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Dulini Safari Lodge, South Africa

Dulini Safari Lodge


Dulini Safari Lodge has six luxurious stone-and-thatch suites situated under a leafy canopy overlooking the Mabrak River. Each of the suites is air-conditioned and has an en suite bathroom and outdoor shower area. You’ll also have your own private deck complete with small plunge pool where you can relax between game drives. The lodge can arrange for private massages and meals to be enjoyed in your suite. 


The lodge benefits from excellent game viewing due to its setting on a bend of the Mabrak River. It’s not unusual to spot animals from the main raised deck, with views across the reserve. Set within Sabi Sand Wildtuin private reserve, the lodge is just 2 km (1.2 miles) from the Sands River, popular with plains game and as such, predators too. It’s possible to drive to the lodge, though some may prefer to fly straight into Skukuza Airport, just over an hour’s drive away, or the local Ulusaba airstrip.

Food and drink

Guests dine communally, swapping stories of the day’s adventures, and are treated to African-influenced cuisine. As much care has been taken with the food as with any other element of the lodge. Meals might be served on the main viewing deck under the mighty Jackelberry tree, or down in the atmospheric boma around the fire. Dulini also boasts an impressive wine cellar, well-stocked with South African options to try during your stay.


Children eight years and older are welcome at Dulini, and can join in on game drives. However, there are no specific activities here for younger guests. 

Facilities and activities

Activities are varied, including game drives, bush walks and night drives, accompanied by expert guides and Shangaan trackers. You’ll enjoy at least two drives each day to give you the best chance of seeing nocturnal creatures and those roaming the reserve while the sun shines. Back at the lodge, you can make use of a well-appointed gym, pool and curio shop. 

Our opinion

We believe Dulini Safari Lodge is one of the most intimate and romantic of all the lodges in the Sabi Sands. The presence of the river around the lodge means the game viewing here is second to none, and the suites are very spacious and luxuriously furnished.

Sabi Sand Wildtuin tour ideas

Nearby accommodation

  • Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve

  • Dulini Leadwood Lodge

  • Savanna Private Game Reserve

  • Elephant Plains Game Lodge

  • Arathusa Safari Lodge

Nearby places

  • Hazyview

  • Kruger National Park

  • Thornybush Reserve

  • Timbavati Game Reserve

  • Southern & Central Sectors Kruger National Park

Places & hotels on the map

Alternative places to stay nearby

Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

  • Arathusa Safari Lodge, lounge area

    Arathusa Safari Lodge


    Situated in the popular Sabi Sands area of the Greater Kruger National Park, Arathusa offers an intimate safari experience, excellent value for money and a chance to spot the Big Five.

  • Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge, The Sabi Sand Wildtuin

    Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge


    The lodge has eight luxurious suites which are stylish and individually decorated to the very highest standard. The game viewing here is truly second to none.

  • Dulini Leadwood Lodge, The Sabi Sand Wildtuin

    Dulini Leadwood Lodge


    Dulini Leadwood Lodge offers the perfect package for guests wanting to relax in privacy and luxury with a very exclusive safari experience.

  • Dulini River Lodge, The Sabi Sand Wildtuin

    Dulini River Lodge


    Overlooking the Sand River, Dulini River Lodge offers a luxury stay in the Sabi Sands region of the Greater Kruger.

  • Elephant Plains Main Lodge

    Elephant Plains Game Lodge


    This owner-run lodge offers excellent Big Five game viewing, luxe accommodation and sumptuous international fusion cuisine with a proudly South African feel. The lodge is an excellent option for those looking for an authentic safari experience.

  • Exeter Private Game Reserve - Kirkman's Kamp, The Sabi Sand Wildtuin

    Exeter Private Game Reserve – Kirkman’s Kamp

    First Class

    Kirkman’s Camp, with its spectacular views of the unspoilt wilderness and the Sand River, is regarded as one of the best loved lodges in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

  • Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve, lodge lounge area

    Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve

    First Class

    An intimate destination (perched on a small kopje in the western sector of Sabi Sands), Leopard Hills will cater for an exquisite stay in the African bush.

  • Lion Sands Private Game Reserve - Ivory Lodge

    Lion Sands Private Game Reserve


    Ivory Lodge offers an extremely luxurious and very private safari experience and is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a very exclusive safari experience.

  • Sabi Sabi - Little Bush Camp, The Sabi Sand Wildtuin

    Little Bush Camp


    Little Bush Camp is a warm and cozy, contemporary African retreat in the heart of the bush. With just six suites, the lodge is very exclusive and private, boasting all the features of an exceptional bush lodge.

  • Notten's Bush Camp, dining area

    Notten’s Bush Camp

    First Class

    Set within Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Notten’s Bush Camp is a characterful base from which to explore the reserve’s wildlife. Owned and managed by the same family for four generations, the friendly, personal service makes you feel as though you’re staying at a friend’s home.

  • Luxury villa, Sabi Sabi - Bush Lodge, The Sabi Sand Wildtuin

    Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

    First Class

    Bush Lodge enjoys a stunning location and the discreet placing of the suites gives an intimacy and exclusivity that belies the relatively large number of suites.

  • Sabi Sabi - Earth Lodge, The Sabi Sand Wildtuin

    Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge


    Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge is built in complete harmony with its surroundings, each enormous suite is sculpted into the earth, with rough mud walls reminding you that you are in wild Africa.

  • Sabi Sabi - Selati Lodge, The Sabi Sand Wildtuin

    Sabi Sabi Selati Lodge


    Selati Lodge has all the atmosphere and trimmings of ‘Yesterday’. The lodge’s name commemorates the Selati railway line that used to run from the Transvaal to Mozambique, close to the site of the lodge.

  • Main Area, Savanna Private Game Reserve,The Sabi Sand Wildtuin

    Savanna Private Game Reserve


    This characterful lodge is situated within the Sabi Sands Game Reserve and provides comfortable accommodation to return to after game drives out in the bush, where the Big Five can often be spotted. Staff here are very friendly and help to create a relaxed atmosphere.

  • Simbambili Game Lodge, The Sabi Sand Wildtuin



    Simbambili Game Lodge is renowned for copious leopard sightings as well as an abundance of other animals and scenic views. It isn’t unusual to spot the Big Five during a stay here.


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