• Dulini Private Game Reserve

Dulini Private Game Reserve

The splendour of Dulini’s setting: Beneath the shade of ancient Ebony and Leadwood trees, the tranquil haven of Dulini is enigmatically embraced by its rich riverine setting. There is a restorative quality to the peaceful atmosphere of the camp, on the banks of the Mabrak River. The symphony of bird song and the passage of wildlife add to the allure of Dulini.

Luxurious lodge: The main lodge, resplendent with deep couches and contemporary African accents spills onto the cool veranda, with views to the wilderness beyond. A welcoming ambience of laid back luxury creates a place of conversation and laughter, while the extensive library of books accommodates those more inclined to quieter contemplation.

Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rands • Subject to Availability

Seasonal Rates 1 Jan 2020
to 31 May 2021
Dulini Lodge Daily sharing rate - per person R16 750
Dulini Lodge Daily single rate - per person R25 130
Leadwood Lodge Daily sharing rate - per person R16 750
Leadwood Lodge Daily single rate - per person R25 130
River Lodge Daily sharing rate - per person R16 750
River Lodge Daily single rate - per person R25 130
Seasonal Rates 1 Jun 2021
to 31 Dec 2021
Dulini Lodge Daily sharing rate - per person R18 240
Dulini Lodge Daily single rate - per person R27 360
Leadwood Lodge Daily sharing rate - per person R18 240
Leadwood Lodge Daily single rate - per person R27 360
River Lodge Daily sharing rate - per person R18 240
River Lodge Daily single rate - per person R27 360

15% discount off the above 2020 accommodation rates for travel from Aug 2020-31 March 2021

Subject to the following terms:

  • Travel dates from Aug 2020- 31 March 2021.
  • Min stay 3 nights or more subject to availability.
  • Cannot be combined with any other special offers.
  • Applies to neTw bookings only

 

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SPECIAL OFFERS VALID ALL YEAR FOR TRAVEL IN 2020 / 2021

PAY FOR 5 NIGHT AND STAY FOR 6 NIGHT
Pay for 5 nights and get your 6th night free. Travel must be over consecutive nights and you may combine the stay over within The Dulini Collection of lodges: Dulini Lodge, Dulini River Lodge and Dulini Leadwood Lodge.

SPECIAL OFFERS VALID ALL YEAR FOR TRAVEL IN 2020 / 2021

HONEYMOON OFFER
One partner receives a 50% discount off the accommodation costs for their stay. Terms: Min 3 nights stay. Wedding date is required, and cannot be booked if travel dates are more than 6 months post wedding date.

SPECIAL OFFERS VALID FOR TRAVEL IN 2020 /2021
 
REPEAT GUEST OFFER
Return guests receive a 15% discount off their accommodation costs.
Minimum stay of 3 nights is required together with the dates of their last visit to confirm the discount.
This discount will only apply to the repeat guest’s accommodation and not guests who may be travelling in the same party.

Rates include:
Accommodation, two game drives per day, all meals, teas and coffees, drinks (house wines, local brand spirits, beers and soft drinks), minibar, refreshments on game drive, bush walks, wifi, laundry service, transfers to and from the lodge airstrip and VAT.

Rates exclude:

Curio shop purchases, gratuities, telephone calls, spa treatments, SSW guest conservation contribution (GCC**), gate entrance fees, aircraft landing and departure fees, Ulusaba Passenger Taxes and airport transfers.
** Please note that the Sabi Sand Guest Conservation Contribution (GCC) fee of R152 per person per night (Vat incl) will be added to the above rates and will be invoiced with the accommodation, max 3 night charge.

Child Rate:

Children are considered to be 8-16 years. Sharing with an adult they will pay 50% of the full rate. From 17 years and
older, full adult rate will apply.

Special offers are not combinable

DISTANCES

  • Johannesburg – Savanna: ±5 hrs (±480km)
  • KMIA Airport –Savanna: ±1hr 45min (±130km)
  • Skukuza – Savanna : ±1hr (±40 km)

SABI SAND WILDTUIN FEES

  • You need to pay R310 per vehicle entrance fee, plus R140 per person (valid until 31 Dec 2020).
  • Keep the slips, as you will need them on departure.
  • *Gate entry fees are subject to changes implemented by the Sabi Sand Wildtuin.

ARRIVING BY AIR
Our closest landing strip is the Ulusaba Airstrip which is used by lodges in the Western Sector; we offer a complimentary transfer service to and from the lodges. Federal Air have daily scheduled flights to and from Johannesburg into this airstrip and SA Airlink have daily flights to and from major cities to this Airstrip; via either Nelspruit or Skukuza Airports. SA Airlink fly into Nelspruit Airport (KMIA) as well as Skukuza Airport (SZK) from various domestic and regional destinations. Clients flying into either of these airports would need to self drive, or book a road transfer to get to the lodge, alternatively, there is also a Lodge Hop service to Ulusaba Airstrip (ULX). 

Our closest gate entry is Newington Gate. 

*Please note that all Ulusaba Passenger Taxes, aircraft landing fees and other airport taxes are excluded from our rates and are set and changed by Ulusaba. 

POSSIBLE EXTRA CHARGES
Road transfer companies normally include the SSW Gate entry fees in their quotes- but it is your responsibility to check that it is included if you are booking these transfers.
For all guests flying into/out of the Ulusaba airstrip (on any airline) there is a R310 per person Ulusaba passenger tax (valid for 2020), that needs to be quoted to the client over and above the flight costs. These fees will be added in your accommodation invoice once you have notified us of the flight details.
For Private Charters making use of the Ulusaba Airstrip, a landing fee and an overnight fee will apply. This is charged by the charter companies directly, and these fees are generally in excess to the actual cost of the flight quoted by the charter company. It is your responsibility to check if they have been included or not.
 
SELF DRIVE DIRECTIONS- From Johannesburg to Dulini

  • Take the N12/N4 from Johannesburg to Nelspruit.
  • Take the R40 from Nelspruit to Hazyview. 
  • Next, take the R536 from Hazyview towards Paul Kruger Gate, Portia Shabangu Road 
  • From Hazyview, travel 33 km along the Paul Kruger Gate Road and follow the Newington Gate, Sabi Sands Wildtuin (Game Reserve) sign posts on the left hand side. After you have taken this turnoff you will travel 25km on a road to the lodge. 
  • Travel 8.2km along the road you will pass a school on your left, keep driving till you get to a large four way intersection. There are a few roadside stalls here and a sign indicating Newington Gate and the Sabi Sand Wildtuin. 
  • Turn right at the four-way intersection following the Newington Gate sign. 
  • Travel 1,4km along this dirt road until you get to a T-junction. 
  • Turn left at the T-junction, there will be another sign board for Newington Gate. 
  • Travel 800m along this road. You will see signboards indicating Newington Gate on the left hand side of the road. Turn left here. 
  • Travel a further 1km along this road. Do not turn off at any point and continue until you see the entrance gate to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Enter at this gate. 
  • You will need to pay an entrance fee of R310 per vehicle including the driver, and R140 per passengers. (Rates are valid until 31 Dec 2020) 
  • Once in the gate, turn left and follow the signs to your respective Dulini property of choice

We recommend the use of a GPS on all main roads only. GPS maps do not generally feature most dirt roads and thus we advise that you please take care to follow suggested travel directions provided at all times during your journey to our lodges.
Please be aware, as you approach the Lodge that you are in a wild life area where predators and high-profile game roam freely. Do not leave your car for any reason. The GPS co-ordinates for Dulini Lodge are S 24°47.005', E 031°22.840' Lodge Tel: + 27 13 735 2600 The GPS co-ordinates for Dulini River Lodge are: S 24°52’8.76'', E 31°24’16.559'' Lodge Tel: + 27 13 735 2000 The GPS co-ordinates for Dulini Leadwood Lodge are: S 24°46'127'', E 31°23'411'' Lodge Tel: + 27 13 735 2030

From KMIA (Nelspruit):-

  • From KMIA follow the signs to White River
  • At the first robot, turn right towards Hazyview onto the R40
  • You will reach a T-Junction just before Hazyview, where you turn left and head into Hazyview.
  • From Hazyview, turn right (if coming from White River) onto the R536. Sign boards to Kruger National Park and Kruger Gate.
  • After approximately 34km, just after the brown Savanna Private Game Reserve sign turn left onto a dirt road at the Sabi Sand - Newington Gate sign.
  • Travel for about 9km until you reach a large intersection, where you will see the Sabi Sand – Newington Gate sign.
  • Turn right here and follow this road for 1.8km.
  • At the T-junction, turn left at the Sabi Sand – Newington Gate sign and after about 600m, turn left at the Sabi Sand – Newington Gate sign.
  • Follow this road for about 1 km until you arrive at Newington Gate, where you need to pay R280 per vehicle and R120 per guest entrance fee. Keep the slip and get it stamped at Savanna, as you will need to produce it at the gate on your departure (fees valid until 31 Dec 2018).
  • Once in the gate turn left and follow the signposts to Savanna Lodge, which is approximately 1 km after the gate.

Luxurious lodge: The main lodge, resplendent with deep couches and contemporary African accents spills onto the cool veranda, with views to the wilderness beyond. A welcoming ambience of laid back luxury creates a place of conversation and laughter, while the extensive library of books accommodates those more inclined to quieter contemplation.

Intimate private suites: Six exquisite thatched suites grace the banks of the riverbed. The spacious accommodation with private plunge pools and interiors that epitomise romance, with canopies of mosquito nets and beautiful bathrooms. Each suite offers a, private view of the riverbed, seamlessly integrating the grandeur of nature and elegance of décor.


Viewing Deck
The traffic of game frequenting the trails through and beyond the camp and riverbed may be enjoyed from the cantilevered deck tented by a leafy Jackalberry. It is not uncommon to secretly witness the passage of an elusive leopard from this vantage point. The deck also offers an alternative venue for enjoying the rich fare at meal times.

Dining Boma

Traditionally known as “the boma”, this truly African dining venue boasts a ceiling of stars and a roaring fire. It is around the Boma fire that friendships are sealed and all African bush yarns are spun – grandiose tales of fearsome beasts and great escapes are always more memorable when shared around the camp fire.

Wine Cellar
Our wine cellar boasts a collection of South Africa’s finest wines. Whether sunning at the pool, resting in the shade of the Leadwoods or enjoying an intimate dinner, we will have something special in our cellar. Guests are invited to peruse our wine list at the time of reservation and to let us know if there are any wines that they would like us to procure that are not currently in stock. Every effort will be made to have these requests available in time for your visit.

The splendour of Dulini’s setting: Beneath the shade of ancient Ebony and Leadwood trees, the tranquil haven of Dulini is enigmatically embraced by its rich riverine setting. There is a restorative quality to the peaceful atmosphere of the camp, on the banks of the Mabrak River. The symphony of bird song and the passage of wildlife add to the allure of Dulini.

Luxurious lodge: The main lodge, resplendent with deep couches and contemporary African accents spills onto the cool veranda, with views to the wilderness beyond. A welcoming ambience of laid back luxury creates a place of conversation and laughter, while the extensive library of books accommodates those more inclined to quieter contemplation.

Intimate private suites: Six exquisite thatched suites grace the banks of the riverbed. The spacious accommodation with private plunge pools and interiors that epitomise romance, with canopies of mosquito nets and beautiful bathrooms. Each suite offers a, private view of the riverbed, seamlessly integrating the grandeur of nature and elegance of décor. 

Dulini Lodge Suites:

Dulini has 6 identical suites. Each suite is equipped with a lounge area and fireplace, deck and plunge pool, inside and outside shower, bath, double vanities and separate toilet. Mosquito nets, ceiling fan and air- conditioning, safe, hairdryer as well as a Nespresso machine and fully stocked mini bar. Total room size including outdoor area is 130 m2.

Dulini Lodge facilities include:
A gym, boma, lounge and relaxation patio, main lodge deck and swimming pool, wine cellar, WIFI and curio shop.

Dulini Leadwood Lodge

Dulini Leadwood Lodge suites:

4 riverside suites overlook the confluence of the Mabrak and Sand Rivers, each suite features a lounge area with fireplace, spacious bedroom, bathroom with a separate toilet, deck and a generous pool. Suites have both ceiling fan and air-conditioning, safe, bath, double vanities, indoor and outdoor showers. Mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities as well as a Nespresso machine are featured in the lounge. Total room size incl outdoor area is 153m2. 

Dulini Leadwood Lodge facilities include:
A Gym, boma, main lodge deck and tree house deck and swimming pool, WIFI and wine cellar


Dulini River Lodge

Dulini River Lodge Suites:

River Lodge has 6 riverside suites. Each suite features a lounge area, deck and plunge pool. Indoor and outdoor showers, bath, double vanities and a separate toilet. Suites have both a ceiling fan and air- conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar, safe and hairdryers. Total room size incl outdoor area is 150m2.


Dulini River Lodge facilities include:
A wellness centre, boma, curio shop, wine cellar, WIFI, main lodge lounge, deck and training swimming pool.

Rates include:
Accommodation, two game drives per day, all meals, teas and coffees, drinks (house wines, local brand spirits, beers and soft drinks), minibar, refreshments on game drive, bush walks, wi-fi, laundry service, transfers to and from the lodge airstrip and VAT.

Rates exclude:

Curio shop purchases, gratuities, telephone calls, spa treatments, SSW guest conservation contribution (GCC), gate entrance fees, aircraft landing and departure fees, Ulusaba passenger taxes and airport transfers.

Rates include:

  • Accommodation,
  • two game drives per day,
  • all meals,
  • teas and coffees,
  • drinks (house wines, local brand spirits, beers and soft drinks),
  • minibar,
  • refreshments on game drive,
  • bush walks,
  • wi-fi,
  • laundry service,
  • transfers to and from the lodge airstrip and
  • VAT.

Rates exclude:

  • Curio shop purchases,
  • gratuities,
  • telephone calls,
  • spa treatments,
  • SSW guest conservation contribution (GCC),
  • gate entrance fees,
  • aircraft landing and departure fees,
  • Ulusaba passenger taxes and airport transfers.

** Please note that the Sabi Sand Guest Conservation Contribution (GCC) fee of R152 per person per night (Vat incl) will be added to the above rates and will be invoiced with the accommodation, max 3 night charge.

Child Rate:

  • Children are considered to be 8-16 years. Sharing with an adult they will pay 50% of the full rate.
  • From 17 years and older, full adult rate will apply. 

Child policy: 

  • Children from 8 years and older are welcome. 
  • A child is considered 8-16 years old and will be charged 50% of the full adult sharing rate when sharing with at least one adult. 
  • Should there be a full camp booking; children of any age will be welcome. This applies to all three lodges.

Triple Suites: are on a request basis and subject to availability and lodge numbers. The third person must be between the ages of 8-16 years. No triple suites with three adults will be allowed.

Arrival / Departure meals

  • Guests may arrive any time from 13h00, and the suites are to be vacated by 11h00. 
  • A lunch is served around noon, followed by tea/coffee and cake before the evening game drive commences. 
  • Dinner is served on return from the evening game drive. 
  • Dawn tea/coffee is served before morning game drive and breakfast is served on arrival back at the lodge.

Dulini Lodge Suites:
Dulini has 6 identical suites. Each suite is equipped with a lounge area and fireplace, deck and heated plunge pool, inside and outside shower, bath, double vanities and separate toilet. Mosquito nets, ceiling fan and air- conditioning, safe, hairdryer as well as a Nespresso machine and fully stocked mini bar. Total room size including outdoor area is 130 m2.

Dulini Lodge facilities include:
A gym, boma, lounge and relaxation patio, main lodge deck and swimming pool, wine cellar, WIFI and curio shop.

Dulini Leadwood Lodge suites:
4 riverside suites overlook the confluence of the Mabrak and Sand Rivers, each suite features a lounge area with fireplace, spacious bedroom, bathroom with a separate toilet, deck and a generous heated pool. Suites have both
ceiling fan and air-conditioning, safe, bath, double vanities, indoor and outdoor showers. Mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities as well as a Nespresso machine are featured in the lounge. Total room size incl outdoor area is 153m2.

Dulini Leadwood Lodge facilities include:
A Gym, boma, main lodge deck and tree house deck and swimming pool, WIFI and wine cellar.

Dulini River Lodge Suites:
River Lodge has 6 riverside suites. Each suite features a lounge area, deck and heated plunge pool. Indoor and outdoor showers, bath, double vanities and a separate toilet. Suites have both a ceiling fan and air- conditioning,
tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar, safe and hairdryers. Total room size incl outdoor area is 150m2.

Dulini River Lodge facilities include:
A wellness centre, boma, curio shop, wine cellar, WIFI, main lodge lounge, deck and training swimming pool.

Travel Insurence
Please ensure that you have taken out comprehensive travel insurance that will cover cancellation fees should you have to cancel your trip in any event.

Cancellations:
Our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • Three weeks before arrival: 50% of full amount
  • Two weeks before arrival: 75% of full amount
  • One week or less: 100% of full amount

*Special allowance will be made for Covid-19 related cancellations and postponements.

Payment:

  • A 30 day pre-payment is required unless otherwise agreed by management.

No Smoking Policy
In the interest of health and safety, the lodge observes a strict non-smoking policy. Smoking is not allowed in the suites or on game drives. It is only permitted in designated smoking areas in the lodge, and during drinks breaks on game drives.

Malaria
As malaria is present in the Mpumalanga region where the lodge is situated, it is essential to ensure that anti-malaria precautions be taken throughout the year. Please consult your doctor or pharmacist. Further information can be obtained from the Kruger National Park Malaria Hotline on +27 (0) 822341800 or +27 (0) 822341800.

What to take:

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sun hat, sunglasses & sun block
  • Cameras & binoculars
  • Anti-malaria precautions (please consult your travel clinic)
  • Light, neutral colour clothing & bathing suit
  • Warm clothing is essential in winter (i.e. May to September)

Game drives at Dulini Private Game Reserve are taken by professional and passionate rangers and trackers, who have a wealth of knowledge to unravel the intricate nuances of the African bush. Many of them grew up in the area and thus, their knowledge of the environment is unrivaled. All of them are professionally qualified to manage the rigorous responsibilities of the safari experience. It is these characters that will win your heart with heroic stories, wow you with phenomenal bush tales and leave you awestruck by their knowledgeable interpretation of the African wild.

10 000 hectares of pristine wilderness are traversed in the comfort of six seat open land rovers. With the teeming biodiversity of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and the skilled interpretation of bush signs by astute Shangaan trackers, no two game drives are ever the same. Trackers and rangers partner in looking for fresh animal tracks and sensitively follow elusive animals into ravines and through thicket to ensure your vivid and exhilarating wildlife encounter.

The Dulini field guides are well-versed in creating a memorable safari and will endeavor to position the vehicle for the best photographic opportunities for guests.


The Dulini day begins at dawn. An early morning game drive ensures that you catch the tail end of the night exploits of nocturnal creatures and inspires you with the new day vigour of the bush, still veiled in dew. This is an essential two to three hour safari experience that ends in a lavish breakfast back at camp.

The option of daily bush walks is offered by our field guides. This serves to highlight those aspects of nature one may miss on a drive and expose you to the energy and excitement of being immersed in the environment.

An extended day of relaxation in the tranquillity of the Dulini setting, allows you the opportunity to share bush tales, record memories in your safari journal, indulge in the culinary temptations of our chef and simply unwind and be restored.

The excitement of the safari begins again after tea when the intensity of the African heat begins to subside. This game drive coincides with the close of business for daytime game and the emerging routines of nocturnal beasts on the prowl. There is nothing quite as enthralling as pursuing the hunt of the big cats. The excitement of each drive is interrupted by refreshment breaks, to accommodate any call of the wild and revitalize you with a sundown cocktail.

 
Intimate Weddings at Dulini Lodge

Includes the following:
  •  Minister,
  •  Legal Documents,
  •  Bouquet for the bride,
  •  Buttonhole for groom,
  •  Extra flowers (seasonal),
  •  Small wedding cake,
  •  A complimentary bottle of sparkling wine for the bridal couple,
  •  Private orientation drive to choice of marriage venues before the wedding day,
  •  Exclusive bridal safari for your photographs after the ceremony,
  •  Exclusive use of the Pilot's Suite on the day for the Groom,
  •  Light meal and basic drinks for photographer and hairdresser on the day.

Venue:
The thrill of a safari wedding destination is that it offers numerous wildly romantic venues for tying the knot. Dulini may accommodate the ceremony either in camp under a canopy of ancient Ebony Trees, overlooking the exquisite riverine bush; or out in the wilderness on the edge of a rocky outlook with a panorama over the game reserve.
The choice of venue is dependent on season and weather, but may be tailored to your preference on consultation with our team.

Information required-
Wedding couple will need to submit the following at least three weeks prior to the wedding:

  •  Birth certificates
  •  Certified copies of Divorce and/or Death Certificates (where applicable)
  •  Declaration for the Purpose of a Marriage.
  •    (ONE MUST BE COMPLETED FOR EACH PARTNER)
  •  Particulars of Marriage Form.
  •  Certified copies of Passports.

This will be a Religious Ceremony, or it can be a Civil Ceremony if preferred.

A massage therapist may be reserved in advance to add to the extravagance of the pamper on the day, this service is an additional cost.

The above fee is applicable over and above the accommodation charges and utilises the standard Lodge facilities.

Any special hire in items (white chairs, marquee etc.) would be at an additional charge.
Make up, hairdressing and photography is not included in the fee.

Please note that additional fees may apply for same sex marriage services due to no local available ministers.

The above fee is subject to change and best confirmed at time of enquiry.

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Entry Fees

Wildtuin Entrance Fees
Paid directly by clients
Light vehicles under 3500kg GVM 
  - R310
per Entry
 Heavy vehicles over 3500kg GVM 
  - R540 
per Entry
Per Person fee
  - R 140 per entry
 Staff vehicles (SVP) with valid permits & cards
  - R 140 per entry
The rates applay to entry by vehicle, by air and on foot
 
Guest Conservation Contribution 2020
Commercial Guests
  - R 138.00 per person per day
Private visitors of members / landowners
  - R34.50 or more per person per day
Guest Conservation Contribution 2021/2022
Commercial Guests
  - R 151.80 per person per day
Private visitors of members / landowners
  - R37.95 or more per person per day
These rates are per person (applicable to all ages) per day
for maximum of three daysand are charged by
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What sets us Apart !

  • Effortless road and air access
  • Ideal for family or small groups
  • Rich biodiversity of game
  • Large elephant population
  • Over 530 bird species
  • Big 5 Game Animals

Coservation Fees

Guest Conservation Fees
   SA Citizen & residents
  - ZAR  105 per Adults per day
  - ZAR  52 per Child  per day    
  SADC with passport
  - ZAR  210 per Adults per day
  - ZAR  105 per Child per day
  Internationals
  - ZAR  424 per Adults per day
  - ZAR  212 per Child per day

R210 per vehicle entry fee

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