Visitors who expect to do some shopping during their stay at Ulusaba can browse the made-in-Africa items and safari wear at the lodge's free-standing gift shop. (There are no other stores in the area, so souvenir-collectors are advised to do their shopping at the Johannesburg airport.)
In the main lodge is one PC for the use of guests, and wi-fi for all who tote laptops. In addition, guests whose cellphones are enabled for overseas calls will have no trouble calling home from Ulusaba.
Viewing decks from the main house, as well as private terraces, overlook a dry riverbed where species ranging from warthogs to elephants come to feed.
During the day guests take unique excursions, such as a visit to Elephant Whispers in Hazyview. At the facility, about one hour's drive from Ulusaba, unwanted elephants are cared for and trained with kindness -- and human visitors get to interact with these gentle giants.
Ulusaba can also arrange for guests to tour nearby African towns bordering the Sabi Sands Preserve including Justicia, where many Ulusaba staff members live. At less-developed Dumphries, visitors see the devastation of AIDS and discover the urgent needs of the local children -- many of whom don't have a parent or a pair of shoes to call their own. Yet they are joyful, despite the privations.
Other off-campus activities include a breeding project tour and visits to Ulusaba's Rock Lodge, set far above the nature preserve.