• 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 2019
to 31 Dec 2019
Dulini Lodge Daily sharing rate - per person R16 120
Dulini Lodge Daily single rate - per person R24 175
Leadwood Lodge Daily sharing rate - per person R16 120
Leadwood Lodge Daily single rate - per person R24 175
River Lodge Daily sharing rate - per person R16 120
River Lodge Daily single rate - per person R24 175
Leadwood Lodge (Exclusive use of all 4 suites max 8 pax) R128 920

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SPECIAL OFFERS
Valid:01 November 2019 - 31 March 2020 Special
15% discount off accommodation rates


Subject to the following terms:
  • Travel dates: 01 November 2019 - 31 March 2020.
  • Blackout dates: 21 December 2019 - 08 January 2020.
  • Minimum stay 3 nights or more subject to availability.
  • Cannot be combined with any other special offers.
  • Applies to new bookings only.
 

SPECIAL OFFERS VALID ALL YEAR FOR TRAVEL IN 2019

 
HONEYMOON OFFER

 

Bride receives a 50% discount off rates for her stay. Minimum stay of 3 nights is required.
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 2019
 
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.

Special offers are not combinable

DISTANCES

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

SABI SAND WILTUIN GATE ENTRY FEES

  • You need to pay R280 per vehicle entrance fee, plus R120 per person (valid until 31 Dec 2019).
  • 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 lodge. Federal Air has daily scheduled flights to and from Johannesburg into this airstrip.
Airlink fly into Kruger Mpumalanga Airport (KMIA) as well as Skukuza (SKZ) 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.
Our closest gate entry is Newington Gate.
*Please note that all passenger landing and departure 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 R295 per person Ulusaba passenger tax (valid for 2019), 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.

Distances

  • Johannesburg to Savanna: approximately 5 1⁄2 hours’ drive (480km)
  • KMIA (Nelspruit) to Savanna: approximately 1 1⁄2 hours’ drive (130km)


From Johannesburg or Pretoria:-

  •  Take the N12, or N4 highway to Nelspruit.
  •  When you enter Nelspruit, turn left at the 3rd traffic light (Crossings Shopping centre should be on your left) and follow the signboards towards White River.
  •  From White River, take the R40 to Hazyview. You will reach a T junction where you turn left and head into Hazyview.
  •  Go through Hazyview, turn right after the footbridge onto the R536. Sign boards to Kruger National Park and Kruger Gate.
  •  After approximately 34km, turn left onto a dirt road* at the Sabi Sand - Newington Gate sign (see map below).
  •  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 plus 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.


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.

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:

3 Riverside suites when booked individually, or 4 suites when booked at exclusive use.
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.

Dulini Leadwood Lodge facilities include:
A 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.


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

** Please note that the Sabi Sand Guest Conservation Contribution (GCC) fee of   R138  per person per night (vat incl) will be added to the above rates and will be invoiced with the accommodation for a 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.

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

Our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • Only written cancellations will be accepted.
  • Three weeks before arrival: 50% of full amount
  • Two weeks before arrival: 75% of full amount
  • One week or less: 100% of full amount

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.

CHILDREN

  • Children of any age may be accommodated in the Savanna Suite if it is sold as one unit.
  • We regret that we do not accommodate children under the age of 8 years, unless the whole camp is booked.
  • Children 8-16 years, sharing with an adult pay 50% of the full rate.
  • From 17 years and older, full adult rate will apply.

TRIPLE ROOMS are on a request basis and subject to availability and lodge numbers. 

Child rates will apply for a 8-16 year old sharing with parents. Normal adult sharing rate will apply thereafter.

Single Supplement policy: The single supplement is 50% of the adult sharing rate.

Triple Suites:
are on a request basis and subject to availability and lodge numbers at Dulini and Leadwood only. The third person must be between the ages of 8-16 years at Dulini Lodge and Dulini River Lodge, and 12-16 years at Leadwood. No triple suites with three adults will be allowed. No triple suites can be accommodated at River Lodge.

TRAVEL INSURANCE
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.

ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE
Guests may arrive any time from 13h00, and the rooms are to be vacated by 11h00. Please note that the Game Drive departs at 16h00 in summer and 15h30 in winter.

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.

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
R36,000  – valid from 01 January 2019 - 31 December 2019


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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