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Sabi Sand, Kruger National Park 1242 South Africa
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#2 of 2 Speciality lodging in Ulusaba Private Game Reserve
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With panoramic views overlooking the miles of African bush, there are 8 rooms at Rock Lodge, including the Master Suite, Makwela Suites, Rock Cliff rooms and the two bedroom Rock Suite, some of which have private plunge pools.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Walking tours
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Plunge pool
Shallow end in pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Kids club
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
iPod docking station
Walk-in shower
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Sabi Sand, Kruger National Park 1242 South Africa
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JLC wrote a review Apr 2020
London, United Kingdom28 contributions12 helpful votes
I visited here in January with my parents and partner. It was my 30th birthday and I wanted to go on a trip to remember. I definitely wasn’t disappointed! We were due to stay here for 3 nights but unfortunately our flight with BA got cancelled and we ended up missing a days/night. On arrival, the staff were extremely sympathetic to our situation and got us checked in immediately. We met Tom our ranger and John straightaway. As I had already spent most of my birthday on the flight (due to the delay), Tom was keen for us to get out on the drive so we could see the animals. Our first drive was incredible and we were able to see everything (the big five and more!). It was the most surreal and breathtaking experience. The rangers are so knowledgable and I don’t know how anyone could complain. The staff at this lodge are extremely kind and hardworking. The food was delicious and it was lovely to eat dinner with the other guests. The staff even arranged a birthday cake for me. My experience here was second to none and I look forward to returning (hopefully) next year. 😀
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Charlotte Devenish, Other at Ulusaba Rock Lodge
Responded 4 May 2020
Dear JLC, We are so happy to hear that you chose Ulusaba to celebrate your 30th birthday and even happier to hear it was a birthday to remember, for all the right reasons. It is so wonderful to read all your lovely feedback and we really appreciate you taking the time to share this with us, so thank you on behalf of the entire team. We’re obviously biased but we couldn’t agree more that our rangers and trackers are extremely knowledgeable and we feel very fortunate to have some of the very best in South Africa right here at Ulusaba. All of our team work tirelessly to ensure we deliver an unforgettable experience for our guests in all areas of their stay, so it’s always so rewarding to hear when they got it right. Once again thank you so much for sharing your comments and we hope to welcome you back next year. Have a magic day, Karl & Llane Langdon General Managers karl@ulusaba.virgin.com
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Tanya Jones wrote a review Mar 2020
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We got married at Ulusaba last November and couldn’t have imagined a more perfect location for our special day. Everything was fantastic from the room, to the game drives, the food and drink, the service and of course the amazing setting and views from the lodge! A trip we will never forgot and memories to last a lifetime! 🦒
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Hannah Elver, Other at Ulusaba Rock Lodge
Responded 2 Apr 2020
Dear Tanya Jones, It was our absolute pleasure to have you both stay at Ulusaba last year and we’re both so happy to hear that your wedding was everything you hoped it would be and you now have a lifetime of memories to hold dear to your heart. Our team love nothing more than a wedding and to help with all the preparations to ensure the special day goes smoothly. Thank you so much for choosing Ulusaba to spend as the location for your wedding and we hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the future, perhaps for a wedding anniversary! Have a magic day, Karl & Llane Langdon General Managers karl@ulusaba.virgin.com
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NickCSevenoaksKent wrote a review Jan 2020
Farningham, United Kingdom84 contributions34 helpful votes
Well this was our 3rd trip to Ulusaba and I have to say it was every bit as good as the other two. It’s not just the game drives (thanks to Liam and David who were great fun and so knowledgeable) its the whole package, every member of staff bends over backwards to make sure you have the best time possible. Special mention for Patience, 20yrs service coming up and was a real diamond.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Ulusaba Rock Lodge
Responded 9 Jan 2020
Dear NickC, We were both so happy to hear you were returning for a third time. We don’t take it for granted when guests choose to return and so want to take this opportunity to say a big thank you from all of us here at Ulusaba. We’ll be sure to show your comments to Liam, David and Patience who we know will be so happy to hear from you. We believe we have the most incredible team of staff here and we think their longevity speaks volumes, you’re absolutely right that Patience is an absolute star and we feel very lucky to have her as a member of the Ulusaba family. We hope we have the chance to welcome you back for a fourth time. Have a magic day, Karl & Llane Langdon General Managers karl@ulusaba.virgin.com
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Wendybea wrote a review Jan 2020
Scarsdale, New York32 contributions5 helpful votes
When we were met at the airport by our guide, Liam and our tracker, David, we knew immediately that we were going to have the time of our lives. The wealth of knowledge and personal stories that Liam and David shared with us, along with the countless encounters with the animals on our game drives, made this trip better than we ever could have imagined. Staying in Cliff Lodge with our family, we had the most spectacular view from high above the landscape. The staff, Jeannine and our chef, Neil, truly made us feel at home while living in luxury. They accommodated every dietary restriction and shared countless stories as well. We were there over New Years Eve and were treated to a party under tents in the bush, complete with a theme (masquerade) and surprise entertainment - traditional African dances from a local student troupe - great food and such a unique setting. We will never forget it. The fact that Ulusaba had their own airstrip made coming and going a flawless endeavor - just watching Liam and David wave goodbye to us as we took off brought tears to our eyes to have to admit that our time in Africa was over... we'd go back in a second!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: Cliff Lodge= private; views incredible; lots of stairs - manageable but something to note if you...
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Response from VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Ulusaba Rock Lodge
Responded 9 Jan 2020
Dear Wendybea, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We couldn’t agree more about Liam and David being so knowledgeable, they really have a wonderful chemistry together and we often hear from guests how they were entertained with their stories. New Year is a very special time to spend at Ulusaba and we like to pull out all the stops for our guests and so we’re over the moon to hear that you enjoyed this experience. We’ll be sure to pass on your lovely comments to all the staff, especially Jeannine and Neil. We hope to welcome you back to Ulusaba again. Have a magic day, Karl & Llane Langdon General Managers karl@ulusaba.virgin.com
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O&P wrote a review Dec 2019
New York City, New York8 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed 5 nights with our two toddlers. Travelling with kids this age to Kruger made us rather high maintenance guests and we thought the whole team at Rock Lodge did a really exceptional job at giving us all a magical safari holiday. Our ranger and tracker were exceptional, Llane the manager was one of the kindest people we encountered on our holiday, Vickers made evenings always memorable and we would happily have taken Gabriel the chef home in our suitcase as his food was consistently outstanding. Our room was the Rock Suite - we had some issues with cleanliness on check in, noise (the room is next to the car park and the area that the staff hang out), and generally feel like the lodge needs some money spent on it (it’s very dated in parts) in order to have the quality of accommodation match the quality of service. Our rating is a 5 reflecting the service being a 6+ and the accommodation a 3/4.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Ulusaba Rock Lodge
Responded 9 Jan 2020
Dear O&P, It was our absolute pleasure to have you and your family stay with us. We’re so glad the whole team were able to help make your holiday such a magical one, hopefully one that will hold very special memories for years to come. We’ll make sure the team read your comments and we know Gabriel will be very happy to hear you wanted to take him home with you! We appreciate all constructive feedback, so thank you for bringing to our attention your thoughts about Rock Suite and we will certainly be taking these onboard. We sincerely hope we have the chance to welcome you and your family back in the future. Have a magic day, Karl & Llane Langdon General Managers karl@ulusaba.virgin.com
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ulusaba Rock Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Ulusaba Rock Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Ulusaba Rock Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Ulusaba Rock Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ulusaba Rock Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ulusaba Rock Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Ulusaba Rock Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ulusaba Rock Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Ulusaba Rock Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the centre of Ulusaba Private Game Reserve.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ulusaba Rock Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.