Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge is a sanctuary symbolizing 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 is one of the most environmentally sensitive lodges 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.

Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge is now a proud member of National Geographic Society’s newest foray in world class travel experiences; National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World. This is a collection of boutique hotels in extraordinary places around the world; with a demonstrated commitment to sustainability, authenticity, and excellence. Sabi Sabi is committed to the conservation; of not just the land but also the culture and people; that make their guest experience so unique and so memorable.

Where is Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge is in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve; which is the oldest private game reserve in South Africa. This area enjoys one of the highest and most bio-diverse wildlife populations; of any area in Africa. Over two hundred different species live in abundance; while the everchanging bird life provides even the most experienced ornithologist with rare finds. The Sabi Sand Reserve enjoys good quality viewing of leopards; the most elusive of predators; as well as; elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, and a vast variety of antelope and other species. Wildlife viewing is second to none; therefore this is one of the best South African Safaris.

Sabi Sand Game Reserve safari
Sabi Sand Game Reserve safari

Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge Accommodation

Home to 13 x 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, a private plunge pool, an en-suite glass fronted bathroom; and also an indoor and outdoor shower. The natural wooden sculptures by renowned South African artist; Geoffrey Armstrong add powerful magic to Earth Lodge.

Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge Accommodation
Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge Suite Accommodation

The Amber Suite is currently under renovation but 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.

More Information and Activities at Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

Facilities and Dining

Everything at this luxury lodge is specifically created for your indulgence; a secluded library, an art gallery, meditation garden; and an underground wine cellar with a collection of over 6000 bottles of rare wines.

An indoor / outdoor dining area overlooking a waterhole and the unending bushveld. The underground wine cellar makes a unique and unforgettable dining experience.

The Boma at Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge
The Boma at Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

Earth Lodge’s cuisine philosophy is that dishes are simply prepared; while being executed with class; focusing on flavor over fuss. Each meal is thoroughly conceptualized; taking into account the time of day, weather, dining setting, and of course; the season. With Sabi Sabi’s seemingly unending bush the perfect backdrop for superb 5-star dining; dishes are prepared to look as good as they taste.

Amani Spa at Earth Lodge

While on safari renew your spirit at the Amani Spa at Earth Lodge; where massages, natural therapies, or classic spa treatments are on offer. The gym facilities at Earth Lodge offer cardio equipment in a safe and airconditioned environment; while still capturing the beautiful views out towards the bush.

Safari Activities

Each morning and evening you 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 the ‘Big Five’; elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, and leopard; as well as wild dog and cheetah. There is an endless diversity of trees, shrubs, and flowering plants, and whatever the time of year; no two walks are ever the same.

Sabi Sabi boasts approximately 350 different species of birds; making it a paradise for birdwatchers. Raptors are plentiful, including 11 species of owl, the seldom seen cuckoo hawk, and rare bat hawk.

There are hundreds of resident species at Sabi Sabi encompassing all types of birds; from seedeaters to insect-eaters; to those large enough to catch large snakes, small mammals, and even baby antelope! Daily sights include the various glossy starling species, sunbirds, bulbuls, waxbills, canaries, various hornbill species, thick-knees, lapwings, and plovers to name just a few. One guest saw four different sunbird species in an hour; without leaving the comfort of the lodge!

The typical summer migrants include the following families: cuckoos, kingfishers, some of the large raptors, bee-eaters, swallows, swifts, and flycatchers.

Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge Accommodation Rates

Valid from 1st December 2021 until 19th December 2022
Luxury Suites: R 22 000 per person sharing
Amber Presidential Suite (includes a private safari vehicle): Under Renovation

Valid from 20th December 2022 until 28th February 2023
Luxury Suites: R 24 000 per person sharing
Amber Presidential Suite (includes a private safari vehicle): Under Renovation – completion date to be advised.

Christmas Peak Period
A Christmas Peak Period surcharge of 15% will apply to all bookings; arriving between 20th December 2021 and 5th January 2022. The surcharge will apply to the entire booking regardless of the check-out date.

Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge Accommodation Rates Include / Exclude

Rates Include

The above rates are per person sharing per night and include:
Open vehicle safaris by day and at night,
Environmental awareness walking safaris,
Breakfast, lunch, and “boma” dinner,
A fine selection of beverages, laundry, WiFi, and transfers to and from the Sabi Sabi airstrip. The rates also include government taxes (VAT).

Optional extras available are spa treatments at Amani Spa; a selection from the Private Collection of spirits and cellar wine, boutique purchases, telephone calls, and; transfers to and from Skukuza Airport.

All rates exclude the Sabie Game Reserve (SGR) Conservation Levy of R220 per person per night. This levy includes entrance fees.
The conservation levy supports conservation, security, access control, and the anti-poaching initiatives of the Sabie Game Reserve NPC; a non-profit company.

SINGLE ROOM POLICY
There will be no single supplement for up to a maximum of 2 suites per booking; except in peak season; which is from the 20th December 2021 until 5th January 2022. Thereafter; guests occupying a single suite will be levied a supplement of an additional 50% of the specified daily rate.
This excludes the Amber Presidential Suite where a single supplement will apply from the first room booked.

CHILD POLICY
Children are allowed at Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge when booking exclusivity of the lodge. Rates are available on request. If you are a small family, we suggest booking Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge which has many family-friendly facilities.

Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge Accommodation Specials

Stay / Pay Offer

Stay for 4 nights, pay 3 therefore you get a night for FREE!
Valid until 28th February 2023 (excluding the peak period from 20th December 2022 to 5th January 2023)

Free Flights Offer

Experience nature in exclusivity and privacy at Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge; stay for 3 nights and we will fly you on a complimentary basis; plus give you discounted rates! The ultimate luxury African Safari.

Honeymoon Safaris at Earth Lodge

Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge is perfect for a South African honeymoon escape. The Amani Spa at Earth Lodge has a double treatment suite; where couples can relax and be pampered together; for an extra honeymoon treat.

Honeymooners at Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge receive:
Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and a welcome platter
Romantic turndowns

Plus; have one of your dinners at one of the following venues:
In the atmospheric underground wine cellar.
The outdoor boma with walls sculpted from tree roots.
The indoor / outdoor dining area overlooks a watering hole.
In the privacy of your suite accompanied by flickering candlelight.

Sabi Sand Game Reserve Safari Wedding

Earth Lodge is a luxury safari wedding destination that offers exclusivity and peace of mind; in the prime Sabi Sand Game Reserve. We can also create your dream wedding at Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge.

Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge
Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge
Sabi Sand Game Reserve South Africa

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