Dulini (Exeter) Game Reserve

Overview

Dulini (formerly Exeter GR) 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 

Why Go:

  • The wildlife viewing is superb, and the Big Five are easily seen
  • Close sightings with habituated wildlife due to the ability to drive off-road
  • Excellent guides offer options of day and night drives and walking safaris

Wildlife

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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Scenery

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.

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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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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Wildlife & Animals

Dulini offers excellent wildlife viewing. This is especially true for flagship species including the big cats. All of the Big Five are usually checked in a two to three-day visit. White rhino is regularly seen, but black rhino, although present, is very shy and rarely encountered. The off-road driving assures quality sightings of most species, particularly the habituated resident predators. Sabi Sand is part of the Greater Kruger ecosystem, which makes for a very authentic wildlife experience.
Abundant Common Occasional Rare None
  • Elephant

    Elephant

    Common
  • Zebra

    Zebra

    Common
  • Hippo

    Hippo

    Common
  • Buffalo

    Buffalo

    Common
  • Zebra

    Zebra

    Common
  • Wildebeest

    Wildebeest

    Common
  • White Rhino

    White Rhino

    Occasional
  • Black Rhino

    Black Rhino

    Rare
  • Lion

    Lion

    Common
  • Leopard

    Leopard

    Common
  • Cheetah

    Cheetah

    Common
  • Hyena

    Hyena

    Common
  • Wild Dog

    Wild Dog

    Rare

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.
  • May to September

    Dry Season

  • October to March

    It can get a bit busy

  • April to September

    Excellent time for wildlife viewing

  • April to May and September to October

    Mild weather and little rain

  • June to August

    Chilly mornings and nights) and December to February (Hot and humid

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.
Climate Chart
Averages based on 50 years of monthly climate data, taken from 1km² (0.39mi²) interpolated climate surfaces.
© chart & park data: SafariBookings. © climate grid data: WorldClim project. All rights reserved.
Dry Season
- May to September – Winter

The dry season is mostly between May and September, during winters. During this period, the region is less humid and temperatures are mild, except for mornings.

Visitors need to carry warm clothing for early morning game drives.

Wet Season
- October to April – Summer

The wet season is from October to April, during which the region receives a handful of rain. Expect thunderstorms and a humid weather during this period, which can occasionally obstruct game viewing activities.

Getting There

Visitors travelling to Sabi Sabi Game Reserve need to travel towards Kruger National Park. There are various routes and modes of transportation, such as international flights, domestic flights, and self-drive.

Airlines and Ticket Prices

To book your International and local flights, it is best to discuss options with our agents. They will be able to secure best tariffs and match it with your safari dates.

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