SABI SABI. KRUGER AREA
Earth Lodge comes to you in a series thrilling revelations. On arrival a hidden corridor leads you down a path to a unique and unforgettable experience. The unexpected entrance opens to a panorama of uninterrupted bushveld. As in nature everything at Earth Lodge exists in harmony; you are immersed in a sense of calm. This is a place to restore your Spririt. Here are 13 ultra-luxurious suites including the Amber Presidential Suite. The lodge breaks with traditional bush lodge style to create a masterpiece of modern design, artistry and innovation.
Each of the suites at this luxury lodge features individually designed furniture, private plunge pool, en-suite glass fronted bathroom and indoor and outdoor shower. The natural wooden sculptures by renowned South African artist Geoffrey Armstrong add a powerful magic.
The outdoor boma, its walls sculpted from tree roots and piled up piece by piece, captures the drama of the African night and evokes the power of the wilderness.
An indoor/outdoor dining area overlooking a waterhole and unending bushveld, a secluded library, art gallery, meditation garden; and an underground wine cellar with a collection of over 6000 bottles of rare wines, the venue for an unforgettable dining experience – everything at this luxury lodge has been created for your indulgence.
The Presidential Amber Suite
Earth Lodges presidential suite, the Amber Suite is a study in elegance, sophistication, luxury and indulgence. From the enormous proportions to the private pool, from the private dining facility to the attendant butler, from the sumptuous decor to the unending bushveld view, the Amber Suite matches up to the best in the world.
Comprising a double bedroom with magnificent carved wooden headboard; en suite bathroom with huge, egg-shaped stone bath; study, steam room, kitchen and dining area, the suite captures the spirit of nature and luxury in once unique experience.
The Amber Suite features Earth Lodge′s unique, unadorned finish that belies the 5 Star luxury that has made it a favourite the world over. A booking at the Amber Suite comes standard with a private Land Rover for game viewing and a personal butler.
Amani Spa at Earth Lodge
While on safari, escape to the Amani Spa at Earth Lodge and enjoy a luxurious facility that reflects the soul of Africa. Revel in a spa experience that is pampering and memorable, relaxing and indulgent. Every detail of the spa at Earth Lodge has been carefully considered. Natural elements and textures, a sense of peace, space and timeless beauty combine effortlessly with Amani’s holistic body, skin and beauty rituals, treatments and massages – all designed to stimulate the body’s innate healing processes and naturally inhibit the ageing process. The perfect place to rest, relax and rejuvenate, our unique spa also offers hydrotherapy, a couples treatment suite and a Zen meditation area for quiet and solitude.
Amani Spa at Earth Lodge was awarded the Safari Spa Award at the prestigious Les Nouvelles Esthetiques 2009 Spa Awards.
At the Amani Spa at Earth Lodge we create magical moments and turn them into special memories. Treat yourself to one of our individually designed treatment packages for any occasion – honeymoon, birthday or anniversary. Share the experience with your partner in the couple’s treatment suite. Or simply indulge yourself because you deserve it!
Development: Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve , includes 4 separate Lodges
Category: Game Lodge
Min. Night Stay: 4
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Luxury African Safaris
An early morning call from the Ranger will wake you before first light, while the kitchen brews hot coffee or tea, and prepares cool fruit juices with a muffin, rusk or other freshly made delicacy. So begins the morning safari
The bush is already alive, the air filled with birdsong as the rising sunlight dances off beads of dew on spiders’ webs. Nobody, not even the tracker who can read the bushveld like a book, knows what’s in store. He will watch the road for spoor, leaning forward intently to find any print left by a predator during its hunt in the dark. There may be hushed discussions in Shangaan between Ranger and Tracker, and brief radio interactions from one vehicle to another. Sharing information ensures that the occupants of each Land Rover have the best chance of a wide range of sightings during their drives – and also ensures control and responsible behaviour as the vehicles move in close to the animals.
Morning Guided Bush Walk
Renowned for luxury experiences, Sabi Sabi isn’t all about phenomenal game drives and exceptional dining. Opportunities for education and adventure are definitely on the cards for those interested and energetic. On the morning safari walk you can be part of a small group that sets out on foot after breakfast. The walk is an opportunity to feel the pulse of Africa through the soles of your feet and experience the bushveld at close quarters.
Sabi Sabi boasts approximately 350 different species of birds, a paradise for birdwatchers. Raptors are plentiful, including 11 species of owl, the seldom seen cuckoo hawk and rare bat hawk. There is an endless diversity of trees, shrubs and flowering plants, and whatever the time of year, no two walks are ever the same.
Evening falls and you prepare for the night safari. As the fierce heat of the day cools, the inhabitants of the bush become restless, and the animals move out of the shade of the trees. The call of the crested francolin reverberates through the bushveld and birds increase the volume of their song. You will be aware of colours softening to the beautiful, gentle hues that vary with each season. New scents fill the air and as the sun dips behind the horizon your Ranger will choose a spot where you can stretch your legs and enjoy sundowners alongside the vehicle. Watch in awe as the sky turns to the sensational vibrant reds, golds and oranges typical of an African sunset. There is a lull as the animals sense the transition into a time of increased danger. It is during evening safaris that the nocturnal hunters start stirring, and their prey needs to be alert for survival through the night.
During your safari you may be lucky enough to watch lions prepare for their evening hunt. Their long bodies stretch to ease muscles cramped from lying in the shade during the day; sinews are lengthened and claws sharpened against a tree; the vegetation is marked with scent, and the wind checked for smells; only then do they set off in a slow, loose-jointed, arrogant amble. There are numerous nocturnal hunters and on your evening safari, with the help of a spotlight, a leopard’s eyes may reflect back from a nearby tree. Or you may be lucky enough to spot another smaller predator, a genet, African civet or African wild cat. One can come across scenes at night that become etched in memory: elephants moving heavily but silently in the moonlight; the incredible flying leaps of bushbabies from treetop to treetop, and the red shine from a lion’s eyes as it looks up from its kill. A Sabi Sabi evening safari will never be forgotten.
Luxury Safari Cuisine at Selati Camp
The lodge’s understated, earthy yet luxurious ambiences lends itself to cuisine that reflects the very latest international trends, prepared with fresh – often local – ingredients.
Executive chef, Shaniel Dinna, currently prepares a menu that could best be described as ‘Afro Asian’. The focus is on fresh South African produce with a delicate Asian twist. Each meal is carefully conceptualised taking into account the time of day, weather, dining setting and season.
Dishes are prepared to look as good as they taste, with Sabi Sabi’s seemingly unending bush the perfect backdrop for superb 5-Star dining.
Main Office, 214 Sea Island Dr,
Georgetown, South Carolina, USA, 29440-7260
Prime Number: + 1 843-548-4213
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