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Sabi Sand Game Reserve

This luxury safari camp is set in the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve on the border of the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Ulusaba is Sir Richard Branson’s Private Game Reserve and offers the ultimate safari experience for couples and families alike. Johannesburg is a one hour and 20 minute flight away.

Offering authentic South African hospitality and unrivalled service, it will appeal to discerning travellers seeking a unique and unforgettable bush retreat.

There are three different lodges to choose from at Ulusaba, each featuring a stylish combination of elegant, contemporary décor and unique African artwork.

Perched high on a koppie with breathtaking views of the bush and Drakensberg Mountain range is Rock Lodge. This charming lodge provides ten individually designed rooms and suites nestled amid lush foliage. The stunning Master Suite is ideal for honeymooners. There is also a spa treatment room.

A short walk from Rock Lodge is Cliff Lodge, Ulusaba’s magnificent private house, which accommodates up to five adults and four children in two fabulous suites. The two-bedroom Cliff Lodge 1 is ideal for families and comes with a private deck and a pool overlooking the plains. Suites can be booked individually or on an exclusive basis. If the whole house is rented, you’ll get the added benefit of a chef and a private vehicle for game drives, as well as full access to the gym and spa treatment room.

Hidden among ancient trees on a dry riverbed is Safari Lodge. It provides 11 treehouse-style rooms linked by rope bridges and the wonderful Treehouse Suite, a 15-minute walk away. Some rooms come with private pools and there is a spa treatment room. Safari Lodge only accepts children aged 12 and over.

Experience a multitude of superb culinary adventures at Ulusaba. Enjoy mouthwatering African-inspired cuisine served in the outdoor boma, on the deck or in the dining room.

There are endless thrilling adventures to be had. Experience exciting day and night game drives led by experienced rangers, for the chance to spot the Big Five; go on walking safaris; enjoy a spa treatment; play tennis or laze by the pool. After dinner, enjoy a spot of stargazing in the bush observatory.

Ulusaba is set up for families and offers endless adventures for kids of all ages. The Cub’s Club at Rock Lodge for zero to 11-year-olds hosts a programme of supervised activities to keep little ones entertained. They can have spa treatments and babysitting is available on request.

Ulusaba Information

  • Location: Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, 5 hour drive from Johannesburg
  • Accomodation: 2 individual structures with a total of 21 rooms and suites.
  • Facilities: Bar, lounge, internet access, swimming pool, spa, boma, kids’ club, handicapped suites, wine cellar, tennis court
  • Activities: Gameviewing, walking safaris and trails, wildlife photography, cultural tours, helicopter flights, stargazing,
  • Weather: All year round, rainy season from December to February. May to August is peak safari season; land is dry and animals congregate around water sources.
  • Children: Welcome
  • Price guide:From USD 517 per person per night in a Safari Room

Looking for something different? Visit our main Greater Kruger page or check out other regions around South Africa for further inspiration.

Ulusaba Price Guide

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