visitors with the down-to-earth warmth of a much-loved family home. Spacious interiors are styled with a varied mix of rich colors, and inviting textures and layers, making Singita Ebony Lodge an idyllic retreat.

The lodge comprises just 12 secluded suites, each of which are the epitome of elegant comfort, and two of which are perfectly suited to accommodate families. En-suite bathrooms, an indoor-outdoor shower, private heated plunge pools, and spacious game viewing decks complete the luxurious accommodation.

Singita offers daily game drives with professional guides and trackers. Drives provide the perfect opportunity to get up close to Africa’s incredible animals, while spot lit nighttime drives reveal the elusive magic of nocturnal Africa. Game drives are all conducted in state-of-the-art Land Rovers, each accommodating a maximum of six guests. During a stay at Singita Sabi Sand, you are likely to spot a great variety of wildlife including leopard, lion, rhino, large herds of buffalo, elephant, reedbuck, hyena, hippopotamus, nyala, cheetah, wild dogs and many species of birds.

Singita also offers walking safaris which are an incredible way to experience the bush up close and personal. An expert guide and tracker will accompany you as you track animals on foot through the wilderness and explore the magnificent plants and landscapes around you.

For the adventurous guest, a mountain bike ride through the reserve just can’t be beat. Your guide and tracker will accompany you as you explore the vast beauty of this rugged landscape. Mountain bikes and helmets are provided.

Singita offers fishing in their reserve as well. Water is a source of life and beauty, and no place is this more apparent than in the remote tranquility of the African bush. Fishing in one of the picturesque dams found on the reserve is the ideal way to experience this wonder firsthand. Drop in a lure and see what bounty the day will bring, while your guide and tracker show you how the locals catch fish using plants found in the area.

Stargazing safaris and archery lessons are on tap at Singita, as well as visits to the local communities. If you like to enjoy a glass of wine with your meals, Singita has you covered. Singita’s wine cellars are home to some of the most sought-after private reserves and vintage wines the country has to offer. Singita also has a spa and gym for guests.

You won’t want for anything when visiting Singita’s beautiful Ebony Lodge! Stay tuned for Jenny’s adventures in South Africa!

Photo Courtesy of Singita 

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