South Africa

Rebel Billionaire Safari

Special to Toro Magazine

Rebel Billionaire Safari

ULUSABA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE, South Africa – You probably don’t know how boring running an airline, a record label and a mobile phone company is. But whenever a thrill-seeking billionaire gets lulled running his Virgin empire he can board one of his private jets and fly off into the bush. It’s mass seclusion with no TV, paparazzi and no incessant cell calls.

That’s what Rebel Billionaire Sir Richard Branson does. In June 1999, Branson purchased a huge chunk of the 255 square-mile Sabi sands and did a complete redo of his two lodges creating what can only be

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