Ulusaba Private Safari Game Reserve located in the Sabi Sand Reserve in South Africa. Ulusaba is known for the quality of its safari experience, with some of the most experienced Rangers and Trackers in the country. Our team is encouraged to let their personalities shine through, so you can relax as soon as you step off the plane at our private airstrip. All guests at Ulusaba can expect luxurious accommodation, outstanding food, twice-daily game drives, safari walks, unforgettable views and plenty of smiles while you’re here with us in the African bush.
Accommodation on offer at Ulusaba Private Safari Game Reserve
Rock Lodge has the best view in the Sabi Sand – and we promise we’re not biased! Perched high on the summit of a koppie, with panoramic views over miles of bush, grab a pair of binoculars to see what you can spot. Within Rock Lodge is Cliff Lodge, a two bedroom suite perfect for some added privacy. Both Rock and Cliff Lodge are ideal for families with children of all ages who are welcome to join our Cub’s Club. If you include Cliff Lodge, we can accommodate a total of 20-25 guests at Rock Lodge.
Safari Lodge is built along the banks of the dry Mabrak riverbed. Guests will love the sense of adventure as they cross the swing bridges between exquisite treehouse rooms, created and inspired by local and natural materials, with elephant, bushbuck, lion and other local wildlife passing by. Safari Lodge can accommodate up to 20 guests in 10 rooms and suites.
Children at Ulusaba Private Game Reserve
At Ulusaba, kids under the age of 12 can stay at Rock Lodge and are invited to join the Cub’s Club.
What can cums expect when they arrive?
A cool backpack filled with educational safari goodies and a cap! Cubs have their very own amenities in the room, just like their folks do, and we will provide a fantastic range of kids’ products.
What else is there?
A babysitting service is available at no extra charge, however please be aware that off-duty staff, who have plenty of experience with children, are used for this. Due to our location we do not have professional childcarers available, but with advance notice this could be arranged at an extra cost. Ulusaba has security guards on duty all night that will pay particular attention to rooms occupied by Cubs.
Anything else I should know?
Children of all ages are very welcome at Rock Lodge however we unfortunately don’t allow Cubs under the age of 12 to stay at Safari Lodge for safety reasons. As long as your Cub is aged 6 or over he or she is more than welcome on the safari game vehicles.
The landscape changes with every season, so each visit will give you a different perspective on the African Bush. In spring and summer (October to April) the temperature averages 34°C/93°F. The days are glorious, the vegetation lush and the nights pleasantly warm. During autumn and winter (May to September) the days are moderately warm and sunny with an average temperature of 26°C/79°F, while the nights are cool and crisp.
Twice daily game drives in open 4x4 game viewing safari vehicles and nature walks are included in the rate. Complimented by other activities such as stargazing, bird watching and moonlit bush dinners or sundowners (weather permitting).
Daily Bush Walk
This is a fascinating activity as it allows you to observe the smaller animals that you would usually not see while out on drive.
The community tour takes place outside the reserve in the local village. This tour offers a fascinating insight into modern Shangaan lifestyle.
Ulusaba also has a boutique spa which must have the most exciting location of almost any spa on Earth. Located at Rock Lodge, 800 feet above the African Savannah, The Aroma Boma Virgin Touch Salon offers a fabulous range of treatments to help you relax and unwind after the excitement of game drive.
A chiropractor focuses on restoring the body's musculo-skeletal system to a natural stress free state, effectively relieving aches and pains, muscle tension, headaches, neck pain, lower back pain and referred pain syndromes.
There is a gymnasium situated at Rock Lodge, which is available for guests to use 24 hours a day.
We have 2 floodlit tennis courts which have tennis rackets, tennis balls and a fully stocked bar!
South Africa is served by direct flights from the UK and other major European hubs, with flight times to Johannesburg between 10½ and 11½ hours depending on your point of origin. From the US there are direct flights from the east coast, with flight times of roughly 18 hours.
Ulusaba is approximately a 1 hour 20 minute flight from the international airport in Johannesburg (JNB) flying by twin-engine aircraft, or 30 minutes from Nelspruit (NLP) and 20 minutes from Skukuza (SZK), via a charter air hop, which are the best airports to use if travelling from other destinations within South Africa. We have our own private Ulusaba airstrip (ULX) and there are daily scheduled and charter flights available. Get a window seat - the view’s terrific!
You can also come by road too from Nelspruit, which will take about 2½ hours. Try and arrive by 1pm - just in time for lunch!
*Times are based on direct flights to Ulusaba Private Game Reserve. Some flights may service all Lodges in the Sabi Sand so flight times for arrival may vary.