Dulini River Lodge located in the South Africa’s Sabi Sand region of the mighty Kruger has recently undergone a truly wonderful soft furnishing update and AND completely revamped their rooms – read on to find out more.
The Dulini Collection all lie on the same banks of a dried-up river bank within the Sabi Sands. Snuggled underneath vast ancient Ebony and Leadwood trees, protecting you from the strong African sun which provides a dappling light display as shards break through the rippling leaves.
Firstly, we have Dulini Private Game Lodge. Take a left hand turn off the main dirt track, drop down a dip, through the dried river bed and up the other side to the entrance of Dulini Private Game Lodge. On arrival you will be welcomed by the friendly general managers, guides and staff who will be ready and waiting with a warm towel to wipe away the dust and weariness you have travelled with, so that you can start a fresh at Dulini. You will be led down a short path, passing the most incredible wine cellar waiting for you to sample and then you will come to the main dining area, which is placed underneath a vast thatched roof to your right and to your left a colonial styled drawing room with huge squashy sofas for you to recline in after your trip.
The rooms in which you will stay in are wonderful. Not too spacious, with cosy armchairs to relax in, a sumptuous bed to fall into after a tiring day of wildlife viewing as well as your own private, heated plunge pool! An outside and an inside shower as well as bath and his and hers sinks – just so you have the option… no fighting whilst on safari please!
Dulini Leadwood is a much more private property. Having only 4 spacious luxury suites, equipped like Dulini Private Game Lodge with your own private plunge pool, inside and outside showers, bath, his and hers sinks and a vast bed all looking out onto decking and large plunge pool. The main area is very open plan, not as colonial in style to that of Dulini Private Game Lodge. It also has many levels to it. You may choose to escape and read a book up in the trees on the treehouse deck, or relax, put your feet up on the sofas in the main area, or even shut yourself away in the library. This will not stop the wildlife from interrupting your moment of peace however, there was a wonderful sighting only a few months ago at Dulini Leadwood of a leopard wandering right through the main area of the lodge. You never know what you will find just around the corner.
Dulini River Lodge has undergone a huge makeover. The clash of styles from both Dulini Leadwood and Dulini Private Game Lodge have been moulded into what is now, the style of Dulini River Lodge. Aptly named as well, this lodge lies just up from Dulini Leadwood on the banks of a dried-up river bed.
Dulini River Lodge is perfect for families, perhaps for families with older children, whereas Dulini Leadwood is the ultimate in escapes for honeymooners or large family getaways where you can take the lodge on an exclusive basis as it is so small. Dulini Private Game Lodge is also perfect for honeymooners but also perfect for a holiday escape for older couples as well as young.