Chic colonial


Shangaan savannah

This luxury safari lodge in the Kruger National Park is a place of silence and solitude, surrounded by vast plains and magnificent wildlife. Singita Ebony's suites are decorated in sober and stylish colonial tones with splashes of crimson and saffron. Each room has a private pool, open fireplace, indoor/outdoor shower and game-viewing deck.

Smith Extra

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A bottle of South African wine; guests staying three or more nights get a South African wine tasting experience


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Need to know




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

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.


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


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.


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).


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.


Photos Singita Ebony location
Singita Ebony
Sabi Sand Reserve
Kruger National Park
South Africa


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


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.


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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.