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Embraced in the riverine grandeur of the languid Sand River, Dulini River offers inspirational views and an awe- inspiring atmosphere. The serenity of the setting is reflected in elemental tones and textures of six magnificent suites, which emerge from the banks of the river. Peace and tranquility abound.
Guests are enthralled by the passage of game and rich birdlife that meander with the river along their view from the open dining deck and sumptuous lounge. The cascade of water infuses the air with the energy of the river, also reflected in the natural hues and aqua accents of the beautiful lodge.
The eight luxury thatched suites have dramatic close-up views of the Sand River and are generously spaced along the river bank. Suite interiors are elegantly designed using natural earthly colours, luxury finishes and a dash of African flair. Features include en-suite bathrooms with deep bath tubs and outdoor showers, air-conditioning and fans, minbar and a private wooden verandah with loungers, plunge pool and Sand River views. The lodge lounge and dining areas are under thatch with open sides, high ceilings and screed floors. Deep comfortable sofas and furnishings, extensive deck, a giant sausage tree and open air boma add to the allure of this beautiful lodge.
The movement of game through the trails around the camp 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.
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.
A well-equipped gym offers an alternative for those who wish for something more energetic than relaxing on your deck.
Every meal at Dulini River is a celebratory African Affair, uniquely infused with timeless flavours, passionately prepared in reinvented tradition and lavishly served in wondrous settings. Fresh, local and homemade by zealous and talented chefs, each dish is curated to tantalize the taste buds and ignite the imagination.
Our wine cellar boasts a pleasure of wines showcasing some of the best boutique vineyards South Africa has to offer. We are fortunate to have 17 wine regions to choose from, each with its unique influence on the cultivar due to varying weather patterns, soil and altitude. Every wine selected is designed to celebrate this diversity of which we are very proud. Guests are treated to an array of New World wines that captivate even the most educated palette, as well as a collection of fine whiskeys and brandies.
In the midst of the thrill of wildlife encounters, a safari adventure is also capable of restoring the soul. A selection of lavish treatments has been designed to enhance your experience of the African Bush by heightening your senses through massage. Our team of masseurs delights in extending your relaxation by pampering you with essential oils and extracts unique to our African setting.