Singita has unveiled a complete re-design of its original lodge, Singita Ebony, in South Africa. Singita Ebony is where the Singita story began twenty-two years ago on land owned by Singita founder, Luke Bailes. The re-launch completes Singita’s reinvention of its private 45,000 acre game reserve that is set within the Sabi Sand. The result is the most innovative collection of safari lodges in Southern Africa. Situated over the Sabi Sand River, Singita Ebony Lodge is already considered one of Africa’s most iconic lodges and was revolutionary in its pioneering approach to the modern luxury safari experience.
The new Ebony Lodge, takes safari design and style to a new level altogether as it has been transformed by leading South African designers Cecile & Boyd. Their unique vision has created a fresh and contemporary interpretation of the classic safari lodge combining tented camp and bush lodge style.
The new Singita Ebony Lodge comprises 12 suites, each with its own private plunge pool. Dramatic changes include internal and external walls being almost completely removed from the existing lodge and replaced by canvas and glass to create new safari tentstyle suites to maximise views and space.
Outdoor pavilion decks ideal for dining and relaxing are suspended off the riverbanks as if hanging in the trees. Replacing animal skins, Singita Ebony Lodge features printed animal patterns on textured fabric to help attune guests to their surroundings and ensure the message is about conservation rather than man conquering animals or subduing nature.
Singita operates two other spectacular properties in the Sabi Sand including Singita Boulders Lodge, which reopened after a major refurbishment in June 2014 and Singita Castleton – an exclusive use 12 person private villa combining the best elements of a private safari lodge with the rustic charms of a country farmhouse which opened in late 2013.