Kruger National Park, South Africa

Singita Ebony

Rates from (ex tax)$1,943.09

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (ZAR29,400.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Chic colonial

Setting

Shangaan savannah

For solitude and silence, wildlife and warm hospitality, look no further than South Africa's Singita Ebony hotel, overlooking the Sand River in the Kruger National Park. Vast plains and exotic animals surround the suites at this rustic-chic safari lodge, each decorated in a soft, stylish palate. The location may be remote but the quality is all luxury, with each room's private pool, open fireplace and private deck for viewing wildlife.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

12.

Check–Out

11am, but guests may use lodge facilities until their departure.

Rates

Double rooms from $1943.09 (ZAR25,789), excluding tax at 14 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of ZAR55.00 per person per night prior to arrival.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (ZAR29,400.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates include airstrip transfers, all meals and drinks, two game drives a day and safari walks.

At the hotel

All rooms have indoor/outdoor showers, double-sided fireplace, air-con, a game-viewing deck and a complimentary minibar. Suites have iPod docks.

Our favourite rooms

The suites further away from the main lodge and restaurant offer additional seclusion.

Poolside

Each suite has its own pool. There is a secluded and shaded main pool, too.

Spa

There are spa treatments on offer, such as massages, facials and body polishes. All use Dermalogica products.

Packing tips

Anti-malaria precautions should be taken. Bring a zoom lens for the best photos. You'll need warm layers for those chilly morning starts.

Also

The is also a health spa, gym, library and a boutique selling safari gear and African artefacts. Private safari vehicles can be booked on request for the duration of the stay (ZAR7,500 a day).

Children

Welcome. Under-2s stay free; 2–16 year-olds are charged 50 per cent of the full rate when sharing with an adult or another child. Families must book a private safari vehicle (free for families of four or more with at least one child under 10).

Food and Drink

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Top Table

In the boma, by firelight, under the stars.

Dress Code

Chichi khaki.

Hotel restaurant

Breakfast and lunch are served on the lower deck overlooking the Sand River; eggs Benedict with biltong is delicious. In the evening the Shangaan choir and the warmth of the boma fire are the perfect backdrop to haute cuisine Africa style.

Hotel bar

You can enjoy your drinks anywhere you choose. All drinks, except champagnes, are included in the room rate.

Last orders

Dinner is normally served at 7.30pm after the evening safari. 5am starts mean late nights are the exception.

Room service

Meals can be served in your room and staff are on call to answer your requests.

Location

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Address
Singita Ebony
Sabi Sand Reserve
Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park
South Africa

Planes

Federal Air (www.fedair.com) flies direct to Singita Sabi Sand from Johannesburg’s International Airport. Kruger Mpumalaga International Airport can be reached with SA Airlink (www.saairlink.co.za). Private air charters are also available on request. Transfers from the airstrip are included.

Automobiles

Johannesburg is five and a half hours away; take the N12/N4 to Nelspruit, followed by the R40 to Hazyview and then the R536 toward Paul Kruger Gate. After 36km, pass Lisbon Store, then turn left onto a gravel road. After paying to enter at Shaw’s Gate, follow the signs a further 28km to the lodge. There is guest parking. The closest towns are Hazyview (an hour) and Nelspruit (one hour 45 minutes). v

Worth getting out of bed for

The Kruger National Park has spectacular scenery, with abundant wildlife to match. The south-western section of the park, around the Crocodile and Olifants rivers, is thickly wooded and home to white rhinos and buffalo. The plains in the eastern section of the park are favoured by giraffes, wildebeests, impala and zebras, which also makes the area popular with lions. After a few days in the park you would be unlucky not to have spotted the Big Five: lions, leopards, elephants, Cape buffalo and black rhino. Go walking, fishing, cycling or on a safari in a 4x4.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

There are four Singita lodges in the Kruger National Park, each offering luxury, seclusion and spectacular wildlife. Read our review of nearby Singita Boulders for more details.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Singita Ebony’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The accommodation, the food, the service and most importantly the game drives.

Don’t expect

A party atmosphere, it's early mornings and relatively early nights.

Rating

Stayed on 19 Dec 2015