Earth Lodge is a sanctuary. Uniquely so, as it is for both humans and animals. For the former it is a retreat the wilderness. For the latter, part of a vast conservation known as Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve.

The Lodge’s organic architecture is completely respectful of the environment. While submerged in nature, its size and form never intrude on its magnificent host.

The entire lodge features an unusual, unadorned finish that has been achieved by blending natural elements such as straw, stone and pigment into the cement plaster. The natural bush vegetation that grows right up to the lodge building further enhances this natural feel.

The style of the unique architecture was inspired by "Earth Shelter Architecture" from the Middle ages, where the buildings are excavated into the slope of a site, and the sand and plants are put back onto the roofs. The result is what has been termed by a visiting conservationist "the most ecologically-sensitively-designed lodge in Africa". The buildings merge so well into the landscape, they are virtually invisible.

It is this respect for the land that Earth Lodge’s culture imparts on its guests. Along with its legendary Sabi Sabi safaris, the lodge’s purpose is to let nothing stand in your way in re-kindling your bonds with earth. Truly, to return to nature is to return to yourself.......

Hotel Features
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Centre
  • Library
  • Medical Assistance Available
  • Restaurant
  • Spa/Beauty Facilities
  • Swimming Pool - HEATED
  • Room Features
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Hair Dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • In-room Safe
  • Mini Bar
  • Private Bathroom
  • Robes & Slippers
  • Turndown Service
  • Wake-up Calls
  • There are twelve suites only, in addition to the Amber Suite. Each suite at this private game lodge in South Africa is attended by a butler and is appointed with specially commissioned furnishings, a secluded plunge pool and open air shower. The natural sculptures of Geoffrey Armstrong add a powerful magic. The Amber Suite is generous beyond belief in its dimensions and boasts its own exercise room, steam room, study and kitchen. It captures art and luxury in one unique experience.

    Cancellation Policy


    Days prior to arrival:

    0 – 20 - 100%

    21 – 45 - 25%

    46+ - 5%


    Days prior to arrival:

    0 – 45 - 100%

    46 – 60 - 50%

    60+ - 5%

    Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve is an unspoilt part of Africa ecologically and geographically integrated with the adjacent Kruger National Park. It is situated within one of South Africa's oldest and largest proclaimed reserves - the renowned Sabi Sand Wildtuin.

    Sabi Sabi lies 500 km east of Johannesburg, 800 km north east of Durban and 200 km west of Maputo in Mozambique.