Dulini River Lodge – Relaxing Sabi Sands Accommodation
Adjacent to the world renowned Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve is famed for its intimate wildlife encounters, particularly leopard viewing. Home to a host of wildlife, including the Big Five, the Sabi Sand is part of a conservation area that covers almost five million acres, an area equivalent to the state of New Jersey.
With no boundary fences between the reserve and the Kruger National Park, this area benefits from the great diversity of wildlife found in one of the richest wilderness areas on the African continent along with the additional benefits experienced on a private game reserve.
Game drives traverse an area of 25 000 acres and strict vehicle limits at sighting ensure the exclusivity of your safari activities and game viewing experience. Off-road driving ensures that you have the best possible view of any exceptional sighting and rangers are constantly in touch with each other to keep track of animal movements.
In spite of the dry name of the river on which it is located, there is nothing arid about the warm and welcoming Exeter River Lodge.
Set in a leafy, evergreen thicket on the banks of the Sand River, each room in the Lodge offers panoramic views of the water and the wildlife it attracts.
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.
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 the VIP treatment with a walk down the red carpet to soak away the day in a deep, soothing bath. The last sound you here as you drift off to sleep in the depths of your warm bed is the gentle rushing of the river outside your front door.