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Ulusaba Rock Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
Sabi Sand, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Ulusaba Rock Lodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
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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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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 193 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 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

"Perfect wedding and honeymoon.... The absolute definition of excellent customer care!" We got married and stayed at Ulusaba in march and miss this place already. Everything about this place and ALL of the people there make it very hard to leave, we could not find one single flaw! From the moment we arrived until the second we left was simply... More 

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

Dear TraceyLouure, What a wonderful review, thank you very much for your kind words about your entire experience during your time with us. We’re so happy you chose to get married at Ulusaba and that we played a part in helping create your dream wedding. Perhaps an anniversary trip in the future is called for! Best wishes, Karl & Llané... More 

Trentham, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Real holiday memories are the ones that keep coming back to you. You remember the fantastic people you met, the fun you had, the laughter and the experience that blew your imagination out of the ball park. This is Ulusaba Rock Lodge. Not to spoil even a minute of this experience, just take the plunge and go. From the moment... More 

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

Dear James E, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us, to hear that it was one of the best holiday experiences you’ve ever had makes us very proud indeed. I do hope that you will make the journey back to visit us some time in the near future. Best wishes, Karl & Llané... More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

It's difficult to describe how amazing this place is. The staff are superb, nothing is too much trouble but they act in a totally friendly way, not ingratiating like some 5 star places. You are made to feel totally at home, can help yourself from the bar but in fact they are so kind that we rarely had to pour... More 

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

Dear SherryDebs, What a pleasure it was to read your wonderful review, thank you so much. It’s great to hear such positive feedback about the food and I’ll be sure to pass this onto the kitchen. Our rangers and trackers are some of the best in the world and I’m so glad they shared their expertise with you and that... More 

UK England
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Stayed here a number of years ago, on our way to Mauritius , had an amazing relaxing few days. Views are impossible to describe, the altititude combined with the hundreds mile views, the smattering of Elephants, Giraffes and more below you at the water hole, pretty much no way to do justice to describing that. We had a suite with... More 

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I stayed at Ulusaba Rock Lodge with my family when I was very young, but it always remained one of my fondest memories and I always longed to go back one day. My dream came true and I was able to return on my honeymoon! To be able to share this experience with my other half was just a miracle.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I could probably write a short novel about my experience here so I will try to keep it brief :). I've had the desire to come to Ulusaba for well over a year. I booked last October directly with Virgin. Vuyo was my booking agent and so helpful. She recommended that I split my stay between Rock Lodge and Safari... More 

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