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Ulasaba Private Game Reserve

Sir Richard Branson | Ulusaba Safari Lodge

Located beneath a stunning canopy of ancient trees right on the edge of a large dry river bed, lies Ulusaba Safari Lodge. Ulusaba Safari Lodge is home to a variety of stunning Traditional South African rooms, each with its own unique style and stunning views. This lodge can be found overlooking the waterhole, providing views of the wildlife making their way for a drink of water.

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Safari Room

The Safari Room is located close to the main lodge. The Room is quite spacious and comes with a double bed with mosquito nets. There is a spacious ensuite bathroom with a bath and shower. The decor of this Room is heavily African inspired and creates a quite cozy feeling.

The Safari Room can be interconnected with the Safari Suite to sleep a total of 4 people. 

Safari Suite

The Safari Suite is located next to the Main Lodge and comes with its own private entrance, walled garden, and mini boma fire pit. The Suite has a separate spacious lounge that has access to a large viewing deck with an outdoor shower, splash pool, and private dining area that can seat 8 people. The Suite has an ensuite bathroom and a separate bathroom, with an additional Guest Room linked to the Lounge.

The Safari Suite can be interconnected with the Safari Room to accommodate a total of 4 people. 

Both the Safari Room and Safari Suite can be booked individually up to 4 months prior to arrival. 

Elephant Room

Ulusaba Safari Lodge has 3 spacious and beautiful Elephant Rooms, each with an ensuite bathroom and a private deck that overlooks the bush below. The Rooms get their names from the migratory path elephants use, which brings them very close to the lodges, providing excellent viewing opportunities. The location of the 3 rooms is perfect for friend groups or family travelling together. Each of these spacious rooms is built treehouse-style above the bush below, providing an elevated view of the bushveld. Each of the Elephant Rooms has a king-sized bed that can be split into two twin-sized beds, airconditioning and mosquito nets. 

River Room

These 4 River Rooms are built Treehouse style and are very private. Each of these rooms is quite spacious with very comfortable seating areas and truly beautiful views of the river bed. These Rooms are perfect for a romantic outing as the views are amazing and each room is very secluded for prime privacy. Each room has a king-sized bed that can split into two twins, airconditioning and also mosquito nets. 

Some of the River Rooms also have a Plunge Pool on that provide a great view from the private deck.

Treehouse Suite

The Treehouse Suite is very spacious and overlooks the stunning bush below. As the name suggests, the Treehouse Suite is built like a treehouse, providing great privacy with a stunning overlook of the Xikwenga Dam where Hippos and Elephants can be seen bathing. There is a second deck that is spacious and perfect for breakfast and dinner, that is adjacent to the room and can accommodate up to 16 people. The Treehouse Suite is a 10-minute walk from the Main Lodge and is accessed by swing bridges as well. 

The King Size bed can be split into two twin beds, there are sufficient airconditioning and mosquito netting, as well as insect repellent to keep those pesky bugs away.

Ulasaba Dining

Dining at Ulasaba Dining is one of the highlights of the stay at this amazing lodge. The qualified and experienced chefs work from morning to night to provide the freshest and tastiest meals possible. You don’t have to worry about opening your wallet here as all meals and drinks are included in your rates. With up to 6 opportunities a day to eat, you will not be found disappointed at all. 

The Chefs are world-renowned and have all developed a number of pan-African dishes that were influenced by a variety of African cultures, spices, and flavours, with recipes constantly adjusted and refreshed to contain local and seasonal ingredients.


Located at an unobstructed location close to the Main Lodge, lies the Ulusaba Observatory. Located at the highest point at Ulasaba, the Observatory provides guests with the opportunity to explore the beautiful night sky with rangers teaching everyone the constellations that can be found in the Southern Hemisphere.

Wine Tasting

While staying at Ulasaba, guests can enjoy a wonderful night of wine tasting at the Wine Cellar at Rock Lodge. Rock Lodge has an astounding collection to try from, leading to a memorable and exciting night. 

Panorama Tours

Cascades and Canyons
Guests can enjoy a thrilling and exhilarating tour through the lush valleys and mysterious gorges in a helicopter. Guests a given a bird’s eye view of the Reserve that very few people get to experience. The tour will take guests out of the reserve towards God’s Window, offering truly beautiful views of the Panorama Route. Farther still, the tour will take guests into the Blyde River Canyon to experience the fascinating rock formations found within as well as a unique view of the iconic Three Rondavels. 

Canyons and Culture
Guests will spend a day out on the iconic Panorama Route, all along the Drakensberg Escarpment, visiting iconic locations like the victorian town of Piet Retief, the Robbers Grave, and the Blyde River Canyon. While in the area of the Blyde River Canyon, the tour leads to God’s Window, Mac Mac Falls, Lisbon Falls, the Bourke’s Luck Potholes, and the Three Rondavels.

Guests will be able to take in the raw and awesome beauty of the region’s beauty while also learning the history of the area’s pioneers.

Bush Walks

Guests can enjoy truly breathtaking views of the reserve while also coming up close and personal with the wildlife in the are. Led by trained and experienced rangers and trackers, guests will have a truly memorable experience, learning how to track, identifying plants, and even interacting with some of the more docile wildlife.

Tennis in the Bush

For a unique experience, guests can also enjoy a fun round of tennis at one of the two tennis courts found at the Resort. Luckily you don’t have to come prepared as the resort provides rackets and balls to the guests and there is also a fully stocked bar to relax at afterward. There’s a certain appeal and feeling, playing tennis surrounded by wild animals.

Aroma Boma Spa

A relaxing spa is a perfect antidote to counteract the excitement and haste of experiencing all the Reserve has to offer. Enjoy a relaxing facial treatment to massages and grooming. The Boma is located about 245m above the African Savannah with stunning views over the bush.

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