We stayed at Dulini in August 2007 for 4 nights after having stayed at Jocks safari lodge in the Kruger for 3 nights and having safari in Kenya a few years ago. It was without question the best accommodation I have stayed in, probably anywhere in the world.
The attention to detail and service were absolutly fantastic. We were a family of 4 with 2 teenage daughters. I cant really begin to describe it but the cottages were gorgeous, very spacious and tastefully decorated with huge bathrooms etc over looking the river bed. The service was outstanding with Freddy our butler being really sweet and attentive at all times. The food was excellent with lunches out in the grounds with animals around you being a real highlight . The games drives were brilliant with our driver and tracker being absolutly committed and informative. We saw Leopard everytime we went out, lioness and cubs, hyenas eating a rhino (yuck!), pride of 4 male lions and much more.
Really if you get the chance and can warrant the expense go there. The grounds tracked are largely the same as Ulasaba and some of the other camps that are more expensive but I am not sure how your experience could be enhanced anywhere else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Under a leafy canopy of ebony trees, six luxurious stone cottages grace the banks of the Mabrak River. As one of only 12 guests, you feel instantly at home in this quiet retreat, where classic interiors enfold guests in quiet style and elegance. Generous private plunge pools and shady decks look out onto the dry riverbed. Large, welcoming sofas and African sculptures fill the gracious guest areas. Dine under the ancient jackalberry tree where skilled chefs serve delicious meals or steal away for an intimate dinner in the well-stocked wine cellar. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- And Beyond Dulini Lodge
- &Beyond Dulini Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
- Dulini Lodge South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve