Sculpted deep into the natural landscape, Earth Lodge takes its cue from nature – textures, colours, light, space all reflecting the lodge’s surrounding bushveld. The lodge has 12 ultra-luxurious suites and the newly renovated Amber Villa, each with private plunge pools, en-suite glass fronted bathroom, outdoor shower and specially commissioned furnishing. The lodge also features a wine cellar, spa, gym, boma, library and fire pit.
Each of the ultra-luxurious suites glows with warmth and light. The floors are adorned with Nguni hides, delicately shimmering with touches of gold, copper and silver. Individually designed and sculpted furnishings and deluxe beds are covered in soft, sumptuous fabrics. And overhead, the handmade twig chandeliers with gilded metal branches twinkle softly, mirroring the stars in the night sky. En-suite glass-fronted bathrooms with deep stone baths and indoor and al-fresco showers, lead to secluded private plunge pools with lounging chairs facing the bushveld.
The renowned Amber Suite has been transformed into a stunning private Villa, tucked at the edge of Earth Lodge in the heart of the bushveld. One of the largest in the Sabi Sabi collection, the spacious 240m2 villa with two bedrooms and two bathrooms is perfect for families and friends, comfortably accommodating four guests, with a fifth able to be hosted upon request.
The unveiling of the Amber Villa marks the final phase of renovation of the Earth Lodge suites. Drawing inspiration from the luxury suites, Sabi Sabi was delighted to work once again with Dakota Designs, to curate each and every detail to reflect the bush environment.
The living area is designed for complete relaxation, with bespoke decorative pieces including the daybed which may be easily converted into an additional single bed, accommodating more family members.
Large windows and doors flood the room with light and encourage free movement out to the terrace lounge. Here, timber fans gently rotate above oversized couches and leather hanging sling chairs for a shaded retreat. A shimmering plunge pool is refreshing for guests – and on occasion wildlife.
In the main bedroom suite, with its iconic, original carved Matumi headboard, the bed has been positioned to capture the very best bush views in the utmost comfort. A lounge nook and dressing table sit adjacent to a generous dressing room, which leads to a small, private fitness area with treadmill, light weights and spinning bike.
Flow from the bedroom into the master en-suite, with a freestanding bath and double shower with walls cladded in earthy hues and copper accents.
The second bedroom with twin beds comfortably accommodates two people and includes a dressing and vanity area, as well as direct access to the outdoor lounge. An adjacent second bathroom is fitted with Kiaat timber vanities and polished stone basins beautifully contrast against the textured walls.
Guests staying in the Amber Villa will also enjoy their own private game vehicle, with ranger and tracker team – this allows for safari adventures to be tailored to their preferences and interests to enjoy lifetime encounters with some of the world’s richest diversity of habitat and wildlife.
Earth Lodge welcomes guests 13 years and older.
Bar, Gym, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Library, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Secure Parking, Spa
Air Conditioning, Bath, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Fan, Hair Dryer, Heater, Internet Access (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Mini Bar, Outside Shower, Private Pool / Jacuzzi, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
Airport Shuttle (Available), Credit Card
Two safaris per day - morning and afternoon/evening - 3 hours each with a morning and afternoon coffee/sundowner stop.
A walking safari with your rangers is optional and takes place after breakfast, with your ranger.
We offer a Community Tour, available to Sabi Sabi guests after breakfast each day. This is to be pre-booked at an additional charge, and these funds are invested back into the community.
The tour focuses on an authentic experience, and you will have the chance to view life from the perspective of our staff, as the majority of our staff are from the local communities of Lillydale, Justicia and Huntington.
See further information under "documentation".
We offer two full spas at the Amani Spas at Earth Lodge and Bush Lodge, however, guests from Little Bush Camp and Selati Camp are welcome to utilise these facilities. We can, on request, also offer in-suite massage treatments.
See Spa Menu under "Documentation".