Ulusaba Rock Lodge | Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve
Ulusaba is Sir Richard Branson's Private Game Reserve located in the Western sector of the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. Rock Lodge is perched high on the summit of a koppie and provides panoramic views over miles of bush, the wildlife roaming within, and the beauty of the lowveld below.
Rock Lodge features ten individually designed rooms and suites as well as a swimming pool, gymnasium, a wine cellar, Aroma Boma spa with panoramic views, a Bush Observatory perfect for stargazing and tennis courts. Guests can enjoy safari walks, moonlit bush dinners and of course, the twice daily game drives.
There are four Rock Cliff Rooms of approximately 70 sqm each
There are four adjoining Rock Cliff rooms, all south facing with views over the vast landscape. Rooms are spacious and offer en-suite bathrooms with spectacular views. Two of these rooms are built on split levels with a spiral staircase connecting the bedroom and bathroom.
All Rock Cliff Rooms have King Size beds (that can split into Twins), air conditioning, ceiling fans and mosquito nets. All rooms supplied with bottled water, spray-on insect repellent, Africology toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers. Complimentary Wi-Fi Access is available
All rooms include tea and coffee-making facilities, snacks and a complimentary mini bar.
Each has a private terrace or balcony.
The Rock Suite is approximately 125sqm
A spacious two bedroom suite with living area, the master bedroom has a full en-suite and views over the bush, and the second queen bedded room a smaller en-suite bathroom (with a shower only).
The Rock Suite is our family suite and can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children (under 12 years) sharing. Our rates include all Cubs Club activities; also refer to our Kids go Free offer for great family value!
The Rock Suite Master Bedroom has a King Size Bed (that can split into Twins). The second bedroom has a Queen Bed (that cannot split). The suite offers air conditioning, ceiling fans and mosquito nets. All rooms supplied with bottled water, spray-on insect repellent, Africology toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers. Complimentary Wi-Fi Access is available
All rooms include tea and coffee-making facilities, snacks and a complimentary mini bar. The Rock Suite has a private balcony with doors leading out from both the Master Bedroom and lounge area.
The Master Suite is approximately 115 sqm
Built on 3 levels with beautiful views, an en-suite bathroom, and private balcony with infinity plunge pool. The living area features a telescope and iPod docking station.
The Master Suite has a King Size Bed (that cannot split into Twins), air conditioning, ceiling fans and mosquito nets. All rooms supplied with bottled water, spray-on insect repellent, Africology toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers. Complimentary Wi-Fi Access is available
All rooms include tea and coffee-making facilities, snacks and a complimentary mini bar. The Master Suite as two private outdoor decks.
Each Makwela Suite is approximately 125sqm. The suites are called Makwela Dusk & Makwela Dawn
Built on 2 levels with private balconies, full en-suite bathrooms as well as outdoor showers, infinity plunge pool, fireplace, living area and separate study/library. Each has a separate day bed in the lounge/study suitable for children.
Each Makwela Suite has a King Size Bed (that can split into Twins), air conditioning, ceiling fans, a fire place and mosquito nets. All rooms supplied with bottled water, spray-on insect repellent, Africology toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers. Complimentary Wi-Fi Access is available
All rooms include tea and coffee-making facilities, snacks and a complimentary mini bar. The Makwela Suites each have a private deck with panaromic views of the bush
Rock Lodge - Exclusive Use
Stay at Rock Lodge based on an exclusive buy-out. Rock Lodge has 10 rooms and suites and can accommodate up to 20 guests based in double occupancy rooms. Children of all ages are welcome at Rock Lodge
24-hour Security, Bar, Business Centre, Communal Dining, Eco Friendly, Gym, Gym (nearby), Internet Access (Complimentary), Kiddies Club, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Library, Meal on Request, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Secure Parking, Spa, TV Room
Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Bath, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Heated Towel Rails, Heater, Internet Access (Complimentary), Iron / Ironing Board, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Mini Bar, Mini Bar (Complimentary), Mosquito Nets, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
Babysitting Service, Credit Card, Room Service
The Aroma Boma at Ulusaba is the perfect antidote to all the excitement of being out on the game
drives. Book in for a relaxing treatment, from facial rituals to massage to essential grooming.
The Aroma Boma at Rock Lodge is located 800 feet above the African Savannah with truly stunning views over the Bush and offers complete privacy.
Ulusaba uses a range of products from ‘Africology’. ‘Africology’ prides itself on its African roots, taking inspiration from home and using local active ingredients including Rooibos, Aloe, Marula and African Potato. Spa treatment are available for an additional charge.
There is a wine cellar at Rock Lodge which offers a comfortable location to enjoy a night of wine tasting.
Guests can enjoy a star gazing evening as part of their game viewing experience at our observatory in the Bush. Our Rangers will teach all about the constellations you can see from points in the southern hemisphere!
The daily Safari walk usually commences after breakfast. This is a fascinating activity as it allows
you to observe the smaller animals that you would usually not see while out on the game vehicles. Our knowledgeable Rangers and Trackers will enthral you with stories about the medicinal properties of plants, local beliefs regarding the wildlife and fascinating facts.
Fancy a spot of tennis? We have two floodlit tennis courts for you to play on during your stay. Don’t worry about tennis racquets and tennis balls - we have everything you need as well as a fully stocked bar!
There is an outdoor heated swimming pool, perfect for rest and relxation. The pool is solar heated in the winter months (May to September).
There is a gym for guests use which is available 24 hours.
The Community Tours and Excursions are organized by Pride ‘n Purpose, Ulusaba’s charitable
arm. The basic philosophy behind its work is the principle of empowering people to help themselves while promoting sustainable development.
The different types of tours available are:
• Day in the life:
The Day in a Life village tour looks into some of the charitable projects and schemes Ulusaba is actively involved with. We tailor this tour’s itinerary according to your interests.
• It's Child's Play:
The It’s Child’s Play tour has more hands on activities. You will have the opportunity to share your skills and teach children anything from new songs to the school numbers and alphabet.
• Justicia Village Tour:
The Justicia Village tour has more of a cultural emphasis
All of Pride’n Purposes’s expenses are funded by Ulusaba and Virgin Unite, the group’s entrepreneurial foundation, so 100% of donations can be put into the much needed projects to
improve living conditions for the local population. All money raised through those tours goes to the
Canyons, Cultures and Contrasts
A day out on the famed ‘Panorama Route’ along the Drakensberg Escarpment: this tour features
visits to the Victorian Town of Pilgrims Rest, the infamous Robber’s Grave, Blyde River Canyon, The
Three Rondavels, God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and Lisbon Waterfalls. You’ll get up close
and personal with some of the region’s natural beauty, and we’ll tell you about the history of the
area’s hardy pioneers. Lunch is enjoyed at Harries Original Pancake Restaurant in Graskop, where
sweet, freshly prepared, pancakes and fresh salads and other country fare are served.
This is a full day excursion.
Cascades and Canyons Spectacular
Take an exhilarating helicopter flight that swoops over deep and mysterious gorges and through
lush valleys bursting with vegetation and colour. Linger above cascading waterfalls for some
brilliant photo opportunities. The flight will continue to God’s Window, which offers awesome panoramic views of the bushveld below. Then it’s on to the fascinating and dramatic rock
formations of the 1 000-metre-deep, 30-kilometrelong Blyde River Canyon, (the third deepest and
greenest Canyon in the World). You will have a bird’s eye view of the curious Three Rondavels!
We will then land at a site with magnificent views of the Mpumalanga Lowveld, while you tuck into a delicious picnic.
Dining at Rock Rodge
At Ulusaba dining is a very important part of your stay, and our chefs work hard from morning until night to provide the freshest and tastiest meals possible. All meals and drinks are included in your rates, and with at least six opportunities per day to eat, we promise you won’t go hungry!
Our internationally renowned chefs have developed numerous pan-African dishes influenced by many African cultures, flavours and spices. Our recipes are constantly refreshed and consist of seasonal, local ingredients.
Whether dining under the African sky, in the Boma, on a deck or in the dining room, our menus and meals promise to be exciting, social and inspirational. All our breads and pastries are home baked daily and we also cater for private meals and special occasions.
Full Board Plus - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities
All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) Included
Spoken Languages: Afrikaans, English
No. Rooms: 10
Special Interests: Big 5, Birding, Flora, Gourmet, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife, Wine