Overview of Ulusaba Safari Lodge

Situated in the heart of the Sabi Sand Reserve, bordering the world-renowned Kruger National Park, Ulusaba Safari Lodge lies beneath a canopy of ancient jackalberry trees and offers a truly remarkable wilderness experience. Ideal for families (only children over 12 permitted) and romantics alike, the lodge has only eight rooms, promising privacy and uninterrupted views of the beautiful African savannah.

There is a long suspension bridge that acts as a walkway over an established elephant wallow; watch them play in the mud as you sauter along the swing bridge and be sure to have your camera to hand.

The lodge is perched on the edge of a dry riverbed and you will regularly see animals walking past on their way to the watering hole. Relax beside the swimming pool and enjoy these views or head out on twice-daily game drives to search for Africa’s Big 5. A daily walking safari, guided by an expert ranger and tracker, will teach you more about the diverse ecosystems, while a visit to the observatory in the evening will give you the chance to enjoy unspoilt stargazing.

Rates

Competitive rates for unforgettable experiences
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Date Board Price
07/01/2024 - 30/06/2024 Fully Inclusive (All Meals, Selected Beverages) $775
01/07/2024 - 31/08/2024 Fully Inclusive (All Meals, Selected Beverages) $805
01/09/2024 - 19/12/2024 Fully Inclusive (All Meals, Selected Beverages) $775
20/12/2024 - 04/01/2025 Fully Inclusive (All Meals, Selected Beverages) $805

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Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:
  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
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Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Beneath a canopy of shady jackalberry trees
  • Secluded spot in the Sabi Sand Reserve
  • Luxurious, spacious accommodation
  • Treehouse-style rooms create a natural feel
  • Stargazing at the observatory in the bush
  • Long suspension bridge over an established elephant wallow
Elephant interactive experience

Elephant interactive experience

Game drives

Game drives

Guided walking safaris

Guided walking safaris

Helicopter flights

Helicopter flights

Local village visits

Local village visits

Photographic safaris

Photographic safaris

Star gazing

Star gazing

Tennis

Tennis

Rooms at Ulusaba Safari Lodge

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
  • elephant-room

    Elephant Room

    The Elephant and River Rooms are situated a little further from the main lodge area, and create a more private safari home. They also offer much more space and are elevated to enjoy incredible views over the surrounding wilderness.

    Two have their own plunge pools, a welcome respite on hot summer afternoons.

    • treehouse-suite

      Treehouse Suite

      The Treehouse Suite is ideal for romantics who want to enjoy a completely secluded, luxurious safari. The suite overlooks the nearby Xikwenga Dam and is a 15-minute walk on a raised walkway from the main lodge. Here you will also find a private dining area on the large wooden deck, offering incredible views of the dam.

      The Safari Rooms are situated close to the main lodge area and are spacious, comfortable and elegantly decorated in African colours and natural elements. En suite bathrooms feature ball-and-claw bathtubs and separate showers, while the room has a beautiful king-sized bed, mosquito nets, air conditioning and a ceiling fan

      General Facilities

      At the Aroma Boma spa treatment centre, you can expect to relax entirely as you enjoy a range of beauty treatments and massages by the professional, highly-trained therapists.

      The comfortable, welcoming lounge area has an open fireplace where you can share stories of your day or simply enjoy a nightcap before turning in.

      The swimming pool is the best place to cool down after a thrilling morning safari, and you can soak up even more of the African sun on the deck chairs as you sip on a cocktail or refreshing fruit juice.

      Bar

      Bar

      Boma

      Boma

      Computer facilities

      Computer facilities

      Curio shop

      Curio shop

      DVD library

      DVD library

      Gym

      Gym

      Library

      Library

      Room service

      Room service

      Spa

      Spa

      Swimming pool

      Swimming pool

      Television

      Television

      Tennis court

      Tennis court

      Wi-Fi available

      Wi-Fi available

      Wine cellar

      Wine cellar

      Dining

      Meals at Ulusaba are definitely events to remember, as the resident chefs strive toward creating the perfect fine dining experience. Enjoy your delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinner either at the African boma, a traditional meeting place around a large campfire, or on the lantern-lit deck that enjoys beautiful views of the surrounds.

      Pair your meals with one of the many exquisite South African wines on offer to make dinners a truly memorable affair. For a more romantic dinner, you can head out further into the bush for a private bush dinner, where you’ll sit down to a delicious meal, accompanied by the sounds of the surrounding wilderness.

      Expert Opinion

      We know because we go
      Bonita Cronje

      Bonita Cronje

      Africa Safari Expert

      With touches of African flair, this lodge offers a variety of extras including wine tastings in the bush. With top notch staff you will really be made to feel part of the family!

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      Traveller Reviews

      • LMD

        Just wanted to say thank you for helping us organize our Sabi Sands trip – we had the best time and found it very difficult to leave! We were lucky enough to be the only passengers on the Skukusa / Ulusaba flight both ways so it felt like a private transfer. Ulusaba was exceptional from start to finish – we had excellent game drives, personalized service and lots of unexpected surprises including a ‘bush bar’ one night after the game drive where they’d set up an outdoor bar in front of a bonfire where we were treated to a performance from some of the local singers / dancers!

        We were also really glad we chose Safari Lodge over Rock Lodge after seeing both properties. Rock Lodge has incredible views, but at Safari Lodge we were amongst the action and we even had elephants walking past our room which was really special. We would definitely recommend it and also hope to return back there some time in the future.

        Laura Mc Donagh
      • TM

        Ulusaba Safari Lodge (thanks Kathryn for suggesting I should end our holiday here) was a dream come true. I do not have words to describe the experience, I could see all Big 5 couple of times, brilliant location, lovely and attentive staff. I have food preference that normally restricts the food choices but I was served with delicious food and a 7-course candlelight dinner on our last day (it was too hot and too dry for camp/bonfire cultural activity but I didn’t miss it). I felt very safe on game drives because of ranger and tracker. Both of them were very knowledgeable and passionate about wildlife and all for responsible tourism. I really appreciate that he didn’t rush us in covering distance and made sure the animals were at ease with distance. I loved the lookout tower and was there everyday. They also upgraded us to a plunge pool suite for our last two nights when I mentioned we were planning to book but it was not available for the three nights.

        Trupti Mehta
      • MS

        We absolutely loved South Africa and nearly everything was beyond our expectations. Ulusaba was also exceptional. The accommodation was beautiful, the safari incredible and the service without fault.

        Matthew Smythe
      • PB

        The Ulusaba experience was great. The lodge, staff, ranger and tracker were all top quality. In two days I was able to see the Magnificent 7! I would certainly recommend.

        Pablo Bernad
      • DM

        We had an awesome time. We absolutely loved Ulusaba and everyone there. It was a perfect choice. Chuck and I are considering going back to Ulusaba ourselves for our 30th wedding anniversary next year. We will keep you posted. We got to see all the big five and even saw the lions and leopards mating. All the staff at Ulusaba were exceptional. No complaints from us about anything. We would go back in a heartbeat.

        Donna Miller
      • RC

        I will write more in a few days once I get through the big backlog at work, but in short the trip was amazing. Ulusaba and its staff were lovely. We definitely want to come back.

        Rakesh Chopra
      • JK

        Ulusaba was fantastic! Really great service, we really enjoyed it.

        Jina Kwon
      • CS

        Our favourite was Ulusaba Safari Lodge. It is hard to put into words how incredible those five days were. The game drives and the staff were top notch. They made us feel like family.

        Christie Sabat
      • CS

        Our favourite was Ulusaba Safari Lodge. It is hard to put into words how incredible those five days were. The game drives and the staff were top notch. They made us feel like family.

        Christie Sabat
      • MR

        Ulusaba was amazing, seriously the best place we have ever stayed, and that is saying a lot because we have stayed in luxury resorts all over the world! You should highly recommend it without hesitation to all of your clients!! They upgraded us to a nicer room without saying a word (they must just do it automatically if available), the service was amazing, food incredible, game drives fantastic, the staff were the best, seriously everything was perfect!! We couldn’t have asked for a better experience, there is seriously nothing they could do to make it better!

        Michelle Rogers
      • MR

        Ulusaba was amazing, seriously the best place we have ever stayed, and that is saying a lot because we have stayed in luxury resorts all over the world! You should highly recommend it without hesitation to all of your clients!! They upgraded us to a nicer room without saying a word (they must just do it automatically if available), the service was amazing, food incredible, game drives fantastic, the staff were the best, seriously everything was perfect!! We couldn’t have asked for a better experience, there is seriously nothing they could do to make it better!

        Michelle Rogers
      • JS

        We were made to feel so welcome again, Llane and Karl met us off the plane, every member of staff went out of their way to say welcome back and we really felt special. The game viewing here is so good and this year was no exception – Jeff came home with close to 4000 photos! The lodge and rooms are lovely – and it is always really nice to see the little changes and improvements they make each year. The service has always been good, and we were really pleased to note that the standard of the food has dramatically improved on last year.

        Jeff Stanford
      • JS

        We were made to feel so welcome again, Llane and Karl met us off the plane, every member of staff went out of their way to say welcome back and we really felt special. The game viewing here is so good and this year was no exception – Jeff came home with close to 4000 photos! The lodge and rooms are lovely – and it is always really nice to see the little changes and improvements they make each year. The service has always been good, and we were really pleased to note that the standard of the food has dramatically improved on last year.

        Jeff Stanford
      • ML

        Animal viewing at Ulusaba was amazing. I would highly recommend either camp!

        Maureen Lonergan
      • ML

        Animal viewing at Ulusaba was amazing. I would highly recommend either camp!

        Maureen Lonergan
      • HR

        We loved Ulusaba and would probably rate it our first choice over all the other camps we have visited.

        Hanko Rosenblad
      • HR

        We loved Ulusaba and would probably rate it our first choice over all the other camps we have visited.

        Hanko Rosenblad
      • TB

        Was outstanding! The staff, the lodge and the game drives were all incredible! He was quite taken back by just how close the encounters are with the wildlife – not complaining though as he was in awe of the sightings he saw – including a night drive with the lions eating a kill!

        Tony Bugg
      • TB

        Was outstanding! The staff, the lodge and the game drives were all incredible! He was quite taken back by just how close the encounters are with the wildlife – not complaining though as he was in awe of the sightings he saw – including a night drive with the lions eating a kill!

        Tony Bugg

      Traveller Reviews

      • LMD

        Just wanted to say thank you for helping us organize our Sabi Sands trip – we had the best time and found it very difficult to leave! We were lucky enough to be the only passengers on the Skukusa / Ulusaba flight both ways so it felt like a private transfer. Ulusaba was exceptional from start to finish – we had excellent game drives, personalized service and lots of unexpected surprises including a ‘bush bar’ one night after the game drive where they’d set up an outdoor bar in front of a bonfire where we were treated to a performance from some of the local singers / dancers!

        We were also really glad we chose Safari Lodge over Rock Lodge after seeing both properties. Rock Lodge has incredible views, but at Safari Lodge we were amongst the action and we even had elephants walking past our room which was really special. We would definitely recommend it and also hope to return back there some time in the future.

        Laura Mc Donagh
      • TM

        Ulusaba Safari Lodge (thanks Kathryn for suggesting I should end our holiday here) was a dream come true. I do not have words to describe the experience, I could see all Big 5 couple of times, brilliant location, lovely and attentive staff. I have food preference that normally restricts the food choices but I was served with delicious food and a 7-course candlelight dinner on our last day (it was too hot and too dry for camp/bonfire cultural activity but I didn’t miss it). I felt very safe on game drives because of ranger and tracker. Both of them were very knowledgeable and passionate about wildlife and all for responsible tourism. I really appreciate that he didn’t rush us in covering distance and made sure the animals were at ease with distance. I loved the lookout tower and was there everyday. They also upgraded us to a plunge pool suite for our last two nights when I mentioned we were planning to book but it was not available for the three nights.

        Trupti Mehta
      • MS

        We absolutely loved South Africa and nearly everything was beyond our expectations. Ulusaba was also exceptional. The accommodation was beautiful, the safari incredible and the service without fault.

        Matthew Smythe
      • PB

        The Ulusaba experience was great. The lodge, staff, ranger and tracker were all top quality. In two days I was able to see the Magnificent 7! I would certainly recommend.

        Pablo Bernad
      • DM

        We had an awesome time. We absolutely loved Ulusaba and everyone there. It was a perfect choice. Chuck and I are considering going back to Ulusaba ourselves for our 30th wedding anniversary next year. We will keep you posted. We got to see all the big five and even saw the lions and leopards mating. All the staff at Ulusaba were exceptional. No complaints from us about anything. We would go back in a heartbeat.

        Donna Miller
      • RC

        I will write more in a few days once I get through the big backlog at work, but in short the trip was amazing. Ulusaba and its staff were lovely. We definitely want to come back.

        Rakesh Chopra
      • JK

        Ulusaba was fantastic! Really great service, we really enjoyed it.

        Jina Kwon
      • CS

        Our favourite was Ulusaba Safari Lodge. It is hard to put into words how incredible those five days were. The game drives and the staff were top notch. They made us feel like family.

        Christie Sabat
      • CS

        Our favourite was Ulusaba Safari Lodge. It is hard to put into words how incredible those five days were. The game drives and the staff were top notch. They made us feel like family.

        Christie Sabat
      • MR

        Ulusaba was amazing, seriously the best place we have ever stayed, and that is saying a lot because we have stayed in luxury resorts all over the world! You should highly recommend it without hesitation to all of your clients!! They upgraded us to a nicer room without saying a word (they must just do it automatically if available), the service was amazing, food incredible, game drives fantastic, the staff were the best, seriously everything was perfect!! We couldn’t have asked for a better experience, there is seriously nothing they could do to make it better!

        Michelle Rogers
      • MR

        Ulusaba was amazing, seriously the best place we have ever stayed, and that is saying a lot because we have stayed in luxury resorts all over the world! You should highly recommend it without hesitation to all of your clients!! They upgraded us to a nicer room without saying a word (they must just do it automatically if available), the service was amazing, food incredible, game drives fantastic, the staff were the best, seriously everything was perfect!! We couldn’t have asked for a better experience, there is seriously nothing they could do to make it better!

        Michelle Rogers
      • JS

        We were made to feel so welcome again, Llane and Karl met us off the plane, every member of staff went out of their way to say welcome back and we really felt special. The game viewing here is so good and this year was no exception – Jeff came home with close to 4000 photos! The lodge and rooms are lovely – and it is always really nice to see the little changes and improvements they make each year. The service has always been good, and we were really pleased to note that the standard of the food has dramatically improved on last year.

        Jeff Stanford
      • JS

        We were made to feel so welcome again, Llane and Karl met us off the plane, every member of staff went out of their way to say welcome back and we really felt special. The game viewing here is so good and this year was no exception – Jeff came home with close to 4000 photos! The lodge and rooms are lovely – and it is always really nice to see the little changes and improvements they make each year. The service has always been good, and we were really pleased to note that the standard of the food has dramatically improved on last year.

        Jeff Stanford
      • ML

        Animal viewing at Ulusaba was amazing. I would highly recommend either camp!

        Maureen Lonergan
      • ML

        Animal viewing at Ulusaba was amazing. I would highly recommend either camp!

        Maureen Lonergan
      • HR

        We loved Ulusaba and would probably rate it our first choice over all the other camps we have visited.

        Hanko Rosenblad
      • HR

        We loved Ulusaba and would probably rate it our first choice over all the other camps we have visited.

        Hanko Rosenblad
      • TB

        Was outstanding! The staff, the lodge and the game drives were all incredible! He was quite taken back by just how close the encounters are with the wildlife – not complaining though as he was in awe of the sightings he saw – including a night drive with the lions eating a kill!

        Tony Bugg
      • TB

        Was outstanding! The staff, the lodge and the game drives were all incredible! He was quite taken back by just how close the encounters are with the wildlife – not complaining though as he was in awe of the sightings he saw – including a night drive with the lions eating a kill!

        Tony Bugg