Dulini Lodge




$ 1,225 (Pps)


  • Located in the game-rich Sabi Sand private game reserve
  • Romantic and intimate lodge with only six suites
  • Each suite has its own private plunge pool
  • Classical interiors

Dulini Lodge is situated on the banks of the Mabrak River in the western part of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve under a shady canopy of ebony trees. The Sabi Sands is renowned for its outstanding Big Five game viewing and Dulini Lodge is no exception. Due to the long history of sensitive game-viewing, the wildlife is mostly relaxed allowing for excellent game viewing and photo opportunities. Morning and afternoon game drives are on offer along with interpretative bush walks accompanied by professional rangers and trackers.

Dulini Lodge has a romantic and intimate feel to it. Under a leafy canopy of ebony trees, six luxurious stone cottages grace the banks of the Mabrak River. As one of only 12 guests, you feel instantly at home in this quiet bush retreat and we particularly recommend it for honeymooners and couples. Classic interiors enfold you in quiet style and elegance. The beautifully appointed suites boast their own generous plunge pools and shady decks look out onto the dry riverbed. From the privacy of your plunge pool you may enjoy watching game explore the dry riverbed just a few metres away.

Large, welcoming sofas and African sculptures fill the gracious guest areas. You dine under an ancient jackalberry tree where the skilled chefs serve delicious meals, or you can steal away for a private and romantic candlelit dinner in Dulini’s well-stocked wine cellar.

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The six spacious suites boast plunge pools, outdoor showers and shady decks. Interiors epitomise romance with canopies of billowing mosquito nets and beautiful glass fronted bathrooms. From the privacy of the suites, guests can enjoy views of the riverbed, seamlessly integrating the grandeur of nature and elegance of décor.


Dulini Safari Lodge Review by Ginny

The rooms at Dulini Safari Lodge are more classic but no less opulent than those at THE most lauded and awarded lodges and the guiding and hosting is on a par. It really was top notch as indeed was the wine, the food and even the singing and dancing around the fire.

The only criticism I could level against Dulini is that it is at the edge of the Sabi Sand and so, as at Ulusaba, Savanna and others, you can see the lights of the community at night IF your guide takes you in that direction - which he can, of course avoid. However, the good guiding and really intimate, relaxed atmosphere would more than counter-balance that. Two game drives delivered lion, wild dog and then a clash between the two, rhino, leopard, giraffe, zebra, hyena and plenty of nyala.

Cedarberg : Ginny Russell


Full Board, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments on game drives, safari activities, nature walks accompanied by experienced armed trackers (subject to availability), laundry service, emergency medical evacuation insurance and transfers to and from the lodge airstrip.

Family Suitability

Accepts older children

Malaria Rating

Low risk and/or seasonal malaria

Good For

Adventure, Big 5, Birding, Flora, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife, Gourmet, Wine