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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have wanted to do a safari for years, but could never convince my wife. She always said that if she was to go on a safari, it had to be done properly. Ulusaba do it properly. From the moment we were met by our ranger Sean at the airstrip to the time we left we had nothing but excellent...

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Ulusaba Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Chris W, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an outstanding review; we were absolutely blown away by your kind words! The team were over the moon when they heard your lovely comments about the food and service, and Sean was especially delighted to receive your wonderful personal mention so thank you very much. We...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at Safari Lodge as the third and last stage of our first holiday in South Africa, having been to Camps Bay (Bay Hotel) and Franschoek ( Mont Rochelle) - see separate reviews. Never having done a safari of any kind before, not sure what to expect, but it was simply superb. We stayed in River Room 2, had a...

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Ulusaba Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear MiddleAgedFromMids, Wow, you’ve really spoiled us with not one but two amazing reviews. It was such a huge honour for us to welcome you for the last stage of your holiday and your first safari experience. The team were utterly delighted to hear your kind comments about the service and our Head Chef was over the moon when he...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are lucky enough to have stayed here twice before and were worried that booking again we might not enjoy it as much the 3rd time, as it was over only a circa 3yr period. We needn't have worried as we had a fantastic time. We had booked the Winelands and Wildlife package also staying at their sister hotel Mont...

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Ulusaba Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear StuJen_13, Your reviews just keep getting better and better; we can’t thank you enough for taking the time to share such wonderful feedback. We see Ulusaba as a home away from home, so nothing makes us happier than welcoming back old friends, and it was such a delight to see you again! We loved reading about your game drives...

Dublin
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in Ulusaba on December 27th for 4 nights and stayed in two of the Elephant Huts in Safari Lodge. The welcome and friendliness was outstanding from the minute we arrived. The lodges are comfortable and the facilities excellent. What makes this resort are the people and the wildlife. Everyone from Sandra, Amos, Brandon (our ranger) and Jack (our...

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Ulusaba Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Brenick1, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an outstanding review; we were absolutely blown away by your kind words! The team were over the moon when they heard your lovely compliments about the service, and Sandra, Amos, Brandon and Jack were overjoyed to receive personal mentions so thank you very much. We hope that...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

From the second we walked in, everything was so personal. The staff all made an effort to approach you personally, have a chat and from that moment on they would address you by your name and you really felt as if you were an important part of the lodge. The lodge itself was magnificent, every main room flowed outdoors and...

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Ulusaba Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear ash_h19, Wow where to begin? Thank you so much for your stunning review! The entire team were over the moon to hear that you felt that the service was personal; we like to think of Ulusaba as a big happy family so it’s always a delight to make our guests feel right at home. We loved hearing your fantastic...

Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

My family and I have just spent 3 amazing nights at the safari lodge . Everything was perfect here We got to see the big 5 plus so much more thanks to Sean And Jimmy They were incredibly informative and made our time so special . We enjoyed all the meals here And there was an abundance of it ....

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Ulusaba Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Feral23, It was such a treat to welcome you to Ulusaba so thank you for coming to see us! We all loved reading your wonderful review, none more so than Sean and Jimmy who were beaming at your kind words, thank you! We’ll never forget your stay and we hope to have the chance to welcome you back in...

Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2017

How do you Ulusaba you enter another world - full of friends, champagne, and experiences. begin to write about the most wonderful holiday experience of your life? From the moment that your plane touches down at We were met by Stuart and Dan who had been allocated to be our guide and tracker. Both were so welcoming, Stuart with chilled...

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Ulusaba Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear CJBerko, We can honestly say that it was an honour to welcome you and your family to Ulusaba and we would like to once again wish Danni and Becki the happiest of birthdays! It’s not often that we are left speechless, but you absolutely blew us away with your amazing words about your stay. Stuart, Dan, Sandra and Amos...

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Just as I thought our SA holiday couldn't get any better, we came on safari. The safari lodge is lovely. We had a River Room. 2 of these types of room have a plunge pool. Ours didn't so when we come here again, which we definitely will, I will ask for one. Be aware though that you have to cross...

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Ulusaba Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear CH0pps, Wow, where do we being? Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Ulusaba. We were delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and that you were able to see some fantastic wildlife during your time here; there’s nothing quite like seeing a leopard with their cubs. The entire team were thrilled to hear you...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We had an amazing honeymoon at Ulusaba Rock Lodge. Great rooms, and staff. Saw loads of animals and our ranger Ryan was excellent. Very patient and giving with his time. Lovely facilities. We visited the Other lodge which is Safari Lodge and felt our choice to stay in the Rock Lodge was a good one, as the safari lodge is...

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Dear Shael1983, We can honestly say that we were honoured to welcome you to Ulusaba for your Honeymoon and would like to once again extend a huge heartfelt congratulations to you both! It was such a pleasure to read your lovely review and so we wanted to thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We...

Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Incredible stay in Sir Richard Branson's safari lodge. Remotely located in the wilderness it offers remarkable encounters with the Big5 and beyond. The wild keepers are very knowledgable and experienced - portraying their small groups the whole beauty of nature! In between the safari tours the lodge offers highest standards - rooms, food, service!

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Dear Johannes-Tobias L, What a privilege to hear that you think Ulusaba is ‘Africa at its best’, thank you! We were delighted to receive your stunning review and to hear how much you enjoyed meeting the big 5, your room, the food and the service. We hope this won’t be our only encounter and that we’ll meet again one day...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
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  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Safari Lodge is built along the banks of the dry Mabrak riverbed. The 11 rooms at Safari Lodge include a Treehouse Suite overlooking the nearby Xikwenga Dam as well as three other room types: Safari, Elephant and River Rooms, some of which have private plunge pools. Kids over the age of 12 are welcome to stay at Safari Lodge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ulusaba Safari Lodge

Address: Sabi Sand, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve > Ulusaba Private Game Reserve
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ulusaba Safari Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Ulusaba Safari Hotel Ulusaba Private Game Reserve
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“They are ALL great!”
 of 5 bubbles 905PhilL, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Go for the Safari Lodge rooms. We had an elephant room.”
 of 5 bubbles T6714ZDpeterf, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The Safari and Elephant rooms are closest to the main bar and eating area of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles gboyle8, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I liked the Safari lodge as it was closer to nature but the Rock Lodge has amazing views.”
 of 5 bubbles linda_788, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rock lodge has great views but the safari lodge gives you a up close and personal experience with the wildlife”
 of 5 bubbles HelenC987, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
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