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Ulusaba Safari Lodge

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 16 March 2017

While of course the lodge was incredible, the staff truly made my experience what it was. There are 112 staff members at the lodge, and every person I met felt like part of my family by the end. It felt as though they were on the vacation with me. We were lucky enough to be hosted by Anele, Brit, and...

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

Dear Cam C, Wow, we were blown away by your amazing review! It was a huge honour to hear that you felt our team were the best you have ever had at a resort, and we were overjoyed to welcome you to our Ulusaba family. Anele, Brit, Andre, Karen, Sean and Jimmy were especially touched to receive such kind personal...

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful staff, especially our guide and trackers. Time for some maintenance updates in the room we had however. Need to stock bourbon instead of 8 types of whiskey in the bar. Wish they hadn't done the BBQ dinner. Mostly European guests.

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

Dear Tim K, Whilst it was fantastic to hear your compliments about the service and your guide and trackers, we were disappointed to hear that some aspects of your stay did not live up to your expectations. We would like to reassure you that your valued feedback has been shared with our team to help us as we continually strive...

Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We have just left Ulusaba safari lodge after a 2 night stay. I'm lost for words. It was the best experience EVER. We had a party of 6 friends celebrating a big birthday. The staff went out of their way to provide exceptional service. The rooms, service, food, drinks and ambiance was perfect for our group. The safari experience was...

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

Dear Michelle W, It’s not often that the chatty Ulusaba team are left speechless but we were absolutely blown away by your amazing review! It was such a pleasure to help you and your friends celebrate a big birthday, thank you for choosing to share such a special occasion with us. Sean and Jimmy were so grateful for your kind...

Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We had 4 nights at this wonderful place. The staff were amazing, friendly and easygoing. Our Ranger Calvin was a absolute star as was our tracker John. We shared our drives with fun group and managed to see all the "Big Five" and many more animals. We had great food and wine every day and managed two drives each day....

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Dear Carol W, You sure do know how to make our team smile, as we were all beaming from ear to ear when we head your wonderful comments. Calvin and John were especially overjoyed to receive such kind personal mentions so thank you. We hope that we are able to tempt you back as we would love to see you...

Reviewed 20 February 2017

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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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 17 February 2017 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 29 January 2017

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 24 January 2017 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...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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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“I previously stayed in a River room with plunge pool which was great. The Treehouse suite was on a different level.”
  • Treehouse Suite
  • View from the bed looking out onto the dam (Treehouse Suite)
781darrenp, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“River rooms have great views of visiting animals”
Leatons, 18 May 2017 | Read review
“River Room 1 is close to the main buildings and doesn't require access via the rope bridges”
StephanieJersey82, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in Elephant 1, closer to the lodge, which was convenient for freshening up after drives or after dark.”
JennP617, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Would recommend Safari lodge over Rock lodge - rooms are apparently nicer”
camc687, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
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