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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia 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 4 days ago NEWvia 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 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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...

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

5 stars for everything - but most notably ALL the staff at the lodge and on the rides out. Stuart and Polly were legends....Amos another legend...Sandra, Gugu...and everyone..sorry forgotten some names!....the lodge os fab, the location is the best, the animals were unbelievable...but without the right staff it wouldn't be the experience it was. Well done and THANK YOU to...

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Dear Phil and family (aka the lion finders), Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful 5 star review. We were truly touched to hear that you wanted to personally recognise the staff and you should have seen the smiles on the faces of our ‘legends’ Stuart, Polly, Amos, Sandra and Gugu who were honoured to be mentioned by...

guernsey
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Unfortunately due to the conditions where there had been a drought for 9 months, the animals were all congregated around the river and waterholes. As a result the sightings of the animals were incredible. We saw every animal and it was awesome. The ranger and tracker (Brandon and Jack) were brilliant and the staff in the resort (Amos and Sandra...

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Dear frquenttraveller, What a wonderful review! Thank you very much for taking the time to share such lovely words about your recent stay with us at Ulusaba. We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your wildlife sightings, and Brandon and Jack were especially honoured to receive your kind personal mentions. The team couldn’t have been happier to hear your...

Reviewed 10 December 2016

From the moment that my wife and myself arrived we were made to feel like special guests. The accommodation was superb and the food and attention to detail from all the staff was first class. Our safari guide Pierre and his tracker Orange worked as a brilliant team. They were both very knowledgeable and, having asked about bird life, Pierre...

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Dear Peter F, Wow, you had us all beaming from ear to ear with your amazing review, so thank you so much for sharing your kind words with us. We were especially thrilled to hear that you and your wife felt like special guests, that’s exactly what we aim for as every guest is a star in our eyes! We...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This was my first time staying at Ulusaba and I hope it will not be the last. I spent 4 nights there with my wife and went on the game drives every day. The Ranger, Sean and Tracker James were both fantastic and deserve a special mention on this. Sean is as knowledgeable as they come in terms of animals...

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Dear gboyle8, We hope it won’t be your last visit too, as we absolutely loved meeting you and your wife and welcoming you both to Ulusaba! Thank you both so much for sharing such lovely comments with us; safe to say the team were delighted! None more so than Sean, James and Patience who were honoured to receive special mentions....

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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
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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
Price Range: £954 - £960 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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