Rooms & Suites: 20
Just because you want to experience wildlife up close doesn't mean you have to rough it.
At Ulusaba, you'll get a spectacular close-up view of African bushlands without having to give up your weekly massage, gourmet cuisine or luxury digs. Lions, buffalo, elephants, leopards, hyenas are right under your nose. Stay in one of 22 elegant suites in Ulusaba's Rock Lodge, cut into a cliff 800 feet above the grasslands of the Sabi Sand Reserve. Or opt for the tree house Safari Lodge, built under a canopy of ancient trees, which accommodates up to 20 guests in luxury chalets and suites. The Safari Lodge's elevated platform rooms above the Mabrak River offer the perfect front-row seat for spying on wildlife drawn to the river. Set in the heart of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve that borders Kruger National Park in South Africa's Mpumalanga province.
Johannesburg International Airport (JNB)
May through October
Ulusaba can be reached by twin-engine aircraft from Johannesburg International Airport (one-hour and 20-minutes) or Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (30-minutes) landing on Ulusaba's private airstrip.