Virgin Unite and Sir Richard Branson

Once-in-a-lifetime experience in South Africa
co-hosted by Virgin Unite
and Sir Richard Branson

Satopia Travel, in partnership with Virgin Unite is thrilled to extend a special invitation to a select group of guests for an exceptional  experience co-hosted by Virgin Unite and Sir Richard Branson, set in South Africa.

During this Hosted Experience with Virgin Unite and Sir Richard Branson, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with visionary leaders who see opportunities where others see challenges. Learn about their principles of innovation, creativity, and relentless pursuit of excellence, and how these values have catalysed collective action for economic, social, and environmental benefit. Throughout this transformative journey, you will learn firsthand how Virgin Unite supports businesses that create a positive impact on the world and champions entrepreneurial solutions through collaboration with an influential network of entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and inspirational leaders.

Starting the journey in Johannesburg, known as the “City of Gold”, immerse yourself in its rich cultural tapestry with an enlightening tour of Soweto, Vilakazi Street, and Mandela House, where you will witness the indelible legacy of Nelson Mandela. Explore the poignant Hector Pieterson memorial and gain insight into the lives of select Maharishi Institute students through a community visit to their homes. Visit Constitution Hill and the women’s prison to gain a deeper understanding of the resilience and strength of the South African people. Alongside curated talks by Virgin Unite partners, entrepreneurial speakers and community leaders, this experience promises to be an inspiring and transformative milestone in your life, connecting you with a global community committed to driving positive change.

Setting off from Johannesburg, your journey continues to the mesmerising Ulusaba Game Reserve, where you’ll discover the captivating wonders of the African bush, co-hosted by Virgin Unite leadership and Sir Richard Branson.

Sitting within the Sabi Sand Nature Reserve near Kruger National Park, Ulusaba is Sir Richard Branson’s private game reserve and an ultimate safari destination for those visiting South Africa.  Ulusaba is a place where you can relax, unwind, and connect with the beauty of the natural world. As the sun rises over the horizon, embark on an early morning game drive to witness the African wilderness come to life. Your ranger will share their extensive knowledge of animal behaviour and habitat, giving you a unique insight into their world. During your hosted experience in Ulusaba, you’ll be invited to join these magical game drives every sunrise and sunset. The game drives are some of the most cherished experiences in Ulusaba, and these two daily cycles mark the transition of wildlife as light and darkness interplay and give way to one another. With Ulusaba’s commitment to protecting its wildlife and the knowledge that this private reserve is fiercely guarded against poaching, you’ll appreciate this rare privilege to witness these animals in the wild, secure and protected for generations to come.

Virgin Unite is the independent non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group and Branson family. The foundation applies Virgin’s entrepreneurial approach to finding solutions for the world’s most urgent challenges. In collaboration with incredible partners, Virgin Unite tackles issues ranging from criminal justice reform to climate change, from drug policy reform to preserving the ocean. Their partnerships have also launched game-changing initiatives like The B Team, The Elders, Ocean Unite (now ORRAA), RMI (formerly The Carbon War Room), and The Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator.

Moreover, Virgin Unite have supported many other incredible organisations in breaking new ground and solving critical issues. Virgin Unite’s overheads are covered by the Branson family and the Virgin Group, ensuring that 100% of donations go directly to the initiatives they create or support.

To learn more about Virgin Unite please visit the website.

svg+xml;charset=utf 8,%3Csvg%20xmlns%3D'http%3A%2F%2Fwww.w3 - Hosted Experience by Virgin Unite

Hosted Experience with Virgin Unite


Johannesburg & Ulusaba Private Game Reserve


December 2023

What’s included

7-Day / 6-Night Hosted Experience
Welcome Reception
Talks and Community Experiences by Virgin Unite Leadership and Sir Richard Branson
Luxury Accommodation at the Residence Boutique Hotel
Internal Flights to/from Ulusaba
Luxury Accommodation at the Safari Lodge at Ulusaba
Daily Safari Game Drives at Ulusaba Private Reserve
Full-Board Menu
Farewell Reception and Dinner
Airport Transfers

Guestlist is now open, submit your application to join.

For private group bookings contact us.

Upon Request

Members Rate Available 
*Access preferred rates with our Community Membership
**Rates indicated per room based on double occupancy
***An additional donation to Virgin Unite starting from $37,000 per person is required to participate

Questions? Contact our Satopia travel concierge for additional details or trip personalisation options.


It was not only the beautiful locations you chose, the amazing food but also the people I met. It will stay with me forever!!!


It was not only the beautiful locations you chose, the amazing food but also the people I met. It will stay with me forever!!!

Jeanette S.

Discover a more meaningful way to travel the world.


Join some of the most accomplished people on the planet in the quest for enriching adventures, human connection and personal transformation.


Unique access to people and places that are often inaccessible, join our community of global travellers with a guestlist applicaiton.


Give back to local communities, supporting conservation causes or social initiatives that improve the quality of life for others.