We, at Yellow Zebra, give Earth Lodge a big thumbs up, and many people absolutely love it. Earth Lodge claims to be the most environmentally sensitive lodge in South Africa. This may seem surprising in view of the large expanses of concrete used in its design, but this is no ordinary concrete; it is mixed with earth and twigs! It is a design that splits opinion. To some, it rather resembles an underground car park, whereas many others consider it "a masterpiece of elegance and avant-garde design". Either way, it is refreshingly different and incredibly luxurious.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
Each of its 13 suites is very luxurious with individually-designed furniture, and decorated with wooden sculptures by a renowned South African artist. The bathrooms are glass-fronted and there are private plunge pools on the outside decks.
The main lodge is also impressive. It includes a library, art gallery, meditation garden and an underground wine cellar stocked with a massive collection of rare wines. Meals can be enjoyed in a dining area overlooking a water-hole and the surrounding bushveld.
Game drives can be taken twice a day and bush walks are available. There is a lovely spa where guests can relax in quieter moments.