Ulusaba Private Game Reserve is located in the western section of Sabi Sand Reserve, near Kruger National Park in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province. Here, you will find Safari Lodge tucked beneath a canopy of ancient trees on the edge of a dry riverbed. Guests love the sense of adventure as they use swing bridges to access some areas of the lodge. While each of the 11 rooms and suites blend African tribal influences with modern style, you are promised fascinating views of the animals as they make their way to the nearby watering hole.
Naturally, maintaining this beautiful place is top priority. Ulusaba’s charitable arm emphasizes sustainable initiatives and now benefits over 35,000 people across six communities.
Reserve your spot for a superlative safari experience and explore this very special part of Africa.
From R11 350
per person per night
Rates may vary according to season. Specials may be available.
Best Available Rate
- Luxury accommodation
- All meals and drinks including a top quality wine list and champagne
- Twice daily game drives
- Mini bar drinks and snacks, which will be restocked daily
- Road transfers from Ulusaba’s private airstrip to the lodge
- Laundry service
Children over the age of 12 are welcome at Safari Lodge and are invited to join the Cub’s Club.
Children over the age of 12 are welcome at Safari Lodge and, while at Ulusaba, all kids are “cubs”. Upon arrival, each child is given a Cub’s Club backpack full of little goodies to entertain and educate them about the African bush. The Club does not have a set activity programme, but rather a range of great activities for your cubs to choose from. Every cub’s room is complete with their very own amenities and a personal welcome letter, which includes a health and safety briefing.
Safari Lodge comprises a Treehouse Suite overlooking the nearby Xikwenga Dam, as well as three other room types: Safari, Elephant and River Rooms, some of which have private plunge pools.
The three spacious Elephant Rooms are ideally located for friends traveling together, or families with teens wishing to be close to their parents. Elephants regularly use a migratory route that passes by these rooms, which allows for excellent up-close game viewing!
- En-suite bathrooms
- Large viewing decks
Four treehouse-style River Rooms promise privacy and striking views of the riverbed and bush. These secluded accommodations are ideal for those wanting to enjoy a romantic escape as the rooms are tucked away between jackalberry trees.
- Spacious rooms with cozy seating areas
- Two rooms offer private plunge pools
- Three of the River Rooms are accessible by swing bridge
- En-suite bathroom
- Private deck
A unique suite featuring views over Xikwenga Dam where hippos and elephants come to bathe. This suite offers the ultimate in seclusion and is ideal for honeymooners. Its location also 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.
- En-suite bathroom
- Private deck
- Additional (adjacent) deck – perfect for enjoying meals outdoors
Safari Lodge can be booked exclusively. Whether it’s a milestone birthday, anniversary, company retreat, or a getaway with friends and family, Ulusaba provides the perfect setting. You’ll have access to all the privacy and flexibility that you desire, as well as your very own game drive vehicles. The Ulusaba team will tailor every detail to your preferences and ensure an unforgettable African safari experience.
- Viewing Decks
- Outdoor Pool (heated in winter months)
- Spa Treatments in the Aroma Boma
- Gift Shop
Wine & Dine South African Style
At Ulusaba, the internationally renowned chefs have developed delicious pan-African dishes infused with local ingredients. Whether dining under the African sky in the boma, on one of the decks, or in the dining room, the menus promise to delight your senses. If a more intimate experience is desired, just ask and private dining can be arranged either on a secluded deck, or at a location of your choosing.
South Africa has a global reputation for excellent wine and Safari Lodge has a well-stocked cellar so that guests can enjoy some of the best local vintages. Ask about setting up a bespoke wine tasting experience during your stay at Ulusaba.
Note that Room Service and Kid’s Club meals are also available.
Special diet? Please advise in advance of arrival.
There are two daily game drives at Ulusaba, one leaving early in the morning and one leaving late afternoon, each lasting around three hours. Times will vary depending on the season, but always keep your eyes peeled for the “Big Five”.
You’ll traverse over 13,500 hectares of private reserve with your dedicated Ranger and Tracker. Bring your best camera to capture this epic ride!
Other activities include:
- Safari Walks
- Stargazing in the bush observatory
- Cultural and scenic tours
- Helicopter trips
- Romantic picnics
- Informative talks on local plants and wildlife, as well as conservation efforts can be organized on request for both adults and children.
- Volunteer safaris offer a bespoke itinerary for guests wanting to participate in hands-on projects within the local communities. Just ask when you make your reservation!
There is nothing quite like saying ‘I do’ in the heart of the savannah. Whether the ceremony takes place on the edge of a dam where hippos come to play, or out on one of the decks, you will get all the WOW factor needed to ensure guests will be talking about your wedding for years to come.
The following event activities are available for an additional charge:
- Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties
- Local Marimba Band
- Performances from the Shangaan Dancers
- Gumboot Dancers
- Ulusaba Choir
- Justicia Best Boys Choir