Ulusaba Safari Lodge

5* out of 5 stars

Set in the heart of the Sabi Sand reserve on the border of the Kruger National Park, the Ulusaba Safari Lodge is Richard Branson’s private park. Staff at this deluxe retreat all come mostly from the surrounding villages so genuine South African hospitality is ensured.

A number of experienced rangers and trackers will allow guests to get up close and visual with twice daily safaris across 13,500 hectares of open plains. Guided walks through the bush to see flora, fauna and some of the smaller creatures often missed in the rush to see the Big 5 (lions, rhinos, leopards, buffalos, elephants) are also provided.

Other tours include trips to Cascades and Canyons by helicopter and visits to Blyde River Canyon. For those looking for a true slice of South African life they can check out the local villages surrounding the Sabi Sand Game Reserve on a community tour.

The hotel itself offers a range of exotic amenities and treatments, including revitalizing massages and facials as well as offering visitors excellent honeymoon and wedding packages.



Safari Room

Three adjoining Safari Rooms close to the Main Lodge, offering large viewing decks and en-suite bathrooms with great views overlooking the river bed and waterhole. Relax or cool down in the Safari Lodge pool. If relaxing is more your thing, we’ll make you a cocktail so you can soak up the sunshine. The pools are kept heated in the winter months if you fancy a dip.

Elephant Room

Three spacious Elephant Rooms with en-suite bathrooms and large viewing decks offering stunning views over the bush. Elephants regularly use a migratory route that passes by these rooms which allows for excellent up-close-and personal game viewing! The location of the 3 Elephant Rooms are ideal for friends traveling together or families with teens wishing to be close to their parents.

River Room

Built tree house style and very private four River Rooms, with two rooms offering private plunge pools. All are very spacious with snuggling seating areas and striking views of the river bed or bush. Ideal for those celebrating or enjoying a romantic escape as these rooms are secluded and tucked between jackalberry trees. Three of the River Rooms are accessible by swing bridge and are a short walk from the main Lodge.

Treehouse Suite

A spacious and very unique suite featuring a private deck with views over Xikwenga Dam where hippos and elephants come to bathe. There is also a large viewing deck adjacent to the room perfect for breakfasts, lunches and dinners. The Treehouse Suite offers ultimate seclusion and ideal for honeymooners. The location of the suite makes it the perfect choice for avid photographers and birders. The Treehouse Suite is an approximate 10 minute walk from the main lodge and is accessible by swing bridges and raised walkways.


Food & Drink


The team of chefs at Ulusaba have developed numerous pan-African dishes influenced by many African cultures, flavours and spices. Whether dining under the African sky, in the outdoor dining Boma, on a deck or in the dining room, the menus and meals promise to be exciting, social and inspirational. All the breads and pastries are baked daily and the property also cater for private meals, special occasions and children.