Dulini River Lodge

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Enjoy exceptional Big 5 game viewing while staying at the wonderful Dulini River Lodge in South Africa's Sabi Sand Game Reserve. This exclusive lodge also offers an unbeatable culinary experience and excellent, personalised service.

Dulini River Lodge is situated under a shady canopy of ancient riverine trees and overlooks the Sand River. Experience excellent game viewing on morning and afternoon game drives, as well as guided walking safaris. There are also photographic walking safaris on offer for photography enthusiasts.


  • Set in the private Sabi Sand Game Reserve with magnificent river views
  • Expansive viewing deck with plenty of areas to relax
  • Personal and attentive service
  • Superb culinary experience - fresh & healthy cuisine
  • Luxurious & spacious suites, all with fantastic views
  • One of our best romantic safari lodges


  • Bird watching
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Picnics
  • Bush dining
  • Specialist guides
  • Spa treatments



Dulini River Lodge has six luxurious suites, all with lovely views over the Sand River - keep an eye out for wildlife at the river's edge! The rooms come complete with private plunge pools, en suite bathrooms and romantic outdoor showers.


Dulini River Lodge offers all the facilities necessary to enjoy an authentic yet comfortable safari experience.

Lounges and dining areas all have large decks offering exquisite views over the river and surrounding floodplains.

The lodge also offers a fully-stocked bar, perfect for relaxing sundowner drinks after your afternoon game drive.


Dulini River Lodge prides itself on its excellent cuisine. The à la carte restaurant caters to all tastes and meals can be enjoyed in an open-air boma, the dining room or even, candle-lit style, out in the bush.

General facilities

  • Wine cellar
  • Plunge pool
  • Boma
  • Curio or Gift shop
  • Wi-fi available
  • Laundry service


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Dates Board Price
2022-01-01 — 2022-12-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $1,165
2023-01-01 — 2023-12-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $1,305

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
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Traveller Reviews

Dulini River Lodge

Danielle Gallo

'Our favorite part was, of course, the safari. Dulini River Lodge was beyond fantastic. The staff everywhere we stayed were great but the staff on safari were special and they made our trip special. Being out on the game drives was unbelievable and t he food there was incredible too.'
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Helen Katz

Exeter River Lodge was so lovely and luxurious. It was even better than I had hoped for. I didn't realize that we would be able to see the animals so close up! A herd of elephants visited the river every afternoon, and we could watch them from our b alcony.
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Christina Segui

We had a wonderful time in South Africa with my sister and truly enjoyed everything. Our experience with you, the andbeyond lodges and all in the safari has been very good and enjoyable, so much so that as you say, we have definitely been bitten by t he safari bug and can't wait to have the chance to go on more safaris!! The very best were the wildlife and landscape, colours and scents. We keep such good impressions! People didn't fall short either and we felt particularly indulged, we guessed maybe because of being Go2Africa customers :) We are very happy with the experience as a whole and thankful to my sister for sharing her findings with us. We as well will recommend you to friends and family without doubt. It's been an amazing safari. So, simply… Big thanks!!
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Mukesh Mehta

The lodge is simply beautiful with absolutely the highest level of service. Warm towels to greet you every time you come in from a game drive or at check in. Food that rivals gourmet restaurants, and they feed you every chance they get. Delicious! Th ey provide hot water bottles and blankets as it gets chilly in the mornings. One morning there was a surprise - we were taken to a place where there was a chef making crumpets with all sorts of topping choices. All this with hot breakfast still waiting in the lodge! We saw a large crocodile in the river. They do your laundry for you - including underwear, and its returned the same day. Plenty of bottled water, and they ask you not to drink the tap water. There are umbrellas provided, and an adapter as well. There is a fully stocked bar in the room, and drinks flow freely any time you want.The game watching was fabulous and we got to see the big five, and many more animals, all in a span of one evening drive and a morning drive the next day. It's amazing how close they park the jeep. The animals just ignore the jeeps. Our trip is almost over now, and we have stayed at three other camps - one in Zambia, and two in Botswana. The Exeter River Lodge was among our favorite.
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Kevin O'Neal

The trip was wonderful and went off without any problems at all. All of the reservations, transfers and accommodations were fantastic and we especially appreciated all of the personal attention and flourishes at the safari lodges. All of the person nel were exceedingly pleasant and helpful and took the time to get to know you.
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Keri McMenamin

The Exeter River Lodge, again greeted us both by name, welcomed us to the lodge and gave us the general tour, each member of staff was introduced to us by name and likewise greeted us by ours every time they saw us, which we both felt was an incredib le feat ? and added a really personal touch. Our room was amazing, gorgeous views of the river, the facilities in the room were excellent, our minibar was restocked 2 a day and they products supplied for the bathroom were divine. Our butler Ronnie couldn’t have done more for us and he had worked in conjunction with the Chef to arrange an array of gluten free treats for me at every meal, I thought I would be forgoing bread, muffins, melktert etc. but chef worked incredibly hard to ensure that I was always catered for… I really felt that they had gone to an incredible lengths to ensure that I was included and this never seemed like it was any trouble for them at all, and having stayed in 5* hotels globally this was a very new experience for me! Our ranger, Andrew had such an incredible passion for his job, he even managed to spark a fledgling interest in birds in both Damon and I, and we were only there to see the big 5 and by the end of the trip with them we actually gained an enormous amount of knowledge about other wildlife, birdlife, plants and frogs ? I couldn’t recommend him enough for personality, passion, his ability to connect with any age range we were on tour with an 85yr old couple on honeymoon, a single 40+ lady from Oz and the two of us 30 something’s and none of us could stop singing his praises. Ronny and the staff also went out of their way to arrange a surprise romantic dinner in our room, with a romantic candle lit bath (freshly poured upon return from evening game drive) on our last night, it couldn’t have been more special! The things I’d change about this holiday was perhaps my over indulgence with Chef’s amazing food!
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Renato Cukier

"Exeter was also very good, the room is beautiful and the game drive was the best we had, especially because the Ranger (Steve) and the Tracker (Jack) that were very good."

Jason Hochfelder

Exeter River Lodge was more what we were hoping for. The accommodations were excellent and the staff was so accommodating. It was clearly a little more comercial that Pondoro, but that was completely ok with us. We had one night were there was a pr oblem with the room and they took care of it right away. We saw every animal here as well and it was awesome.
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Peter Leigh

I really enjoyed Exeter River Lodge. The accommodation there is excellent as is the food. The ranger and tracker Craig and Martin were excellent and managed to find us fantastic game sightings. The staff as ever at an Andbeyond lodge were excellent a nd the service I received was first class. I seem to have got all lodges to realise that a plate of fruit is all need for lunch! The only way to survive the quality and quantity of the food!
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Roger Hall

"This lodge was absolutely spectacular from the accommodations and views of animals from your room to the top notch food. This lodge definitely met/exceeded our expectations. We loved the game drives and got to see the Big 5 multiple times!"

Diane Hanbury

Exeter River Lodge: What can we say but FANTASTIC! The accommodations, staff, ranger, tracker, room all excellent quality. We felt like celebrities. They treated all of their guests so well. Our ranger Richard and our tracker Eric were not only won derful at their job but you could feel their passion and they taught us so much about wildlife, flowers, birds etc. We even went on a walking safari and tracked giraffes. All staff were wonderful and kind human beings and we would highly recommend Exeter River Lodge in a flash.
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Jodi Miller

The safari was definitely the highlight of our trip and we enjoyed the personal attention the small lodge afforded. Our road transfers were all seamless. We particularly enjoyed our transfer to the safari as the driver (by the name of Doctor) share d a lot with us about the area, farming, and daily life.
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Susan & Larry Warhus

"Our stay at Exeter River Lodge was outstanding. The accommodations were breathtaking."

Amy Clifford

"The safari was so amazing...we saw the big 5! The people there were awesome...as was the food!!"

Shelley Emery

"Exeter River Lodge was out of this world. Exceptional service and lodges to die for. Everything was smooth and well organised from start to finish."

Corrine Tashnek

"The best parts of our trip were: Sabi Sands - Exeter River Lodge Game Drives"

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