With its thatched roofs, sandy hues and casual elegance, Dulini Lodge offers a slice of African life dished up with classic panache. Set on the banks of the seasonal Mabrak River, this tranquil retreat offers tantalizing glimpses of the calm rhythms of the bush, with leafy views opening up to surprise scenes of the nearby riverbed and the animal life centred round it. As part of the world famous &Beyond Collection, Dulini will not disappoint.
Luscious lunches set out in the Lodge’s picturesque grounds tempt and delight, while rustles and scurries in the undergrowth and quietly grazing shapes in the distance serve as a constant reminder of the wilderness all around.
The deeply atmospheric Dulini Lodge highlights the grandeur of the African bush with its quiet style and elegance. The surrounding grove of ebony trees is reflected in the dark wooden accents of the interiors.
Six stone cottages nestle among the trees, with private decks and decadent plunge pools facing out toward the river bed, with its green banks and quirky suspension bridge.
Huge glass windows let you gaze out onto the shady banks directly from the comfort of your bed, sheltered by gracefully draped mosquito nets.
Spend a quiet afternoon swapping stories from your morning game drive in the classic interiors of the guest sitting room or indulge in some more game viewing of the quiet kind from the deep comfort of an armchair on the guest deck.
A few hours in the private spaces of the lounge, browsing through the wide bookshelf, reward with tales and lore of the surrounding land.
Or, simply get away from it all with a long soak in a deep claw-footed bathtub, while huge glass windows keep you close to the nature outside.
When mealtimes arrive, indulge yourself on the dining deck in the shade of the ancient jackalberry tree. While legend tells the juicy berries of these massive trees are so delicious that even jackals trade their carnivorous ways for a taste, we guarantee our mouth watering meals will never leave you longing for anything else. But you might well prefer to savour one of them by gentle candlelight in our well-stocked wine cellar.
With no boundary fences between the reserve and the Kruger National Park, the area benefits from the great diversity of wildlife found in one of the richest wilderness areas on the African continent along with the additional benefits experienced on a private game reserve. Game drives traverse an area of 10 000 hectares (25 000 acres) and strict vehicle limits at sighting ensure the exclusivity of your safari activities and game viewing experience. Off-road driving ensures that you have the best possible view of any exceptional sighting and rangers are constantly in touch with each other to keep track of animal movements.
Included during your stay:
- Breakfast daily
- Lunch daily
- Dinner daily
- Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers
- Teas & Coffees
- Refreshments on game drives
- Dawn safaris
- Dusk safaris
- Nature walks
- Emergency medical evacuation insurance
- Transfers to and from lodge airstrip