Ulusaba - Safari Lodge

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Nestled under a canopy of ancient trees, Ulusaba Safari Lodge’s thatched roofs and rustic swing bridges add a sense of African adventure to Ulusaba Private Game Reserve. With incredible views of the bush and wonderful treehouse style décor, Richard Branson’s luxurious lodge is the place to indulge.

There are eight rooms and suites altogether, all offering wonderful views and adding a pop of colour to sleek, dark wood furnishings. We love staying in one of the three Elephant Rooms – a migratory route winds past these rooms, so you’ll get incredible close-up views of magnificent elephants roaming past your expansive veranda. Meanwhile, the four River Rooms adopt a treehouse vibe, with floor-to-ceiling glass windows looking out onto the riverbed or bush, a plunge pool, and plenty of snuggly seating areas ideal for a romantic getaway.

Honeymooners will certainly relish the Tree House Suite’s effortlessly romantic ambience. Perched 10 minutes away from the main house via swinging bridges and raised walkways, you’ll enjoy utmost privacy here, with amazing views of the Xikwenga Dam and the hippos and elephants that regularly bathe there. All of the rooms and suites are accessible from the main house via swing bridges.

Even if you don’t stay in the Tree House Suite, the main house has a wonderful decking area that overlooks the Xikwena Dam, as well as a gorgeous Bush Observatory for idyllic evenings under the stars. Those hoping to keep fit can do so at the gym or with a game of tennis on one of the two courts, whilst those looking to truly relax will surely love the indulgent spa and beautiful wine cellar.

What's Included

  • All rooms and suites have a double bed
  • Full board food and drink
  • Game drives in a 4x4 purpose built safari vehicle
  • Conservancy fees
  • National Park fees
  • Wine cellar
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Two tennis courts
  • Gift shop
  • Swimming pool
  • Bush observatory
  • WiFi

Open all year round, children over the age of 12 are welcome.

Price Information

This lodge can be booked as a single safari or as part of a tailor-made holiday with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £455 / $465 / €525

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