Ulusaba: Sir Richard Branson’s private game reserve
Taste the spoils of a safari in South Africa in the peace and tranquillity of the unspoilt African Bushveld. Owned by Sir Richard Branson, Ulusaba Private Game Reserve is the ultimate destination for spotting the ‘Big Five’! Located in the western sector of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve bordering Kruger National Park, Ulusaba Private Game Reserve offers you superb facilities to ensure you a comfortable stay and a luxury safari.
In the middle of the African Bush
When staying at Ulusaba, you will discover the unique sights, sound and smells of Africa on your doorstep while enjoying the style and the luxury from a five star boutique hotel. Enjoy 13 500 hectares of unspoiled nature and complete privacy.
To immerse yourself in the African Bush, Ulusaba Private Game Reserve features very special accommodations. Retreat in style and comfort at Ulusaba‘s lodges: with two beautiful lodges set 0.5km apart and offering two different perspectives over the bush, guests can share their time between the two lodges – Rock Lodge and Safari Lodge.
Set against the backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountain range, Rock Lodge can accommodate a total of 20–25 guests in its 10 rooms. Individually designed with the colours of a different African tribe or region, Rock lodge boasts 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.
Along the banks of the dry Mabrak riverbed, Safari Lodge can accommodate 22 guests in its 11 rooms which include a Treehouse Suite overlooking the nearby Xikwenga Dam and are split into Safari, Elephant and River Rooms, some of which have private plunge pools.
Guests will love the sense of adventure as they cross the swing bridges between exquisite tree house rooms, created and inspired by local and natural materials, with elephants, bushbucks, lions and other local wildlife passing by.
Perfect for smaller groups and families, Ulusaba Private Game Reserve offers you the possibility to spend your stay in the Cliff Lodge. Located a short walk from the Main House at Rock Lodge, Cliff Lodge two magnificent suites offering guests the ultimate in safari luxury.
When you hire both suites for exclusive use, your own chef and private vehicle for game drives is included. Cliff Lodge 1 is a luxurious two bedroom suite accommodating up to 3 adults and 2 children with one large bedroom and a second smaller bedroom. Moreover, Cliff Lodge 1 offers a spacious lounge with fireplace, separate kitchen and bar and also features a small spa, gym and an outdoor deck with a large pool to relax after a day of adventure.
Cliff Lodge 2 is a spacious one bedroom suite accommodating up to 2 adults and 2 children on 2 small pull out beds. Cliff Lodge 2 offers a lounge area with fireplace and a large viewing deck with Jacuzzi, the ideal place to kick back and unwind.
Besides the luxurious accommodations, Ulusaba Private Game Reserve re-defines the rules of a safari lodge by offering a wide range of facilities and activities. Apart from twice daily game drives and a daily walk in the Bush with a Ranger and Tracker, guests really need to plan their days to enjoy the other facilities available at Ulusaba.
Soak up some sun by the pool or relax at the Aroma Boma Beauty Treatment Rooms with a wide range of treatments. For the more active, play tennis on a floodlit tennis court with a fully stocked bar or work out at the fully equipped gyms any time of the day.
Visit the wine cellar at Safari Lodge for a spot of wine tasting with an outdoor dining area for up to six guests or go star gazing at our observatory tucked away in the Bush.
In short, Ulusaba Private Game Reserve perfectly blends breathtaking scenery, ultimate luxury accommodation and some of the best wildlife Africa has to offer.