Having travelled a great deal for work, and sometimes staying in top hotels, I can say from my experience nothing quite prepares you for Ulusaba. We were lucky to be able to stay in both lodges over the course of our stay- which is something I'd recommend to anyone going there- and they are both magical and unique. The rooms have understated luxury but the real highlight is the warmth and attention shown to you by all the staff. We really loved the relaxed and friendly vibe- and the service they offer is exceptional.
The Bush itself is a stunning place, and the game drives are wonderful. We had two great guides- ranger Calvin and tracker John- who were both really good fun as well as being enthusiastic, passionate and incredibly knowledgeable about the bush.
Things I'd recommend: A treatment outside with Mel, the ulusaba breakfast special (with pancakes), a visit to the Treehouse viewing point to watch the hippos and definitely go on all the Game drives.
Hopefully it won't be just once in a lifetime for us!
- 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