Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge is a unique, luxury 5-star lodge situated within the famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve, one of the oldest and largest proclaimed private reserves which make part of the greater Kruger National Park and is known as South Africa's top safari destination, offering outstanding game viewing. Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge was chosen by National Geographic as one of the "Unique Lodges of The World".
- Unique, luxurious eco-lodge situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve offering unbeatable game viewing
- Part of the greater Kruger National Park Conservancy
- Game drives in open safari vehicles (day and night)
- Indoor/outdoor dining area overlooking a waterhole
- Underground wine cellar boasting 6,000 bottles of rare wines
- All units have air conditioning and overhead fans
- Private plunge pool and open-air showers
- Library, art gallery and meditation garden
- Spa and exercise centre
- Hydrotherapy baths and jacuzzi
- Dining boma area
One of the prestigious National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World collection.
Earth Lodge is a luxury 5-star safari lodge with a difference. Described as the most environmentally sensitive lodge in Africa, it's been carved into a slope of the earth, virtually merging into its natural surrounds. The designers have made use of texture, light and space in the most unusual and innovative way; the result is a really remarkable safari lodge.
13 Ultra-Luxury Suites
The luxury suites offer excellent seclusion and privacy. Each suite at this luxury lodge features individually designed furniture, patio and private plunge pool, en-suite glass fronted bathroom and indoor and outdoor shower, offering expansive views of the surrounding bushveld. The Amber Presidential Suite is luxurious and spacious, perfect when you're looking for extra exclusivity and privacy. Besides offering what the other suites do, the Amber Suite has its own exercise room, steam room, study and kitchen.
Superb Game Activities
Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge offers various activities, all of which are led by professional resident guides and experienced Shangaan trackers. Game drives are conducted in open safari vehicles which are permitted off-road and can get up close to excellent game sightings. These are usually in the early morning, preceded by tea, coffee and snacks and late afternoon/evening game drive by spotlight. Armed trackers (qualified trails guides) are available to lead guided walks through the bush. The waterholes built along the Sabi River banks allow for great viewing from the various viewpoints around the lodge as well as from the privacy of your own private deck.
Exceptional Main Lodge
The main lodge has an indoor/outdoor dining area that overlooks the nearby active waterhole. Evening meals are also served in the open air, lamp-lit boma area under the stars. Lunch and dinner are accompanied by wines personally chosen from the underground cellar. The camp also offers a library, an art gallery and a fully-stocked underground wine cellar. What better way to watch the setting sun than from the expansive viewing decks with a cocktail in hand?
Pampering Health and Beauty
Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge offers a variety of beauty treatments and massages from the Amani Spa. There are hydrotherapy baths as well as a jacuzzi for you to enjoy. The spa also features a boutique gym equipped with treadmill, cycle and weight training facility. A tranquil Zen meditation garden has been incorporated into the grounds adjoining the spa, offering a quiet, contemplative corner.
By air - Daily scheduled flights connect from OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg) to the Sabi Sabi Airstrip. Daily scheduled flights also connect to Skukuza Airport from Johannesburg and Cape Town. Another option is flying to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) in Nelspruit, with a short hop to the Sabi Sabi Airstrip. KMIA receives daily/regular flights from Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and Livingstone (Vic Falls). Private air and helicopter transfers are available. Transfers from the Sabi Sabi Airstrip to the Sabi Sabi safari lodges is complimentary.
By road - An easy 500-km/5-hour drive from Johannesburg on National Roads. Road transfers from KMIA (Nelspruit), a scenic 2-hour drive, and Skukuza (approx. 90 mins) can be arranged. Road transfers from Johannesburg are also available.
Our Take on Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge
Unique, innovative, inspiring are just some of the adjectives that spring to mind. It really is just one of those special places that sit gently on the Earth. If you're looking for a very different, unforgettable safari experience with tranquillity, luxury and pampering to really restore your spirit and recharge your batteries, look no further.
- Bushwalks and game drives (day/night) with experienced rangers
- Breakfast, lunch and "boma" dinner
- House selection of beverages
- Transfers from Sabi Sabi Airstrip
- Treatments at Amani Spa
- Cellar wines and premium brand drinks
- Boutique purchases
- Telephone calls
- Transfers from Skukuza Airport
- Gratuities and items of a personal nature
- Sabi Game Reserve (SGR) Conservation levy
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A guided safari in Kruger Park (using the national park camps) is quite different to a safari at a private game lodge. Both have their advantages. This trip idea combines two nights in Kruger, followed by two nights at a private game lodge for you to experience the best of both worlds. All game drives in open vehicles with expert and knowledgeable guides.
Bordering Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve is a collection of privately-owned game reserves which have dropped their fences by mutual agreement. There is also no fence between the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and Kruger, allowing the free movement of animals through the reserve. Sabi Sand is without a doubt South Africa's top luxury safari destination and the best place in the world to see leopards in the wild.