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 contemplation.
Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rands • Subject to Availability
|Seasonal Rates||1 Jan 2018
to 31 Dec 2018
|Dulini Lodge Daily sharing rate - per person||R14 790|
|Dulini Lodge Daily single rate - per person||R22 180|
|Leadwood Lodge Daily sharing rate - per person||R14 790|
|Leadwood Lodge Daily single rate - per person||R22 180|
|River Lodge Daily sharing rate - per person||R12 960|
|River Lodge Daily single rate - per person||R19 450|
|Leadwood Lodge (Exclusive use of all 4 suites)||R118 315|
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SPECIAL OFFERS VALID FOR TRAVEL IN 2018
All year round
The bride receives a 50% discount off our advertised rate for her stay. Min stay of 3 nights is required.
SPECIAL OFFERS VALID FOR TRAVEL IN 2018
Return guests receive a 15% discount off their accommodation costs. Minimum stay of 3 nights is required together with the dates of their last visit to confirm the discount. This discount will only apply to the repeat guest’s accommodation and not guests who may be travelling in the same party.Read More
Dulini Lodge Suites:
Dulini has 6 identical suites. Each suite is equipped with a lounge area and fireplace, deck and plunge pool, inside and outside shower, bath, double vanities and separate toilet. Mosquito nets, ceiling fan and air- conditioning, safe, hairdryer as well as a Nespresso machine and fully stocked mini bar.
Dulini Lodge facilities include:
A gym, boma, lounge and relaxation patio, main lodge deck and swimming pool, wine cellar, WIFI and curio shop.
Dulini Leadwood Lodge
Dulini Leadwood Lodge suites:
3 Riverside suites when booked individually, or 4 suites when booked at exclusive use.
Each suite features a lounge area with fireplace, spacious bedroom, bathroom with a separate toilet, deck and a generous pool. Suites have both ceiling fan and air-conditioning, safe, bath, double vanities, indoor and outdoor showers. Mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities as well as a Nespresso machine are
featured in the lounge.
Dulini Leadwood Lodge facilities include:
A boma, main lodge deck and tree house deck and swimming pool, WIFI and wine cellar.
Dulini River Lodge
Dulini River Lodge Suites:
River Lodge has 6 riverside suites. Each suite features a lounge area, deck and plunge pool. Indoor and outdoor showers, bath, double vanities and a separate toilet. Suites have both a ceiling fan and air- conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar, safe and hairdryers.
Dulini River Lodge facilities include:
A wellness centre, boma, curio shop, WIFI, main lodge lounge, deck and swimming pool.
Accommodation, two game drives per day, all meals, teas and coffees, drinks (house wines, local brand spirits, beers and soft drinks), minibar, refreshments on game drive, bush walks, wi-fi, laundry service, transfers to and from the lodge airstrip and VAT.
Curio shop purchases, gratuities, telephone calls, spa treatments, SSW guest conservation contribution (GCC), gate entrance fees, aircraft landing and departure fees, Ulusaba passenger taxes and airport transfers.
Enjoy a brisk work out in the well-equipped gym, or simply relax in the guest lounge on a welcoming sofa. 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 at 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. Our experienced and creative executive chef is committed to culinary excellence. Personal butlers attend to guests every delight.
Surprise bush experiences in the form of bush dinners and breakfasts are designed to wow guests. The intimacy of the boutique lodge, is ideally suited to indulging the safari dreams of individual adventurers, as well as exclusive parties of guests celebrating special occasions; while the romantic ambience ensures a lavish retreat for honeymoon couples. Dulini speaks of a deeply personal wildlife adventure: the quintessential safari experience for the sophisticated traveller.
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 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.
Activities in Dulini Game Reserve
Game drives at Dulini Private Game Reserve are taken by professional and passionate rangers and trackers, who have a wealth of knowledge to unravel the intricate nuances of the African bush. Many of them grew up in the area and thus, their knowledge of the environment is unrivaled. All of them are professionally qualified to manage the rigorous responsibilities of the safari experience. It is these characters that will win your heart with heroic stories, wow you with phenomenal bush tales and leave you awestruck by their knowledgeable interpretation of the African wild. The Dulini field guides are well-versed in creating a memorable safari and will endeavor to position the vehicle for the best photographic opportunities for guests.
** Please note that the Sabi Sand Guest Conservation Contribution (GCC) fee of R114 per person per night (vat incl) will be added to the above rates and will be invoiced with the accommodation for a max 3 night charge.
River Lodge closed 01 Feb - 14 May 2018 for renovations!
A 30 day pre-payment is required unless otherwise agreed by management.
Our cancellation policy is as follows:
- Only written cancellations will be accepted.
- Three weeks before arrival: 50% of full amount
- Two weeks before arrival: 75% of full amount
- One week or less: 100% of full amount
- two game drives per day,
- all meals,
- teas and coffees,
- drinks (house wines, local brand spirits, beers and soft drinks),
- refreshments on game drive,
- bush walks,
- laundry service,
- transfers to and from the lodge airstrip and
- Curio shop purchases,
- telephone calls,
- spa treatments,
- SSW guest conservation contribution (GCC),
- gate entrance fees,
- aircraft landing and departure fees,
- Ulusaba passenger taxes and airport transfers.
Single Supplement policy: The single supplement is 50% of the adult sharing rate.
Triple Suites: are on a request basis and subject to availability and lodge numbers at Dulini and Leadwood only. The third person must be between the ages of 8-16 years at Dulini Lodge and Dulini River Lodge, and 12-16 years at Leadwood. No triple suites with three adults will be allowed. No triple suites can be accommodated at River Lodge.
- Children from 8 years and older are welcome at Dulini and River Lodge.
- A child is considered 8-16 years old at Dulini and River Lodge, and
- 12-16 years old at Leadwood. Children will be charged 50% of the full adult sharing rate when sharing with at least one adult. Should there be a full camp booking; children of any age will be welcome. This applies to all three lodges.11h00. A lunch is served around noon, followed by tea/coffee and cake before the evening game drive
Arrival/departure and meals: Guests may arrive any time from 13h00, and the suites are to be vacated by 11h00. A lunch is served around noon, followed by tea/coffee and cake before the evening game drive commences. Dinner is served on return from the evening game drive. Dawn tea/coffee is served before morning game drive and breakfast is served on arrival back at the lodge.
Approximate distances by road:
- Johannesburg: ± 5-6 hrs (±500 km)
- KMIA Airport: ± 2 hrs (±150km)
- Skukuza airport: ± 1hr 20 min (±50km)
- Ulusaba airstrip: 20-30 minutes Game Drive transfer(complimentary)
Our closest landing strip is the Ulusaba airstrip (ULX) which is used by lodges in the Western sector; we offer a complimentary transfer service to and from the lodge. Federal Air has daily shuttle flights to and from Johannesburg into this airstrip.
SA Airlink fly into Kruger Mpumalanga Airport (MQP) as well as Skukuza (SKZ) from various domestic and regional destinations, and now also offer Lodge Hops from these two airports to the Ulusaba Airstrip. Also be reminded that as Ulusaba Airstrip is situated in a conservation area where guests are taken on game drives every morning from 05h00 to 09h00, and every afternoon from 16h00 to 19h00. Flights will not be permitted to land or take off during these game drive times. Ulusaba’s airstrip is unlicensed and privately owned.
*Please note that all Ulusaba passenger taxes, aircraft landing fees, overnight fees and other airport taxes are excluded from our rates and are set and charged by Ulusaba.
Guest flying into either Kruger Mpumalanga or Skukuza airports would need to self-drive or book a road transfer to get to the lodge. Our closest gate entry is Newington Gate.
Sabi Sand Wildtuin (SSW) Fees:
Newington Gate entry:
When self-drive guests arrive at Newington Gate they will need to pay entrance fees:
R250 per vehicle entrance fee, plus R110 per person (valid Dec 2017).
Slips need to be kept, as they will be needed on departure.
** Gate entrance fees are subject to changes implemented by the Sabi Sand Wildtuin.
Guest Conservation Contribution (GCC):
This fee goes towards to conservation and anti-poaching efforts in the SSW is charged at R114 per person per night for 2017 (incl VAT). Dulini will be adding these fees to confirmed accommodation invoices. The fee is capped up to a max of 3 night charge.
Possible extra transport charges:
Road transfer companies normally include these fees in their quotes - but it is your responsibility to check that it is included if you are booking these transfers.
For all guests flying into/out of the Ulusaba airstrip (on any airline) there is a R242 per person Ulusaba Passenger Tax that needs to be quoted to the guest over and above the flight costs. These fees will be added in your accommodation invoice once you have notified us of the flight details. This fee is valid for 2017.
For small private charters making use of the Ulusaba airstrip, a landing fee and an overnight fee will apply.
This is charged by the charter companies directly, and these fees are generally in excess to the actual cost of the flight quoted by the charter company. It is your responsibility to check if they have been included or not.
Please note that Dulini is situated in a low risk Malaria area and we suggest that you contact your local pharmacy or doctor regarding precautions.
Please ensure that you have taken out comprehensive travel insurance that will cover cancellation fees should you have to cancel your trip in any event.