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Ulusaba Private Game Reserve

Greater Kruger, South Africa

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Luxury Holidays At Ulusaba Private Game Reserve

Owned by Sir Richard Branson, Ulusaba Private Game Reserve is located in Sabi Sand Game Reserve, near Kruger National Park. Known for the quality of its safari experience, with some of the most experienced rangers and trackers in the country. During twice daily game drives within more than 13,500 hectares of unspoiled African bushveld, guests will have the opportunity to search for the ‘Big Five’ and more! There is also the choice of two very different lodges whereby guests can stay, with 10 rooms and suites at each. Perched on the highest mountain (Koppie) in the area, Rock Lodge offers spectacular panoramic views of the bushveld, the roaming game below and the majestic Drakensberg Mountains in the far distance. At Safari Lodge, along the banks of the dry Mabrak riverbed, rope bridges link treehouse-style guest rooms and suites, allowing for close encounters with animals strolling to the waterhole and the nearby Xikwenga Dam. For the ultimate experience, guests can share their time between both lodges.

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  • Type: Luxury Lodge
  • Summary: 13,500 hectares of unspoiled bushveld to roam
  • Feature: Moonlit bush dinners and star-gazing
  • Rooms: 20 rooms & suites (10 in each lodge)
  • Star rating: 5 Star
  • Nearest airport: Johannesburg International Airport
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Location and transfer

Approximately 90 minutes from Johannesburg International Airport to Ulusaba's own airstrip by light aircraft transfer. 

Accommodation:expand_more

All guest rooms and suites feature king-size beds (except for the second bedroom in the Rock Suite, which is queen-size, and the second bedroom in Cliff Lodge One), air-conditioning, ceiling fans, mosquito nets, built-in insect repellent, telephones, hairdryers, bathrobes, mini-bars with snacks, tea and coffee-making facilities, desks with laptop computer adaptor sockets, Bose or iPod docking stations and bottled water. There is also a twice-daily maid service and a complimentary laundry service.

   Safari Lodge - Safari Room:expand_more
  • Rooms: 3
  • Size: 30m²
  • Facilities: The Safari Lodge is located beneath a canopy of ancient trees on the edge of a dry riverbed and is an ideal place to spot local wildlife.  These three rooms are adjoining and are located close to the main lodge. each one offers a large viewing deck and an en suite bathroom with great views of the surroundings.
   Safari Lodge - Elephant Room:expand_more
  • Rooms: 3
  • Size: 60m²
  • Room View: Bushveld views
  • Facilities: The Safari Lodge is located beneath a canopy of ancient trees on the edge of a dry riverbed and is an ideal place to spot local wildlife. These spacious treehouse-style rooms are elevated above the bushveld and feature large viewing decks and en suite bathrooms.
   Safari Lodge - River Room:expand_more
  • Rooms: 2
  • Size: 100m²
  • Room View: Bushveld views
  • Facilities: Safari Lodge is located beneath a canopy of ancient trees on the edge of a dry riverbed and is an ideal place to spot local wildlife. Some River Rooms have private plunge pools. These private treehouse-style rooms are spacious and offer en suite bathrooms with great views. One of htem is accessed via a swing bridge and both are located a short walk from the main lodge.
   Safari Lodge - River Room with Plunge Pool:expand_more
  • Rooms: 2
  • Size: 100m²
  • Room View: Bushveld views
  • Facilities: Safari Lodge is located beneath a canopy of ancient trees on the edge of a dry riverbed. These two spacious River Rooms are very private and come complete with private infinity-edge plunge pools and en suite bathrooms with great views. Both are accessed via a swing bridge and are located a short walk from the main lodge. 
   Safari Lodge - Tree House Suite:expand_more
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 160m²
  • Room View: Xikwenga Dam and bushveld views
  • Facilities: Safari Lodge is located beneath a canopy of ancient trees on the edge of a dry riverbed and is an ideal place to spot local wildlife. The Tree House Suite is located approximately ten minutes walk away from the main lodge, along a network of raised walkways and swing bridges, and offers very spacious, private accommodation and a large private viewing deck overlooking a dam where hippos and elephants bathe. 
   Exclusive use of Safari Lodge:expand_more
  • Room View: Bushveld and Mabrak riverbed views
  • Facilities: Safari Lodge is located beneath a canopy of ancient trees on the edge of a dry riverbed and is an ideal place to spot local wildlife. Accommodation is built in a treehouse style annd offers three Safari Rooms, three Elephant Rooms, four River Rooms and the Tree House Suite, and can accommodate up to twenty guests. Wooden swing bridges and candlelit dinners in its boma enhance the charm of this splendid lodge.
   Rock Lodge - Rock Cliff Room:expand_more
  • Rooms: 4
  • Size: 70m²
  • Room View: Lowveld and Drakensberg Mountain Range views
  • Facilities: The spacious Rock Cliff Rooms boast decor that melds traditional and modern African accents and offer air-conditioning, fans, tea and coffee-making facilities and a complimentary mini-bar. Each one interconnects and is south-facing, offering fabulous views across the vast landscape, en suite bathrooms offering great views. Two of the four rooms are split-level, with a spiral staircase connecting the bedrooms and bathrooms. 
   Rock Lodge - Master Suite:expand_more
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 115m²
  • Room View: Lowveld and Drakensberg Mountain Range views
  • Facilities: The stunning and romantic Master Suite with Plunge Pool offers standalone accommodation across three levels and boasts decor that melds traditional and modern African accents. Additionally, it offers air-conditioning, fans, tea and coffee-making facilities, a complimentary mini-bar, iPod docking station, an en suite bathroom, a private balcony with an infinity-edge plunge pool and a living area, on its own level, featuring a terrace with sun loungers and a telescope.
   Rock Lodge - Makwela Suite with Private Plunge Pool:expand_more
  • Rooms: 2
  • Size: 125m²
  • Room View: Lowveld and Drakensberg Mountain Range views
  • Facilities: The two lavish Makwela Suites at Rock Lodge offer very spacious, split-level accommodation, decor that melds traditional and modern African accents, air-conditioning, fans, tea and coffee-making facilities, complimentary mini-bars, separate living and study/library areas, full en suite bathrooms and balconies with private infinity-edge plunge pools. These suites also feature fold-out sleeper sofas, which are perfect for children. 
   Rock Lodge - Two Bedroom Rock Suite:expand_more
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 125m²
  • Room View: Lowveld and Drakensberg Mountain Range views
  • Facilities: The spacious Rock Suite offers two en suite bedrooms, making it perfect for families, and a living area. It also boasts air-conditioning, fans, tea and coffee-making faclities and a complimentary, fully stocked mini-bar. The Master Suite has a full en suite bathroom with views over the bushveld, while the smaller, queen-size bedroom has a smaller en suite shower room. 
   Exclusive use of Rock Lodge:expand_more
  • Room View: Set on the summit of a kopje with views over the vast lowveld and the distant Drakensberg Mountain Range
  • Facilities: Rock Lodge is the epitome of luxurious safari accommodation and comprises two Makwela Suites with private plunge pools, four Rock Cliff Rooms, a standalone Master Suite and Rock Suite, which boasts two en suite bedrooms and is perfect accommodation for families. All rooms and suites feature air-conditioning, fans, tea and coffee-making facilities and fully-stocked mini-bars.
   Cliff Lodge One:expand_more
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 330m²
  • Room View: Safari views
  • Facilities: Cliff Lodge One is located just a short walk from the main lodge. Indoors, there's a Master Bedroom and additional guest room (which can accommodate one adult or two children), a spacious lounge with a fireplace a separate kitchen and bar and a small spa ,while outdoors, you'll find your very own deck and large private pool.
Dining:expand_more

South Africa is renowned for offering the finest safari cuisine and Ulusaba is no exception. Delicious, homemade food is served with three meals per day at the lodges, and there is also usually Afternoon Tea. While communal, social meals are often the order of the day on safari, private dining experiences can be arranged. Sundowners and snacks are taken in the bush during activities, and the wine lounge at Rock Lodge and cellar at Safari Lodge offer tastings of the finest South African wines.

Ulusaba Dining:expand_more
  • Cuisine: African-inspired dishes
  • Setting: Enjoy open-air dining on the deck of the wine cellar or in the dining room.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: No
Ulusaba Boma :expand_more
  • Cuisine: African-inspired cuisine
  • Setting: Dine under the stars at the traditional boma, complete with campfire.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: No
Property Highlights:expand_more
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Romance

Both lodges in Ulusaba Reserve offer couples the unbridled romance of the African bush, with safaris becoming increasingly popular for honeymoons and special occasions. At Rock Lodge, the top suites are set apart from all interconnecting rooms to provide couples with privacy and the finest views in the Sabi Sand. Safari Lodge offers star-gazing, spa treatments and serene seclusion in the Tree House Suite. It also boasts the new Safari Suite, which is a stunning and spacious accommodation for two people, comprising a private plunge pool and garden, separate lounge and large outdoor deck with enviable views of the Mabrak riverbed, bush and beyond. Couples at either might want to splash out on a private guide for the ultimate exclusive wildlife experience.


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Safari

Sabi Sand offers, arguably, Africa's most impressive concentration of game, including all of the 'Big Five'. This includes exceptional volumes of leopard, which can be seen most regularly on game-drives. Rhinos are another member of the 'Big Five' that's scarce elsewhere, but often seen around Ulusaba, with cheetah another strong possibility. Bird-watchers can look out for a range of colourful species, or for more adventurous guests, there is the chance to get out on foot amongst Africa's iconic animals on a morning game walk.


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Culture & History

For an authentic South African cultural experience, visit the communities surrounding Ulusaba Private Game Reserve and enjoy traditional dancing and food-tastings whilst at the same time supporting Pride 'n' Purpose, Ulusaba's charity. This non-profit organisation - jointly funded by Virgin Limited Edition and Virgin Unite - focuses on providing improved access to food, water and health services for the six disadvantaged communities (equating to 35,000 people) that live adjacent to Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Examples of on-going and completed projects include installing FunPumps at a local school to ensure clean, safe water can be provided to the children, building three new creches, providing teacher training for the community's volunteer teachers and planting food gardens at the six houses that Pride'n' Purpose has built around the villages.


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Spa Breaks

Situated peacefully away from the main lodge area at Safari Lodge, the Aroma Boma spa treatment room specialises in internationally recognised spa treatments with an African twist. There are few spas in the world where treatments can be enjoyed to the background sights, smells and ambience of the African bush. The spa uses a range of Africology products, incorporating traditional local ingredients such as rooibos, aloe and marula. While the spa is nestled in the trees at Safari Lodge, guests at Rock Lodge can also book treatments.


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Weddings

There is a magical range of diverse settings within the reserve where couples can enjoy their special day with friends and family. These include a deck at Rock Lodge with sweeping views over the plains below, or the dry Mabrak Riverbed close to Safari Lodge, for those that might want wilder guests to drop by. Wedding day experiences can include performances by local bands, dance groups and choir singers, while photography packages and even pre-wedding parties for male and female groups can be arranged.


 

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