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Ulusaba Rock Lodge

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Sabi Sand, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived from New Zealand and 24 hours later were landing at Ulusaba airport. The drive to the lodge is amazing as you wind up the hill in low range first gear to this magnificent place. We had three nights and four days of bliss here. Phil and Dave looked after us for our twice daily safaris that were superb.... More 

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Ulusaba Rock Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mawte, What can we say but WOW and thank you so much for such a glowing review. The team were beaming at your kind comments, especially Phil and Dave, so thank you for your kind words. We are fortunate to enjoy the most amazing year round game viewing but from all accounts it would be hard to top your... More 

Hong Kong
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22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where do I start? The amazing views? The superb lodge staff? The brilliant ranger and tracker? Or perhaps the stunning wildlife that we saw up close? All of the above! Who would have thought that getting up at 0530 on holiday could be something to loo forward to, not dread? But look forward to it we did. A huuuuge thank... More 

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Ulusaba Rock Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Steve M, Where do we start?! Perhaps with a huge thank you! We were totally wowed by your comments and delighted that you had the best holiday you have ever experienced with us. We certainly think those 5:30am wake up calls are worth it and thank you for sharing your amazing wildlife experiences too – how fantastic! We very... More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first safari so we didn't really know what to expect. Everything was perfect!!!! The staff was amazing, the food and wine was delicious, our room #3 was so comfortable with a great view of the bush. The best part was the animals, we saw WAY more than we expected. Sean our Ranger and James our tracker were... More 

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Ulusaba Rock Lodge, responded to this review

Dear OMA1012, Thank you so much for your glowing review of Ulusaba. We were thrilled that you chose us for your first Safari experience and that you felt everything during your stay was perfect! Sean and James were both delighted that you enjoyed your game drives so much and they hope to have an opportunity to show your more of... More 

Gravesend, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ulusaba rock Lodge is the most beautiful place for safari. The staff are all so welcoming, a way I can only describe as a 'family atmosphere', exceeding all expectations. The accommodation is wonderful & the views from the Rock Lodge breathtaking. Myself my husband & 4 kids have just returned from 4 nights stay & I was so sad to... More 

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Ulusaba Rock Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Clare K, Thank you so much for your incredible review of Ulusaba. The whole team thoroughly enjoyed reading your glowing comments and we are all delighted that you and your family had such a fantastic holiday. We look forward to welcoming you all back again soon. Have a magical day, Karl & Llané Langdon General Managers llane@ulusaba.virgin.com More 

Chicago
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 17 days in Africa at 3 different hotels in 3 different countries. Ulusaba Rock Lodge was our last stop and we definitely saved the best for last. WOW, this place is awesome. We had an amazing time. Everything was perfect. The room (we were in the master suite), the food, the staff, the game drives.....everything was top notch.... More 

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Ulusaba Rock Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Have2travel, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We’re delighted that you chose to stay at Ulusaba during your 17 days in Africa and we’re especially pleased that you felt you saved the best for last! The master suite is a fantastic choice, we’re thrilled that you enjoyed it so much.... More 

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lodge is absolutely stunning. Beautifully decorated. Our room was wonderful with a large bathroom and huge balcony. We saw a elephant below us within minutes of stepping out to admire the views. All the staff were very friendly and professional. The game drives were all brilliant. Thank you Ryan and Kaiza. Our first sighting was a leopard then it... More 

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Ulusaba Rock Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Amanda T, Thank you for such a fantastic review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much; it’s great to hear that you spotted all of the big five on your first day – what an experience! Our Head Chef was thrilled to hear your compliments on the food and our staff were so pleased that you... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This was my second trip to Ulusaba, and my husband's first. Set high up on a hill, the lodge is beautifully decorated with exquisite attention to detail. The rooms are luxurious and very spacious with stocked mini bar, seating areas and crisp linen on an enormous yet comfortable bed . The bathrooms have spectacular views of the bush below, and... More 

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Ulusaba Rock Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Dr_DGreen, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts with us following your recent stay at Ulusaba. It’s not every day that a vulture soars past you whilst you’re enjoying a bubble bath; you can never predict exactly what wildlife encounter you will enjoy whilst staying in the bush but you can always rely on... More 

London
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This was our very first safari and Ullusaba more than exceeded our expectations. Sean and Jimmy met us at the landing strip with a chilled glass of champagne. The Federal Air flight dropped at Ullusaba first and then continues to Sabi Sands. On the return you see the Sabi airstrip; nothing in comparison to the Ullusaba welcome. Rock Lodge takes... More 

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Ulusaba Rock Lodge, responded to this review

Dear VC10Boy, Wow – thank you so much for taking the time to write such a fantastic review of your recent stay at Ulusaba. We feel extremely lucky that you chose to spend your first safari here and our fingers are crossed that it won’t be the last. Thank you very much for your kind words about your entire experience... More 

Halifax Region, Canada
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We were lucky enough to stay at this lodge during our recent trip to South Africa. It is located on the top of a hill in Ulusaba. The rooms were spectacular. The bed is very nice and has retractable mosquito netting around it, very romantic. The room was well appointed with local art. Despite the fantastic room, we didn't spend... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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311 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I have never been on safari before so was not quite sure what to expect. This place I have to say was awesome. The views over Sabi Sands are spectacular. The rooms have proper AC, again great views, are well equipped, quiet and well laid out. The maid and laundry service were very efficient, and to a high standard. Food... More 

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Ulusaba Rock Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Richard U, We’re honoured that you chose to spend your first safari with us here at Ulusaba, thank you so much for your brilliant review and I hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon! Best wishes, Karl & Llané Langdon General Managers llane@ulusaba.virgin.com More 

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