Ulusaba is an experience that I can't wait to repeat! From the moment we arrived, the service was friendly, professional and welcoming. By the time we left, it felt as though we were leaving family behind! We had a River room which was large and spacious with a huge deck area overlooking the river bed. The bathroom was huge, with a large wet room area for the shower and a huge bathtub. Full size toiletries in the room, and every possible convenience from the fully loaded mini-bar to the power adaptor. We saw saw antelope and elephants from the deck area, as well having monkeys and baboons taking a closer look at the human inhabitants!
The food was delicious and the wine choices were varied, although the lunch menu was a little limited as it didn't change during our stay. The dinner menu was wonderful, with each course described by the chef, and some excellent wines. We had a bush BBQ one night, experienced a 5-course "taster menu" another, as well as buffet and a la carte options. It was aways beautifully presented and very tasty.
Our game drives were a fantastic experience - this was our first safari, and we were very lucky to have a wonderful ranger and tracker in Trevor and Sam who were happy to spend time watching the animals, so that we got as many photos as we wanted, as well as helping with the settings on the camera for anyone who needed it. It certainly helped that there were only 6 of us in the jeep, so everyone had a good view, No two game drives were the same and I feel extremely fortunate to have seen so many beautiful animals ups close, from the lions and lionesses, to the leopards and being able to see both White and Black Rhinos!
I loved it so much that as soon as I got home, I started planning our next trip!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Safari Lodge is built along the banks of the dry Mabrak riverbed. The 11 rooms at Safari Lodge include a Treehouse Suite overlooking the nearby Xikwenga Dam as well as three other room types: Safari, Elephant and River Rooms, some of which have private plunge pools. Kids over the age of 12 are welcome to stay at Safari Lodge. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ulusaba Safari Hotel Ulusaba Private Game Reserve