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Dulini Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sand, South Africa
If you’ve ever dreamed of Africa, The Dulini Collection effortlessly brings it all to life.

The Dulini Story

SABI SAND PRIVATE NATURE RESERVE, SOUTH AFRICA

The Heartbeat

Our Story

IT IS OUR PRIVILEGE TO BE THE CUSTODIANS OF THE BIODIVERSITY OF THIS WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY.

With great pressure on wilderness areas around the world, what we have is rare and precious. We have been afforded the opportunity to leave a legacy of conservation for future generations and we intend to enlighten and inspire our guests with our passion.

 

Our vision is to invest in the conservation of our natural heritage, by developing a sustainable hospitality business within the wildlife environment, delivering world class hospitality to the South African tourism industry.

We have been afforded the opportunity to leave a legacy of conservation for future generations and we intend to enlighten and inspire our guests with our passion.
Alongside creating unforgettable safari memories for guests, Dulini is a firm believer in supporting regional conservation efforts and fostering community upliftment.
Supporting Regional Conservation Efforts And Fostering Community Upliftment.

Alongside creating unforgettable safari memories for guests, Dulini is a firm believer in supporting regional conservation efforts and fostering community upliftment.

 

Using low-impact sustainable eco-tourism as the economic engine, Dulini helps to fund the ongoing conservation of a vast tract of pristine bushveld, as well as several impactful upliftment projects in the communities surrounding the Sabi Sand Nature Reserve.

 

We invite YOU to join us on our quest.

At Dulini, the safari experience may be at the epicentre of the Dulini offering, but it is the attention to detail, care, and the touch of personal relationship, that are at its heart.
The Dulini Family is our most valued asset as it is what sets us apart and creates the spirit of the Dulini Experience.

At Dulini, the safari experience may be at the epicentre of the Dulini offering, but it is the attention to detail, care, and the touch of personal relationship, that are at its heart.

The Dulini Experience

The conservation of wildlife is achieved through the partnership between sustainable wildlife management, empowering local communities and the practice of ethical tourism. It is our endeavour to develop and deliver this partnership with excellence.

Our Lodges

Dulini Moya

Dulini Moya

A LUXURIOUS ESCAPE WHERE CLASSIC STYLE MEETS INDULGENT COMFORT, COMPLIMENTED BY THE SPIRIT OF QUINTESSENTIAL AFRICAN SAFARI.

Embraced in the riverine grandeur of ancient Ebony Trees, the peaceful sanctuary of Dulini Moya exudes a sense of indulgence true to the romance of the safari tradition.

Dulini Leadwood

Dulini Leadwood

AN IDYLLIC HONEYMOON SETTING AS WELL AS AN APPEALING SANCTUARY FOR SOIREES OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO RELISH EXCLUSIVITY.

Dulini Leadwood is the ultimate safari choice for discerning travellers in search of bespoke exclusivity, luxury and solitude.

Dulini River

Dulini River

UNDERSTATED DECOR AND SUBTLE AFRICAN AESTHETICS, INFUSED WITH TEXTURES AND TONES OF THE SURROUNDING WILDERNESS, COMBINE TO CREATE AN EFFORTLESSLY STYLISH AND TRANQUIL SAFARI ESCAPE.

Elevated above the serene Sand River, Dulini River lodge offers expansive views over the regal Sand River to the savannah beyond.

The Sabi Sand Nature Reserve shares a 50 kilometre unfenced boundary with the world-famous Kruger National Park to the east, creating a vast wilderness in which animals are free to roam unhindered.
Dulini Setting

The three lodges that make up Dulini are situated within the 65,000 hectare (160,600 acre) Sabi Sand Nature Reserve, formed as a voluntary association of like-minded landowners. 

 

The Sabi Sand Nature Reserve shares a 50 kilometre unfenced boundary with the world-famous Kruger National Park to the east, creating a vast wilderness in which animals are free to roam unhindered.

Guests at Dulini enjoy traversing rights over an impressive 10,500 hectares of this world-famous Reserve, including 16 kilometres of river access on both the north and south banks of the Sand River.

Welcome to Dulini, your luxurious escape where classic style meets indulgent comfort, complimented by the spirit of quintessential African safari.
Dulini is home to all of Africa’s famous Big Five, but also supports a remarkable ecosystem of fauna, flora and birdlife to be discovered in the company of our expert field guides and trackers.
Crucially, the biodiversity of this unique habitat includes all of the key ecological systems of the Sabi Sand Nature Reserve.

With its collaborative approach to wildlife management, ecological monitoring and anti-poaching efforts, the Sabi Sand Nature Reserve is today renowned as one of South Africa’s most successful wilderness conservation areas. It is home to all of Africa’s famous Big Five, but also supports a remarkable ecosystem of fauna, flora and birdlife to be discovered in the company of our expert field guides and trackers.

"You cannot leave Africa, Africa said. It is always with you, there inside your head. Our rivers run in currents in the swirl of your thumbprints; our drumbeats counting out your pulse; our coastline the silhouette of your soul.” 
– BRIDGET DORE
"You cannot leave Africa, Africa said. It is always with you, there inside your head. Our rivers run in currents in the swirl of your thumb prints; our drum beats counting out your pulse; our coastline the silhouette of your soul.” 

- BRIDGET DORE

Dulini employs more than 130 staff members, most of whom make their home in these local communities, and their steady income helps to support their large extended families.
For Dulini is truly a family affair, born of long-established friendships and a deep connection to the African wilderness. We look forward to when you will bring your family, to meet ours.

Furthermore, Dulini employs more than 130 staff members, most of whom make their home in these local communities, and their steady income helps to support their large extended families.

Iain and Sue Garratt, Dulini Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sand, South Africa
"We have made a conscious decision to operate smaller lodges with a lighter environmental footprint," explains Iain.

"And, by operating with a high ratio of staff to guests we can maximise employment and training opportunities to play our part in uplifting the local communities."

Dulini is the African name given to a termite mound that offers shelter to secretive creatures such as the aardvark.
The Word "Dulini"

Dulini is the African name given to a termite mound that offers shelter to secretive creatures such as the aardvark. Many years ago, whilst exploring the rich riverine grove, the founders of the original site of Dulini Moya disturbed an aardvark resident to a nearby Dulini. Thus it became known as place of the antbear.

 

More appropriately translated, Dulini is "a sanctuary or shelter" offering refuge to many wild creatures - from pangolins and warthogs, to pythons and aardvark. To us as the custodians of this special place, the name Dulini has evolved to mean place of sanctuary a sought-after hideaway.

 

It is a place close to our hearts and we look forward to sharing it with you.

The conservation of wildlife is achieved through the partnership between sustainable wildlife management, empowering local communities and the practice of ethical tourism.

Conservation Partnership

The conservation of wildlife is achieved through the partnership between sustainable wildlife management, empowering local communities and the practice of ethical tourism. It is our endeavour to develop and deliver this partnership with excellence.

Alongside creating unforgettable safari memories for guests, Dulini is a firm believer in supporting regional conservation efforts and fostering community upliftment.

What Dulini Means To Us...