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Ulusaba Private Game Lodge
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Skukuza
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“What a new year !!! What a place!!!”
Reviewed 2 October 2005

Our complete family went to Ulusaba for the 2nd time for New Year celebrations in 2003.

What a place - this was our second trip as my wife and I had been there for our Silver wedding anniversary a couple of years earlier.

We stayed at both Rock Lodge and down at Safari Lodge - which was best is REALLY hard to decide. I think we would give Rock 11 out of 10 and Safari 10 out of 10. Rock wins because if you are ever fortunate enough to see a thunderstorm across the African plain there can be no better place to see the most fantastic lightning show.

The food is awesome and the staff are the most attentive lot I have ever met - even down to finding yet another bottle of Black Sambuka when we had drunk them dry!!!

Special celebrations are awesome - my son and his girlfriend had the most romantic meal set up in their room one night and our 25th wedding anniversary was something else.

Since I have been 2 colleagues from work have also been and Ulusaba has taken a special place in all their hearts as it has in ours.

Would recommend this place to anyone, especially for those very special occasions.

The rangers (we had Jobe both times) really know their stuff and seem to find animals when the untrained eye sees nothing. Watching Lions trying to drink from the waterhole as the hippo decide that its their waterhole just shows who really is king of the jungle.

If you want to see Africa, then this is a place which will torment you for years to come because all you will want to do is go back.

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If you are looking for a safari you will not forget then this is the place. I spent 3 nights here as part of my honeymoon and it was everything I could wish for. The rooms were pure luxury along with food , champagne and anything you want. Its an early start everyday but it is well worth it. We went in July so it was their Winter so it can get pretty chilly early morning. We saw leopards, lions, cheatah , elephants, rhino , hippos and lots more. The staff are very friendly and make you feel special. The only thing that may keep you awake are the monkeys in the trees and the wild boar that are below you - you have a rope bridge to your room - they need to be high enough for the elephants to walk under! You have another safai in the evening and stop half way when the ranger converts the back of the land rover into a bar (everything is there that you can imagine) you have your sundowners whilst listening to lions roaring inthe distance ( a sound I wont forget!). You can even be driven to a tennis court where you are surrounded by bush and can see for miles around you or go to the gym based at the rock lodge and run on the treadmill and see giraffes in the distance! I could not rate this place high enough.

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Property: Ulusaba Private Game Lodge
Address: Ulusaba Private, Skukuza 1242, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Skukuza
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Spa
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Skukuza
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 20
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