Dulini Leadwood Lodge is the perfect choice if you're looking for something that's intimate, exclusive and luxurious. The lodge's three river-facing suites (four when booked exclusively) are well-spaced apart for privacy, making it the ultimate honeymoon or discerning small group destination.

  • Private, intimate, luxury lodge
  • Only three suites set well apart for privacy
  • Set where the Sand & Mabrak Rivers meet
  • Open safari vehicles carry only 6 guests (unless exclusive-use booking)
  • Magnificent views over Sand River where wildlife come to drink
  • Expert safari guides and astute Shangaan trackers
  • 10,000 hectares of pristine wilderness

Tucked away in the lush confluence of the Mabrak and Sand Rivers inside South Africa's game-rich Sabi Sand Game Reserve, this exclusive, luxury lodge has three elegant contemporary suites which make it a perfect honeymoon and intimate getaway destination

Main lodge

The main lodge is an intimate space which walks onto a treehouse deck and swimming pool overlooking the Sand River. Meals are either served here on the deck alfresco or in the boma under the African stars. There is also a well-stocked wine cellar.

Exclusive luxury

Each spacious and luxurious air-conditioned suite is distanced well-apart so guests can enjoy maximum privacy. They all have a fireplace, a sitting room with a minibar and tea- and coffee-making facilities, an en-suite bathroom, an outdoor shower and a private deck with a plunge pool. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide uninterrupted views of the African bush and riverbed beyond where animals gather in the dry season.

Wonderful game viewing in open vehicles

The Dulini Leadwood Lodge game viewing experience is as exclusive as the accommodation. With a maximum of only six guests on the open safari vehicle permitted, the passengers can enjoy the undivided attention of their safari guide and tracker as they discover the incredible wildlife in the Greater Kruger. Particularly well-known for its leopard sightings, you can expect to see elephant, white rhino, lion and other species in the Sabi Sand. All game drives include a refreshment stop and for those who are interested, bushwalks and night drives can also be arranged.

Getting there

By road - Dulini Leadwood Lodge takes about five hours by road from Johannesburg. We will gladly arrange road transfers for you.

By air - You can fly to Nelspruit or to the Ulusaba Airstrip in Sabi Sand. Flights from Johannesburg to Ulusaba take approx. 1.5 hours.

Our Take On Leadwood Lodge

Part of the Dulini Collection, known for its superb standards of luxury, comfort and service, you'll be in excellent hands from the moment you arrive until the time you leave Dulini Leadwood Lodge. A small, intimate, secluded lodge, it's the perfect place for your romantic getaway or small group reunions and special occasions. Please speak to us about booking all four suites if you are a group of eight.

  • Accommodation and all meals
  • Two game drives per day
  • Teas and coffees
  • House wines, local brand spirits, beers and soft drinks
  • Minibar and refreshments on game drives and bushwalks
  • WiFi
  • Laundry service
  • Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip
  • VAT
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • Spa treatments
  • SSW guest conservation contribution (GCC)
  • Gate entrance fees
  • Aircraft landing and departure fees
  • Ulusaba passenger taxes and airport transfers
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