Located at the north west region of the Sabi Sand Reserve, Dulini River Lodge exudes a sense of indulgence and understated safari chic. As with all of the Dulini properties, there is a lovely calm, relaxed atmosphere and nothing is too much trouble for the staff. Arrive at the lodge and immediately feel your travel tension evaporate.
Set on the banks of the Sand River and shaded by ancient ebony trees, this beautifully refurbished lodge is stylish, spacious and located in an area of outstanding game viewing. The main lounge area extends out to the river with deck areas where meals can be served. The food is out standing with a choice of A la Carte dishes served in the evening and refreshing, lighter options for lunch. For breakfast you can expect cereals, fresh fruits, pastries and of course hot options, including a full English or pancakes. Some evenings dinner is served in the wooden boma enclosure with barbecued game meats served under the stars as guests enjoy the warmth and spectacle of a roaring fire.
With just six rooms on the property, attention to detail and personalised service is assured, the team are on hand to assist with every request. Between game drives relax in your magnificent suite with its private deck and plunge pool overlooking the river. It won’t be long before you hear animals moving along the river bank and spot elephant, hippo, rhino and antelope drinking at the river’s edge or moving through the rushes.
Rooms at Dulini River Lodge
The six luxurious suites are all built with elevated views over the regal Sand River and to the savannah beyond. Each suite, set in a private riverine enclave, offers the luxury of a heated plunge pool and the lavish attention of a personal butler. Spacious and airy, the air conditioned rooms have a large en suite bathroom with a bath, indoor and outdoor shower, all with views to the river. A complimentary mini bar is stocked with wine, beer and soft drinks so that you can relax on your private deck and refresh in the plunge pool when it gets too hot. Each room is carefully screened from the next for maximum privacy, there is a lovely tranquil feel in the rooms, perfect if you are in need of some R&R.
Game Viewing at Dulini River Lodge
The Sabi Sand Reserve is big cat country and National Geographic film makers head to this area for leopard sightings. Out of Africa staff visiting the lodge have been privilege to see a leopard kill, a cheetah kill and lions all in a single day on the property.
Game drives are conducted in six-seater vehicles with a ranger and guide hosting guests and tracking down the animals. Exhilarating encounters with wildlife big and small, are one of the things that make Dulini so popular. Their attention to detail extends to the game drives, not only to ensure the guest’s comfort and enjoyment, but in sharing the marvels of nature, large and small.
For anyone that develops a nervous twitch when they don’t play golf for a day or two, it is possible to play golf whilst staying at Dulini River Lodge. With advance notice we can arrange for you to play 9 holes at Skukuza Golf Club between the game drives. (At additional cost.) That in itself can be a safari experience as the unfenced course is inside the National Park! It is also possible to play at Leopard Creek but this is pretty much a whole day excursion and you will miss at least one game drive.
For more information about safari holidays in South Africa, or staying at Dulini River Lodge contact us here or call +44 208 249 5919 to speak to our South Africa holidays team.
ReviewsWe were really impressed with this lodge and any doubts about its location in the northern corner of the reserve were quickly dispelled, the game viewing was excellent. The rooms are huge and feel very decadent. The staff couldn't have been more accommodating or friendly. Mr & Mrs K. UK
Dulini River Lodge Amenities
- Air Conditioning
- Lounge area
- Curio Shop
- En suite with bath and showers
- Electronic safes
- International plug point
- Mini Bar (complimentary)
- Tea & Coffee making facilities
- Outdoor shower
- Private deck
- Private plunge pool
- Wifi access