Ulusaba Private Game Reserve is Sir Richard Branson’s award-winning safari lodge located in the Western sector of the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. Guests can taste the spoils of South Africa in peace and tranquility; providing the perfect place for all age groups and for any occasion to experience a safari.
Because Ulusaba is privately owned, a ‘Private Game Reserve’; you’ll be able to enjoy over 13 500 hectares of unspoiled, game-rich bush in near solitude. Experienced trackers and game rangers will accompany you on safari game drives in open land rovers; tracking the Big Five and sharing with you their vast knowledge of the surrounding wildlife.
Ulusaba Private Game Reserve Accommodation
There are two main lodges at Ulusaba set 0.5km apart: Rock Lodge and Safari Lodge. As they offer two unique experiences; many guests choose to split their time between the two. Spend time at Rock Lodge and you’ll be flying with the eagles. Or take a walk on the wild side back down to earth at Safari Lodge.
In addition, Ulusaba has an exclusive-use safari option for families and friends; Cliff Lodge; with its own chef, a private vehicle for game drives, a private gym, and also a spa treatment room.
Ulusaba Rock Lodge
Because Rock Lodge is perched high on the summit of a koppie, you’re on top of the world! Survey miles of game-rich bush as you stand eight hundred feet above the wilderness. Here the view is king and there are endless opportunities to spot the roaming wildlife.
The view inside is just as spectacular. Each room has a different design reflecting African tribal influences and style.
Rock Lodge can accommodate a total of 20 – 25 guests and welcomes children of all ages.
There are 8 x rooms and suites at Rock Lodge; including the Master Suite, Makwela Suites, Rock Cliff rooms, and the two-bedroom Rock Suite; some of which have private plunge pools.
Ulusaba Cliff Lodge
Cliff Lodge is a short walk from the Main House at Rock Lodge. 2 x magnificent suites (Cliff Lodge 1 and 2) offer guests the ultimate safari luxury. Access to the two Cliff Lodge Suites is via a raised walkway from the Main House. Both Cliff Lodge Suites have a TV in the lounge with a selection of DVDs.
The Cliff Lodge Suites can also be booked individually within 4 months prior to guest arrival.
Ulusaba Safari Lodge
Nearly 500 meters away is Safari Lodge; which is built along the banks of the dry Mabrak riverbed beneath a canopy of ancient trees. Guests will love the sense of adventure as you access some of the rooms by swing bridges; between exquisite tree house rooms; while elephants, bushbuck, lions, and other local wildlife pass on their way to the nearby watering hole.
The rooms at Safari Lodge include a Treehouse Suite overlooking the nearby Xikwenga Dam; while other rooms have their own private plunge pools. Safari Lodge can accommodate up to 20 x guests in 10 x rooms and suites.
Kids over the age of 12 are welcome to stay at Safari Lodge.
Ulusaba Private Game Reserve – Sabi Sand Family Safari
Children of all ages are in great hands at Ulusaba and are very welcome to stay at Rock Lodge. Children of 6 years and older can go on game drives with their parents or a guardian but are unable to participate in safari walks. Infants are very welcome to join the special kid’s program called Cub’s Club.
Ulusaba Private Game Reserve Good Food and Wine
Activities / Things to Do at Ulusaba Private Game Reserve
From safari walks and twice-daily game drives to relaxing spa treatments, and cocktails by the pool; there is no shortage of things to do during the day. Work out in the gym or even play a game of tennis on one of the two courts.
If you want to spend some time soaking up the environment and wildlife, scoot away for the day for one of our scenic tours; by road or even by helicopter!
A photographic safari is incredible in this Sabi Sand area; so to really capture those once-in-a-lifetime moments whilst out on a game drive; make sure to have the best photographic equipment to hand. Ulusaba has partnered with Africa Photographic Rentals; in order to take the hassle out of hiring any camera equipment.
A Day on Safari at Ulusaba Private Game Reserve
Single occupancy rates are available upon request.
Ulusaba can accommodate extra adults and children in some of the rooms on fold-out or roll-away beds. In most cases, there will be an additional charge per person, per night. There are restrictions on the number of guests and vehicles allowed in the Sabi Sand Reserve, so there may be times when extra guests are unable to be accommodated in the rooms.
Ulusaba Private Game Reserve Lodge Accommodation Rates Include / Exclude
Ulusaba Private Game Reserve Exclusive Use
We also arrange the best safari weddings at Ulusaba Private Game Reserve so have a look at these packages.
Free nights at Ulusaba offer
Stay 4 nights and only pay for 3 at Ulusaba from 1st November – 21st December 2023, 7th January – 31st May 2024 and from 1st November – 19th December 2024.
Terms and Conditions:
Stays can be split between Safari Lodge and Rock Lodge. The last night of your stay will be complimentary.
A minimum stay of four consecutive nights is applicable with further free nights being cumulative
This offer can be combined with the Family offer, and the Winelands and Wildlife offer (below)
Ulusaba Family Safari Offer
Up to one child (11 and younger) traveling with one or more adults can stay at Rock Lodge at no extra charge.
Valid from 1st November – 21st December 2023, 7th January – 31st May 2024 and from 1st November – 19th December 2024.
The kids go free offer can be combined with the free night offer (when available).
Winelands and Wildlife
Combine a safari at Ulusaba with a stay at Mont Rochelle in Franschhoek. Our Safari and Winelands package includes a complimentary 30-minute massage on your safari and an upgrade to a half-board basis at Mont Rochelle. Half board at Mont Rochelle includes a choice of a 3-course lunch, picnic basket, or a 3-course dinner; daily in any of Mont Rochelle’s restaurants.
OR: for the ultimate safari, combine Ulusaba with Mahali Mzuri in the Masai Mara including a complimentary 30-minute massage on your safari.
The Winelands and Wildlife Package is valid until 21st December 2023. In 2024 it is valid from 7th January until 19th December 2024.
Celebrate the Festive Season
Celebrate Christmas and New Year at Sir Richard Branson’s Ulusaba Private Game Reserve in South Africa!
Rates are per room based on double occupancy for a three night stay, except for the exclusive use of Safari Suite and Cliff Lodge. Cliff Lodge is based on up to 5 adults and 4 children. Safari Suite is based on 4 adults sharing
Ulusaba Honeymoon Package (or Romantic Safari)
A safari at Ulusaba; whether you’re on honeymoon or just fancy a romantic break; can give you the space you and your partner need to ignite (or re-ignite!) the magic. We’ve got some great suggestions and ideas for an intimate and private escape in the African bush. From a romantic bath where we prepare your room with a special romantic turn down service. To a romantic evening in your room with a selection of bath oils. There’s room in the bath for two and of course, the champagne will be on ice. Also, there is romantic dining and a spa treatment.
All offers are subject to availability. Please check with us about your dates as specials are sometimes extended outside of these dates. We will be able to match any other quote and offer you the best service.
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