Ulusaba Private Game Reserve is where Sir Richard Branson fell in love with the African safari dream. Located in the game-rich Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve adjacent to the Kruger Park, it’s a mere one hour and twenty minutes’ flight from Johannesburg and has its own airstrip. No expense was spared as he built his lodges in this spectacular location but Ulusaba Rock Lodge has the most magnificent views as it’s perched high on a rocky hill or koppie, hence its name. Accommodation at Ulusaba Rock Lodge includes two new Makwela Suites and four Rock Cliff Rooms plus a spectacular split-level Master Suite set apart from the rest. Each one is decorated in traditional African colours with swathes of mosquito netting and fans, evoking the romance of the safari experience.
Expect panoramic vistas from each deck over endless grassy plains with game roaming below and the Drakensberg mountain range framing the scene in the distance.
The new Cliff Lodge is part of Ulusaba Rock Lodge and has two decadent suites, ideal for families or couples seeking a discreet getaway.
When booked exclusively, Ulusaba Cliff Lodge offers a personal game vehicle and a private chef. Children of any age are welcome at Rock Lodge. Ulusaba Rock Lodge is the perfect place to unwind together as a family and enjoy all the facilities on offer when not out on game drives or walks with your ranger: wallow in the swimming pools and Jacuzzi, do a workout in the gym, indulge in an Africology facial at the Aroma Boma spa, or enjoy selecting wines from the well-stocked cellar to pair with gourmet moonlit dinners at Ulusaba Rock Lodge.
A visit to the bush observatory at Ulusaba Rock Lodge to observe the Southern Hemisphere sky is a fascinating outing for the entire family, as is a trip to an authentic Shangaan village.