Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge - Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve| safari.com

Overview

Sabi Sands Game Reserve, regarded by many as the "birthplace" of sustainable wilderness tourism and development in Sub-Saharan Africa, is understood by guests and staff to be a place of wilderness, wildlife and adventure. Home to an extensive cross-section of the Mpumalanga wildlife population, including the Big Five and various endangered species, the park also shares 50 kilometers of its unfenced boundary line with neighbouring Kruger National Park. Animals pass casually between the two parks, unhindered and abundant.

Scooped out of a majestic angle of landscape flush with vegetation, Earth Lodge forms a calm and scenic swathe across the midst of the gorgeous Sabi Sabi Game Reserve. Located in the midst of an authentic and mutually dependent ecosystem, offset and complimented by the blanket of vegetation and frequent visits from well loved and sociable groups of local wildlife.

Accommodation

Accommodation at Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge features intimate luxury suites, each complete with air-conditioning and fans, private plunge pool, private bar and patio, butler services, and access to a library, art gallery and meditation garden.

The luxury Amber Presidential Suite is a much bigger unit, fitted with the facilities of any other luxury room, air conditioning and fans, private bar, plunge pool, patio, and butler service, as well as its own steam room, study, and kitchen.

Wildlife

Wildlife indigenous to the Sabi Sabi Game Reserve area includes Cape buffalo, elephant, Reedbuck, spotted hyena, cheetah, giraffe, Burchell's zebra, Black-backed jackal, duiker, hippopotamus, impala, kudu, leopard, lion, warthog, white rhinoceros, white-tailed mongoose, and Wild dog, as well as a bird watcher's wildest dream in the surrounding park's extensive bird population.

Extra Info

Children
• No children are permitted at the lodge.

Directions

BY AIR:

• Daily scheduled flights from O.R. Tambo (Johannesburg) International Airport (previously known as Johannesburg International) directly to the Sabi Sabi Airstrip

• Daily scheduled flights from O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) (Nelspruit) with a short hop to the Sabi Sabi Airstrip

• Daily scheduled flights from Durban and Cape Town to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (Nelspruit) with a short hop to the Sabi Sabi Airstrip

• Sabi Sabi is a two-hour scenic drive from Nelspruit. Transfers can be arranged

• Private air charters on request

• Helicopter transfers on request

• Complimentary transfers between the Sabi Sabi Airstrip and the Sabi Sabi safari lodges

BY ROAD:

• 500 km from Johannesburg, an easy five-hour drive on National Roads

• Continue onto N12

• Merge onto N4 (Toll road)

• Exit onto R36

• Continue onto R539

• Turn left onto N4 (Partial toll road)

• Slight right onto N4 Nelspruit Northern Bypass

• Slight left - 270 m

• Turn right toward R37 (Go through 1 roundabout)

• At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto R37

• Turn left onto Madiba Dr

• Continue onto Eastern Blvd

• Continue onto Provincial P9/2 Rd/R40 (Continue to follow R40)

• Turn left onto Theo Kleynhans St/R40/R538 (Continue to follow R40/R538)

• At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto R538

• Continue straight onto R40

• Turn right onto R536 (Go through 1 roundabout)

• Turn left - 1,2 km

• Turn right - 500 m

• Slight right - 650 m

• Turn left - 850 m

• Turn right - 120 m

• Turn left - 1,4 km

• Turn right - 40 m

• Slight left - 1,7 km

• Turn left  - 1,5 km

• Slight left

Destination will be on the left

• Road transfers from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport to Sabi Sabi can be arranged on request

• Sabi Sabi is a two-hour scenic drive from Nelspruit. Transfers from the airport can be arranged

• The Sabi Sand Reserve levies a cash vehicle entrance fee of R160 per vehicle and R40 per person. The entrance fee can only be confirmed at the time of making your reservation (Subject to change) 

GPS: -24.823333 (latitude) 31.505833 (longitude)
 

Reviews


The lodge,the service and the food are excellent.I would recommend a three to four days stay in order to relax, enjoy the quality of the facilities and the spa and to have enough time for the game drives and to succeed in finding the big five, specially leopard and lion. We were very lucky and had very close encounters with leopards every day (3 different ones)and the lions on the last morning. The dedication and expertise of the guides are outstanding and they will do everything to reach your expectations.

Antonio jos

My husband and I took a four day break from our kids and decided to spoil ourselves by selecting one of the best game lodges money can buy. I can honestly not fault Sabi Sabi on a single thing. We spent the first two days at Earth lodge. From the moment we arrived we were waited on hand and foot and all the staff went out of their way to make us feel at home and catered to our every whim. The suites are very spacious and modern and each has it's own plunge pool. We also sampled the award-winning Amani spa. The facilities and staff in the spa are world-class and prices are very reasonable.The most mind-blowing element of our stay at Earth lodge was the unbelievable standard of food. Every meal was sensational and could rival any five-star restaurant in the big cities.The game viewing was amazing and we saw all Big Five as well as a female cheetah. Our ranger was very entertaining and incredibly knowledgeable.This was an unforgettable experience. Just wish we had booked a longer stay.

Ric & Robynne Meulemans

Sabi Sands Game Reserve, regarded by many as the "birthplace" of sustainable wilderness tourism and development in Sub-Saharan Africa, is understood by guests and staff to be a place of wilderness, wildlife and adventure. Home to an extensive cross-section of the Mpumalanga wildlife population, including the Big Five and various endangered species, the park also shares 50 kilometers of its unfenced boundary line with neighbouring Kruger National Park. Animals pass casually between the two parks, unhindered and abundant.

Scooped out of a majestic angle of landscape flush with vegetation, Earth Lodge forms a calm and scenic swathe across the midst of the gorgeous Sabi Sabi Game Reserve. Located in the midst of an authentic and mutually dependent ecosystem, offset and complimented by the blanket of vegetation and frequent visits from well loved and sociable groups of local wildlife.

Accommodation at Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge features intimate luxury suites, each complete with air-conditioning and fans, private plunge pool, private bar and patio, butler services, and access to a library, art gallery and meditation garden.

The luxury Amber Presidential Suite is a much bigger unit, fitted with the facilities of any other luxury room, air conditioning and fans, private bar, plunge pool, patio, and butler service, as well as its own steam room, study, and kitchen.

Wildlife indigenous to the Sabi Sabi Game Reserve area includes Cape buffalo, elephant, Reedbuck, spotted hyena, cheetah, giraffe, Burchell's zebra, Black-backed jackal, duiker, hippopotamus, impala, kudu, leopard, lion, warthog, white rhinoceros, white-tailed mongoose, and Wild dog, as well as a bird watcher's wildest dream in the surrounding park's extensive bird population.

Children
• No children are permitted at the lodge.

BY AIR:

• Daily scheduled flights from O.R. Tambo (Johannesburg) International Airport (previously known as Johannesburg International) directly to the Sabi Sabi Airstrip

• Daily scheduled flights from O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) (Nelspruit) with a short hop to the Sabi Sabi Airstrip

• Daily scheduled flights from Durban and Cape Town to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (Nelspruit) with a short hop to the Sabi Sabi Airstrip

• Sabi Sabi is a two-hour scenic drive from Nelspruit. Transfers can be arranged

• Private air charters on request

• Helicopter transfers on request

• Complimentary transfers between the Sabi Sabi Airstrip and the Sabi Sabi safari lodges

BY ROAD:

• 500 km from Johannesburg, an easy five-hour drive on National Roads

• Continue onto N12

• Merge onto N4 (Toll road)

• Exit onto R36

• Continue onto R539

• Turn left onto N4 (Partial toll road)

• Slight right onto N4 Nelspruit Northern Bypass

• Slight left - 270 m

• Turn right toward R37 (Go through 1 roundabout)

• At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto R37

• Turn left onto Madiba Dr

• Continue onto Eastern Blvd

• Continue onto Provincial P9/2 Rd/R40 (Continue to follow R40)

• Turn left onto Theo Kleynhans St/R40/R538 (Continue to follow R40/R538)

• At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto R538

• Continue straight onto R40

• Turn right onto R536 (Go through 1 roundabout)

• Turn left - 1,2 km

• Turn right - 500 m

• Slight right - 650 m

• Turn left - 850 m

• Turn right - 120 m

• Turn left - 1,4 km

• Turn right - 40 m

• Slight left - 1,7 km

• Turn left  - 1,5 km

• Slight left

Destination will be on the left

• Road transfers from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport to Sabi Sabi can be arranged on request

• Sabi Sabi is a two-hour scenic drive from Nelspruit. Transfers from the airport can be arranged

• The Sabi Sand Reserve levies a cash vehicle entrance fee of R160 per vehicle and R40 per person. The entrance fee can only be confirmed at the time of making your reservation (Subject to change) 

GPS: -24.823333 (latitude) 31.505833 (longitude)
 

The lodge,the service and the food are excellent.I would recommend a three to four days stay in order to relax, enjoy the quality of the facilities and the spa and to have enough time for the game drives and to succeed in finding the big five, specially leopard and lion. We were very lucky and had very close encounters with leopards every day (3 different ones)and the lions on the last morning. The dedication and expertise of the guides are outstanding and they will do everything to reach your expectations.

Antonio jos

My husband and I took a four day break from our kids and decided to spoil ourselves by selecting one of the best game lodges money can buy. I can honestly not fault Sabi Sabi on a single thing. We spent the first two days at Earth lodge. From the moment we arrived we were waited on hand and foot and all the staff went out of their way to make us feel at home and catered to our every whim. The suites are very spacious and modern and each has it's own plunge pool. We also sampled the award-winning Amani spa. The facilities and staff in the spa are world-class and prices are very reasonable.The most mind-blowing element of our stay at Earth lodge was the unbelievable standard of food. Every meal was sensational and could rival any five-star restaurant in the big cities.The game viewing was amazing and we saw all Big Five as well as a female cheetah. Our ranger was very entertaining and incredibly knowledgeable.This was an unforgettable experience. Just wish we had booked a longer stay.

Ric & Robynne Meulemans

Accommodation options

Stay for 4 Nights, Only Pay for 3 Nights - Luxury Suite

Dates PPS Single Unit Sleep
07 Jan 2022 — 19 Dec 2022 $ 4,217 $ 6,325 2 people
From $ 4,217

Per Person Sharing

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Includes : 4 nights Accommodation, twice daily open vehicle game drives accompanied by qualified rangers and trackers, environmental awareness walking safaris, breakfast, lunch, “boma” dinner, a house selection of beverages, WiFi and transfers from our Sabi Sabi Airstrip. 
This offer is available for all Sabi Sabi Lodges (Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge, Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge, Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp, Sabi Sabi Selati Camp) or a combination of lodges. (Where lodges are combined the complimentary night will be applied to the lowest rated lodge).


Not available over Christmas Peak Period –  20th December 2022 to 5 January 2023

Stay 4/Pay3 prices on request for Amber Presidential Suite

Luxury Suites

Dates PPS Single Unit Sleep
06 Jan 2022 — 19 Dec 2022 $ 1,405 $ 2,108 2 people
From $ 1,405

Per Person Sharing

Check Availability

Includes: Accommodation, twice daily open vehicle game drives accompanied by qualified rangers and trackers, environmental awareness walking safaris, breakfast, lunch, “boma” dinner, a house selection of beverages, WiFi and transfers from our Sabi Sabi Airstrip. 

Christmas Peak Period – 20th December to 5 January 
A Christmas Peak Period surcharge of 15% will apply to all bookings 

Amber Presidential Suite

Dates PPS Single Unit Sleep
06 Jan 2022 — 19 Dec 2022 $ 1,661 $ 2,491 2 people
From $ 1,661

Per Person Sharing

Check Availability

Includes: Accommodation, twice daily open vehicle game drives accompanied by qualified rangers and trackers, environmental awareness walking safaris, breakfast, lunch, “boma” dinner, a house selection of beverages, WiFi and transfers from our Sabi Sabi Airstrip. 

Aber Suite includes a Private Safari Vehicle

Christmas Peak Period – 20th December to 5 January 
A Christmas Peak Period surcharge of 15% will apply to all bookings