Stay At The Ultra-Luxurious Ulusaba Cliff Lodge In South Africa

Stay At The Ultra-Luxurious Ulusaba Cliff Lodge In South Africa
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When deciding to visit South Africa, travelers have to decide what kind of trip they are looking for. On one end of the spectrum, you have the rugged adventure of backpacking and pitching a tent. On the other end, you have the ultra-luxury of staying at Ulusaba Cliff Lodge. While there is nothing wrong with the former, the latter is a truly unbeatable experience.

One of the most popular places to travel to in South Africa is Sabi Sands. This is a region bordering Kruger National Park that is owned and operated by various private game reserves. There are multiple lodges in the Sabi Sands region that pamper their guests with lavish comfort. However, none take extravagance quite as far as Ulusaba Cliff Lodge.

Rent one room or reserve the whole house

stay at the ultra-luxurious ulusaba cliff lodge in south africa | rent one room or reserve the whole house

Ulusaba is owned by Virgin and includes three different lodges: Rock Lodge, Safari Lodge, and Cliff Lodge. Rock Lodge and Safari Lodge are similar to the other lodges in the area in respect to management, but Cliff Lodge promises a unique experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Cliff Lodge offers a more private, exclusive, and luxurious way to visit South Africa.

Cliff Lodge consists of two suites. Downstairs, Cliff Lodge 1 features a two-bedroom suite that accommodates up to 3 adults and 2 children. It includes a spacious lounge, kitchen, bar, mini spa, gym, and an outdoor deck with a pool. Cliff Lodge 2 has one massive bedroom that can hold up to 2 adults and 2 children (as there are 2 pull out beds alongside the king bed in the center of the room). The lounge area at Cliff Lodge 2 includes a fireplace and connects to a viewing deck with a hot tub.

Cliff Lodge 1 is available for rent at 18,400 ZAR (1,362 USD) per night while Cliff Lodge 2 is 15,750 ZAR (1,165 USD) per night. You can also reserve the entire Cliff Lodge for exclusive use for 74,000 ZAR (5,475 USD) per night.

Once you come inside, you will never want to leave

stay at the ultra-luxurious ulusaba cliff lodge in south africa | once you come inside, you will never want to leave

The floor-to-ceiling windows throughout Cliff Lodge offer stunning views of the seemingly infinite landscape. Curl up with a book on the couches in the lounge and warm up next to a roaring fire or share drinks with your travel partner(s) from the fully stocked bar. Whatever you do, you will surely feel relaxed and rejuvenated after a few days in this amazing place.

Cliff Lodge is the epitome of rustic elegance. The vaulted ceilings, wooden beams, stone fireplace, and tasteful décor will take your breath away. Between your morning and evening safari, you will have the option to participate in a bush walk or explore on your own, but chances are you will not want to leave your luxurious lodge.

Watch the sunset from your private deck

stay at the ultra-luxurious ulusaba cliff lodge in south africa | watch the sunset from your private deck

Cliff Lodge 1 and 2 both offer sunset views from their private decks. You might choose to plan a sunset dinner on your deck or simply relax in one of the comfortable lounge chairs. For a truly magical evening, break out the swimsuits and dive into Cliff Lodge 1 and Cliff Lodge 2’s pool and hot tub, respectively.

The sunset in South Africa is a spectacular sight that you will remember for the rest of your life. Once the sun goes down, the stars come out. Because there is little-to-no light pollution in this area of South Africa, the starry night sky is incredible. Billions of stars stretch as far as the eye can see and the smoky Milky Way snakes across the sky.

Cliff Lodge is an unforgettable experience

Between the beautiful landscape and the diverse wildlife, there is no way to travel to Sabi Sands that is not fantastic. However, for a truly incredible experience that will rise above any travel you have ever done or ever will do, consider Cliff Lodge. Whether you rent Cliff Lodge 1, Cliff Lodge 2, or the entire building, you are guaranteed to have the experience of a lifetime.

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Sarah Dittmore is a freelance blogger and travel addict. Though currently living in California, she is constantly on the road and in search of her next adventure. Sarah has visited over 25...Read more

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