Ulusaba Private Game Reserve


On the edge of the Kruger National Park, Sir Richard Branson’s private game retreat is hidden amongst trees atop a kopje.

The 23 rooms and suites are divided between three lodges; Rock Lodge, known as ‘Heaven in Heaven’, is perched high with great views while the tree house-style rooms of Safari Lodge or ‘Heaven on Earth’, are approached via rope and swing bridges. The final property, Cliff Lodge, offers two magnificent suites with their own private chef, safari vehicle & gym. Families are well catered for, with the Cub’s Club offering child-friendly game drives and activities.


Our Thoughts

Richard Branson’s private safari retreat in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. Everything you would expect from him – suites, swimming pools, gym, tennis court – plus an excellent children’s programme and great family accommodation. For those in search of exclusivity, book the private two-suite Cliff Lodge.

  • Wi-Fi
  • Gym
  • Children activities
  • Wine cellar
  • Aroma Boma Spa
  • Dining areas
  • Observatory
  • Gift shop

Dinner at Ulusaba is to be considered a unique triumph of extraordinary African flavours, specialities and scents. You will experience not only an excellent variety of dishes prepared by world-class chefs, but also a proper journey into Africa’s traditions and cultures. Dine on a Braai in the heart of the Bush, enjoy your feast under a magnificent starry sky, by the warmth of a firelight, in the dining room or in the intimacy of your suite: your banquets at Ulusaba will be memorable. 

  • Rock Lodge – comprises ten rooms and suites decorated in modern and traditional African style and all provided with the highest comforts: there are 4 Rock Cliff rooms, 1 two-bedroom rock Suites, 1 Master Suite and 2 Makwela Suites featuring private balconies, fireplace and plunge pool.

  • Cliff Lodge – It boasts two sumptuous suites for a superb and private safari experience.
    The first suite has private pool, spa, gym, fireplace and an outdoor barbecue, while the second one comprises a Jacuzzi overlooking the wild bush.

  • Safari Lodge – With its tree house style eleven rooms, including the Treehouse Suite, connected by rope bridges, it’s the perfect accommodation for those looking for a taste of adventure. Elephant and River rooms have private plunge pool, while the suite, located 15 minute walk from the main lodge, comes with a large viewing deck over Xikwenga Dam.
  • Tennis
  • Star gazing
  • Safari walk
  • Elephant watching
  • Panorama excursions
  • Community tours

Ulusaba is the perfect destination for little travellers, who will enjoy a great time with Cub’s Club educational and game activities, fully designed for their amusement. The property gladly welcomes children of all ages – although kids under 12 are not allowed at Safari Lodge for safety reasons, there is a babysitting service available. 

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