Ultimate African Safari

Singita Ebony Lodge Courtesy Singita Game Reserve

Singita Ebony Lodge in South Africa is the ultimate African safari lodge located adjacent to Kruger National Park. Our family had the trip of a lifetime here.

Ultimate African Safari

Dining Room Courtesy Singita Ebony Lodge

Singita means “the place of miracles” in Shangaan and it lives up to its name. We stayed at Singita Ebony Lodge, which consists of 12 thatched private suites. Clearly, no  expense was spared at this dream destination.

Ultimate African Safari

Outdoor Deck Courtesy Singita Ebony Lodge

Imagine walking across a small bridge, entering the main room of the lodge, being greeted with drinks and strolling outside onto the deck. Oh so casually, I look over the railing and see the banks of the Sand River.

Ultimate African Safari

Meandering Elephants Courtesy Singita Ebony Lodge

Three huge elephants are meandering below us towards the river, oblivious to those of us watching their progress – totally captivated. Quickly, I get out my camera. Click, click, click. These elephants are powerful. This is my introduction to the home of extraordinary wild animals and we remain in awe of them our entire visit.

Ultimate African Safari

Library Courtesy Singita Ebony Lodge

Singita Ebony Lodge has made this luxurious safari destination feel homey, yet up to date. Double sided fireplaces, plunge pools, outdoor showers, health spa, wine cellar, and library with computers blends this exotic destination with the comforts of home.

Ultimate African Safari

Family Suite Courtesy Singita Ebony Lodge

Civilization back home is a long way from Singita. Life slows down here. The wake up call at 4:30 am for morning safari comes early, but the idea of watching the sun rise and spotting a lion finishing a dinner of kudu or impala is enough to motivate even the late risers.

Ultimate African Safari

Swimming Pool Courtesy Singita Ebony Lodge

Guests must phone for an escort anytime they leave their rooms after dark.  There is a sense of surreal excitement and an aura of adventure in the air. The danger is real and the roar of lions and elephants close by.

Ultimate African Safari

Courtesy Singita Ebony Lodge

Singita became our home for too short a time. The service was impeccable and the staff incredibly friendly – wanting to share their culture and pride. No wonder Singita is the recipient of so many #1 travel awards from around the world, including Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List for 2011, which includes the best hotels of the world. Singita Ebony Lodge is not to be missed.

– The Gourmet Review

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