Situated just 1.2 km from Nelson Mandela Museum, Ebony Lodge features accommodation in Mthatha with access to an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre, as well as room service. There is an in-house restaurant, plus free private parking and free WiFi are available. At the guest house, the units come with a wardrobe. Some units have a private entrance. At the guest house, units include a desk and a private bathroom. There is a coffee shop and bar. The guest house has a barbecue and a garden. The nearest airport is Mthatha Airport, 11 km from Ebony Lodge.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.2 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.6)

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
Number of guests
1 large double bed
1 large double bed
1 double bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Mthatha
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  • A
    South Africa South Africa
    The Ebony Lodge is absolutely gorgeous inside and out 👌. The staff were all so friendly and welcoming. The food and service from the Ivory Eatery was perfect 👌. My partner and I will definitely be coming back to the Ebony Lodge soon 🙂.
  • Dino
    South Africa South Africa
    I enjoyed the quietness of my room and the fact that I was not disturbed.
  • V
    South Africa South Africa
    Breakfast was good. Nice to have restaurant on site - no need to find place for dinner.
Quality rating rated the quality of this property as 3 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Host Information

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Ebony Lodge consists of 4 separate properties. Ebony, Ebony Moon, Coco & Muse. Ebony Moon, located 120M away, at a separate property. Coco, located 350M away at a separate property & Muse which is 230M away at a separate property. Ebony Lodge is located in Mthatha, the heart beat of the Transkei region & home to the iconic Nelson Mandela. Nestled in the safe & central neighborhood of Mthatha Central. We provide all our guests with safe parking, free Wi-Fi and fabulous food & drinks at our restaurant on our premises, The Ivory Eatery. Ebony Lodge consists of Four properties, Ebony which is the main lodge where the restaurant is located.
Coffee Bay Beach - 94 km BT Ngebs - 1.1 km Umngazi Hotel & Spa - 90 km Mthatha Airport - 13 km Hole in the wall (Sea/Ocean) - 96 km Nelson Mandela?s Museum - 1 km
Language spoken: English

Property surroundings

1 restaurant on site

  • The Ivory Eatery
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Dinner

Facilities of Ebony Lodge

Most popular facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness centre
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
Living Area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Bar
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Ironing service
      Additional charge
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
    • Room service
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Safety deposit box
    • Designated smoking area
    • Air conditioning
    • Ironing facilities
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Outdoor swimming pool
    • Open all year
    • All ages welcome
    • Fitness centre
    Languages spoken
    • English

    House rules
    Ebony Lodge takes special requests - add in the next step!

    From 15:00 to 18:00
    From 08:00 to 10:00
    Cancellation/ prepayment
    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required option.
    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    Children 15 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

    Age restriction
    The minimum age for check-in is 18
    Pets are not allowed.
    Payments by takes your payment on behalf of the property for this reservation. During your stay you can pay for any extras using and Eftpos.
    Smoking is not allowed.
    Parties/events are not allowed

    The fine print
    Need-to-know information for guests at this property

    This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

    FAQs about Ebony Lodge

    • Yes, Ebony Lodge is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

    • Check-in at Ebony Lodge is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

    • The prices at Ebony Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Ebony Lodge offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Fitness centre
      • Swimming Pool

    • Ebony Lodge is 1,050 yards from the centre of Mthatha. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Room options at Ebony Lodge include:

      • Double
      • Twin

    • Ebony Lodge has 1 restaurant:

      • The Ivory Eatery