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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 Safari Lodge is perched perfectly beneath a canopy of ancient trees on the edge of a dry riverbed in 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.

Highlights

  • Whereabouts: Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, South Africa
  • Includes: Accommodation, all meals, beverages including top quality wine and fine champagne, twice daily game drives and walking safaris, informative talks, and laundry service
  • 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 Rock Lodge | Ulusaba Cliff Lodge

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Child Policy

Children 6 years and older are welcome.

Children over the age of 12 years are considered to be adults and will pay the applicable adult rate and be accommodated in their own rooms.

Children under 6 years may be permitted on a request basis only.

Please request rates from your consultant, dependent on room type availability.

Game Drive Policy:
Children 6 years and older are permitted at Safari Lodge and can join our game drives.

Children aged 16 years and older are permitted on safari walks.

The detail

Decked out with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, Ulusaba Safari Lodge is all about soft lighting, the sounds of the bush and nearby river, and luxurious accommodation. You’ll love the sense of adventure as you access some of the rooms by swing bridges. Your room will provide fascinating views of the animals as they stroll past on their way to the nearby watering hole.

Three adjoining Safari Rooms are located close to the Main Lodge and offer large viewing decks and en-suite bathrooms with great views.

Three spacious Elephant Rooms boast en-suite bathrooms and large viewing decks with stunning views over the bush. Elephants regularly use a migratory route that passes by these rooms which allow for excellent up-close-and-personal game viewing! The location of the three Elephant Rooms is ideal for friends traveling together or families with teens wishing to be close to their parents.

Built tree house style and very private are four River Rooms, with two rooms offering private plunge pools. All are very spacious with snuggling seating areas and striking views of the river bed or bush. The River Rooms are ideal for those celebrating or enjoying a romantic escape, as these rooms are secluded and tucked between Jackalberry trees. Three of the River Rooms are accessible by a swing bridge and are a short walk from the main Lodge.

The Treehouse suite is spacious and very unique, 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 dining. The Treehouse Suite offers ultimate seclusion and ideal for honeymooners. Its location makes it the perfect choice for avid photographers and birders. Accessible by swing bridges and raised walkways, the Treehouse Suite is an approximate 10-minute walk from the main lodge.

The lodge facilities include a reception area, lounge area, dining area, swimming pool, bush observatory, two tennis courts, gym with a running machine, bike, multifunctional weight station and free weights, spa treatment room, outdoor boma, wine cellar, and a gift shop.

Internationally renowned chefs have developed an African inspired menu that is rich in flavors and spices. Fresh locally sourced ingredients are used in the dishes. Whether dining under the African sky, in the Boma, on a deck or in the dining room, the menus and meals promise to be exceptional. All the breads and pastries are home baked daily. The lodge also caters for private meals and special occasions.

Enjoy early morning and late afternoon open vehicle game drives in this pristine wilderness and unforgettable bush walks that are sure to enlighten your senses. 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 Safari Lodge is ideal for solo explorers, couples and families looking for a 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

Transfers, additional excursions, gratuities, all items of a personal nature, and conservation fees.  

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Winelands & Wildlife - Combine a wildlife stay with a stay at Mont Rochelle in the Cape Winelands and receive a complimentary 30 minute massage in the wilderness and a half board upgrade at Mont Rochelle.
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Packages that include this lodge

5 Day Ulusaba All-Inclusive Fly-in Package
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4 nights at the 5-Star Ulusaba Safari Lodge
Luxury accommodation with large viewing decks offering stunning views over the bush.
Twice daily game drives
Daily Safari Walks after breakfast
Safari Lodge wine tasting
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Neil Senior
Flights were very good.
Sandra
From the arrival at the private airstrip Ulusaba was very special. Being met by the ranger who will look after you for the whole of your stay, was one of the many thoughtful things that make Ulusaba the place it is. If you think you will be bored being in a jeep up to eight hours a say, don't worry, especially if your ranger is Brandon and your tracker, jack. Brandon's passion for the animals and energy he puts into tracking and chasing them makes for an exciting, exhilarating adventure. Every day. Warm ponchos and 'bush babies' (hot water bottles) in the cold mornings was a treat, hot chocolate with a dash of Amarula, for morning tea, then back for a full breakfast. In the evening drive, sundowners, then tumbling out of the jeep, straight into the lodge for a couple of drinks around the bar with other guest and rangers then a three course meal, alone, or altogether around a long table, which was great fun. All that and I haven't mentioned the animals yet! We saw the lot, including sitting in the middle of a herd of 1000 buffalo. We saw leopard cubs and most exciting was a leopard up a tree with it's kill while underneath skulked hyenas waiting for something to drop from the tree. We stayed in a suite with a private plunge pool. Unfortunately it was too cold to enjoy. Spacious and well appointed. We would recommend Ulusaba to anyone. First class but not stuffy. Like a staying with a family who looks after your every whim. Thank you everyone, especially Brandon.
Chris
We originally came for the game viewing, and that is great, big 5 in 2 days both trips. The rooms are great, but for us it's the people which make it really special. Everyone is really friendly, and the service is great.It's an early start for the drives, but it's well worth it. Michelle and Don our ranger and tracker were amazing, we saw so many different animals.The food is great, and there is plenty of it and the selection of drinks included is extensive and quality.We have split our time between Rock Lodge and Safari Lodge both times. Both Safari and Rock lodge are great in their own different ways, Rock lodge rooms maybe fractionally nicer, and it has amazing views, but Safari lodge you never quite know what animals you will see and for me that makes it marginally better.It's one of the few places I've been where I really didn't want to leave.I'll be back again, and the sooner the better.
Gene
Nothing prepared us for how magnificent our visit to Ulusaba would be. Without my pictures and shared memories, I'd thought it was a dream instead of reality. Sir Richard Branson outdid himself. Huge tree-house guest rooms which are interconnected to a main gathering area via rope bridges...safely above the wild animals below. The trackers, staff and Lonnie (spelling?) the General Manager were fun, spirited and adventurous. An unforgettable property and journey. I honestly consider it a privilege to have stayed at Ulusaba. They made us feel like Rock-Stars.
Christine
From the moment we arrived, we knew this place was special. Our tracker and guide were waiting to welcome us to Safari Lodge. Spending four days with Ryan and Kaizer, was just the best. Every day got better and better as we learned about the animals. Kaizer has the eyes of an eagle as he was able to spot leopards and lions. Ryan shared with us fascinating details about the animals we were seeing. If you want to see wildlife, this is the place! When Ryan spotted painted dogs, he jumped in the air with joy ,with arms raised in his excitement! It was an incredible experience to share his love of the animals. As we left, and were walking to our plane, we had tears in our eyes. We will always remember our time at Ulusaba, and would love to return.
Carol
This was a fantastic experience. I had friends from the UK who thoroughly enjoyed their stay. although expensive the lodge was beauitful, food and staff fantastic, game ranger was the best ever and I have been all over SA. So all in all a fabulous trip.
Art Freedman
Four of us stayed for four days. The time was perfect. 8 Safari drives with each one being different.The staff does not know how to say "NO" to their guests. The work hard to say yes and figure out how to make a request happen. There is NOTHING we would change.Our stay was AMAZING!
4.9
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Feb 19, 2024
Smooth booking process
Smooth booking process. Looking forward to the trip.
Koen Cardon
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SG
Feb 17, 2024
Everyone has seemed to care a lot about…
Everyone has seemed to care a lot about my wife and me. Communication has been good via email, especially with the difference of eight hours of time zones.
Lee Easter
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US
Feb 16, 2024
5-star
High quality, excellent service, Lisa is fantastic !
Kim Brink
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DK
Feb 7, 2024
Excellent trip planning
Sara did such an outstanding job coordinating our trip! I couldn’t have done it without her!!!
Brandi
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US
Feb 6, 2024
The communication Safari.com provides…
The communication Safari.com provides is second to none. Their response rate is amazing, and they had our entire trip planned in just a few days!
Hannah Westbrook
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US
Feb 4, 2024
Dolan was incredible!
Dolan was incredible!
Michael O
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US
Feb 2, 2024
Happy customer
Flawless payment module
Chaitali
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SG
Feb 1, 2024
Good communication and prompt replies…
Good communication and prompt replies to queries.
Glenn
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AU
Jan 31, 2024
Excellent Service!
Fast and Easy
Harry Rozelle
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US
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