The original Singita lodge has reopened, having been redesigned by Cecil & Boyd. who also worked on Singita's other lodges in South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. There are 12 luxury suites, each with their own private plunge pool. The biggest change to the property is that many of the walls have been removed, allowing guests to feel 'at one' with nature and to maximise the light and Sand River views.

Sitting alongside the meandering Sands River, set amidst wild bush and enormous trees in the middle of South Africa’s ‘big cat country’, is Singita’s original Ebony Lodge.

Bold African colours and unrivalled hospitality are blended with the heritage of an English county home to create a timeless and most welcoming safari experience. The 12 suites, two which have two bedrooms and are perfect for families, all feature en-suite bathrooms, an indoor-outdoor shower, private heated plunge pools and spacious game viewing decks

Food here is exquisite yet unpretentious, fitting of the lodge’s homely feel, and is paired with an extensive range of hand picked South African wines. Free time at the lodge can be spent indulging in the Bush Spa, relaxing in the library, using the well equipped gym or cooling down in the pool.

Of course the highlight here is the rich array of wildlife. Species such as leopard, lion, rhino, large herds of buffalo, elephant, reedbuck, hyena, hippopotamus, nyala, cheetah, wild dogs and many types of birds can be spotted on expertly guided day and night game drives, thrilling walking safaris and mountain bike rides. Other activities such as stargazing and local community visits will get Africa even further under your skin.