Just wondered if anyone could advise me regarding Ulusaba and Arathusa- I am planning to book 2-3 nights in the Sabi Sands resrve in September 2009 for myself and 3 friends (as having read all the reviews, it appears that the game viewing is excellent at Sabi Sands). Having researched all the Sabi Sands lodges, I have narrowed it down to Ulusaba and Arathusa. The upper limit of my budget is Ulusaba, which sounds fantastic- but Arathusa is also rated very highly on TripAdvisor, and costs half the price.
I am looking for excellent game viewing, luxury/very comfortable accommodation, great food/wine and an authentic African bush experience (ie bomas etc). I am just wondering if I will get all that at Arathusa or whether it really is worth paying the extra (double the money) to go to Ulusaba?
Also to add, this site is fantastic and has been a great help already in planning my trip.
Any comments would be hugely appreciated- thank you.