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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A wonderful visit that was nothing short of perfect. Amazing game sightings, the best I've had (and it is always good), our Ranger and Tracker were great fun and very knowledgable, the staff were on the ball and the atmosphere and mood relaxed and attentive. My 6th visit, and great that Ulusaba is back to its best, thank you!

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Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed for 3 nights in River Room 1 and had the best time. We flew in from Jo-Burg with FedAir and it was such a great experience, landing directly onto Ulusaba's private airstrip. There we were welcomed by Stuart, our ranger for the next few days and over a glass of bubbly, we completed the necessary paperwork before being...

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Ulusaba Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear StephanieJersey82, Thank you for taking the time to share such an absolutely wonderful review; we were blown away by your amazing words. The entire team were overjoyed when they heard your wonderful compliments about the hospitality. Stuart, Sipho, Sandra, Andre and Patience were especially honoured to receive your kind personal mentions; you should have seen their smiles! Like you,...

Reviewed 1 week ago

I couldn't possibly find the words to say all of the good things I'd like to about Ulusaba. From the moment we arrived, we experienced a completely personalized experience. Every member of the staff made us feel like family - and the communal meals meant that the rest of the guests were family, as well. We had such great conversations...

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Dear Rachel P, We were so honoured to be able to welcome you to the Ulusaba family and it was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. We loved hearing your kind words about the service and Andre, Sandra, Brandon, Jack and Monica were especially thrilled to receive such amazing personal mentions so thank you. We were over...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot say enough positive things about Ulusaba and the Safari Lodge, in particular. I arrived there two weeks ago today and have not been able to stop thinking about it since I left! From the warm greeting we got from our ranger as we arrived, to the personalized attention, everything was fabulous and memorable. My husband and I spent...

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Ulusaba Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jenn P, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing review; we were absolutely blown away by your kind words! Our team were over the moon when they heard your lovely comments about the service, and Sandra, Calvin, John, Patience and Brittany were especially touched to receive such kind personal mentions. Like you, we...

Benllech, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I just wanted to say that we mentioned Paulie, Stuart and Benedict in our last review but we totally forgot to mention Sandra. Sandra is amazing she makes everyone feel at home and welcome and ensures everything runs smoothly. Everything is effortless and you feel so relaxed thanks to Sandras hard work and management like I said in the previous...

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Ulusaba Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Natalie and Ian, You have really spoiled us with not one but two amazing reviews! Sandra was so touched by your words, and wanted us to extend her sincere thanks for your wonderful compliments. We may be biased but we are incredibly proud of our team and the Ulusaba family mean the world to us. We hope to see...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 17 March 2017

While of course the lodge was incredible, the staff truly made my experience what it was. There are 112 staff members at the lodge, and every person I met felt like part of my family by the end. It felt as though they were on the vacation with me. We were lucky enough to be hosted by Anele, Brit, and...

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Ulusaba Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Cam C, Wow, we were blown away by your amazing review! It was a huge honour to hear that you felt our team were the best you have ever had at a resort, and we were overjoyed to welcome you to our Ulusaba family. Anele, Brit, Andre, Karen, Sean and Jimmy were especially touched to receive such kind personal...

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful staff, especially our guide and trackers. Time for some maintenance updates in the room we had however. Need to stock bourbon instead of 8 types of whiskey in the bar. Wish they hadn't done the BBQ dinner. Mostly European guests.

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Ulusaba Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tim K, Whilst it was fantastic to hear your compliments about the service and your guide and trackers, we were disappointed to hear that some aspects of your stay did not live up to your expectations. We would like to reassure you that your valued feedback has been shared with our team to help us as we continually strive...

Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We have just left Ulusaba safari lodge after a 2 night stay. I'm lost for words. It was the best experience EVER. We had a party of 6 friends celebrating a big birthday. The staff went out of their way to provide exceptional service. The rooms, service, food, drinks and ambiance was perfect for our group. The safari experience was...

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Ulusaba Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Michelle W, It’s not often that the chatty Ulusaba team are left speechless but we were absolutely blown away by your amazing review! It was such a pleasure to help you and your friends celebrate a big birthday, thank you for choosing to share such a special occasion with us. Sean and Jimmy were so grateful for your kind...

Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We had 4 nights at this wonderful place. The staff were amazing, friendly and easygoing. Our Ranger Calvin was a absolute star as was our tracker John. We shared our drives with fun group and managed to see all the "Big Five" and many more animals. We had great food and wine every day and managed two drives each day....

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Ulusaba Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Carol W, You sure do know how to make our team smile, as we were all beaming from ear to ear when we head your wonderful comments. Calvin and John were especially overjoyed to receive such kind personal mentions so thank you. We hope that we are able to tempt you back as we would love to see you...

Reviewed 20 February 2017

I have wanted to do a safari for years, but could never convince my wife. She always said that if she was to go on a safari, it had to be done properly. Ulusaba do it properly. From the moment we were met by our ranger Sean at the airstrip to the time we left we had nothing but excellent...

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Dear Chris W, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an outstanding review; we were absolutely blown away by your kind words! The team were over the moon when they heard your lovely comments about the food and service, and Sean was especially delighted to receive your wonderful personal mention so thank you very much. We...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Safari Lodge is built along the banks of the dry Mabrak riverbed. The 11 rooms at Safari Lodge include 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. Kids over the age of 12 are welcome to stay at Safari Lodge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ulusaba Safari Lodge

Address: Sabi Sand, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve > Ulusaba Private Game Reserve
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ulusaba Safari Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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“River Room 1 is close to the main buildings and doesn't require access via the rope bridges”
StephanieJersey82, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in Elephant 1, closer to the lodge, which was convenient for freshening up after drives or after dark.”
JennP617, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Would recommend Safari lodge over Rock lodge - rooms are apparently nicer”
camc687, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“They are ALL great!”
905PhilL, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Go for the Safari Lodge rooms. We had an elephant room.”
T6714ZDpeterf, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
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