Singita's First Lodge, Born Again

Courtesy Singita

For the first time in more than two decades, the Singita that started it all gets a major design overhaul.

In South Africa’s Sabi Sand big-cat country, Singita Ebony, the first of Luke Bailes’s 12 African safari lodges, unveiled a total redesign, 22 years after opening. Walls were knocked down and replaced by canvas and glass to create 12 new tent-style suites that bring guests this close to nature. Rooms from $1,095; Sabi Sand Reserve; 27-21/683-3424;