Dulini Lodge – Sabi Sands

Dulini Lodge

This blissfully quiet retreat enjoys shade and peace beneath a leafy canopy of ebony trees. As one of only 12 guests, you feel instantly at home in this luxurious lodge, where classic interiors enfold guests in quiet style and elegance. Generous private plunge pools and shady decks look out onto the dry riverbed just metres away. Dine under the ancient jackalberry tree where skilled chefs serve delicious meals or steal away for an intimate dinner in the well-stocked wine cellar.

With its thatched roofs, sandy hues and casual elegance, Dulini Lodge offers a slice of African life dished up with classic panache.

Set on the banks of the seasonal Mabrak River, this tranquil retreat offers tantalising glimpses of the calm rhythms of the bush, with leafy views opening up to surprise scenes of the nearby riverbed and the animal life centred around it.

Luscious lunches set out in the Lodge’s picturesque grounds tempt and delight, while rustles and scurries in the undergrowth and quietly grazing shapes in the distance serve as a constant reminder of the wilderness all around.

Why stay at Dulini Lodge

  • In the prestigious Sabi Sands Reserve, which shares unfenced borders with the world-renowned Kruger National Park
  • Excellent wildlife with leopard sightings and Big Five
  • Plunge pools and private decks overlooking the river bed
  • Dine around the fire in the boma or in the private wine cellar

The deeply atmospheric Dulini Lodge highlights the grandeur of the African bush with its quiet style and elegance. The surrounding grove of ebony trees is reflected in the dark wooden accents of the interiors. Six stone cottages nestled among the trees, with private decks and decadent plunge pools facing out toward the river bed, with its green banks and quirky suspension bridge.

Huge glass windows let you gaze out onto the shady banks directly from the comfort of your bed, sheltered by gracefully draped mosquito nets.
When mealtimes arrive, indulge yourself on the dining deck in the shade of the ancient jackalberry tree. While legend tells the juicy berries of these massive trees are so delicious that even jackals trade their carnivorous ways for a taste, we guarantee our mouth-watering meals will never leave you longing for anything else. But you might well prefer to savour one of them by gentle candlelight in our well-stocked wine cellar.

Activities included at Dulini Lodge

At Dulini Lodge, it is our passion to share our knowledge and understanding of the bush and its inhabitants with our guests. Our highly trained rangers and trackers will do their very utmost to delight our guests with a selection of the following activities:

Twice daily game drives 
In the early morning and late afternoon/evening, open 4×4 safari vehicles take you in search of the Big Five and the many other wonders of the bush. An armed ranger and Shangaan tracker on each vehicle are constantly in contact others to keep track of animals movements. Strict vehicle limits at animal sightings ensure an exclusive game viewing experience and sensitive off road driving provides the best photo opportunities.

Interpretive bush walks 
Between game drives, a leisurely walk within easy reach of your lodge allows you to take in the sights, smells and sounds of the African bush, accompanied by an armed ranger. Explore the finer details of your surroundings, from the intricate details of a spider’s web to the brilliant flash of the plumage of one of the Sabi Sand’s many bird species. Learn about the medicinal uses of plants and shrubs or find out how the potato bush got its name.

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