Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge is a sanctuary symbolising a new era in luxury South African safari lodges. Sculpted into a slope of the earth, almost invisible in the landscape, the lodge uses texture, light and space to present a lodge like no other. Taking its cue from the surrounding environment, it has been described as the most environmentally sensitive lodge in Africa.
Earth Lodge reveals itself in a series of sensory revelations. On arrival a hidden corridor leads you down on a journey to a unique and unforgettable experience. The unexpected entrance opens to a panorama of uninterrupted bushveld. As in nature everything at Earth Lodge exists in harmony and you are immediately aware of a sense of calm and a restoring spirit.
From R19 000
per person per night
Rates may vary according to season. Specials may be available.
Best Available Rate
Regrettably, children below the age of 12 are not permitted at Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge, except by exclusive use. Rates available for this upon request. Children 12 and over pay full adult rates.
Unforgettable Luxury Accommodation
Home to 13 ultra-luxurious suites including the Amber Presidential Suite, the lodge breaks with traditional bush lodge style to create a masterpiece of artistry and innovation.
Each of the suites at this luxury lodge features individually designed furniture, private plunge pool, en-suite glass fronted bathroom and indoor and outdoor shower. The natural wooden sculptures by renowned South African artist Geoffrey Armstrong add a powerful magic.
Amber Presidential Suite
Earth Lodge’s presidential suite, the Amber Suite is a study in elegance, sophistication, luxury and indulgence. From the enormous proportions to the private pool, from the private dining facility to the sumptuous decor to the unending bushveld view, the Amber Suite matches up to the best in the world.
Comprising a double bedroom with magnificent carved wooden headboard; en suite bathroom with huge, egg-shaped stone bath; study, steam room, kitchen and dining area, the suite captures the spirit of nature and luxury in once unique experience.
The Amber Suite features Earth Lodge′s unique, unadorned finish that belies the 5 Star luxury that has made it a favourite the world over. A booking at the Amber Suite comes standard with a private open safari vehicle for game viewing.
The outdoor boma, its walls sculpted from tree roots and piled up piece by piece, captures the drama of the African night and evokes the power of the wilderness.
An indoor/outdoor dining area overlooking a waterhole and unending bushveld, a secluded library, art gallery, meditation garden; and an underground wine cellar with a collection of over 6000 bottles of rare wines, the venue for an unforgettable dining experience – everything at this luxury lodge has been created for your indulgence.
While on safari escape to the Amani Spa at Earth Lodge and indulge in holistic body, skin and beauty rituals, treatments and massages.
The gym facilities at Earth Lodge offer cardio equipment in a safe and air conditioned environment while still capturing the beautiful views out towards the bush.
Luxury Safari Cuisine
The lodge’s understated, earthy yet luxurious ambiences lends itself to cuisine that reflects the very latest international trends, prepared with fresh – often local – ingredients.
Executive chef, Conradie Kruger’s philosophy on the cuisine at Earth Lodge are dishes that are simply prepared and executed with class, focusing on flavour over fuss. Each meal is carefully conceptualised taking into account the time of day, weather, dining setting and season.
Dishes are prepared to look as good as they taste, with Sabi Sabi’s seemingly unending bush the perfect backdrop for superb 5-Star dining.
Each morning and evening you will depart from this luxury safari lodge into the wilderness, either by open Land Rover or on foot for a walking safari, accompanied by your armed and knowledgeable Game Ranger and Shangaan Tracker. Close enough to share in a thrilling encounter with Africa’s beautiful wild creatures.
Stargazing – A dedicated sky safari
The majority of people who live in cities are unable to observe the beauty of the night sky because light pollution prohibits any form of star-gazing. Naturally then, one of the highlights for many of our guests is a chance to observe the unobstructed splendour of the Milky Way. Sabi Sabi’s prime location, well away from city lights, means boundless stargazing opportunities, regardless of the season. All stargazing at Sabi Sabi is tailored to our guests’ requests – either by the ranger whilst on evening safari, or by one of our senior rangers who can set up a telescope and together with the use of sky maps and a laser pointer take you on a dedicated sky safari. Hot glühwein and finger-snacks are the perfect accompaniment to this special safari.
Sabi Sabi is a birdwatcher’s delight – home to nearly 350 species. The reserve’s varying habitats such as open grass plains, dry woodland savanna and thick riverine bush offer exciting bird watching for novice and expert alike.
Authentic Shangaan Community Tours
For decades, visitors to Sabi Sabi have been intrigued by the local Shangaan culture and customs of nearby villages. Stories are shared by the many Shangaan staff members who call the private game reserve home; with their rich heritage, in-depth knowledge of the bushveld and local legends adding a fascinating dimension to a memorable safari. Now guests are able to gain even more insight into authentic village life by taking part in a tour of neighbouring communities during their stay at Sabi Sabi. Homes, schools, community centres and sports facilities are participating in the tour; and the proceeds from the small fee levied to guests all go directly back to the community.