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Dulini Lodge

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- Opulent yet cosy riverside property
- Excellent guiding & wildlife viewing
- Game drives & bush walks
- On site gym & curio shop

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Dulini Lodge belongs to the luxurious Dulini portfolio and is located in a scenic spot on the banks of the Mabrak River in South Africa’s Sabi Sands Game Reserve. The reserve is a large, protected area covering some 65,000 hectares that’s home to a broad array of wildlife, including the Big 5. Dulini Lodge has an opulent yet welcoming and intimate feel, and the riverside setting means that visitors will enjoy the privilege of seeing many animals in their natural habitat from the comfort of their own accommodation.

One of the most appealing aspects of the lodge is that it’s very small and peaceful. There are just six thatched suites, all spaced well apart to maximise privacy. The suites are located right beside the river and all come with their own private viewing deck and plunge pool. Decor is contemporary, with African-style touches throughout. There’s plenty of space for lounging about and while the suites are roomy, they do have a particularly homely and cosy feel.

The Sabi Sands Game Reserve borders the Kruger National Park, yet there isn’t any fencing marking the boundary. Animals are therefore able to roam freely between the two, which improves the biodiversity of both areas. Dulini Lodge offers game drives that cover much of the reserve. The guides are experienced professionals who are adept at working together to track down rarely seen animals, ensuring visitors have the best possible safari experience. Guided bush walks are another great way to explore the reserve ‘up close’ and discover its plentiful wildlife. Along with the Big 5, other animals that might be spotted include zebras, giraffes, hippopotamuses, wildebeest, cheetahs and many more.

On-site facilities include a well-equipped gym, an open-air dining area, a ‘boma’ area for evening meals under the stars, a curio shop and a comfortable lounge that’s well stocked with books. Three meals a day are served, with most of the food choices consisting of African specialties and delicacies.

While the lodge welcomes children, please note that those under the age of six are unable to take part in the game drives. Parents looking to go on game drives can arrange for a babysitter to watch their children while they’re out on a drive. While it’s rare for wildlife to approach humans or accommodation, parents are reminded to make sure their children are under constant adult supervision.

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  • Thank you, we had an absolute wonderful time, and everything was well-planned and as described. Carla was crying on the day of our departure from Ants Nest, she didn’t want to go home and for it all to end, and when I asked how much longer she would want to stay, she responded “four weeks”

    MissingLars B reviewing Best of South Africa for Families on 01 March 2024

  • It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve

    MissingStephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023

  • Hi Lisa, We had a fabulous time thank you. The accommodation and other ideation were all terrific - that’s so much for your help. The apartment in Cape Town was particularly good - we would never have found that: Boschendal was great as well and game lodge was superb. Thanks again, Alistair

    MissingAlistair A reviewing Cape Town, Garden Route and Kruger on 28 April 2023

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