Dulini River Lodge

A private suite with plunge pool and viewing deck overlooking the Sand River at Dulini River Lodge in Sabi Sand.

Dulini River Lodge overlooks the Sand River in the Greater Kruger National Park.

Price From:
POA
Type:
Lodge
Level:
Exclusive Top-End
Star Rating:
Five Star
Location:
Sabi Sand, South Africa
No of Units:
8

Dulini River Lodge is known as one of the premium lodges in South Africa. Situated where the Sand River and the Sabie River meet, in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, this lodge allows for frequent wildlife sightings and all round magnificent views of the African landscape. The Sabi Sand shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park, which is tucked away in the north-eastern corner of South Africa. The Greater Kruger area that Sabi Sand forms part of stretches over almost two million hectares and is home to the Big Five, 142 other species of mammals and also a variety of scarce birds. The lodge is located in a private part of the park, nestled under ancient ebony trees to enhance privacy and comfort.

Dulini River Lodge consists of six luxurious riverside suites, each with a private verandah overlooking the magnificent Sand River. The suites feature double beds and en suite bathrooms with deep tubs and separate showers. An additional outside shower allows guests to shower in the midst of natural bushveld vegetation. Each spacious suite features a living room and a private plunge pool to top it off. Air-conditioning, heating and fans ensure comfortable temperatures. Each suite even comes with a personal butler, catering to any and all needs of the guests at the Dulini River lodge.

Game drives conducted by experienced guides and Shangaan trackers never disappoint. The area is known for providing plenty of leopard sightings, as well as spectacular sighting of the rest of the Big Five.  To ensure that all guest have unspoiled views during sightings, only six guests are taken out per vehicle at a time. There are early morning and late afternoon / early evening game drives. Early morning game drives are the perfect way to start a day in the bushveld, as there is a peak in animal activity allowing for interesting sightings. Afternoon / evening game drives continue into the night and provide guests with an opportunity to see nocturnal species such as bushbabies and civets. Interpretive guided bush walks educate guests about the field first-hand. Nothing is more relaxing than the in-room massages that are provided by the professional spa therapists. Only the finest food is served at a variety of spellbinding venues at Dulini River Lodge. 

Guests are chartered to the celebrated Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve following their arrival at O R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg for their luxury safari package. Exeter River Lodge rests on the leafy banks of the Sand River, an area with exceptional game viewing opportunities - including the illustrious Big Five. Guided drives in the open-air game vehicles will serve as the highlight of your trip.

Roll the heat of the day off your shoulders in your suite's private plunge pool and relish the views of the beautiful natural surroundings. The lodge's resident chef provides guests with divine meals seasoned with Africa itself. Spend your evenings viewing the expanse of the stars beside the boma's crackling fire. Every minute of this safari package warrants an authentic South African experience.

Starting Date:
Any date specified by clients
Starting Point:
Johannesburg
Ending Point:
Johannesburg
Duration:
3 Days/2 Nights
(More nights can be added at an additional charge)
Flights:
  • Johannesburg to Exeter round trip
Transfers:
  • None
Additional:
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Flights as specified
  • Transfers as specified
  • Meals on a full board basis
  • Two open 4x4 game drives daily
  • Tourism levy
  • All applicable taxes
  • Land transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
Excluded:
  • International airfare (to South Africa, and home)
  • Personal and medical insurance
  • Premier drinks not included at the lodge
  • Gratuities

Riaan's Review

Dulini River Lodge is a fine five star lodge. On the occasions that I have been privileged enough to stay at River Lodge, the wildlife sightings were amazing. I recall the ranger and tracker stepping from the vehicle on one occasion to examine some lion tracks when they were charged by a lioness. No one was injured, but it did add to the excitement of the safari. The central area, built in a half moon, stands out. It is a wonderful place to relax with a book while looking out over the Sand River.

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