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Ulusaba Safari Lodge

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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.
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Airport Transportation
Tennis Court
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Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
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Special Offer:Free night offer
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Arathusa Safari Lodge Airport18 km
Skukuza Airport30 km
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I can’t say enough about how we enjoyed our 3 nights at Ulusaba. The staff are all amazing and make you feel at home right away. I’ve been on safari three times and we felt like we had the dream team of Brandon and Harold but all the other guests felt the same way about their tea
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Response from VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Ulusaba Safari Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear elizabethf548, Wow, it’s hard to know where to start with this review so let us begin with a big thank you! The whole team were so touched when they heard your feedback and that you felt right at home. No one’s smiles were bigger than ‘the dream team’, Brandon and Harold, who were delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your game experience and that you felt like old friends. They couldn’t agree more! I have to say, it did make us all laugh when we heard about the elephants in your plunge pool; I don’t think nature can get much closer than that! We also hope that you’ll be back to visit us again soon, we miss you already. Have a magic day, Karl & Llané Langdon General Managers karl@ulusaba.virgin.com
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Returned a few weeks ago from the most amazing holiday ever - I don't think we will ever be able to top it - it was just amazing.

Where do a I start - the accommodation was luxurious with lots of lovely personalised touches, the food was great, the staff were amazing and every
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Response from VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Ulusaba Safari Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear BJK15, I don’t think we could ask for a bigger compliment than hearing that you had your ‘best holiday experience ever’ at Ulusaba, thank you! It really made our day to read your amazing review and hear about your special memories. Orange and Ryan loved taking you out on game drives and were delighted to hear that you spotted every animal you hoped to. They wanted to let you know that it was only a pleasure to play a part in your special holiday memories! We very much hope that we might have the opportunity to welcome you back to Ulusaba one day in the future. Have a magic day, Karl & Llané Langdon General Managers karl@ulusaba.virgin.com
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There are two options at Ulusaba, Safari Lodge or Rock Lodge. Each time we have chosen Safari Lodge, first time by chance and the other two by choice. Both are great but Safari Lodge is down alongside a dried river bed and many animals come past during the day and at night from H
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Response from VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Ulusaba Safari Lodge
Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear KevinTunn, It’s always a pleasure to welcome you and the family back to Ulusaba; thank you for choosing to visit us for a third time! We have to agree that there is something very awe-inspiring about being so close to nature at Safari Lodge and we all really enjoyed hearing about your experiences both at the lodge and on drives. We always think that a Bush Walk is a particularly special way to connect with the wildlife so it was a highlight to hear how much you enjoyed stalking the elephants! Thank you for sharing such great feedback. We hope it won’t be too long before we are able to welcome you back for visit number 4. Have a magic day, Karl & Llané Langdon General Managers karl@ulusaba.virgin.com
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Just finishing a four day stay at River Lodge in a River Room.

What can we say; we flew here with Federal Airways from Johannesburg with whom we were able to leave the big cases and golf clubs needed for the next part of our trip. Then travelled to Ulusaba’s own airstrip in a 20
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Response from VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Ulusaba Safari Lodge
Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear george_51, It was truly a pleasure to welcome you to Ulusaba and we wanted to start by saying a big thank you for sharing your review! Kyle and Timber really enjoyed meeting you and taking you on your Game Drives, and have to agree that seeing the African Dogs at dusk is a particularly special memory. You certainly know how to make the Safari Lodge team’s day because they were all so happy to hear your compliments about the lodge and that you thought the service was ‘faultless’! We can’t wait to welcome you back one day and show you a bit more of Rock Lodge. Don’t forget your longer lens and Kyle will be sure to help you get those all-important bird shots! Have a magic day, Karl & Llané Langdon General Managers karl@ulusaba.virgin.com
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I have been on two safaris before, both in Sri Lanka and both memorable in different ways. The first involved being chased by an enraged mother elephant while our driver rammed his beaten up Toyota into reverse down a single track road. The second involved riding round tarmac roa
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Response from VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Ulusaba Safari Lodge
Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear Rog and Jenni, Wow! We were delighted to hear from our newfound friends but must say you have really treated us with this brilliant review. Kyle and Eric were particularly pleased to read your feedback and how much you enjoyed your first African safari experience. It sounds like you saw some incredible sights and it really made us all smile when we heard that the memories will keep you going through the chilly winter months. Maybe we are biased, but we think the Ulusaba family are rather special so it’s always a treat when we hear that our guests agree and think they are a ‘highlight’ of a stay. Sandra, Sam and Gabriel all wanted to say thank you for sharing such kind words. It’s hard to choose a favourite part of this super review, but we were particularly pleased to hear that you’ll be back to see us again. It may be a struggle to get another pink cocktail out of Kyle but we will all be waiting to welcome you back to the Ulusaba family with open arms! Have a magic day, Karl & Llané Langdon General Managers karl@ulusaba.virgin.com
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Hello, we are looking forward to our stay at Ulusaba and was wondering if anyone knows if insect repellant is provided? I am trying to travel with only a carry on. Thank you
Dear csl73, Thank you for getting in touch, we are also really looking forward to welcoming you to Ulusaba! We do supply an insect repellent called Peaceful Sleep, which you will find in your room. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if there are any further question we can assist with. We can’t wait to see you soon! Have a magic day, Karl & Llané Langdon General Managers
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Hello again! We went from being a party of 4 including my parents to a party of 8 to include other family members. During our visit this past May, there were 6 of us in the vehicle. I’m assuming we will be split in two vehicles this time Nd as wondering if two other people would be allocated to the 2 vehicles or if they woukd just be allocated to our party of 8! We are so looking forward to introducing our family to South Africa! We have also booked Mont Rochelle.
Dear griffithscarolina, We can’t wait to welcome you and your family back to Ulusaba! Thank you for getting in touch with your question. We’d advise that you get in touch with our friendly reservations team who will be able to give you more details about the game vehicles, and their details can be found on our website. Have a magic day, Karl & Llané Langdon General Managers
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Hello! We have reservations for January 16-20, 2019. Wondering what the weather usually is at that time of the year. We are in a River Room with Plunge pool. Is this wide open to the outside? Thanks, and see you in 3 months!
Dear Kittylover, We cannot wait to welcome you to the Ulusaba family in just three months! January is a great time to visit, and the temperatures average 31°C/88°F, with lush vegetation and pleasantly warm evenings. Your River Room is accessible via a swing bridge so you will find it’s rather private, while your plunge pool faces out to the bush. We hope this has helped answer your questions, but if you need any further details then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly reservations team. We are really looking forward to seeing you early next year! Have a magic day, Karl & Llané Langdon General Managers
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Hi, we can’t wait to visit in January. I have a question around mosquitos. Are there mosquito nets in elephant rooms. Are there nets around the bed and windows?
Dear Adam_James88, Thank you for getting in touch, we can’t wait to welcome you very soon! All of our bedrooms are equipped with mosquito nets, and we also supply an insect repellent called Peaceful Sleep in your room. However, most guests find it convenient to have their preferred brand to carry around with them at all times. We do hope that helps, but if you have any further questions then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly reservations team who will be delighted to help. Have a magic day, Karl & Llané Langdon General Managers
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Hello, we had a wonderful stay in May this year and are trying to go back next May with my parents. However, only the River Rooms seem to be available and they wouldn’t be able to walk long distances or over bridges. Are any of these rooms close to the main area? Thank you.
Hello CGriffiths, Thank you for getting in touch, and what lovely news that you are planning to come and visit us again! We cannot wait to welcome you back to Ulusaba along with your parents. We would advise getting in touch with our friendly reservations team, who will be able to advise which rooms are available and would be most suitable for your parents. Their details can be found on our website. We are really looking forward to hopefully seeing you next May to continue the birthday celebrations! Have a magic day, Karl & Llané Langdon General Managers
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"All fabulous"
"Safari Suite is huge, beautiful, and right next to the main lodge."
"You really need to consult the website to decide on your own preferences as there are a number of specific features."
"River room was fantastic!"
"All our good but request one with private pool with outdoor shower."
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ulusaba safari hotel ulusaba private game reserve
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South AfricaKruger National ParkSabi Sand Game ReserveUlusaba Private Game Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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