This was my second visit to Ulusaba Game Reserve and it proved again to be a fabulous trip.
Primarily I go on safari for the animals and we saw them in abundance. Large herds of Elephant and Cape Buffalo, White Rhino, Leopards, Lions, Hippos, Zebra, Giraffe, Hyena, Jackal, Impala, Kudu, Waterbuck and great bird spotting, the list goes on.
The Ranger and Tracker were experts in their field and this became important as we had 7 in our truck. Which is too many. The management at Ulusaba were not willing to alter this even though we were promised a maximum of 6 and in my previous trip every game drive was for 4 or 6 people. This was very disappointing as nobody could do 'anything' but actually nobody was willing to do anything. The Ranger dealt with the situation brilliantly and managed to keep our truck of three groups and two languages happy and he found the most breath taking array of animals.
So don't expect private drives. But do expect great game and to be going home with great photographs and memories.
The accomodation is spectacular, great design and location. Rock Lodge has great views across the bush. The rooms are a good size, big bathrooms and balconies. The cleanliness is excellent.
Safari Lodge is in the bush and all the rooms have access to the wandering game. We saw elephants, hippos, antelope and sadly baboons all from our balcony.
The standard of food is excellent with great chefs and exciting menus. It is served in great rooms or settings and delivered in abundance.
It is a superb place to go on safari. The staff are friendly and helpful and seem to really like working there. My only concern was the number of guests in the truck and the lack of management interest in this problem. But Ulusaba deserves it's 5 stars.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ulusaba Rock Hotel Ulusaba Private Game Reserve