Ulusaba Cliff Lodge

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Ulusaba Cliff Lodge

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Ulusaba Private Game Reserve is the private safari home of the world-famous Sir Richard Branson and his collection of magnificent lodges. Ulusaba Rock Lodge overlooks the game-rich bush of the prestigious Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve; known for its phenomenal game viewing opportunities which include the sought after Big 5 and the big cats.


  • Whereabouts: Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, South Africa
  • Experiences: Big 5 game drives, bush walks, Panorama Route, helicopter flights, elephant interaction, local village tour, tennis, spa treatments, stargazing, bush dining, African sunsets
  • Related Lodges: Ulusaba Safari Lodge | Ulusaba Rock Lodge

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Child Policy

Children of all ages are accommodated at Ulusaba Cliff Lodge. Children aged from 0 - 11 years can stay at Ulusaba for free if traveling between 2 January and 21 December 2018. This special offer is only applicable to children sharing in a room with their parents.  

Children must be accompanied by their parents at all times.

Children under the age of 6 years are not permitted on game drives and children younger than 12 years are not permitted on bush walks.

A children's programme is available as well as child minding services.

The detail

Decked out with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, guests have access to a lodge of the highest quality. Get back from an exciting drive out in the reserve and enjoy being pampered at one of the reserve's fabulous health spas, or enjoy a round of tennis on the tennis court.

Cliff Lodge comprises of two extremely private and exclusive luxury suites, positioned close to the main house lodge and surrounded by the African bushveld. With its gorgeous views of the bush, spacious airy rooms, luxury facilities, and charming staff, Cliff Lodge is a wonderful slice of the greater Ulusaba.

Lodge One accommodates three adults and two children, with en-suite bathrooms, bar, fireplace, separate kitchen and a private dining area, DVD player and television with a selection of DVDs, and a Nintendo Wii. The lodge also comes with a gorgeous outdoor deck, swimming pool, and braai (barbecue) area, as well as a small spa and gym.

Lodge Two accommodates two adults and two children, with an en-suite bathroom, DVD player and television with a selection of DVDs, fireplace, and binoculars.

Facilities at Ulusaba Rock Lodge include a full gym and outdoor pool, tennis courts, the aroma boma beauty treatment centre, private dinners at request, babysitting services, tribal dancing exhibitions, laundry services, organised children's activities and board games, lodge binoculars, DVD, video, music and book libraries, conference facilities, animal presentations, a curio shop, and VIP getaway facilities.

Weddings and conferences can also be accommodated at Rock Lodge.

Guests to Cliff Lodge embark twice daily on exciting safari game drives, under the faithful guidance of a team of experienced bush guides, all eager to answer questions.

For the more adventurous, a close up encounter with the diverse bush of the area is available on a guided bush walk. Other optional activities include the scenic Panorama Route, helicopter flights over the bush, and an authentic Shangaan experience with a visit to the local villages surrounding the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

The Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve is a private game reserve situated on the Western border of the Kruger National Park. It spans 65,000 hectares and is renowned for providing some of the best game viewing in Africa. The reserve shares a 50km long unfenced border with the Kruger, ensuring that animals can roam freely between the two reserves. The Sabi Sand Game Reserve comprises a number of private game reserves, each providing an exclusive and luxurious experience in the heart of the bush. Unlike the Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand is not open to the general public. Staying in one of the lodges here means you are sharing this pristine wilderness with only a few other guests.

The reserve has a dense concentration of wildlife, including over 330 plant species, 45 fish species, 30 amphibian species, 110 reptile species, 500 bird species and 145 mammal species! It is home to the Big 5 and is probably the best place in the world to get up close and personal with the elusive leopard.

Ulusaba Rock Lodge is ideal for couples and families looking for a private luxury safari experience.

Price includes

Accommodation, all meals, beverages including top quality wine and fine champagne, twice daily game drives and walking safaris, informative talks, and laundry service.

Rate Excludes

Road or air transfers, gratuities, conservation levies, additional activities and all other items of a personal nature.

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Rates & Pricing

$ 1850 USD
$ 1850 USD
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if you want to go on a Photo Safari in South Africa with 5 star service and accommodations go to Ulusaba. It is Richard Branson's private game reserve. It is not cheap but it is also not as expensive as you would imagine, especially for the experience. They made all the arrangements from Johannesburg to the private landing strip at Ulusaba and back. It was effortless. It was all inclusive and met every expectation i had. We saw all of the big animals up close and personal and then some. the people were great. The accommodations were unreal and the food was fabulous. Ask for Johnny to be your guide. He is an endless repository of African animal knowledge.
I visited Ulusaba for a 3rd time in February, and yet again it was fantastic. I just love this place, it's peaceful and relaxed and in my opinion it is very difficult to find any fault in it at all!The game this time was better than ever. A close encounter with a rather exuberant elephant, wild dog which I haven't seen for many years, fantastic leopard sightings, and yes, the Selati males made an appearance this time! Brilliant, brilliant game and great for any photography lovers.Calvin was a first class ranger and great tips and help on the picture taking front too.Super accommodation too, really lovely, and great food and wine.And I've already booked for a fourth trip next year!
Wholeheartedly agree with all the other reviews, an amazing experience, everything you would expect from Richard Branson and more. We stayed for 4 nights to celebrate an anniversary and the staff are all amazing and cannot do enough for you. The game drives were brilliant, we had Sean and James as our ranger and tracker and they were excellent. Also Robin and Knox who looked after us at the lodge. In the evenings everyone meets up for drinks before dinner which was great fun.
As far as the animals go, the Game Drives were incredible!! Trevor, our ranger, and Eric, our tracker, found us incredible sightings each of the six times we went out. From herds of elephants, to four lions roaring together, to a leopard protecting its young from a hyena; we were never disappointed. The staff made us feel like family and were always happy to help in whatever way possible. I highly recommend it.
I knew this would be a wonderful trip but I could never have expected how great it would be. The attention to every detail made it the most enjoyable vacation we have ever had. From the moment we arrived until we sadly got on the plane to leave, we were in heaven. We were told upon arrival that it was the goal of the staff for us to feel at home during our stay. They treated us like family and we felt so welcomed. Our ranger Ryan was so knowledgeable and did such a wonderful job of sharing his love of nature and desire for conservation. I could go on and on but there is no true way to describe this to anyone. One must experience this to truly understand what a special place Ulusaba is.
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Feb 1, 2023
The person helping me was great
The person who was helping me with the booking, Carien, was exceptionally helpful and she made it very easy to get information and to get my booking sorted. The website was very easy to navigate and receive good information about which spots offer which amenities
Wynand De Villiers
Jan 27, 2023
I cant say much but safari is the best…
I cant say much but safari is the best when it comes to book coz they know client are always right and they help me very quicky.God bless u
Phathu Matshintshisa
Jan 11, 2023
Unorgettable trip in South Africa
We have spent 12 days as a family in South Africa with my 3 children and my wife who is in a wheelchair. Thanks to Pascal, Safari.com consultant, we were able to spend an unforgettable moment with a great program while being well accompanied despite our constraints. I recommand particularly the "Monwana game lodge" for a safari in Hoedspruit. It's an amazing place with very nice people and a real family atmosphere. Thank you to the entire Safari.com team for this unforgettable trip.
fabrice dont
Nov 26, 2022
We had an amazing first safari…
We had an amazing first safari experience with Safari.com! 💯Thanks to Dolan for the well planning and ensure our itinerary goes smoothly and safely!
Oct 21, 2022
Superior service, knowledgeable, transparent, amazing can-do attitude
These guys get 10/10. I have booked with them a few times. To Kruger National Park, including both public and private(concession) camps, flights and car hire. Their senior agent, Dolan is exceptional. Nothing is too much trouble. Attention to detail, transparency, and 'can-do' attitude are out of the ordinary. I recently came into contact with Tanya at safari.com as well. It looks like all their agents are similarly well trained. Thank you. I cannot recommend Dolan and his team highly enough.
Nov 18, 2022
Cape Town miracle
I was in Cape Town, South Africa recently for an athletic competition and had allowed myself a week of personal time to relax and properly conclude the trip, but had not bothered to plan a safari to occupy the time. I was skeptical of the cost and whether I would enjoy the experience, however a couple days into that final week it occurred to me, in a bit of a panic attack, what a waste it would be not to take advantage of this opportunity. I hopped online and started looking at flights to Johannesburg (almost all the safaris in SA start there with an early morning pick up), but it was basically impossible to get a flight early enough and/or to coordinate with the multiple safaris operating in or just outside of Kruger. With no apparent options available to turn my remaining 4 1/2 days into even a 3 day safari I stumbled on the most obvious website one could imagine, Safari.com. I'd completely given up negotiating all the variables on my own but here was a safari travel agent that might be able to help me .. and they were based right out of Cape Town, literally a stones throw from my lodgings. Serendipity, or so i hoped. I immediately sent out an email and crossed my fingers .. for roughly an hour and a half, at which point Dolan from Safari.com responded to me requesting I give him a call so that we could expedite potential arrangements. My in country phone plan wasn't able to make calls, but we arranged for him to call me and not 3 hours after being in the grip of despair Dolan got through to me and far from notifying me of how absurd it was to hold out hope for a literally, last minute safari adventure with barely 4 days available to me, he had already worked out all the details I'd sent and created a preliminary safari trip that would bypass Johannesburg airport for a flight the next morning to a closer, much, much smaller airport where I would be picked up taken, not to a 3 day safari, but a full 4 day safari, then back to the tiny, tiny airport for a return flight to Cape Town with 2 hours to spare for my return leg all the way home. It almost feels like an afterthought, after the minor miracle Dolan was able to conjure up, but the safari itself at Simbavati Lodge was just an absolutely stunning experience. The single "tent" he booked me was as luxurious as any 4 star hotel I've stayed in, the game drives, one every morning, one every evening were more amazing than I could have ever imagined, and the food, 3 meals a day with snacks and an open bar was sublime. I could go on about the wonderful staff, or the wonderful other safari goers you can meet and grab a drink with, or the different animals walking through the open lodge facilities daily .. but I've gone on long enough. I'll simply conclude by saying .. safari, absolutely, yes, do it, it is amazing. And when you do decide, Safari.com will do you right and if you have the pleasure of working with Dolan, do give him my thanks .. the entire experience was the best part of my trip :)
Damian Glennon
Nov 12, 2022
A great company
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Heather Carlson
Sep 5, 2022
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Well where to starter, África always been my number one dream vacation, I found safari.com didn’t know anything about, but pascal made me feel very confident.pascal put my whole trip together (everything I wanted) a trip of a life time. Had the best time in Africa, was everything that I except and a little more. Pascal is the best and I will go back to Africa and will go through safari.com that I recommend and is 💯 legit.thank you for everything pascal, you rock!!!
Tricia moyses
Sep 5, 2022
For a second time I booked a safari in…
For a second time I booked a safari in South Africa by Safari.com and had the great pleasure to be assisted and followed by Dolan Sequera. I have to say I really appreciate his way to communicate with me by phone and/or WhatsApp/mail, I always got a very quick answer to my questions with solutions and or suggestions which solved the doubts/problems I had. A really very very knowledged and professional person I will surely suggest to friends of my or who ever is plannig to visit South Africa! Thank you very much Dolan
antonio caccia
Aug 31, 2022
I've recently interacted with Dolan and…
I've recently interacted with Dolan and hands down he's been the best travel agent that I've every worked with. He was a wealth of experience and knowledge which shows volumes. He took into consideration my budget and my individual needs to tailor make a package with recommendations for my preference,he knows Kruger and Greater Kruger like the back of his hands and I will wholeheartedly recommended his services. He is truly an asset to his institution.
Apr 21, 2022
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