Leading the way in eco design and an environmentally friendly approach to the safari, Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge is the epitome of luxury green accommodation in the Kruger National Park region. The drama of the natural landscape has been carefully incorporated into the design and meaning of the five-star Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge – it resembles an enormous cement sculpture that is totally camouflaged in the wilderness where it hugs the soil.
A life-changing safari experience at this lodge awaits the avid traveller who is seeking an authentic unforgettable safari experience defined by a new era of luxury safari in South Africa. The first sight to greet new guests is the undulating pristine bushveld of the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve as they stand on the terrace soaking in the silence. This ingenuous position of such a natural lodge makes Earth Lodge unique, leading the way in eco design and intent.
Their intent is world class ecotourism to please the guest, to please the community and to please the wildlife and its habitat. Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve believes in eco-tourism, the linkages between tourism, conservation and local community, which means the inherent conservation of all fauna and flora in the region, to provide a sanctuary for all life.
Harmony is the key to this ethic, the key to the aura of Earth Lodge – and the impact on the guest is remarkable. A sense of wonder and awe, a sensory explosion of smells, sights, sounds, textures and even tastes. The main lodge takes up premium position overlooking a lively waterhole and the 13 lavish suites are set around this mind-blowing view, to the left and right of the lodge, in a beautiful, secluded layout.
Each premier suite is like its own mini villa and each one boasts unique furnishings and decor, all earth oriented and reflecting the natural materials, colours, textures and inspiration from the earth too. Bold, strong, distinctive, and modern, the villas are oases in the bush with their dazzling blue plunge pools and day beds, huge lounges with soft sofas and designer wooden sculptures by famous South African artist, Geoffrey Armstrong.
The use of glass, wood, and cotton ensue that the guest feels the light and the fresh air, so much space and the sounds of the bushveld come inside. Inside and outside showers, glorious king size beds, and vast decks to take it all in between game drives and activities. Everything at Earth Lodge has been designed with the earth in mind and when guests enter the boma for evening barbeques around a roaring log fire, they see the beautiful walls created from tree roots, reminding them about the circle of life and how trees are the root of the wilderness. Guests dine during the day on the deck with clear views of the waterhole where wild animals roam at all hours and it becomes a movie that plays on, better entertainment than any cinema that is for sure!
Take a fascinating tour of the comprehensive and authentic wine cellar underground every evening to choose the idea bottle for your tastes and the dish of the day. More than 6000 rare wines lay waiting for that celebration of love or discovery or family milestones.
More indulging comes in the form of therapies at the decadent Amani Spa at Earth Lodge where mind, body and soul get treated to wraps, beauty enhancements, massages and special baths. Wander on down to the gym after a morning in a game drive vehicle and enjoy state of the art cardio equipment while the fresh air blows in and the call of the wilds beckons. Then plunge into the refreshing pool before a delicious lunch on the deck with a great wine.
The best part of a safari at Earth Lodge in the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve is a game drive and a healing bush walk. Get on those walking shoes and follow experienced game rangers and rackers into the heart of the wilderness to find everything that makes up essential biodiversity. Without which humans are doomed! We need the healthy benefits that ecosystems provide in the form of water and soil, food and beauty. So, learn something new when you see the tiny things, the spoor, the herbs and the bees, then maybe a rhino or two!
Sabi Sabi is dedicated to rhino conservation and their passionate anti-poaching unit ensures the safety all wildlife species. Game rangers and trackers assist with the habitat management of the reserve in terms of burning, erosion and alien plant control, roads and water hole maintenance and more.
The internationally acclaimed Earth Lodge is the newest addition to the Sabi Sabi family of luxury safari lodges and is fast becoming its flagship conservation icon and tourist destination of all time in Kruger National Park. It is the epitome of eco luxury accommodation, reflecting the earth, boasting spectacular views of the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve and hosting the Big 5. Make sure you book your special online deal where with the safari experts.
The name says it all, Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge is an eco-lodge dedicated to the earth and her wildlife, in the pulse of the Kruger National Park and its Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve region. It is extremely modern and extremely lavish but Earth Lodge is about highlighting nature and having as little impact on earth as possible. This Sabi Sabi luxury lodge leads the fray in terms of environmentally friendly safari accommodation in the South African bushveld for sustainable tourism.
A lot of planning and thought went into the design and setting for Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge, the most recent of the Sabi Sabi lodges to offer world class amenities and game viewing to all tourists. The enormous spaces disappear into the hillside, ingenuously built to mimic rocks and soil, sunshine, hills and wild landscapes.
Cement features, wooden trimmings and high-end artefacts turn heads when guests enter and feel the energies. Earth Lodge is a sensory adventure and the landscape is the cinema. The indoor-outdoor dining area overlooks a waterhole and the bushveld. The lodge also features a library, underground wine cellar, Zen garden and Amani Spa.
Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge is all about the experience – of sublime accommodation in deluxe suites, of magnificent wildlife in a breath-taking habitat and of jaw dropping amenities and architecture that makes guests want to come back for more. Slick and modern and eco, reminding travellers of eras gone by yet also reminding them that the future is in their hands.
There is room for 26 couples in 13 restorative earth suites so vast and so tastefully decorated it seems that dreams do come true – smooth polished floors, shiny tiles, glass, wood, large cushions on soft sofas, designer chairs and king size beds made for comfort and amazement. Large crustal clear plunge pools, outside showers, indoor showers and luxury toiletries to sooth the body. Art and sculpture remind you that nature is an Artscape of life.
At Earth Lodge Sabi Sabi you can escape real life and the traditional style of safari accommodation in Africa. It’s a new age safari revolution and the embodiment of all that Sabi Sabi stands for – conserving the rapidly dwindling wilderness areas and providing a sanctuary for all African fauna and flora. Tourism is vital for education, enjoyment and funding of such havens for our natural heritage.
Daily game drives show guests what the wilderness is all about and to experience thrilling encounters with robust animals and other incredible species. Then, at the end of the day, it is time to chill in the boma, eat delicious freshly prepared foods and hear the stories of days gone by in this historic Kruger Game Reserve.
Yes, the internationally acclaimed Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge is indeed the epitome of eco luxury, reflecting the earth’s mysterious wealth, offering spectacular views of the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve near Kruger, plus luxury safari accommodation.
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