PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • This romantic and unique honeymoon safari lodge is part of the prestigious National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World and located on a private concession within the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. The lodge blends naturally and beautifully into its untouched surroundings.
  • Spacious and comfortable suites with a personal butler.
  • Classic Big 5 game viewing and great birding year-round. Venture out on game drives or bush walks with top rangers and trackers, and spot everything from lions and leopards, buffalo to unusual birds.
  • Themed dinners, romantic touches, community tours, and photography lessons.
  • Indulge in a variety of spa treatments that use local minerals and herbs, or soak in the pool, gazing at wildlife below.
  • Dine under the stars in the outdoor boma built of tree roots, or sit down to a meal with an excellent views of the reserve.
  • Earth Lodge is also home to an underground wine cellar with a collection of more than 6,000 bottles of rare wines.
  • Enjoy the South African tradition of sundowners, pausing each day’s safari to witness the sunset with a refreshment in hand.
  • Take part in kid-focused activities, learning how to be a junior tracker or trying local arts and crafts at the EleFun Centre at Bush Lodge.
  • Get acquainted with the traditions and everyday life of a nearby Shangaan community, meeting village elders and visiting a school.

EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE

We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.

ACTIVITIES:


Photographic Safaris

Photography is a fairly individual pursuit. It demands time and patience as well as an indepth knowledge of local conditions and the subject, especially when your lens is trained on a wild creature. Keen photographers are often restrained on a general safari – they lack the freedom to stake out a waterhole for hours or wait patiently for a lion pride to catch up with a herd of buffalo. They often need a particularly experienced guide to keep them informed of the likely movement and behaviour of the wildlife they are observing. The perfect safari, from a photographer’s point of view, is one that balances patient observation of the details with a sharp eye for dramatic opportunities.



Bird Watching

Find a quiet spot with your book or binoculars and watch birds in the garden and animals passing the lodge.




Game Drives

Game drives are conducted in the Sabi Sabi Reserve, a recognised ‘hot spot’ of biodiversity which makes for an astonishing variety of wildlife – including over 200 mammal and 300 bird species. Unforgettable day and night safaris are enjoyed in open safari vehicles with close encounters with the Big 5 being a regular occurrence. Environmental awareness walking safaris add an extra dimension to the bush experience, allowing a close-up look at the fascinating smaller creatures of the bushveld. Imagine the Africa of the great safari era, when blazing sunsets melted into lantern lit romance and service was an effortless whisper.




Guided Walking Safaris

Walking safaris augment Africa’s other great on-foot experience – trekking holidays. A more mountain-based experience, trekking through lush rainforest for gorillas and chimps has become a must-do activity in Uganda, Rwanda and the Congo, while a multi-day Mount Kilimanjaro trek belongs at the top any adventurer’s bucket list.



Community Tour

We offer a Community Tour, available to Sabi Sabi guests after breakfast each day. This is to be pre-booked at an additional charge, and these funds are invested back into the community. The tour focuses on an authentic experience, and you will have the chance to view life from the perspective of our staff, as the majority of our staff are from the local communities of Lillydale, Justicia and Huntington.



Fly-In Safari

A fly-in safari makes use of light aircraft to transfer you between locations within a safari destination, saving you time moving between attractions so that you can see and do more on your vacation. The best thing about flying from location to location – aside from the advantages of getting from point A to point B quickly and efficiently – is that you gain an aerial overview of the landscapes you will explore on the ground. Expect spectacular panoramas and the benefit of a better understanding of the wilderness you journey through – when your guide mentions the mountains that border the area, or the vastness of the plains, your aerial viewpoint gives you the full picture. A fly-in safari usually makes use of light aircraft, including single prop planes, and dirt landing strips. For nervous flyers, this is not the best way to explore Africa. But for most safari travellers, a fly-in safari has an added layer of thrill and excitement to the obvious advantages of seeing and doing more in less time.

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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.

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. Earth Lodge has been recreated, taking its cue from South Africa’s mineral wealth with veins of these precious elements subtly reflected in the sophisticated furnishings around the lodge. Each of the 13 suites, including the iconic Amber Presidential suite, glows with warmth and the glass-fronted bathrooms with indoor and al-fresco showers, lead to secluded private plunge pools with lounging chairs facing the bushveld.

Earth Lodge exists in harmony and you are immediately aware of a sense of calm and a restoring spirit. 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.

sabi sabi Earth lodge Amber Presidential Suite
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Amber Presidential Suite

The Amber Suite is a glorious celebration of generous size and space. Beyond belief in its beauty, from the magnificent carved wooden headboard to the deep egg-shaped bath, the suite boasts its own steam room, study and kitchen. It captures the spirit of nature and luxury in one unique experience. From its elaborate tree-trunk headboard to its deep egg-shaped bathtub, the Amber Suite is breath-taking in its unusual and innovative design. Extremely generous in its dimensions, the suite has its own study, kitchenette and private vehicle for personally guided game drives.

sabi sabi Earth lodge Luxury Suite
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Luxury Suite

Each of the 13 ultra-luxurious suites glows with warmth and light. The floors are adorned with Nguni hides, delicately shimmering with touches of gold, copper and silver. Individually designed and sculpted furnishings and deluxe beds are covered in soft, sumptuous fabrics. And overhead, the handmade twig chandeliers with gilded metal branches twinkle softly, mirroring the stars in the night sky. En-suite glass-fronted bathrooms with deep stone baths and indoor and al-fresco showers, lead to secluded private plunge pools with lounging chairs facing the bushveld. The clean modern lines incorporating innovative natural elements make the suites at Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge unique. Each Luxury Suite has a spacious bedroom, lounge and study area and is attended to by a private butler. Specially commissioned furnishings, a secluded plunge pool and open-air shower complete the list of facilities.

Dinner is a moveable feast at Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge: silver service dining takes place in the lodge’s dining room, on the veranda under the stars, in the subterranean wine cellar, in the traditional boma or even out in the wild – but always features excellent cuisine and a selection of fine wines. A meditation garden leads to the underground cellar with its enviable wine collection and a unique ‘day bar’ has been created, where guests relax looking out at the waterhole while enjoying refreshing cocktails.

sabi sabi Earth lodge Boma

Boma

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.

sabi sabi Earth lodge Wine Cellar

Wine cellar

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.

sabi sabi Earth lodge Bar

Bar

sabi sabi Earth lodge Day Bar

Day Bar

sabi sabi Earth lodge Private Dining

Private Dining

sabi sabi Earth lodge Dining area

Dining Area

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.

The lodge’s Earth Nature Spa, exercise centre and meditation garden are a unique and luxurious part of Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge and offer a variety of relaxing or energising massages and a host of other traditional therapeutic body, beauty and skincare treatments.

sabi sabi Earth lodge Plunge Pool

Pool

Relax next to the lodge swimming pool or browse the art gallery and boutique for a tasteful souvenir of your safari.

sabi sabi Earth lodge Gym

Gym

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.

sabi sabi Earth lodge Amani Spa at Earth Lodge

Spa

While on safari escape to the Amani Spa at Earth Lodge and indulge in holistic body, skin and beauty rituals, treatments and massages.

Area & Location

Area, Country
Sabi Sand, South Africa
Nearest Airport
Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
Local Currency
South African Rand (ZAR)
Time Change
GMT +2:00
Language
Afrikaans, English
Best time to go
Best visited between September through May

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