Did you know?
The Sabi Sand Reserve is home to the ‘Big Five' as well as a number of South Africa's finest luxury game lodges.
The healing hand of Africa works in wonderful ways at Amani Spa at Earth Lodge (at Sabi Sabi), in the famous Sabi Sand Reserve game in Mpumalanga.
There is a sense of timelessness here, a sense of peace and sanctuary. Sculpted into a slope of earth, completely integrated into the landscape, Earth Lodge has innovative décor and original artworks and has been described as one of the most environmentally sensitive lodge in Africa.
Earth Lodge offers a deeply luxurious and soulful Big Five safari experience - including fine dining, exquisite accommodation, rewarding wildlife viewing and unforgettable spa pampering.
In a setting of majestic trees and ancient bush, Earth Lodge's Amani Spa celebrates the senses and soul of Africa. The spa uses a range of skin and beauty products appropriately called Africology.
Taking a leaf out of nature's book, Africology products have been especially created out of natural South African ingredients, using essential oils and extracts of the marula tree, the rooibos plant, and the African potato and aloe vera plants, all designed to stimulate natural healing and anti-ageing.
Head for a body massage after a long game drive or spend a morning indulging in a tailor made treatments that will soothe your weary brow and smooth away stress and strain. Amani Spa at Sabi Sabi offers a variety of skin and beauty treatments, as well as hydrotherapy and steam baths, and a Zen garden for moments of total peace and quiet, just you and the bush. The spa also does honeymoon packages like couples' massages, and will design treatments to suit the occasion.
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
Sabi Sabi Head Office:
Tel: +27 (0) 11 447 7172
+27 (0) 13 735 5261
How to get here
There are daily scheduled flights from Oliver Tambo International (ORT) Airport directly to the Sabi Sabi airstrip. You can also fly from ORT to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) in Nelspruit. Sabi Sabi is a two hour drive from Nelspruit and a 500 kilometre drive from Johannesburg along well-conditioned roads.
Best time to visit
It’s always a good time to visit the bush – but during the South African winter is said to be the best time to visit because game viewing visibility is at its best. During the summer months, November to February it can be very hot in the Sabi Sand Reserve.
Around the area
Organised game drives and bush walks are on offer in this Big Five Reserve.
What will it cost
Costs vary from season to season, consult the Sabi Sabi website for updated costing information
Length of stay
A minimum of two nights.
What to pack
Always pack sunscreen, a hat and insect repellent if you are going to the bush.
Where to stay
Stay at Earth Lodge, or choose from three other Sabi Sabi Luxury safari lodges, namely Selati Camp, Bush Lodge and Little Bush Camp.
What to eat
A health menu is available at the spa. Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge is also renowned for its world-class cuisine