Set above the perennial waters of the Sand River, Dulini River’s understated décor and subtle African aesthetic, infused with the tones and textures of the riverine setting, combine to create an effortlessly stylish safari escape in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.
DULINI RIVER, SABI SAND NATURE RESERVE, SOUTH AFRICA
Beneath the boughs of mature riverine forest, boardwalks meander to reach the six chic suites, each boasting a wide private terrace and offering unforgettable wilderness that will leave you feeling enchanted and longing for more.
The serenity of the setting is reflected in elemental tones and textures of six magnificent suites, which emerge from the banks of the river. With cantilevered decks boasting heated plunge pools, relaxation in Nature’s peace is a given.
Dulini River is a haven of understated style, reflecting the unmatched riverine setting. A perfect escape for both romance and adventure.
Dulini River Accommodation
The six suites at Dulini River enjoy an unforgettable setting on the banks of the perennial Sand River, a magnet for big game and birdlife throughout the year.
The expansive outdoor decks, complete with heated plunge pool and outdoor shower, allow guests to watch wildlife from the comfort of their suite, while indoors, the double-volume suites are open-plan and airy, flowing seamlessly between the dressing area, bedroom and bathroom.
Food & Wine
INDULGE IN A GASTRONOMIC ADVENTURE OF FRESH, SEASONAL DISHES SERVED IN UNFORGETTABLE SETTINGS
Pair each meal with your choice of fine South African wines from our artfully curated cellar. A selection of bespoke allotment wines are designed to dazzle the connoisseur and impress the most discerning palate.
Breakfast may be a memorable bush picnic on a remote riverbank, or a private buffet at the lodge, while lunch is often served on the riverside deck shaded by a mature sausage tree. Come dinner, expect elegant and inspired dining in the main lodge, where the airy dining deck gazes out over the majestic wilderness of the Sabi Sand Nature Reserve.
Wellness & Restoration
FOCUS ON HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Amid the thrilling game drives and indulgent dining, take time during your safari to focus on health and wellness.
Dulini River offers a spacious on-site gymnasium, equipped with a selection of Bodycraft and Lifespan training equipment, alongside weights and floor mats. There is also an outdoor training pool, equipped with an elastic swim tether.
Our in-house massage therapist offers an indulgence of wellness experiences built around a bespoke range of natural body products and African massage oils.
Indulge in your favourite massage treatments, in the privacy of your suite -and weather permitting, you may also enjoy the spoil outdoors, on your private terrace.
Dulini River 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.
It’s a space where peace and tranquillity abound, soothing the soul and awakening the senses.
Fireside dining in the traditional Boma promises a barbecue feast beneath star-spangled southern skies, or opt for a romantic dinner in the privacy of your suite; a moment you’ll never forget.
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.
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.
Thrilling bush walks can be arranged for an immersive wilderness experience.
The enthralling elevation of the six luxurious suites, offers inspiring views over the regal Sand River, to the savannah beyond.
AT DULINI RIVER, THE DÉCOR ECHOES THE MAGNIFICENT NATURAL BEAUTY BEYOND.
From walls of dry-packed stone to striking chandeliers of hand-carved wooden branches, throughout the lodge organic textures and tones reflect the palette of panoramic views enjoyed from the elevated deck overlooking the Sand River.
In the lounge a crackling fire keeps the winter’s chill at bay, while the multi-level dining area offers both a vibrant communal space and a memorable venue for intimate private dinners.
From memorable meals to unforgettable game drives, this stylish five-star safari lodge offers an effortlessly elegant getaway set deep in the wilderness of the Sabi Sand Nature Reserve.
At Dulini river, the décor reflects the magnificent natural beauty of the river beyond. A haven of luxury and fine living, made complete by our warm Dulini hospitality.