Jared Ruttenberg
5 minute read
18 Aug 2021
1:52 pm

Mesmerising Ulusaba: Africa at its most magical

Jared Ruttenberg

I now understand why 30% of Ulusaba’s guests are returning visitors – a remarkably high number for the industry.

Ulusaba. Picture: Jared Ruttenberg

Since Sabi Sands Game Reserve is widely regarded as leopard country, when our guide Ryan asked what we’d like to see, leopard was the immediate response. On our first day we thought we’d struck it lucky with spotting two cubs with their mother. However, on route home after our sunset drink in the riverbed, Ryan brought the vehicle to a stop, shining his spotlight in a tree. There, several meters high in the crook of an obliging jackalberry tree, was three-year-old Thlambela. Ulusaba. Picture: Jared Ruttenberg Tswana for “the swimmer”, this young male had hauled an impala up the tree...