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Ulusaba Safari Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
Sabi Sand, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Ulusaba Safari Lodge
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I recently got back from our wedding/honeymoon at Ulusaba, where we stayed at the Safari Lodge for 4 nights. From the moment we stepped off the plane to the time we departed, our group received absolutely first class service from the staff... everything was perfect down to the last detail. They did such a good job with... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sir Richard Branson's Ulusaba Safari Lodge (and the Rock lodge which we visited) are spectacular. They are very exclusive both due to the price per person and the limited number of rooms. The guides (ours was Philip and he was AMAZING!) and the staff are very friendly. The game drives are twice daily and last about 3+ hours each and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived 2nd may 2015 for three nights . The service from all the team from start to finish was first class . The room was fantastic everything we needed and more , we stayed in room safari 3 . Food was fantastic and staff so friendly . Matt and Eric were are safari team there knowledge and passion was... More 

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sussex
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ulusaba failed to meet my expectations....it exceeded them...again ! I'm not sure what more I can say about my trips to Ulusaba, this was my second trip this year and I stayed in River 4, it was stunning, situated on the dry river bed with own plunge pool, incredibly roomy as all rooms seem to be. The game viewing was... More 

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

Dear AnneeSuusex, As always thank you so much for your amazing feedback, we’re so happy that you choose to keep coming back! I’m so pleased you managed to see the sub adult lions again and to see how they have grown and doing so well. I know the team will love to hear your comments and we look forward to... More 

Danville, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After much research for our first safari, we chose Ulusaba and stayed in a river front room at Safari Lodge. The trip absolutely exceeded all expectations. We saw all of the big 5 within a few feet of the vehicle within the first 24 hours and saw most of the big 5 on every outing. Our guide and tracker were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Wonderful, magical place, brilliant game, awesome staff, great food and wine. Something close to perfect. There is a relaxed informality here, but the highest standards of customer care and professionalism. Thank you, I will be back for a 5th time next year!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Ulusaba in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve is an amazing place. Situated along a mainly dry river bed, in one of Africa's most prolific game areas, Safari Lodge is much more than just a 5 star lodge. Yes the wild life is awesome - big 5 sightings most days, the rooms are spacious wth all the amenities you would need,... More 

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

Dear Les P, Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. It is always such an honour when guests choose to celebrate special occasions such as their wedding with us so thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special day. We really hope that you and your family come back and visit us again soon. Best... More 

Wollongong, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was our second visit to Ulusaba, my husband and I are just addicted to this wonderful place. We stayed one night at the rock lodge, which has an amazing view and 3 nights down at safari (Elephant room which is our FAV) so close to the animals you can nearly touch them. Being an animal and nature lover I... More 

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

Dear Rayna1980, Firstly a belated congratulations on your wedding! We’re thrilled that you chose Ulusaba as the destination for your honeymoon and so pleased that you had a wonderful stay. Our team at Ulusaba take great pride in their work and it’s always so lovely to read feedback such as yours and we’ll be sure to share this with them... More 

Dubai
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Flying into Ulusaba's private airstrip in the middle of the bush in a small commuter plane is exciting enough,but the best is still to come. We stayed at both the Safari and Rock Lodges, both being very different offering the best of both worlds. The staff, rangers and trackers were all very welcoming yet professional and could not do enough... More 

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

Dear Anthony T, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback. I will be sure to pass on your comments to the entire team as I know they will be delighted to hear them. On behalf of the entire family at Ulusaba we hope to welcome you back again some day. Best wishes, Karl & Llané... More 

London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
17 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

This is a one of a kind safari/lodge experience. Went in April so it was a bit cool at times but the animals were fantastic and the guides even better. To top things off the food and accommodations were incredible. If you only go to Africa once - stay here!

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