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Reviewed 7 November 2012

We booked two nights at Dulini and two nights at neighboring Exeter River Lodge for our first photo safari experience. (See a separate review for the River Lodge.) Dulini has a true bush feel, beautiful common areas and six lovely private rooms. We were warmly greeted by manager Gift, our butler Given and we thoroughly enjoyed the daily games drives led by driver/guide William and tracker Isaac. We saw leaopards and the rest of the big five plus much more on every excursion. Because we were celebrating a wedding anniversary the staff surprised us the first night with dinner set for 2 in our room #6 with complimentary champagne on ice, candles everywhere and a steaming bubble bath drawn and waiting for us after the game drive. The boma dinner on the second night was a great experience with all guests being drawn into the dancing and singing. We hope to return!

Room Tip: We were in #6 which was quiet and not a long walk from reception area
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank KakiTexas
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Reviewed 2 November 2012 via mobile

“beyond expectation”
Oct 29, 2012 Efsen
I read before our trip from Trip Advisor about the lodge. I was fully satisfied with personalized service, great food and smiling faces. i went there with my 7 yrs old son, and everybody was so helpful to meet our needs. i especially enjoyed the barbecue night with South African dance. Our guide Craig was very good to make our safari great. We saw big 5 twice in 3 days. I would highly recommend the lodge.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed 29 October 2012

We spent two nights here in early October for our honeymoon and it was perfect. We flew JFK-JNB direct, then a short layover and the short flight from JNB-Nelspruit. From there, it was about 2 hour drive to arrive at the lodge. From the moment we got there, we were treated like royalty. Reply is the man. The staff will go above and beyond to make your stay amazing. The lodge has only a small number of rooms, and each suite is set apart to ensure privacy. We were in suite 1, which I recommend since its on the end. The suites themselves are extremely luxurious and the pictures on the website don't even begin to do it justice. The bar is always fully stocked with whatever you like. Game drives were at 530 AM and 430 PM. The vehicle situation is good b/c they have two trucks, which ensures that at most there will be 6 people in the truck. Barry and Martin were our guides - they were tremendous. The lodge is located in the sabi sand game reserve and there are some other vehicles that you will encounter during your drives, but overall it does not feel over-crowded. During our stay, we saw lions, rhinos, leopards, elephants, wildebeest, etc. The game viewing overall is phenomenal. The drives last for 3 hours approximately and sometimes you stop for coffee/sundowners in the bush which is an amazing experience. There are other surprises that the staff will do for you during your stay, but I won't spoil them here in the review. Overall, the stay was amazing and we highly recommend it to anyone. For honeymooners, it was perfect.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank CDKLmedia
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Reviewed 9 October 2012

As seasoned travellers we have been to some good holiday destinations in the past but oh boy Dulini is very very special. Dulini lodge is idyllic with exceptional accomodation which is very spacious and luxurious but the most exceptional part is the amazing staff. From the minute you arrive until the time you leave the ever attentive staff weave their magic of surprises and thoughtful touches which provides a stay well beyond any expectation you may envisage. You can see from the previous reviews that in Dulini you get to know the staff by name and ours was no exception. Thank you Patricia, Gift,Freddy to name but a few. We saw the big 5 in the first 2 days and the safari experience was heightened by Patrick and Tyrone's excellent knowledge of the animals and knoweldge of the family history of many of the big game animals. This is a memorable experience made magical by the very special people in Dulini. I will make sure that when my children are older that they get to visit this extraordinary place.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Martin S
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Reviewed 14 September 2012

Dulini Lodge was our first stop on our first African safari and was a special introduction to this beautiful country. The rooms are wonderful: spacious, lovely decor that fits the locale, very comfortable bed and great bathroom. I loved the layout of the camp. The cottages are spread far enough apart that you don't see or hear your neighbors, from your deck or any room in the cottage all you see are the animals grazing in the dry river bed. In spite of the beauty and comfort of this lodge , it is the staff that makes Dulini so special: Isaac, Gift, Given, Reply, Maurice who made us feel so welcome. Also, Sinah and all of the kitchen staff produce fantastic gourmet meals of great variety. We ate so many fruits and veggies!
Our game drives were amazing thanks to the passion and expertise of our ranger William and tracker Isaac who make a terrific team and were so much fun to be around. We had plenty of sightings of the Big 5 and a wonderful hour watching the fascinating African Wild Dogs. What a bonus!
I could write so much more but don't want to spoil all of the surprises in store for you. Just go, be enchanted!
Oh, and a special shout out to Mummy for the best massage, ever.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Mariamalia
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