Totally modern with every luxury, comfort and convenience, Dulini River Lodge offers you old-fashioned luxury, indulgence and personalised service. Its six luxurious suites are elevated to look over the perennial Sand River and its bushveld surrounds.
- Set in the game-rich Sabi Sand Private Reserve
- Superb luxury and authentic safari experience
- 6-seater game drive vehicles ensure you always have a window seat
- Professional, top-class guides with experienced local trackers
- Known for its frequent leopard sightings, even from the lodge
- Maximum of 12 guests with high staff to guest ratio for your every comfort
Rebuilt in July 2018, all six private and luxurious Dulini River Lodge suites are elevated and overlook the Sand River where you can watch wildlife visitors come to drink.
The decor in the main lodge gives a classic nod to the safari of bygone days with its bar and comfortable seating, but the manner in which the lounge opens onto the river-facing viewing deck is very fresh and contemporary. From here, guests have unobscured views of the Sand River and the elephant, hippo and other wildlife that are drawn to the river banks in search of water. In addition to a wellness centre, there is a boma, swimming pool and curio shop.
Spacious and designed for your every comfort, all six river-facing, luxury suites have a lounge area, private deck and heated plunge pool, outdoor and indoor showers, a large bathtub and separate en-suite toilet. Air-conditioning, ceiling fans, tea- and coffee-making facilities and minibars are also available in each suite.
Game viewing par excellence in open vehicles
Sabi Sand Game Reserve is famous for its wildlife sightings, especially the elusive leopard, and with only 6 guests per vehicle, Dulini River Lodge's open-vehicle game drives ensure all guests have a “window seat”. This intimate safari experience allows the highly-trained safari guide and tracker to focus on the wildlife you are most keen to see.
By road - It takes about five hours by road from Johannesburg to reach Dulini River Lodge. Road transfers can happily be arranged for you.
By air - There are flights to Nelspruit or Ulusaba airstrip in Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Flights from Johannesburg to Ulusaba take about 1.5 hours.
Our take on Dulini River Lodge
Dulini River Lodge ticks all the right boxes if you're looking for an intimate safari lodge getaway with wonderful riverine views. Superb location, superb staff and hospitality, superb safari experience. As part of the Dulini Collection, you can rest assured that your every wish will be taken care of.
- Accommodation and all meals
- Teas and coffees
- House wines, local brand spirits, beers and soft drinks
- Minibar and refreshments on game drives and bush walks
- Two game drives per day
- Laundry service
- Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip
- All items of a personal nature
- SSW guest conservation contribution (GCC)
- Gate entrance fees
- Aircraft landing and departure fees
- Ulusaba passenger taxes and airport transfers
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