From: USD 908 pps

Dulini River Lodge

A prime riverside location & a long-established reputation for service excellence make Dulini River Lodge the perfect choice for a Sabi Sands Big 5 safari.

Thanks to its unrivalled waterside setting in the Sabi Sands, Dulini River Lodge can offer game viewing from the comfort of an armchair or poolside lounger. Its eight en suite chalets all have river views and are beautifully designed, featuring everything from air conditioning to an outdoor shower.

Small, intimate and with a reputation for superb service, this deluxe lodge is a firm favourite with honeymooners and privacy-seeking couples. It’s also an establishment that enjoys a good name for its cuisine and you’ll enjoy pleasant surprises around every corner – a candle-lit table-for-two perhaps, in an off-camp location. Families with children are also welcome at Dulini River Lodge. Child-friendly safari programmes, baby sitters and a private plunge pool make it easy to please everyone!

Dulini River Lodge lies in classic Big 5 country and is particularly renowned for leopard sightings. You’ll explore a wild and beautiful landscape in the company of expert guides on morning and afternoon game drives. After sundowner drinks in a scenic spot, it’ll be time to enjoy a spot-lit night drive but don’t forget to save some time for a nature walk with your guide. This is an opportunity to observe the smaller details of the environment, and bird watchers will love the chance to do some serious on-foot birding.

Lodge Highlights:

  • One of the best settings in the Sabi Sands
  • Amazing Big 5 game viewing – especially leopard
  • Riverside air-conditioned chalets with plunge pool
  • Highly recommended honeymoon hideaway

About Dulini River Lodge

Luxury Suites

  • Exquisite Riverside Thatched Chalets
  • Air-Conditioned & Fully En Suite
  • Viewing Deck & Plunge Pool
  • In-Suite Massages

There are only eight suites at Dulini River Lodge, each set on the banks of the Sand River. A thatched roof sets the tone; earthy, organic colours and textures complete the African feel. Air conditioned and fully en suite, the suites come complete with central heating, mini bar and a ceiling fan for complete comfort. Sliding doors open from the viewing deck, provided with comfy sun loungers and a private plunge pool.

Lodge Facilities

  • Lounge, Bar & Dining Area
  • Massage Treatments
  • Child Minders & Family Activities
  • Internet Access
  • Romantic ‘Bush’ Dining

You’ll enjoy sweeping views of the Sand River from the main lodge’s comfortable lounge and dining areas. A friendly bar provides the refreshments and suitable place to toast the end of the day. Meals are served at an elegantly set dining table or outside in the traditional boma. Candlelit dinners away from camp or on the deck of your suite offer the ultimate in romantic dining experiences.

Activities at Dulini River Lodge

  • Morning & Afternoon Game Drives
  • Night Drives & Guided Nature Walks
  • Bird Watching

You can watch elephants and hippos at the river from the privacy of your viewing deck but this is an area renowned for its Big 5 sightings. Indeed, a two or three day stay at Dulini River Lodge would virtually guarantee multiple sightings of the Big 5, including the normally elusive leopard. Early morning and late afternoon game drives are balanced by guided nature walks and the simple pleasure of bird watching from a shaded veranda. The game viewing is great all year round but especially so in the long dry winter season.

Families are welcome to enjoy a safari together at Dulini River Lodge. Although children under the age of six cannot go on game drives, Dulini provides babysitters and a range of safari activities to suit all ages.

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Lodge Rates

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Luxury Suites

Season & Year
Per person sharing
1 January - 31 December 2020
USD 944
Included in your stay
  • Accommodation
  • Three meals daily
  • Teas and coffees
  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers
  • Safari activities
  • Laundry
  • Nature walks accompanied by experienced armed tracked (subject to availability
  • WiFi
  • Government taxes (VAT)
Excluded in your stay
  • Champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brand spirits and cigars
  • Government bed leavy
  • Spa treatments
  • Safari shop puruchases
  • Telephone calls
  • Conservancy or park fees
  • Passenger taxes
  • Landing and departure fees and all aircraft landing fees,
  • Gratuities
  • All items of a personal nature
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Hands-on Expertise

  • We’re based in Africa
  • Visit our destinations regularly
  • Exceptionally knowledgeable team
  • Expect unrivaled customer service

Accredited & Bonded

  • SATSA – Bonded Membership (2061)
  • ATTA Membership (204387)
  • Fully Independent & Owner Run
  • 24/7 Travel Support


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Bernard (DE)
Best experience ever!!

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Mary (AU)
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Attention to detail & service provided was first class, from our very first email to the last day of our trip. Walter went above and beyond to ensure that we were notified of any changes, even up to our last day with a change to our flight time, at short notice. The safari was so much more than expected, from the rustic to the exceptional, every camp was different in it’s own way and our highlights are hard to single out just one as each camp was great.

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