Game Lodge
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Accommodation in Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Ulusaba Private Game Reserve - Sabi Sand

About Us
Sir Richard Branson's Private Game Reserve is set in the heart of the Sabi Sand reserve on the border of the Kruger National Park in South Africa.

Most of our staff hail from the surrounding villages therefore guests benefit from authentic South African hospitality. We promote from within where we can, and support the local community through our charitable project, Pride 'n Purpose. The Ulusaba family of 119 individuals includes some of the finest and most qualified rangers and trackers in the reserve, who guarantee the experience of a lifetime on game drive. We delight in going the extra mile for all our guests!

Ulusaba is part of Virgin Limited Edition, Sir Richard Branson's portfolio of unique retreats.

Ulusaba Private Game Reserve is located in the western sector of the Sabi Sand Reserve near Kruger National Park in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. It’s approximately one hour 20 minutes by twin-engine aircraft to the Ulusaba airstrip from Johannesburg International Airport (also known as O.R. Tambo Airport) and 30 minutes from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) in Nelspruit. Fly Virgin Atlantic Airways via London to Johannesburg or direct from the US East Coast with other carriers.

Room Description

Ulusaba has two beautiful lodges just five minutes’ drive from each other.

Rock Lodge is on the summit of a koppie set against the backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountain range far in the distance. Rock Lodge includes the exclusive two bedroom Cliff Lodge and can accommodate a total of 20 – 25 guests in its 10 rooms and suites.

Safari Lodge is built along the banks of the dry Mabrak riverbed. Guests will love the sense of adventure as they cross the rope 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. Safari Lodge can accommodate 22 guests in its 11 rooms.

Inclusions / Exclusions

Individual and Exclusive Use Rates Include: 
- Your accommodation at one of our beautiful lodges 
- All meals served in a variety of locations around the lodges 
- All beverages including a top quality wine list and fine champagne 
- Twice daily game drives 
- A daily walking safari (subject to favourable weather conditions) 
- A fully equipped gymnasium situated at Rock, Cliff and Safari Lodges 
- Tennis courts with viewing pavilion – racquets and balls supplied 
- Lounges at each lodge equipped with DVDs, CDs and a small library 
- Laundry service (no dry cleaning available) 
- Business facilities (details available on request) 
- Complimentary wireless available in all guest rooms and public areas 
- An observatory, perfect for star gazing 
- Informative talks on flora, fauna and conservation that can be organised on request for both adults and children
- A wine cellar at Safari Lodge with an outdoor dining area for up to six guests 
- Really nice staff!

Rates Exclude:

Transfers to and from Ulusaba by road or air. Car hire, telephone, fax and e-mail facilities. Airport taxes. Beauty treatments at the Aroma Boma Virgin Touch salon.

• Twice daily game drives
• Go on a game walk (weather permitting)
• Work out at one of the gyms
• Take a dip in one of the pools
• Hit a few balls on one of the two floodlit tennis courts
• Grab a book or DVD from the lounge
• Star-gaze at the Bush observatory
• Sample a few wines from the cellar (Safari Lodge)

Extras: Visit the local community with Ulusaba’s charitable arm Pride ‘n Purpose or get us to organise a helicopter ride for you! For true relaxation guests can visit the Aroma Boma Spas – all excursions and treatments available for an additional charge.

Extra information

CHILDREN ARE WELCOME! Children of all ages are in great hands at Ulusaba! Your ‘Cubs’ are welcome at Rock Lodge and are invited to take part in the Ulusaba Cub’s Club. Our Cub Club’s is not a set programme and will tailor activities depending on the age and the number of cubs. Ulusaba offers complimentary Babysitting and can arrange special food and beverages or simple snacks and light meals, such as sandwiches. Cubs under 12 years old are welcome at Rock Lodge and Cubs over 6 years old can take advantage of the twice-daily game drives. Cubs under 6 are not able to go on game drives but our staff will be sure to keep them entertained.

Just what is…?
- an infant? a guest under the age of 6

- a child? a guest between the ages of 6 and 12

- an adult? a guest aged 12 years and over

Dine by firelight, candlelight or star light - feast on a traditional Braai in the heart of the Bush, or sample the local specialities overlooking the animals wandering by below. Let Ulusaba know what your guests like and they’ll be happy to make it for them. Breakfasts and lunches are organised ‘restaurant style’, but in the evenings guests dine together at communal tables, comparing notes on the animals they spotted that day! Of course, if you’d like a more intimate experience, we’d be delighted to organise private dining for you.