Sir Richard Branson’s private game reserve lives up to the hype

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Sir Richard Branson’s private game reserve lives up to the hype

Ulusaba, a lodge in Sabi Sand, is part of Virgin Limited Edition, a collection of unique retreats and luxury hotels

Andrea Nagel

When you sneak up on a herd of elephants drinking from your private plunge pool and the baby in the group gives you a little squirt with his trunk just to show you who’s boss, you’d understandably feel like the high point of the weekend is passed, in the first half hour of arrival.

Not so at Ulusaba, a luxury lodge in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve which is part of Virgin Limited Edition, Sir Richard Branson’s collection of unique retreats and luxury hotels.

Ulusaba means “place of little fear” - and during a corona virus pandemic that name is significant. Though we may not realise how stressful the stay-at-home orders become over months of home schooling and home working, it all starts to take its toll and getting away to a beautiful place where your attention can be focussed on what the bush will reveal next - is a balm to the soul...

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