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You’re on top of the world at Ulusaba Rock Lodge! Survey miles of game-rich bush as you stand eight hundred feet above the wilderness.

Here the view is king and there are endless opportunities to spot the roaming wildlife, all set against a backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountains far in the distance. The view inside is just as spectacular and the granite rock of the koppie is a key feature of the main house’s design and each room has a different design reflecting African tribal influences and style.

Accommodation at Ulusaba Rock Lodge
There are 8 rooms at Rock Lodge, including our Master Suite, Makwela Suites, Rock Cliff rooms and the two bedroom Rock Suite, some of which have private plunge pools.

Outdoor Pool
Pool with a view! Take in the views while having a dip or spend your time lazing on a sun lounger. Feeling chilly? Not to worry the pool is heated in the winter months. If you fancy enjoying the sunshine, we’ll bring your lunch to the pool.

Viewing Decks
Enjoy some downtime, staring out over the bush from the top of Rock Lodge. Enjoy our telescopes and search the horizon for any activity.

Work out while keeping a lookout over the unique environment below. If you’re feeling fit, we have a running machine, bike, a multifunctional weight station as well as free weights for you to get rid of any stress and tension and get back to what you’re supposed to be doing, relaxing!

The lounge is a great place to enjoy the beauty of the views below. It’s a perfect spot to cosy up with a book, enjoy a selection of movies on the big screen or soak up the afternoon with a pre-dinner cocktail. A lovely spot for a romantic dinner on the balcony that extends over the granite rocks.

Wine Tasting
Beneath the main lounge at Rock Lodge is our wine lounge showcasing the wide variety of vintages from South Africa and beyond. We can also host private dinners for six in this space.

Aroma Boma
Relax and unwind after the excitement of game drive with a spa treatment at the Aroma Boma. A whole range of treatments are available, from facials and massages through to those essential grooming rituals.

What’s included?
- Accommodation
- Twice daily game drives
- All meals and drinks including a top quality wine list and sparkling wines.
- Your mini bar will be restocked daily with drinks and snacks just in case you’re peckish!
- Road transfers from our private airstrip to the lodges
- All local taxes


-Twice daily game viewing drives traversing an area of 10,000 hectares frequented by the Big Five, accompanied by your professional field guide and tracker.
-Daily walking safari accompanied by your professional field guide and tracker.
-Fully equipped Gym
-Outdoor pool and sundeck at each Lodge
-Aroma Boma Beauty Treatment Centre with qualified Virgin Touch beautician (treatments charged as extra)

Health and Climate:

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.

Rooms and Units Available:

Rock Cliff Rooms
We have four adjoining Rock Cliff rooms, all south facing with views over the vast landscape each from their own private balcony. Rooms are spacious and offer en-suite bathrooms with spectacular views. Two of these rooms are built on split levels with a spiral staircase connecting the bedroom and bathroom.

Rock Suite
A spacious two bedroom suite with living area, the master bedroom can be split into a twin and has a full en-suite with views over the bush, and the second queen bedded bunk room has a smaller en-suite shower room. An ideal option if you’re travelling as a family as it can accommodate two children.

Master Suite
This suite is built on three levels with beautiful views, an en-suite bathroom, and private balcony with infinity plunge pool. The living area has another terrace with sun loungers looking out over the bush, so bring your binoculars! This is one of Richard Branson’s favourite rooms and ideal for honeymooners!

Makwela Suites
Two lavish suites built on two levels with en-suite bathrooms and featuring private balconies with infinity edge plunge pools. With separate living area and study/library, each has a luxurious couch perfect if you’re bringing the kids.

Makwela Suites with plunge pool
Sleeps 2 Adults

Master Suite with plunge pool
Sleeps 2 Adults

Rock Cliff Room
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults

Rock Suite
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Babysitting Service
Laundry Service
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Curio Shop
Parking (off-street - covered)
Other Language
Communal Television
Communal Satellite TV
DVD and/or VCR
Swimming Pool

Cancellation Policy:

All payments received are non-refundable so we strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance that gives full cancellation cover.

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Children Policy

Children of all ages welcome at Rock Lodge. Cub’s Club activities available at no extra cost.

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  • Accommodation Type: Game Lodge