PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Ulusabla is a world famous Sir Richard Branson luxury safari lodge in a private game reserve and regularly voted as among the top lodges in Africa.
  • This iconic lodge offers an unforgettable safari experience combined with top class accommodations and service.  Enjoys an elevated position with incredible panoramic views over the 13,500 hectares of bush it occupies.
  • Ulusaba Private Game Reserve consists of rooms and suites over two lodges; Rock Lodge, including Cliff Lodge, and Safari Lodge.
  • Rock Lodge is on the summit of a hill overlooking the South African bushveld; the rooms offer views over a waterhole & game in front of the lodge. Safari Lodge has 11 rooms including private Treehouse Suite; overlooking a dry riverbed and is shaded by ancient trees with a nearby waterhole.
  • Dine under the breath-taking starry sky of Africa, or watch the local wild animals drink at the waterhole next to your room while sitting on your private deck.
  • Facilities include swimming pools, tennis courts, gymnasiums, a wine cellar, Aroma Boma spas and a Bush Observatory perfect for star gazing.
  • Fantastic Big five game experience and memorable stargazing from the bush observatory.
  • Let your little ones become rangers for the day in the cubs club.

EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE

We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.

ACTIVITIES:


Game Drives & Safari Walks

Go on private or shared game drives in the world famous Greater Kruger Area, South Africa to see the Big 5 – lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino – and a host of other animals. There are two daily game drives at Ulusaba, one leaving early in the morning and one leaving late afternoon, each lasting around three hours. Times will vary depending on the season, but you should always keep your eyes peeled for the Big 5! You’ll traverse over 13,500 hectares of private reserve with your dedicated Ranger and Tracker who will tailor your game drive just for you! Kruger is also a brilliant spot for birders so pack some binoculars. You can also take a safari walk with your Ranger and Tracker and you’ll get an opportunity to see smaller creatures that are often missed when you’re on the game vehicles.



Tennis in the Bush

If you fancy a hit of tennis, there are two tennis courts. We have balls and racquets you can borrow. The courts are floodlit so you can also play at night, but we will organise a security escort just to make sure the animals don’t gate crash your game!
Additional costs apply



Star Gazing

Guests can enjoy a star gazing evening as part of their game viewing experience at our observatory in the Bush. Our Rangers will teach all about the constellations you can see from points in the southern hemisphere!



Community Tours & Excursions

The Community Tours and Excursions are organized by Pride ‘n Purpose, Ulusaba’s charitable arm. The basic philosophy behind its work is the principle of empowering people to help themselves while promoting sustainable development.



Panorama Tours

A day out on the famed ‘Panorama Route’ along the Drakensberg Escarpment: this tour features visits to the Victorian Town of Pilgrims Rest, the infamous Robber’s Grave, Blyde River Canyon, The Three Rondavels, God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and Lisbon Waterfalls. You’ll get up close and personal with some of the region’s natural beauty, and we’ll tell you about the history of the area’s hardy pioneers. Lunch is enjoyed at Harries Original Pancake Restaurant in Graskop, where sweet, freshly prepared, pancakes and fresh salads and other country fare are served. This is a full day excursion.

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Ulusaba Private Safari Game Reserve Suite

Sir Richard Branson’s Ulusaba Lodge is the epitome of style and comfort in the bush and one of the most famous and luxurious safari lodges in the world. Ulusaba commands some of the most stunning views in the area combined with exceptional service. Ulusaba means ‘place of little fear’, a nod to its elevated position over the 13,500 hectares of bush it occupies. It is located beneath a canopy of ancient trees on the edge of a dry riverbed in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. Ulusuba today covers 33,000 acres of bush and hosts two camps with 20 rooms among them, interconnected by way of meandering rope bridges.

Rock Lodge is perched high atop a craggy outcrop, provides panoramic views over miles of bush along with the wildlife. Within Rock Lodge is Cliff Lodge a 2 bedroom suite, perfect for some added privacy. Both Rock & Cliff Lodge are ideal for families with children who can join our Cub’s Club. Safari Lodge is built along the banks of the dry Mabrak riverbed & some of the rooms are built ‘tree house’ style; you really get the feeling of being in the heart of life in the bush. Rooms provide fascinating views of the animals as they stroll past on their way to the nearby watering hole. Activities at Ulusaba include day & night game drives in the reserves and it plays host to the Big Five, as well as a large variety of plains game, ensuring your safari is rich and varied. In the evenings, after a delicious meal, your ranger will take you star gazing in the lodges own purpose built observatory, so you can observe the heavens in the clearest of African skies.

There are ten rooms and suites individually designed with décor that incorporates modern and traditional African art. There are four Rock Cliff rooms, one Master Suite, two Makwela Suites and one two-bedroom Rock Suite. The Master Suite and Makwela Suites all have private plunge pools. Separate to Rock Lodge is Cliff Lodge, Ulusaba’s exceptional Private House which has just two incredibly spacious suites with stunning views. Cliff Lodge is linked to Rock Lodge by a raised walkway giving you access to all the facilities of the main lodge. It can be hired out exclusively (accommodating up to five adults and four children) and on this basis comes with its own private chef, ranger and game drive vehicle.

Ulusaba Rock Cliff Room
Ulusaba Private Safari Game Reserve Sunset

Rock Cliff Room

We have four adjoining Rock Cliff rooms of 70 sqm each, all south facing with views over the vast landscape each from their own private balcony. Rooms are spacious and offer en-suite bathrooms with spectacular views. Two of these rooms are built on split levels with a spiral staircase connecting the bedroom and bathroom.

Ulusaba Rock Suite

Rock Suite

A spacious two bedroom suite, 125 sqm, with living area, the master bedroom can be split into a twin and has a full en-suite with views over the bush, and the second queen bedded bunk room has a smaller en-suite shower room. An ideal option if you’re travelling as a family as it can accommodate two children.

Ulusaba Master Suite

Master Suite

This suite, 115 sqm, is built on three levels with beautiful views, an en-suite bathroom, and private balcony with infinity plunge pool. The living area has another terrace with sun loungers looking out over the bush, so bring your binoculars! This is one of Richard Branson’s favourite rooms and ideal for honeymooners!.

Ulusaba Makwela Suites

Makwela Suites

Two lavish suites, 125 sqm, built on two levels with en-suite bathrooms and featuring private balconies with infinity edge plunge pools. With separate living area and study/library, each has a luxurious couch perfect if you’re bringing the kids.

Ulusaba Cliff Lodge Bedroom
Ulusaba Cliff Lodge Pool
Ulusaba Private Safari Game Reserve Suite

Cliff Lodge

Located a short walk from the Main House at Rock Lodge, Cliff Lodge features two magnificent suites offering guests the ultimate in safari luxury. When you book both suites for exclusive use we include your own chef and private vehicle for game drives, and you have full use of a private gym and spa treatment room. Cliff Lodge can accommodate a maximum of five adults and four children when booked exclusively.

Ulusaba Elephant Room

Safari Lodge - Elephant Rooms

We have three Elephant Rooms and each is approximately 60 sqm. Built tree house style high above the bush, we have three spacious Elephant Rooms with en-suite bathrooms and large viewing decks offering stunning views over the bush. The Elephant Rooms are accessed via a wooden walkway from the Main Lodge. Each Elephant Room has a King Size bed (that can split into Twins), air conditioning, ceiling fans and mosquito nets.
All rooms supplied with bottled water, spray-on insect repellent, Africology toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available. All rooms include tea and coffee-making facilities, snacks and a complimentary mini bar. Each has a private terrace or balcony

Ulusaba River Room

Safari Lodge - River Room

There are a total of four River Rooms each approximately 100 sqm. All are very spacious and offer en-suite bathrooms with views. River Room 1 and 3 have a spacious terrace but no plunge pool. Each River Room has a King Size bed (that can split into Twins), air conditioning, ceiling fans and mosquito nets. All rooms supplied with bottled water, spray-on insect repellent, Africology toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available. All rooms include tea and coffee-making facilities, snacks and a complimentary mini bar. Each has a private terrace or balcony.

Ulusaba River Room

Safari Lodge - River Room with plunge pool

There are four River Rooms each approximately 100 sqm. Built tree house style and very private we have four River Rooms, of which River Rooms 2 and 4 offer private infinity plunge pools. Each River Room has a King Size bed (that can split into Twins), air conditioning, ceiling fans and mosquito nets. All rooms supplied with bottled water, spray-on insect repellent, Africology toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available. All rooms include tea and coffee-making facilities, snacks and a complimentary mini bar. Each has a private terrace or balcony.

Ulusaba Treehouse Suite

Safari Lodge - Treehouse Suite

The Ulusaba Treehouse Suite is approximately 160 sqm. A spacious and very private suite featuring a private deck with views over Xikwenga Dam where hippos and elephants come to bathe. There is also a large viewing deck adjacent to the room perfect for breakfasts, lunches and private dinners accommodating 16 people. The Treehouse Suite is an approximate 10 minute walk from the main lodge and is accessible by swing bridges and raised walkways. The Treehouse Suite has a King Size bed (that cannot split into Twins), air conditioning, ceiling fans and mosquito nets. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available.

Dinner is a special event at Ulusaba. First guests gather in the main lodge for cocktails and to exchange stories about the day’s sightings. Then the chef arrives, and recites the special menu for the evening which changes every day. Dinner is served at a long wooden table in the main lodge. Many of our guests choose to visit us for special occasions, be it an anniversary, landmark birthday, or honeymoon, so if you’re after a more intimate dining experience we’d be delighted to organise this for you. Dinner can be served on a secluded deck with views over the bush at Rock Lodge, on the deck at Safari Lodge’s wine cellar, in the cosy wine lounge back up at Rock Lodge, or somewhere else a little bit more secluded besides a bonfire to ward off the evening chill.

Dining at Rock Rodge

At Ulusaba dining is a very important part of your stay, and our chefs work hard from morning until night to provide the freshest and tastiest meals possible. All meals and drinks are included in your rates, and with at least six opportunities per day to eat, we promise you won’t go hungry. Our internationally renowned chefs have developed numerous pan-African dishes influenced by many African cultures, flavours and spices. Our recipes are constantly refreshed and consist of seasonal, local ingredients. Whether dining under the African sky, in the Boma, on a deck or in the dining room, our menus and meals promise to be exciting, social and inspirational. All our breads and pastries are home baked daily and we also cater for private meals and special occasions.

Ulusaba Bush Dinner

Boma Sunset Dining

Ulusaba Private Safari Game Private Dining

Private Dining

Ulusaba Private Safari Game Reserve Rock Lodge Deck Sunset
Ulusaba Private dining
Ulusaba Private Safari Game Reserve

Outdoor Deck Dining

Ulusaba bar
Ulusaba Private Safari Game Reserve Lounge

Bar

Facilities at the lodge swimming pools or indulge in a spa treatment. For the more active, there are tennis courts and gyms available.

Ulusaba Lodge Pool View
Ulusaba Private Safari Game Reserve Pool
Ulusaba Private Safari Game Reserve Pool

Pool

There two outdoor heated swimming pools, perfect for rest and relxation, with great views and one is better suited for families. The pools are solar heated in the winter months (May to September)

Ulusaba Spa Treatments

Spa

The Aroma Boma at Ulusaba is the perfect antidote to all the excitement of being out on the game drives. Book in for a relaxing treatment, from facial rituals to massage to essential grooming. The Aroma Boma at Rock Lodge is located 800 feet above the African Savannah with truly stunning views over the Bush and offers complete privacy. Ulusaba uses a range of products from ‘Africology’. ‘Africology’ prides itself on its African roots, taking inspiration from home and using local active ingredients including Rooibos, Aloe, Marula and African Potato.

Gym

Hit the gym and work up an appetite. It’s equipped with a running machine, bike, multifunctional weight station and free weights.

Ulusaba Private Safari Game Reserve Stargazing Observatory

Observatory

Guests can enjoy a star gazing evening as part of their game viewing experience at our observatory in the Bush. Our Rangers will teach all about the constellations you can see from points in the southern hemisphere!

Ulusaba Private Safari Game Wine Tasting Room

Rock Lodge Wine Cellar

There is a wine cellar at Rock Lodge which offers a comfortable location to enjoy a night of wine tasting.

Ulusaba Tennis

Tennis in the Bush

Fancy a spot of tennis? We have two floodlit tennis courts for you to play on during your stay. Don’t worry about tennis racquets and tennis balls – we have everything you need as well as a fully stocked bar!

Ulusaba Private Safari Game Reserve Shop

Gift Shop

Area & Location

Area, Country
Sabi Sand, South Africa
Nearest Airport
Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, Mbombela
Local Currency
South African Rand (ZAR)
Time Change
GMT +2:00
Language
Afrikaans, English
Best time to go
Best visited between September through May.

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