Ulusaba Private Game Reserve, member of Virgin Limited Edition’s award-winning collection of retreats, is Sir Richard Branson’s safari lodge located in the Western sector of the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. Guests can taste the spoils of Africa in peace and tranquillity and book individual rooms or exclusively hire individual lodges or the hotel as a whole – ideal for weddings and milestone celebrations.
Ulusaba, meaning ‘Place of Little Fear’ strikes the perfect balance between nature and nurture – as well as being an excellent place to observe the ‘Big Five’, it is also an ideal place to kick back and unwind. Ulusaba re-defines the rules of a safari lodge and taken a step away from the traditional colonial style by offering swimming pools, gymnasiums, a wine cellar, Aroma Boma spas with panoramic views, a Bush Observatory perfect for star gazing and tennis courts. With all of these facilities, you really need to plan your days so you can enjoy safari walks, moon-lit bush dinners and of course, the twice daily game drives.
Guests can share their time between the two lodges – Rock Lodge and Safari Lodge which offer two unique experiences, encouraging many guests to split their time between the two. Safari Lodge is built along the banks of the dry Mabrak riverbed, where guests will love the sense of adventure as they cross the swing bridges between exquisite tree house rooms while elephants, bushbuck, lion and other local wildlife pass by.
Rock Lodge is perched high on the summit of a koppie and provides panoramic views over miles of bush, the wildlife roaming within and the beauty of the lowveld below. Rock Lodge includes the luxurious new Cliff Lodge which has two magnificent suites. Cliff Lodge is ideal for families and friends seeking an exclusive getaway, or couples wanting to enjoy those special occasions in pure privacy. When booked exclusively, Cliff Lodge includes a private chef as well as your own game drive vehicle. Facilities also include a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, gym and mini Aroma Boma Spa.
Children of any age are welcome at the Rock Lodge but must be 12 or above to stay at the Safari Lodge. Younger pride members of the family can visit the Cub’s Club, which runs a fun daily programme of activities aiming to both entertain and educate cubs about their surroundings.
With unique sights, sounds and smells of Africa on your doorstep in the kind of style and luxury you’d expect from a five star boutique hotel, Ulusaba is perfect place for all age groups and for any occasion to experience a safari.