Ulusaba Game Reserve Archives – Kruger National Park

Located in the western sector of the Sabi Sand Reserve, Ulusaba Game Reserve is one of the private reserves that shares it’s borders with the famous Kruger National Park. The private game reserve is known to provide exceptional game viewing. Guests can track the Big Five with qualified rangers and trackers, and leopards sightings are incredible. The reserve is owned by Sir Richard Branson, the renowned business tycoon and the owner of Virgin Limited Ediction Group.    Ulusaba, meaning ‘place of little fear’ in the local Shangaan language, has two lodges: one on top of a small mountain with panoramic views, and a second lodge in the heart of the bush close to all the action. When you’re not exploring the bush on an open top vehicle with experienced rangers and trackers, you’ll be indulging in some of the fantastic and varied cuisine we serve or comparing notes with fellow guests on the wildlife you spotted earlier in the day. Ulusaba Private Game Reserve has 20 rooms and suites spread over two lodges, Rock Lodge and Safari Lodge, each with its own unique perspective on The African Bush.   In 2018, Ulusaba won Best Luxury Safari Resort in Travel + Leisure (India) and in 2017, was voted 3rd in Conde Nast Traveler’s (US) Top Resorts in Africa.


Wildlife viewing is excellent in the Ulusaba Game Reserve and tourists can easily view the Big Five, cheetahs, leopards, and antelope. Tourists can find various species of antelope, but they are often overlooked due to an increased focus on flagship species.

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The region in Ulusaba Game Reserve is mostly woodland savanna, which is dense but does not interfere with game viewing activities. The guides are skilled in wildlife tracking and can go off-road to offer an exceptional experience.

Best Time to Visit

Best time to visit Ulusaba Game Reserve is during the winter-dry season, as it is less crowded and game viewing is in abundance.

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Weather & Climate

The winter-dry season is from May to September during which, the region witnesses very little rain. Water sources are the primary water supply for wildlife, causing a cluster of animals around waterholes.The Summer-Wet season is from October-April, which can get uncomfortably hot and humid. Average temperatures can reach up to 40 degrees with plenty of storms that can hinder game viewing.

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