Dulini River Lodge
is perched on the edge of the Sand River in the world famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve, eight spacious riverside suites allow guests dramatic views of the river.
Padded loungers beckon from the private veranda of your suite, inviting you to while away an afternoon of activities in the greenery and admiring the occasional herd of elephant taking their daily bath.
Big Five game viewing with excellent leopard sightings and the perfect amount of privacy.
Why visit Dulini River Lodge:
- Day and night game drives and bush walks
- Outdoor showers and private plunge pools
- Dramatic riverside views
- Massage treatments
- Perfect for Couples, big cat lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, photographers, first-time and repeat travellers
- Riverside views from suites and guest areas
- Wildlife viewing directly from your room
- Famed for leopard sightings
- Big Five game reserve shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park, traversing 10 000 hectares
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL: All year round; best game viewing from March to October.
RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN: Yes, this lodge is ideal for families. See our Family Travel page.
GUEST SAFETY: The lodge is not fenced off and we request guests be extremely vigilant at all times.
LODGE AMENITIES: Private 4x4 safari vehicle, butler, chef, and ranger and tracker team
WILDLIFE: Leopard, elephants, lions, the rare pangolin and more.
Accommodation at Dulini River Lodge:
Tucked away in a quiet corner in the west of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Dulini River Lodge sits in the shade of a grove of ebony trees right on the edge of the Sand River. Six luxury suites spread out along the shady bank with dramatic close-up views of the river, all with generous spaces and elegant bathrooms. Cool off in the private plunge pool, while enjoying the sight of a herd of elephant drinking or timid bushbuck browsing the riverside thickets. The magnificently positioned guest sitting and dining areas overlook the Sand River and are filled with deep sofas perfect for whiling away the hours between game drives.
Wildlife at Dulini River Lodge:
Abundant species diversity includes elephant, spotted hyena, leopard, large buffalo herds, rhino, hippo and the rare pangolin.
Various antelope species, from impala, waterbuck and duiker to kudu, bushbuck and nyala can also be seen. However, it is the leopard that is the real star of the show, with the area well known for some of the best leopard experiences in Africa. This shy and elusive animal, normally the most solitary of the African cats is often viewed both in daylight hours and during game drives.
In contrast to the leopard, lion are the most sociable of the cat family and prides may consist of up to 12 related females and their cubs, as well as a far smaller number of related males, often brothers. A number of lion prides have territories in the area and are regularly seen on game drives. In the middle of the cat social range is the cheetah. Although not as common as the leopard or lion, cheetah are also frequently sighted.
Family Travel at Dulini River Lodge:
Children are welcome at Dulini River Lodge, although they are unable to share a room with their parents.
In the interest of safety, children younger than 16 are not permitted on walking safaris and game drives are available to children aged 8 years and older.
Children aged 8 and older are permitted on game drives at the lodge manager’s discretion.
While children younger than 6 cannot participate in game drives, childminders can be arranged during game drives and meal times at an additional cost.
Activities at Dulini River Lodge:
CASCADES & CANYON SPECTACULAR
This spectacular helicopter flight takes off from Hazyview, near the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Soar over cascading waterfalls and along the escarpment to God`s Window, with its panoramic views, and on to the Blyde River Canyon. Land at a magnificent viewpoint to enjoy a delicious picnic. After your flight, you will be taken back to your game lodge.