Much like the giant trees after which it is named, Dulini Leadwood takes deep root in the heart of all those who linger here.
DULINI LEADWOOD, SABI SAND NATURE RESERVE, SOUTH AFRICA
Dulini Leadwood rests amid mature riverine forest at the breath-taking confluence of the Sand and Mabrak rivers, offering guests an intimate and serene solace in a lodge that is seamlessly integrated into its exquisite setting.
From the striking décor of the communal lounge to the moody aesthetic of the expansive suites, Dulini Leadwood delivers a thoroughly contemporary safari experience, ideal for honeymooners and small groups seeking privacy and exclusivity.
Dulini Leadwood Accommodation
Each of Dulini Leadwood’s four expansive suites boast separate, yet inter-leading, lounge, bedroom and bathroom spaces, with floor-to-ceiling picture windows framing the picturesque the Sand River. The décor is lavish yet contemporary, from stone walls and screeded floors to wrap-around picture windows allowing the bushveld views to flow in.
In every fibre of Dulini Leadwood, this is a safari destination with an unmistakeable sense of place. Yet, it is beyond the lodge that most guests find their true fascination.
Dulini Leadwood is situated in the world-famous Sabi Sand Nature Reserve, a landscape renowned for its abundance of the Big Five, where close-up sightings of Africa’s large cats are almost guaranteed.
And after an afternoon on safari, or perhaps a thrilling morning exploring the bushveld on foot, it’s to Dulini Leadwood’s haven of serenity that guests return.
Food & Wine
DINING AT DULINI LEADWOOD IS AN UNFORGETTABLE CULINARY ADVENTURE
From al fresco breakfast platters on the Treehouse Deck, shaded by a towering Jackalberry tree, to elegant dinners in the lodge, every dining experience is filled with wonderful culinary adventures.
The intimate Boma offers the opportunity to bond with fellow travellers over a feast of flame-grilled fare, or guests may opt for a romantic dinner for two in the privacy of your suite. Before dining, let our passionate and knowledgeable butlers walk you through the carefully curated cellar of leading South African wines.
Wellness & Restoration
REJUVENATION AND RESTORATION
Use your precious time in the wilderness to rest, recharge and reconnect.
Guests at Dulini Leadwood enjoy access to an on-site gymnasium equipped with LifeSpan cardio machines, weights and floor equipment. For the more outgoing fitness fundi, the larger gymnasium and training pool at Dulini River lodge nearby may also be utilised.
Dulini Leadwood is located in the Sabi Sand Nature Reserve, a 65,000 hectare conservancy that shares a 50 kilometre unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park.
Wherever you choose to dine, the focus is on fresh, seasonal cuisine that celebrates the contemporary flavours of Africa.
The generous open-plan bathrooms are a memorable highlight, featuring a freestanding bath, walk-in rain shower and outdoor shower. The large wooden deck, with a private heated lap pool, the largest of all our lodges, creates an idyllic hideaway for relaxing and contemplating life, between morning and afternoon safari activities.
THE GIFT OF GIVING
The Dulini Gift Gallery is dedicated to key fundraising for our community outreach, and all profit from curio sales is donated to the community projects supported by the EsiDulini Trust.
Two beautiful galleries are available to Leadwood guests at Dulini Moya and River.
A collection of authentic curios and safari essentials are available for your temptation and offer an opportunity to partner in our upliftment of others by exercising the gift of generosity.
It is an African custom to return to one’s home bearing gifts of the land to which one has journeyed. The Gift Gallery will accommodate this tradition by packaging purchases in true Dulini style, to remind you of your African sojourn.
Travel & Health
PEACE OF MIND THROUGHOUT YOUR STAY WITH US
For guests requiring urgent medical attention during their stay, a 24/7 paramedic service is situated within the reserve.
The lodge is situated in a low-risk malaria area, but please consult your travel doctor at least three weeks before departure.
All our staff on the Dulini Team are fully vaccinated.
Game Drives & Guided Bush Walks
Twice-daily game drives led by experienced guides and trackers explore this remarkable Big Five wilderness.
The Sabi Sand Nature Reserve is famous worldwide for its big cat sightings, but also supports large antelope herds and healthy populations of other rare predators and wildlife.
Thrilling bush walks are arranged daily for an immersive wilderness experience.
Four exclusive suites whisper of lavish luxury: an idyllic honeymoon setting as well as an appealing venue for soirées of friends and families who relish exclusivity.
WITH ALLURING VIEWS OVER THE GRANITE BOULDERS OF THE SAND RIVER, EACH SUITE IS ELEGANTLY APPOINTED IN CONTEMPORARY STYLE WITH EVERY CREATURE COMFORT IMAGINABLE.
Dulini Leadwood is the ultimate safari choice for discerning travellers in search of bespoke exclusivity, luxury and solitude. The sleek modern aesthetic in both the exquisite suites and luxurious main lodge, bring peace and calm to all those who take refuge here.
The Story Behind The Style Inspiration Of Dulini Leadwood.
Dulini Leadwood draws its style inspiration from the natural surrounds, showcasing moody tones of chocolate and ebony that mirror the surrounding woodland.
Vibrant splashes of brass and ochre speak to the soils of the wilderness beyond the lodge, while walls of rough-hewn stone, echo the granite boulders that rise from the rivers’ confluence.