Sprawled across 13,500ha, Ulusaba Private Game Reserve offers luxury in its unique lodges. The Ulusaba Rock Lodge is perched on a hillside offering panoramic views of the bushveld below while the Ulusaba Safari Lodge is snugly disguised by the thriving woodland at its base. The lodge’s owner, Sir Richard Branson, has ensured that no expense has been spared in creating this African safari wonderland.
Once home to the Shangaan tribe, Ulusaba’s plains are densely populated with wildlife moving freely between Ulusaba and neighbouring Kruger National Park. The Big 5 roam in large numbers along with an array of other wildlife who often congregate around the banks of the waterhole near the lodges. Twice-daily game drives and safari walks will provide guests with ample opportunities to get acquainted with the reserve’s animal population.
The lodges are furnished with lavish Aroma Boma spas, a bush observatory ideal for marvelling at the overhanging night sky, a well-stocked wine cellar, and fully equipped gym and tennis court. Ulusaba is easily reached via the Sabi Sabi airstrip which services direct flights form O.R. Tambo and connecting flights from Cape Town and Durban. Alternatively, visitors can drive from Johannesburg within five hours.
- Sir Richard Branson’s safari retreat embraces the bushveld without sparing any luxury
- The reserve is home to the Big 5 and an abundance of other wildlife as it shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park
- Added luxuries include a wine cellar, spa, bush observatory, and tennis courts within the reserve
- The reserve can be reached via the Sabi Sabi airstrip located nearby which offers direct flights from O.R. Tambo and connecting flights from Cape Town and Durban