Ulusaba Game Reserve

Peace and Adventure Meet in the Ulusaba Game Reserve

Enjoy a family adventure

Enjoy a family adventure you will never forget in the luxury of Sir Richard Branson’s private game reserve

Ulusaba, nestled within the Sabi Sand Reserve in South Africa, was born in 1993, with only one lodge and a single access road. In 1994, it was bought by Sir Richard Branson and now boasts 21 suites spread across 3 lodges, and offers a luxury resort experience like no other. The resort is perched upon a small hill, occupied in years gone by the Shangaan Tribe. “Ulusaba” translates to “place of little fear”, as the Shangaan warriors could survey the land from the hill and protect their people in times of war. Ulusaba is rich not only in history but in adventure, luxury and beauty.

A unique experience

The 3 lodges of Ulusaba each offer a unique experience. The first to be built is Rock Lodge, which sits atop the hill and looks out onto the breath-taking landscape. Rock Lodge comprises of 8 rooms, some of which have private plunge pools. This specific lodge also includes an outdoor pool, a gym, a spa, viewing decks and a stunning lounge. Just a short walk away from Rock Lodge is Cliff Lodge, which offers two luxury suites that can each accommodate a group of 5. If guests choose to book both suites, a private chef and personal game drive vehicle are included in the package. Finally, there is Safari Lodge which sits under a lush canopy of trees overlooking a riverbed.

A variety of rooms are available, some accessible by swing bridges, and all boast a fantastic view of the landscape and wildlife. Facilities include a viewing deck, tennis courts, a spa, a gym, and some rooms have private plunge pools. Dining at Ulusaba is an adventure in itself, with a wide variety of pan-African dishes being prepared daily by talented chefs. Guests can choose to enjoy their meals under the sky, a viewing or in the dining room. Private meals and catering for special occasions can also be arranged.

Ulusaba Private Reserve South Africa

Natural wonders

While the luxury of Ulusaba is sure to make for a brilliant getaway, it is the adventure opportunities that will truly make for an unforgettable experience. Game drives around the reserve cannot be missed, allowing you to discover the stunning Southern African wildlife. Game walks are also offered, led by a skilled and knowledgeable ranger to guide you through the bush. You will get a chance to see Africa’s Big Five, as well as the small game that inhabits the area. Ulusaba also offers tours of the nearby natural wonders such as God’s Window and the Blyde River Canyon, including the option to explore these locations in a spectacular helicopter flight.

Whether you are searching for peace, adventure, a romantic getaway or a family holiday, you can find it at Ulusaba. The top-class accommodation and facilities combined with the gorgeous landscape and wildlife make for an experience you will never forget.