Accommodation rating: Luxury
Ulusaba Private Game Reserve is located in the western sector of the Sabi Sand Reserve, beside Kruger National Park. It is a 1 hour 20 minute flight from Johannesburg and a 30-minute flight from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. The road journey from KMIA to Ulusaba takes approximately 2 hours 30 minutes. Ulusaba has 21 rooms and suites spread over two lodges - Rock Lodge and Safari Lodge.
Built along the banks of the Mabrak riverbed, Safari Lodge is a romantic, rustic style lodge nestled in the Riverine bush. The ten rooms and one suite are built 'tree house style', with wooden bungalows on stilts and each has it's own private sundeck, ideal for whiling away the glorious African sundowns against sounds of wildlife preparing for the night. The Treehouse suite is located a 15 minute walk along a raised walkway from the main lodge, offering more seclusion and privacy to its guests.
Dinner is served in the traditional safari manner and can be enjoyed in the contemporary dining room or outdoors by the warmth of the Boma fire, where the local Shangaan staff welcome the opportunity to impart their legacy of African knowledge. For those who wish to use the facilities there is a swimming pool, a tennis court and a massage centre called the 'aroma boma'. Try South African wines from the wine cellar, go star gazing at the bush observatory, embark on a walking safari or simply enjoy the twice daily game drives.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.