Dulini Game Reserve Archives – Kruger National Park
Dulini Game Reserve exists as a private reserve within the greater Sabi Sand Game Reserve and shares open borders with the world-renowned Kruger National Park. Being part of such a vast ecosystem, Dulini offers an authentic wilderness experience and superb wildlife viewing. The emphasis is on observing the Big Five, and all big cats are easily seen – including the leopard, which is normally difficult to find. Dulini has three luxury lodges on the property: Dulini, Leadwood and River Lodge (all overlooking the river). The service, décor and food are of the highest quality. Dulini is one of six smaller properties in the west of Sabi Sands which have travel rights between one another. Since only three vehicles at a time are allowed per sighting, this can create congestion and time
It is easy to see all of the Big Five and cheetah due to the excellent wildlife viewing that Dulini offers. Although usually difficult to see, leopard sightings come easy as they tend to be very relaxed throughout Sabi Sands. Various antelope species are plentiful, although they are sometimes ignored in favor of focusing on more high-profile safari animals.
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The vegetation is quite thick across Dulini’s woodland savannah, but this rarely interferes with sightings, due to skilled guides and trackers and the ability to drive off-road.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Dulini is during winter, which is also considered the ‘low season’. Fewer crowds make this an appealing time for a visit. It is also the Dry season which lasts from May to September. Animals are easy to spot during the dry months as foliage becomes less abundant and they gather around rivers and waterholes. September is the best month to visit. It is also the least cold of the winter months.
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Weather & Climate
Dulini experiences winter and summer at opposite times to Europe and North America. October to April are the hot, wet summer months while the warm and arid winter occurs from May to September. Although winter days are dry and mild, it is cold in the mornings, so warm clothes are advisable for morning and evening game drives. Expect thunderstorms in the afternoon during the Wet season, though it generally doesn’t rain all day.
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