Ulusaba Rock Lodge

Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

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The Ulusaba Rock Lodge Grounds

Experience the ultimate in luxurious serenity at the Ulusaba Rock Lodge privately owned 33,000-acre property. The staff of this hotel are dedicated to exceptional personal service, making sure that your African experience is not spared any luxurious comforts. In a premium location for spotting the “Big Five” in the western sector of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, this location offers a retreat in style.

Awards and Accolades

Rated # 10 on Travel + Leisure World’s Best Hotels – 2013, 2013 Conde Nast top 10 resorts in Africa, ‘World Tourism for Tomorrow Award’ in the ‘Community Benefit Category,’ South Africa Tourism Grading Council 5 Stars 2006-2011, Virgin Holidays Gold Award for ‘The Best Hotel in Africa’ 2010, and more!

Accommodations

The grounds of Ulusaba Rock Lodge include two lodges: Rock Lodge and Safari Lodge. The Rock Lodge can accommodate 20-25 guests in 10 rooms and is set upon the summit of a koppie (rocky hill). It includes The Cliff Lodge, set for smaller groups and families and able to accommodate 5 adults and 4 children when booked exclusively. The Safari Lodge can accommodate 22 guests in 11 rooms. The tree house suite is a 15 minute walk from the lodge and allows for time to get up close and personal with hippos and elephants in the nearby dam.

Activities

Take safaris and learn to track like the natives of Bushveld do with twice-daily game drives at Ulusaba and daily walks in the Bush with rangers and trackers. Enjoy the Aroma Bome Beauty Treatment Centres at Ulusaba Rock Lodge and soaking in the sun by the pool. Also, spend time enjoying and noting the sites you see daily, such as the big five. When feeling more active, try tennis on their floodlit tennis court complete with fully stocked bar, or work out at their fully-equipped fitness center, always open. Stop by their observatory for a little stargazing, or ask the staff to arrange cultural, wildlife, or scenic tours, including local community tours or helicopter rides.

For children, the Ulusaba Rock Lodge offers a complimentary Cub’s Club, focused on educating children about their surroundings while entertaining them, offering a range of activities suited to each child, including game drives for children age 6 and up.

Dining

Enjoy local Bush cuisine at Ulusaba, such as Braai, or sample local specialties overlooking the animals wandering by. Breakfast and lunch is organized restaurant style at Ulusaba Rock Lodge, and they are always able to organize private dining if asked for. Be sure to visit their wine cellar at Safari Lodge for wine tasting and an outdoor dining area for up to six guests.

Inspiring Features

1. “Ulusaba” means “Place of little fear.”

2. The Ulusaba area was once occupied by the Shangaan Tribe and used as a lookout point during battles.

3. Pride n’ Purpose is Ulusaba’s charitable arm that is committed to helping disadvantaged communities living adjacent to the reserve and working on non-profit basis. Proceeds from community tours are donated to the local village.