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, and almost invisible in the landscape; the lodge uses texture, light, and space to present a lodge that is 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 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. You are immediately aware of a sense of calm and a restoring spirit.

Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge is a proud member of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World. This is a collection of boutique hotels in extraordinary places around the world. They all demonstrate commitment to sustainability, authenticity, and excellence. Sabi Sabi is committed to the conservation; of not just the land but also the culture and people. This is what makes their guest experience so unique and so memorable.

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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 ever-changing 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. In addition, elephants, lions, rhinos, buffalo, cheetahs, giraffes, zebra, and a vast variety of antelope and other species are found here. Wildlife viewing is second to none making this one of the best places for a South African safari.

Sabi Sand Game Reserve safari
Sabi Sand Game Reserve safari

Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge Accommodation

The lodge breaks with the traditional bush lodge style to create a masterpiece of artistry and innovation. Each of the 12 x 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
More Information and Activities at Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

Facilities and Dining

Everything at this lodge is created for your indulgence. There is a secluded library, an art gallery, and a meditation garden. In addition, there is also an underground wine cellar with a collection of over 6000 bottles of rare wines. The underground wine cellar makes a unique and unforgettable dining experience. Indoor / outdoor dining areas overlook a waterhole and the unending bushveld.

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

Earth Lodge’s cuisine philosophy is that dishes are thoroughly conceptualized. They take into account the time of day, weather, the dining venue, and of course; the season. Dishes are prepared to look as good as they taste.

Gym and Amani Spa at Earth Lodge

While on safari renew your spirit and body at the Amani Spa at Earth Lodge. Massages, natural therapies, or classic spa treatments are on offer. The gym facilities at Earth Lodge offer cardio equipment in a safe and air-conditioned environment with views out towards the bush.

Safari Game Drives and Walks

Each morning and evening you depart from the lodge into the wilderness; either by open Land Rover. Or on foot for a walking safari. No two walks are ever the same. Both are accompanied by your armed and knowledgeable Game Ranger and Shangaan Tracker. Get close enough to share in a thrilling encounter with the ‘Big Five’ as well as wild dogs and cheetahs.


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

There are hundreds of resident species at Sabi Sabi encompassing all types of birds. These range 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, large raptors, bee-eaters, swallows, swifts, and flycatchers.

Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge Accommodation Rates

Valid from 20th December 2022 to 28th February 2023
Luxury Suites: R 24 000 per person sharing

Valid from 1st March 2023 to 29th February 2024
Luxury Suites: R 26 500 per person sharing

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

Rates Include / Exclude, Single Supplement and Child Policy

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 R270 from 28th February 2023 per person per night.
The conservation levy supports conservation, security, access control, and the anti-poaching initiatives of the Sabie Game Reserve NPC; a non-profit company.

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 of December until the 5th of January every year. Thereafter; guests occupying a single suite will be levied a supplement of an additional 50% of the specified daily rate.

Children are allowed at Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge only 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, and pay 3 therefore you get a night for FREE!
Valid until 29th February 2024 (excluding the peak period from 20th December to 5th January annually)
This offer can be used at all Sabi Sabi Lodges (Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge, Bush Lodge, Little Bush Lodge, and Selati Camp) so you can spend 2 nights at each, or 3 plus 1 night. The lowest priced night will be free.

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.

3 x nights’ accommodation at Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge plus return flights from OR Tambo (Johannesburg)* Package:
6th January to 28th February 2023: R 66 750 per person sharing
1st March to 19th December 2023: R 73 250 per person sharing

*The option to fly say from OR Tambo (Johannesburg) to Sabi Private Airstrip and onwards to Nelspruit or vice versa is available and is slightly cheaper than return OR Tambo (Johannesburg) flights so let us know what suits you best. This allows clients to either go to Cape Town, Livingstone, or Mozambique; pre or post-safari.

Packages are also available for one-way flights so please inquire with us about these rates.

All rates quoted are subject to change due to flight surcharges.
Standard inclusions at Earth Lodge include game drives and accommodation on a fully inclusive basis.

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 for honeymooners. Relax and be pampered together for an extra honeymoon treat.

Honeymooners at Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge receive:
A complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and a welcome platter
A romantic turndown

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 that is often frequented by wildlife.
In the privacy of your suite with romantic flickering candles.

Sabi Sand Game Reserve Safari Wedding

Earth Lodge is a luxury safari wedding destination in the Sabi Sand that offers exclusivity and peace of mind. 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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