Ulusaba Private Game Reserve

Lux Exposé exclusively invites you to experience South African hospitality in its purest form at the Ulusaba Private Game Reserve. Ulusaba is Part of Virgin Limited Edition’s award-winning collection of retreats and Sir Richard Branson’s safari lodge.

Ulusaba Private Game Reserve  –  A Lux Card Exclusive retreat

Undeniably one of South Africa’s most exclusive and luxurious private game reserves, Ulusaba Private Game Reserve’s Safari Lodge is perfectly located in the western sector of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve – bordering on the world famous Kruger National Park. The Lodge can be accessed by road or air with both chartered and scheduled flights operating daily – flying time is approximately one and a half hours from Johannesburg or 30 minutes from Nelspruit. Alternatively it is approximately a 2 and a half hour’s drive from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport in Nelspruit.


Ulusaba, means “Place of Little Fear”, offers the peace and tranquillity of the unspoilt African bushveld. The lodge is about nature, you can observe the elephants at Elephant Whispers, see the Cascades and Canyons by helicopter or visit Blyde River Canyon. For a more adventurous experience, visit the local villages surrounding the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. When not occupied on a walking safari or twice daily game drive, take a dip in the swimming pools or indulge in a spa treatment.


Active guests are welcomed to make use of tennis courts and gyms. The glass South African wine from the wine cellar after dinner will leave unforgettable impressions while enjoying a spot of stargazing at the bush observatory. Ulusaba Private Game Reserve offers to enjoy over 13,500 hectares of game-rich bush in near solitude. Experienced trackers and game rangers will accompany guests on game drives in open land rovers sharing their experience of the surrounding wildlife.

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Ulusaba Private Game Reserve features 21 rooms and suites spread over two lodges: Rock Lodge and Cliff Lodge. Around 500 metres away is Safari Lodge, known as ‘Heaven on Earth’. Built along the banks of a dry riverbed, Safari Lodge guests cross swing bridges between the exquisite tree house style rooms. There are 8 rooms at Rock Lodge, including Master Suite, Makwela Suites, Rock Cliff rooms and the two bedroom Rock Suite, some of which have private plunge pools.

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Rock Lodge is located high on the summit of a koppie and provides breathtaking views over miles of bush, the wildlife roaming within and the beauty of the low veld below. Rock Lodge includes the opulent Cliff Lodge which has two magnificent suites. Cliff Lodge is ideal for families and friends looking for an exquisite getaway, or couples who cherish the complete privacy.


Game viewing on safari in South Africa is certainly a never-to-be-forgotten experience but at the same time it’s a challenge, and challenge brings fatigue. That’s when Ulsaba Private Game Reserve’s Aroma Boma beauty treatment centre comes in handy. It offers a mega range of treatments to help guests relax and unwind after the excitement of the day.

The Aroma Boma at Rock Lodge is located 800 feet above the African Savannah with truly stunning views over the bush and complete privacy. Guinot Treatments offered include a liftosome facial uses a high concentration of vitamin C and proteins to strengthen elasticity and firmness whilst stimulating cellular regeneration. Also available are aromatherapy massages, manicures, pedicures and waxing.  



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