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Ulusaba Private Game Reserve

Sabi Sand, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Ulusaba Private Game Reserve: Safari Lodge River Room

Ulusaba Private Game Reserve: Safari Lodge River Room

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Description


Owned by Sir Richard Branson, Ulusaba Private Game Reserve is set in the heart of Sabi Sand Game Reserve, near Kruger National Park, but because it is a private concession, you'll have more than 13,500 hectares of unspoiled African bushveld to roam in search of the 'Big Five'. You also get the choice of two very different lodges. Perched on the highest mountain (kopje) in the area, Rock Lodge offers spectacular panoramic views of the bushveld, roaming game below and the majestic Drakensberg Mountains in the far distance. At Safari Lodge, along the banks of the dry Mabrak riverbed, bridges link treehouse-style guest rooms and suites and allow for close-up encounters with animals strolling to the waterhole and nearby Xikwenga Dam. For the ultimate experience of South Africa, consider combining your stay here with a few days at sister property Mont Rochelle , situated in Franschhoek, South Africa’s gourmet capital.

Details:+
  • Type:Lodge
  • Summary:13,500 hectares of unspoiled bushveld to roam
  • Feature:Moonlit bush dinners and star-gazing
  • Rooms:21 rooms & suites within 2 lodges
  • Location:Sabi Sand , Mpumalanga , South Africa
  • Nearest airport:Johannesburg International Airport
Ulusaba Private Game Reserve
Amenities
Location and transfer

1 hour, 30 minutes from Johannesburg International Airport by light aircraft transfer. 

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Accommodation:+

All guest rooms and suites feature king-size beds (except for the second bedroom in the Rock Suite, which is queen-size, and the second bedroom in Cliff Lodge One), air-conditioning, ceiling fans, mosquito nets, built-in insect repellent, telephones, hairdryers, bathrobes, mini-bars with snacks, tea and coffee-making facilities, desks with laptop computer adaptor sockets, Bose or iPod docking stations and bottled water. There is also a twice-daily maid service and a complimentary laundry service.

Safari Lodge - Safari Room:+
  • Rooms: 3
  • Size: 30m²
  • Facilities: The Safari Lodge is located beneath a canopy of ancient trees on the edge of a dry riverbed and is an ideal place to spot local wildlife.  These three rooms are adjoining and are located close to the main lodge. each one offers a large viewing deck and an en suite bathroom with great views of the surroundings.
Safari Lodge - Elephant Room:+
  • Rooms: 3
  • Size: 60m²
  • Room View: Bushveld views
  • Facilities: The Safari Lodge is located beneath a canopy of ancient trees on the edge of a dry riverbed and is an ideal place to spot local wildlife. These spacious treehouse-style rooms are elevated above the bushveld and feature large viewing decks and en suite bathrooms.
Safari Lodge - River Room:+
  • Rooms: 2
  • Size: 100m²
  • Room View: Bushveld views
  • Facilities: Safari Lodge is located beneath a canopy of ancient trees on the edge of a dry riverbed and is an ideal place to spot local wildlife. Some River Rooms have private plunge pools. These private treehouse-style rooms are spacious and offer en suite bathrooms with great views. One of htem is accessed via a swing bridge and both are located a short walk from the main lodge.
Safari Lodge - River Room with Plunge Pool:+
  • Rooms: 2
  • Size: 100m²
  • Room View: Bushveld views
  • Facilities: Safari Lodge is located beneath a canopy of ancient trees on the edge of a dry riverbed. These two spacious River Rooms are very private and come complete with private infinity-edge plunge pools and en suite bathrooms with great views. Both are accessed via a swing bridge and are located a short walk from the main lodge. 
Safari Lodge - Tree House Suite:+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 160m²
  • Room View: Xikwenga Dam and bushveld views
  • Facilities: Safari Lodge is located beneath a canopy of ancient trees on the edge of a dry riverbed and is an ideal place to spot local wildlife. The Tree House Suite is located approximately ten minutes walk away from the main lodge, along a network of raised walkways and swing bridges, and offers very spacious, private accommodation and a large private viewing deck overlooking a dam where hippos and elephants bathe. 
Exclusive use of Safari Lodge:+
  • Room View: Bushveld and Mabrak riverbed views
  • Facilities: Safari Lodge is located beneath a canopy of ancient trees on the edge of a dry riverbed and is an ideal place to spot local wildlife. Accommodation is built in a treehouse style annd offers three Safari Rooms, three Elephant Rooms, four River Rooms and the Tree House Suite, and can accommodate up to twenty guests. Wooden swing bridges and candlelit dinners in its boma enhance the charm of this splendid lodge.
Rock Lodge - Rock Cliff Room:+
  • Rooms: 4
  • Size: 70m²
  • Room View: Lowveld and Drakensberg Mountain Range views
  • Facilities: The spacious Rock Cliff Rooms boast decor that melds traditional and modern African accents and offer air-conditioning, fans, tea and coffee-making facilities and a complimentary mini-bar. Each one interconnects and is south-facing, offering fabulous views across the vast landscape, en suite bathrooms offering great views. Two of the four rooms are split-level, with a spiral staircase connecting the bedrooms and bathrooms. 
Rock Lodge - Master Suite:+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 115m²
  • Room View: Lowveld and Drakensberg Mountain Range views
  • Facilities: The stunning and romantic Master Suite with Plunge Pool offers standalone accommodation across three levels and boasts decor that melds traditional and modern African accents. Additionally, it offers air-conditioning, fans, tea and coffee-making facilities, a complimentary mini-bar, iPod docking station, an en suite bathroom, a private balcony with an infinity-edge plunge pool and a living area, on its own level, featuring a terrace with sun loungers and a telescope.
Rock Lodge - Makwela Suite with Private Plunge Pool:+
  • Rooms: 2
  • Size: 125m²
  • Room View: Lowveld and Drakensberg Mountain Range views
  • Facilities: The two lavish Makwela Suites at Rock Lodge offer very spacious, split-level accommodation, decor that melds traditional and modern African accents, air-conditioning, fans, tea and coffee-making facilities, complimentary mini-bars, separate living and study/library areas, full en suite bathrooms and balconies with private infinity-edge plunge pools. These suites also feature fold-out sleeper sofas, which are perfect for children. 
Rock Lodge - Two Bedroom Rock Suite:+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 125m²
  • Room View: Lowveld and Drakensberg Mountain Range views
  • Facilities: The spacious Rock Suite offers two en suite bedrooms, making it perfect for families, and a living area. It also boasts air-conditioning, fans, tea and coffee-making faclities and a complimentary, fully stocked mini-bar. The Master Suite has a full en suite bathroom with views over the bushveld, while the smaller, queen-size bedroom has a smaller en suite shower room. 
Exclusive use of Rock Lodge:+
  • Room View: Set on the summit of a kopje with views over the vast lowveld and the distant Drakensberg Mountain Range
  • Facilities: Rock Lodge is the epitome of luxurious safari accommodation and comprises two Makwela Suites with private plunge pools, four Rock Cliff Rooms, a standalone Master Suite and Rock Suite, which boasts two en suite bedrooms and is perfect accommodation for families. All rooms and suites feature air-conditioning, fans, tea and coffee-making facilities and fully-stocked mini-bars.
Cliff Lodge One:+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 330m²
  • Room View: Safari views
  • Facilities: Cliff Lodge One is located just a short walk from the main lodge. Indoors, there's a Master Bedroom and additional guest room (which can accommodate one adult or two children), a spacious lounge with a fireplace a separate kitchen and bar and a small spa ,while outdoors, you'll find your very own deck and large private pool.
Dining:+

Ulusaba Dining:+
  • Cuisine: African-inspired dishes
  • Setting: Enjoy open-air dining on the deck of the wine cellar or in the dining room.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Menu: Yes
Ulusaba Boma :+
  • Cuisine: African-inspired cuisine
  • Setting: Dine under the stars at the traditional boma, complete with campfire.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Menu: Yes
Leisure:+
Family

Ulusaba Cubs Club
Sir Richard Branson’s Rock Lodge at Ulusaba Private Game Reserve welcomes children up to 12 years old to its Cubs Club, which offers tailor-made activities. On arrival, ‘cubs’ receive a backpack full of goodies and participate in a treasure hunt to familiarise themselves with their surroundings. Children over six years old can join their parents on game-drives into the heart of Sabi Sand Game Reserve, accompanied by Rangers who will happily tell them all about the animals they see, while under 6-year-olds can go on short walks to spot birds and lizards. Indoors, there are games to play and DVDs to watch. Other activities include sand art, rock-painting, cooking lessons and swimming, and with every base covered, children can look forward to ice-cream, cookies, bedtime stories and an exclusive pen pal club. Complimentary babysitting is also available.

Health & Fitness

After an exhilarating day's game-viewing whilst on safari, what could be better than being pampered at Ulusaba Private Game Reserve's Aroma Boma Beauty Treatment Centre, where qualified beauticians and therapists will pamper you with the Virgin Touch. Spa treatments may also be carried out in your guest room or on your private balcony.

In Addition

Cultural Experience - Ulusaba's Pride 'n' Purpose Charity 
For an authentic South African cultural experience, visit the communities surrounding Ulusaba Private Game Reserve and enjoy traditional dancing and food-tastings whilst at the same time supporting Pride 'n' Purpose, Ulusaba's charity. This non-profit organisation - jointly funded by Virgin Limited Edition and Virgin Unite - focuses on providing improved access to food, water and health services for the six disadvantaged communities (equating to 35,000 people) that live adjacent to Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Examples of on-going and completed projects include installing FunPumps at a local school to ensure clean, safe water can be provided to the children, building three new creches, providing teacher training for the community's volunteer teachers and planting food gardens at the six houses that Pride'n' Purpose has built around the villages.

On Safari

The twice-daily game-drives are inspiring and spectacular - the Safari Rangers' knowledge and passion for the plants and animals that make the bushveld their home will make your trip extra-special.

Weddings & Honeymoons

Weddings in Heaven on Earth
Ulusaba Private Game Reserve has some truly spectacular wedding packages for an intimate elopement in the bush or a ceremony with your loved ones that they will be talking about forever! There are four different packages to fulfil different wedding dreams. All of these include three nights accommodation, all meals and beverages (including any special wedding meals and unlimited French Champagne), the ceremony at any one of a variety of stunning locations either within the Lodge or in the bush, a minister, preparation and processing of all legal documentation, complimentary room upgrades (subject to availability), a room for the bride on the eve and/or day of the wedding (subject to availability), a private dinner for two on the eve of the wedding, breakfast in bed on the morning after the ceremony, twice-daily game-viewing, pressing for the bride and groom's outfits and plenty of other little extras and surprises!

Honeymoons in Heaven on Earth

Ulusaba Private Game Reserve offes an incredible honeymoon package for an intimate and private escape to the African Bush, while enjoying the luxuries of exquisite accommodation, glorious game-viewing and excellent service. This romantic Ulusaba experience promises to be just what the package says:
 
* Three nights accommodation (with additional nights available)
* All food and beverages, including unlimited French Champagne
* All game-viewing
* A fruit basket and Champagne in the room, on arrival
* A thirty-minute relaxing massage for the bride and groom
* Private dinner on the last evening, complete with the dervices of a personal Butler
* Optional breakfast in bed the following morning
* Complimentary upgrade (subject to availability)
* Gift on departure

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