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Ulusaba Safari Lodge

Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa

Gold price level

Mango Opinion

We expected Ulusaba to be fun and hip and it totally lived up to the hype. Safari Lodge has great style. Swinging bridges and rooms laid out meandering along the riverbed create a fantastic environment. Great for families.

The location of the property is on the edge of the reserve, so there is a fence dividing the Game Reserve boundary and a village in the distance. This can put a less than wild damper on game drives, but the guides strive to stay away from these areas.

Owned by Sir Richard Branson, Ulusaba Private Game Reserve is set in the heart of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve that borders the sprawling Kruger National Park in South Africas Mpumalanga province. Ulusaba Private Game Reserve waits as your ultimate destination for a Big Five safari in South Africa. Because Ulusaba is privately owned, you will be able to enjoy over 10,000 acres of unspoiled, game-rich bush in near solitude. Experienced trackers and game rangers will accompany you on game drives in open Land Rovers, tracking game and sharing with you their vast knowledge of the surrounding wildlife.

Ulusaba Safari Lodge is built along the banks of the dry Mabrak riverbed. The rooms are built tree house style and you really get the feeling of being at the heart of life in the bush. Your room will provide fascinating views of the animals as they stroll past on their way to the nearby watering hole.

Activities include twice daily game drives in open 4x4 game viewing safari vehicles, daily bush walks, stargazing, bird watching and moonlit bush dinners or sun downers. Sabi Sands Game Reserve, set within Kruger National Park, is known for the incredible diversity of wildlife, most notably the Big Five can be seen there. The excellent game viewing experience is complemented by the chance to go on a community tour of the local Shangaan Village where guests have the chance to interact with the local culture and people.