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Sabi Sand, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Ulusaba Rock Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing experience at Rock Lodge. The staff members went above and beyond in making sure we had an excellent stay, and the food was wonderful. I have Celiac Disease and must eat a gluten free diet. At Ulusaba, they not only had many gluten-free options, but they also prepared special gluten-free breads and desserts for me at... More 

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Preston, England, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not sure how they have done it but as soon as you enter the staff and surroundings make you feel at home but in a heavenly way! Very relaxed and unpretentious but exquisite! The layout and rooms are cool. Our game guide and tracker were great with personalities and a sheer love of the job which rubs off.... More 

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

I think it’s only fair to say that you have wowed us with your kind comments. Thank you so much for this amazing feedback and I’m so glad that you chose to celebrate your 40th Birthday with us. We hope to be your heavenly home from home again soon! Karl & Llané Langdon General Managers llane@ulusaba.virgin.com More 

Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Amazing experience. The hotel itself has the most amazing view, which is pretty unique in the area. The rooms were great, even the bath had a view. Main bar lounge area was lovely and we loved the relaxed service style of the hotel. Even help yourself behind the bar if you like. We were very well fed, and the food... More 

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Espoo, Southern Finland, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We are a family from Finland with two girls of 12 and 14. We travel a lot and we have been to many wonderful places in all six continents, but we have never taken time to write a review on tripadvisor before. Everything with Rock Lodge was however just so amazing that we wanted to take the time to show... More 

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

What an amazing review to receive, we really appreciate you making the time to post this. It’s always such a pleasure to read positive feedback about the team and your experience. We hope to welcome you and the girls back in the near future. Karl & Llané Langdon General Managers llane@ulusaba.virgin.com More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Paradise!!! Fabulous room, views from our deck, food, game drives, animals…and more importantly, the people! You will read countless reviews of the animals and every one of them is true but a thousand reviews in praise for Ulusaba won’t be enough. The place is lovely, picture perfect but it’s the people that make it what it is. My husband and... More 

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

I think it is only right that we start by saying ‘wow’ followed very quickly by thank you for your glowing review! It was an absolute pleasure to read and greatly received by the entire team. We would love to be your home from home again soon! Karl & Llané Langdon General Managers llane@ulusaba.virgin.com More 

Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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31 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The views from Rock lodge are amazing, the rooms are perhaps marginally nicer than down at Safari Lodge, but you don't quite get the same close to the animals experience. We have split our time between both lodges each time. Unlike Safari lodge children are allowed at Rock lodge. It's an early start for the drives, but it's well worth... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We just returned from our Honeymoon in South Africa and Rock Lodge was the 2nd lodge we stayed at on our trip. I previously have been to Kenya and Tanzania and have experience the service at other lodges. The mentality is not the animals and the safari. It felt like most people were there to drink the day away. Rock... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent stay and my apologies for the areas in which we fell short. We take all guest feedback very seriously and I have shared your comments with the team who will be looking into the areas where we fell down. I really do hope that we have the... More 

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Address: Sabi Sand, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve > Ulusaba Private Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Ulusaba Rock Hotel Ulusaba Private Game Reserve

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