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Scottish Borders
Reviewed 30 December 2015

We were told by a couple of guests when we arrived that Rock Lodge is 'more than five stars' and were naturally a tad sceptical. But they were absolutely right. Other reviewers have explained why and we haven't much to add. We particularly appreciated the air-conditioned gym, becauset a potential downside of game lodges is that whilst there's unlimited excellent...

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

Dear IanN482, Thank you for your fantastic review of Ulusaba, we’re over the moon to hear that you felt your experience with us was ‘more than five stars’! We’re certainly impressed with your dedication to work out whilst on holiday, that’s given us some January inspiration! Ryan was very pleased with his special mention and was so glad that you...

Gloucester, MA
Reviewed 18 December 2015

I visited Ulusaba in November 2015, and I plan to return with my husband in a couple of months. Ulusaba had everything I hoped for in a safari experience - especially being on my own. The lodges were beautiful and peaceful (I stayed one night at Rock Lodge and two in a River room at Safari Lodge), my rooms were...

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Dear Abbiel, Thank you so much for your glowing detailed review following your trip to Ulusaba in November. We’re absolutely thrilled to hear that you are already planning to return to share the experience with your husband. It’s great to hear that you stayed at both Rock Lodge and Safari Lodge and that you found both rooms to be perfect,...

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 December 2015

We arrived at Ulusaba Airport by road and were greeted by our Guide Sam and Tracker Don together with a cooling glass of bubbles. Check in at the airport (a small private setting) was very efficient and in no time we were on the 5-10 minute drive to Rock Lodge. The main communal area and accommodation are all sited atop...

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

Dear QualitySeekers_13, We were delighted to read your wonderful review of Ulusaba, thank you so much for your kind words. Thank you also for taking the time to write such a detailed explanation and review of the camp, it’s great for our future guests to be able to gather first-hand experience tips! Sam, Don and the rest of the team...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 9 December 2015

Obviously, this is a very well loved lodge, and reading reviews here contributed largely to us booking a stay at Ulusaba. It has a huge reputation. We are frequent fliers on Virgin Atlantic, and looked forward to what the Virgin group offered in terms of a safari experience. I booked back in May, for a November stay, and there was...

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Dear Linda F, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review of your recent trip to Ulusaba. Brandon and Jack were delighted that they were able to showcase such fantastic sightings, it sounds like your spotted some incredible game. We’re sorry that you felt there were certain areas of the drive that let us...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2015

We have sadly just returned from an unforgettable South Africa trip which started at Ulusaba and I can not think of a better place to start! We had two nights at Rock lodge and two nights at Safari lodge and if you have the time to do this i would totally recommend it. Our slight preference was leaning towards Rock...

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Dear Harry and Tom, What a fantastic review to read, thank you very much for sharing your comments following your stay with us at Ulusaba. I was pleased to hear that you managed to experience both lodges and it’s always very interesting to hear which lodge our guests enjoy the most! We believe our rangers and trackers do a phenomenal...

Herne Bay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2015

This is my fifth safari and by far this was the best! I really enjoyed the family atmosphere and attention to detail, everything was taken care of and the organisation was excellent. Our guides, Stewart and Dan were brilliant and made sure we had a good drive out every morning and afternoon. Dinner for two nights was on the long...

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

Dear Jules5520, We were absolutely delighted to hear that you chose Ulusaba for your fifth safari, and even more so to hear you thought it was the best by far (you had us blushing at that bit!) We loved reading your review from start to finish and wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to...

Berkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2015

Stayed here for just 2 nights (as well as Safari Lodge for 2 nights - see other review) as part of our honeymoon. We are almost lost for words on how to describe this place. From arrival, you are met by your Tracker and Ranger and "checkin" takes place over a glass of champagne before being driven to the lodge...

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

Dear Rdguk, Thank you so much for your stunning review of Ulusaba, first of all please let us with you another huge congratulations on tying the knot! You really wowed us with your fantastic comments; we aim to offer a unique experience to all of our guests and we’re all delighted to hear that you felt we accomplished this. We...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

We booked Ulusaba due to the great reviews and the look and feel of the place from the website and we were not disappointed. We only stayed two nights which wasn't enough but in such short time we managed to see the Big 5 and lots more. The drivers and trackers really go the extra mile to make sure you...

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

Dear jet9985, Thank you for taking the time to review Ulusaba. We were delighted to read your kind words regarding our camp and team. It’s fantastic to hear that you managed to spot all of the big 5 amongst other incredible wildlife! We look forward to your return trip and to showing your some more wonders of the bush! Have...

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Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

My wife and I just returned from a truly sensational 6 night stay at Ulusaba Rock Lodge, an experience that was flawless from start to finish. We stayed in the Master Suite, great room with a good location, fully stocked bar, (just ask if you want anything not there). The room has all the usual stuff plus a few extras...

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

Dear NickCSevenoaksKent, We were overwhelmed to read your incredible review of the accommodation, food, staff, game drives and activities at Ulusaba. It’s fantastic for our future guests to read such detailed reviews with top tips, so we’re very grateful for this, especially the information on Pride ‘n’ Purpose which is something that we are extremely passionate about. Phillip and David...

Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 11 September 2015

The team at Ulusaba will make you feel so at home that your instinct will be to get up to help with dishes after dinner. But good luck with that, as they don't allow you to lift a finger. Somehow this amazing group manages to simultaneously make you feel like part of the ‘family’ and also the most important guest...

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

Dear Wendy_Leonelli, What an incredible review to receive – thank you! The whole team were beaming with smiles after we shared your comments with them, none more so then Vicars, Precious, Gugu and Pierre. We love it when our guests share their game drive experiences, a lion walking under Pierre’s feet sent tingles running down our spine! We can’t wait...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With panoramic views overlooking the miles of African bush, there are 8 rooms at Rock Lodge, including the Master Suite, Makwela Suites, Rock Cliff rooms and the two bedroom Rock Suite, some of which have private plunge pools. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ulusaba Rock Lodge

Address: Sabi Sand, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve > Ulusaba Private Game Reserve
Price Range: RM64,771 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
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“The Master Suite was fantastic, however there are no bad rooms here!”
1Norfolkdumplings, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If there are accessibility issues, ask for a single floor rock cliff room, i.e. rooms 1 and 4.”
tdeakon, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are excellent”
stevemY6175GS, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“suite would be the best option”
kaiser08_KZN, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are fine.”
1FussyTraveller, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
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