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 retreat, where classic interiors enfold guests in quiet style and elegance. Generous private plunge pools and shady decks look out onto the dry riverbed. Large, welcoming sofas and African sculptures fill the gracious guest areas. 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.
Dulini Lodge is a wonderful retreat within the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. There are no restricting fences between the game reserve and the Kruger National Park, enabling wildlife to roam freely. The Sand River, which flows all year round, is a major source of water for the animals in the reserve and is home to hippo and crocodiles, while the thick reed beds are a haven for many species of water birds and weavers. The reserve is also particularly famous for its leopard sightings.
Enjoy a brisk workout in the well-equipped gym or simply relax on a welcoming sofa in the guest lounge. Enjoy bird watching from the lounge patio or the magnificent deck overlooking the Mabrak River. Dine under the ancient jackalberry tree or steal away for a romantic private dinner in your suite. Browse the African handicrafts in the safari shop. Fine wine and dining, enhanced by the culinary tradition of African flavours, complements the luxurious accommodation. Personal butlers attend to guests’ every wish, while surprise bush experiences in the form of bush dinners and breakfasts are designed to enthral guests.
The lodge offers game drives as well as bush walks with experienced rangers and trackers to explore the finer details of your surroundings. With no boundary fences between the Sabi Sands and the Kruger National Park, a great diversity of wildlife is found here, including the Big Five: Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo and Rhino.