Lodge (Sabie Sand Game Reserve) South Africa
The splendour of Dulini’s setting: Beneath the shade of
ancient Ebony and Leadwood trees, the tranquil haven of
Dulini is enigmatically embraced by its rich riverine
setting. There is a restorative quality to the peaceful
atmosphere of the camp, on the banks of the Mabrak River.
The symphony of bird song and the passage of wildlife add to
the allure of Dulini.
Luxurious lodge: The main lodge, resplendent with deep
couches and contemporary African accents spills onto the
cool veranda, with views to the wilderness beyond. A
welcoming ambience of laid back luxury creates a place of
conversation and laughter, while the extensive library of
books accommodates those more inclined to quieter
Intimate private suites: Six exquisite thatched suites
grace the banks of the riverbed. The spacious accommodation
with private plunge pools and interiors that epitomise
romance, with canopies of mosquito nets and beautiful
Each suite offers a, private view of the riverbed,
seamlessly integrating the grandeur of nature and elegance
The traffic of game frequenting the trails through and
beyond the camp and riverbed may be enjoyed from the
cantilevered deck tented by a leafy Jackalberry. It is not
uncommon to secretly witness the passage of an elusive
leopard from this vantage point. The deck also offers an
alternative venue for enjoying the rich fare at meal times.
Traditionally known as “the boma”, this truly African
dining venue boasts a ceiling of stars and a roaring fire.
It is around the Boma fire that friendships are sealed and
all African bush yarns are spun – grandiose tales of
fearsome beasts and great escapes are always more memorable
when shared around the camp fire.
Our wine cellar boasts a collection of South Africa’s
finest wines. Whether sunning at the pool, resting in the
shade of the Leadwoods or enjoying an intimate dinner, we
will have something special in our cellar. Guests are
invited to peruse our wine list at the time of reservation
and to let us know if there are any wines that they would
like us to procure that are not currently in stock. Every
effort will be made to have these requests available in time
for your visit.
A well-equipped gym caters to your need for physical
exertion when the African pot begins to pad the hips and you
have had adequate time relaxing on your deck.
A collection of bespoke curios and safari essentials are
available for your temptation. It is an African custom to
return to one’s home bearing gifts of the land to which one
has journeyed. The Safari Shop will accommodate this
tradition and package purchases in Dulini style to remind
you of your African sojourn.
Guests have an opportunity
to partner with Dulini through their purchases from our
The Dulini curio shop is dedicated to key
fundraising for our outreach work. 50% of profit from curio
shop sales is directly Donated to the EsiDuini Community
Activities / Wildlife:
Abundant species diversity includes elephant, spotted
hyena, leopard, large buffalo herds, rhino, hippo and the
Various antelope species, from impala, waterbuck and
duiker to kudu, bushbuck and nyala can also be seen, as can
giraffe and warthog. 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.
A number of lion prides have territories at Sabi Sand and
are regularly spotted on 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,
Although not as common as the leopard or lion, the
cheetah is also a frequent sight at Sabi Sand. Built for
speed instead of power, this formidable predator generally
hunts during the day, occasionally resulting in spectacular
sightings of the fastest animal in the world in action.
Night drives are an important part of the game viewing
experience at Sabi Sand and provide an opportunity to view
many unusual animals, such as the beautifully patterned
Another animal often encountered in night drives is the
dwarf mongoose, Africa’s smallest carnivore. Family troops
of up to 30 of these little animals live in numerous hiding
places in the sides of termite mounds. A typical though
hair-raising sound often encountered on night drives is the
wail of the bush baby, a forlorn noise that imitates the
plaintive cry of a human infant.
From $1,100 per person per night sharing. Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.