Dulini River Lodge (Sabie Sand Game Reserve) South Africa
Awake to the river rolling slowly past your front door and watch the denizens of the bush make their morning ablutions.
The game viewing continues all day, whether on a game drive or from the comfort of the Lodge’s shady viewing deck. The full flavours of lunch acquire an extra edge on our open air dining deck, with the distant splashing of animals coming down to drink at the water’s edge as a gentle reminder of Africa. Later, give in to the lull of the silent waters and sink into the plush sofas in the shared lounge area, drinking in the peace and solitude.
Embraced in the riverine grandeur of ancient ebony trees, Dulini River Lodge exudes a sense of indulgence true to the long-standing safari tradition. The enthralling elevation of the six luxurious suites, offers inspiring views over the regal Sand River, to the savannah beyond.
Dulini River Lodge presents the signature safari experience in the company of expert guides and in the luxury of exclusive six-seater game viewers. Exhilarating encounters with wildlife and sincere hospitality are what make Dulini River Lodge an unforgettably enriching experience.
Follow the example of the hippo wallowing in the river and seek refuge from the heat of the afternoon in the personal plunge pool on the deck of your suite.
Or simply retire for a restful siesta or a quiet hour with a good book in the cool interior of your spacious suite. While the elephant cavort in the river below you can indulge in your own outdoor shower - just as refreshing but without the added adventure of mud!Re-live the excitement of your afternoon game drive around a roaring fire in the boma.
Linger over dinner while you listen to the sounds of the African bush - the distant yipping of a jackal, nervous chuckle of a hyena or strident wail of a bush baby. Then get VIP treatment with a long, leisurely soak in a deep, soothing bubble bath. The last sound you hear as you drift off to sleep in the depths of your warm bed is the gentle rushing of the river outside your front door.
Activities / Wildlife:
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, 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, often brothers.
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 African civet.
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.