Ulusaba Cliff Lodge: guests can slip in quietly by private charter to the Ulusaba airstrip and within minutes their personal ranger whisks them up to their clifftop eyrie with its private and secluded villas. Ulusaba Cliff Lodge is modern in style but blending seamlessly with traditional African themes, the luxurious interiors overlook the ever-changing vista of the bushveld below with views as far as the blue outline of the Drakensberg mountains in the distance. Game saunters across the grassy plains at Ulusaba Cliff Lodge, heading for a waterhole, while clouds gather in the rising heat – a scene that can be savoured from the cool comfort of the villa. As the afternoon cools, a private vehicle is on hand to take guests on a game drive whenever everyone’s ready while chef prepares a gourmet dinner to return to. Nocturnal game drives can be combined with star gazing at the Ulusaba bush observatory – an experience not to be missed as the stars light up the skies with amazing clarity.
Ulusaba Cliff Lodge has one villa with one main suite and a second bedroom or study (ideal for one adult or two children) and a large private pool (known as Cliff Lodge 1), whereas Ulusaba Cliff Lodge 2 is slightly smaller with one bedroom and has its own private Jacuzzi. Both are discreetly designed for privacy and you could simply hide out here for days gazing at the views.
Hired out exclusively, it can accommodate five adults and four children. There’s also a gym and a small spa at Ulusaba Cliff Lodge 1 so your therapist comes to you – the ultimate in luxury. Alternately you can leave your sanctuary and venture out for game drives or explore the local Shangaan community to see Ulusaba’s community projects just outside the Sabi Sand reserve.
Ulusaba Cliff Lodge is the last word in African safari luxury – perhaps because of its location and view but also because the bush is teeming with activity and guarantees some of the best game viewing in South Africa. Ulusaba Cliff Lodge is worthy of all the praise it has thus far attracted.