- The educational programs (from 0 to 5 or 6 to 11)
- The cooking classes
- Crafts and sports activities
- The babysitting service
- The helicopter flights and 4x4 tours
- The spa, gym and haute cuisine
Do you dream of a family safari? Headed for the wild plains of South Africa, in the province of Mpumlanga, where the splendid private reserve of Sir Richard Branson is to be found: Ulusaba Private Game Reserve.
Located in the western part of the Sabi Sands reserve, Ulusaba is also very close to the famous Kruger National Park and its 20,000 sq km (7722 sq mi) of protected fauna and flora.
From Johannesburg International Airport, it takes just 1 hour 20 minutes to reach the Ulusaba airstrip. From Nelspruit the flight will be 30 minutes, and 20 minutes will be enough from Skukuza.
Upon your arrival, a glass of ice-cold champagne will sound the beginning of your luxurious getaway in this land full of riches.
Imagine waking up on your balcony and seeing in the distance a giraffe, an elephant or a couple of lions. An ordinary morning in the heart of the African savanna …
Sir Richard Branson has mastered the art of finding exceptional places around the world, making them unique residences for family reunions. In 1994, he acquired the Ulusaba reserve and completely renovated its two lodges.
Ulusaba has conquered the hearts of travellers and, in 2016, was elected Best Resort of Africa by the very select classification of the Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards.
The two lodges have a total of 21 rooms. There is also a restaurant, a bar, a spa, 2 outdoor swimming pools, 2 tennis courts, a fitness centre, a shop, a car park, a library and a business center.
The interior decoration of the lodges blends savvy authenticity and refinement, with a strong style, with ethnic inspirations.
Ulusaba’s Rock Lodge dominates the top of a hill and offer their guests an exceptional view of the savanna. In the past, this high point was a great asset to the Shangaan warriors of the region, as it offered them a strategic position on their enemies. Ulusaba could mean “place where fear is less”. It was so high, the men felt invincible, and could withstand all dangers.
The Safari Lodge is located about 500m, down below, in the middle of lush vegetation. The rooms of the Safari Lodge are perched in the trees and connected by bridges allowing you to move closer to nature. For safety reasons, guests under the age of 12 cannot stay at the Safari Lodge. It should also be noted that children under 6 years of age cannot participate in the reservations.
Some of the rooms at Rock Lodge are ideal for family stays and guarantee comfort and privacy.
The Rock Suite consists of 2 bedrooms, a living area and can easily accommodate 1 couple and 2 children. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and offers incredible views of the savannah. The second bedroom has a shower en suite.
The Makwela Suites. Each sumptuous suite has a private bathroom, a private terrace with infinity pool, and a separate living room and library / study. Each suite has a comfortable sofa bed, ideal for children.
In addition, close to Rock Lodge, the two Cliff Lodges are the ultimate in luxury and space. Cliff Lodge 1 can accommodate 3 adults and 2 children in its two bedrooms. With its fireplace, kitchen and bar, this lodge has everything from a small house. It even has a mini spa, a fitness area and a terrace with swimming pool. Cliff Lodge 2 is ideal for 2 adults and 2 children. It has a living room with fireplace and a swimming pool.
If you have a special occasion to celebrate, or if you are traveling in a group, there are many options to privatize the lodges and the resort. If you want to organize your wedding in Ulusaba, the whole team will make the most beautiful day of your life simply unforgettable.
Ulusaba relies on refined cuisine, combining traditional and modern African flavours. The chefs will serve you your meals in varied settings (dining room, panoramic terrace, treehouse) to make each dining experience unique.
For the youngest taste buds, healthy and balanced meals are available.
Or why not make use of room service and enjoy your meal in your room?
The price of your stay includes all meals and drinks (wine included), as well as two outings in a 4×4!