The Ultimate African Safari at Ulusaba

Enjoy a holiday at some of the world’s most stunning properties with Virgin Limited Edition, Sir Richard Branson's collection of unique retreats and luxury hotels. If you’ve dreamt of witnessing the splendour of Africa’s wildlife on safari, Ulusaba is the perfect holiday experience for you.

Lodge in Ulusaba

Located in the Sabi Sand Reserve on the edge of the Kruger National Park, Ulusaba is a one hour and 20 minute flight from Johannesburg, where you can stay in exquisite tree house style lodges connected by a swing bridge, get up close and personal with Africa’s Big 5 at Ulusaba Private Game Reserve and taste some of the Cape’s finest wines at Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyard.

Whether you enjoy games in the bush, safari walks or cocktails by the pool, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy during your time in Ulusaba.

Ulusaba game drive

During morning and afternoon game drives, keep your eyes peeled for lions, leopards and elephants. Night-time brings stargazing at the Bush observatory, as Rangers share their unrivalled knowledge of the constellations above.

If you prefer to chill out when you’re on holiday, sit back and relax with superb cuisine in a variety of stunning locations, while sipping on top quality wines and fine champagne.

Ulusaba bush dinner

Keeping your little ones entertained is easy at Ulusaba, with the dedicated Cub’s Club keeps young explorers busy with a backpack full of goodies, while educating them on everything safari – including supervised treasure hunts, map reading and learning about the fascinating animal and plant life in the area.

After the excitement of safari you can head south to Mont Rochelle for a couple of nights, a picturesque hotel and vineyard in the town of Franschhoek, just under an hour’s drive from Cape Town. Famously known as the French Corner of the Cape, Franschhoek is considered to be the food and wine capital of South Africa.

Ulusaba resort

During March, experience Harvest Season when you can immerse yourself in the rich wine-making traditions; from picking the fruits from the vine to tasting the locally produced wines. Even the spa signature grape stem cell facial uses grapes from the harvest! Explore the local area, hike into the mountains or take in the views whilst enjoying a well-stocked picnic basket.

Mont Rochelle Wine

Ready to embark on a trip of a lifetime? Book your flights to Johannesburg with our codeshare airline, South African Airways. From Johannesburg, Ulusaba is only a one hour and 20 minute flight away.

Quick Facts 
Population 3,889,000
Time Zone GMT + 2
Languages Nguni, Sotho, English, Afrikaans and Tshivenda
Currency Rand
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