2019 rack rates now available for Savanna and The Dulini Collection

We have now released the 2019 rates for both Savanna Private Game Reserve and The Dulini Collection.  Just a couple of points to note, the Honeymoon offer can still be applied for stays of 3 nights or more for all lodge, however, it does need to be taken within 6 months of the wedding date.  Also we are delighted to announce that Leadwood Lodge will now be offering 4 stunning suits (formally 3 unless taken exclusively), however, we will maintain our policy of only having a maximum of 6 guests on a game drive vehicle.

You can download the rack rates and fact sheets below

2019 The Dulini Collection Rack

2019 Savanna Private Game Reserve Rack

 

Exciting upgrades for The Dulini Collection during 2018

The Dulini Collection continually strives for perfection, to deliver the very best safari experience for our clients. Ensuring that the lodges are comfortable and stylish is as important as the fantastic service and game viewing experiences that we offer at each of the three lodges.  Dulini River Lodge is going through some extensive upgrades in early 2018 and Leadwood will also be getting a facelift later in the year.  More information below, including important closure dates.

 

Dulini River Lodge

The refurbishments at River Lodge are extensive and exciting! We will be closing from  1st February to 14th May 2018.  During this time, the following will take place:
– Soft refurbishments throughout the lodge and the rooms.
– Suite bathrooms will be rebuilt entirely; modernised, extended and will be opening into outside shower area
– A vast amount of landscaping will take place around the lodge
– All suite decks will be replaced
– Suite 7 and 8 will be closed.
– Suite 7 will be refurbished & will be used as an emergency room.
– Suite 8 will be converted to a gym with a lap pool
– A walk in wine cellar will be built.
– The entrance to the lodge will be upgraded.
– New main kitchen, workshop, laundry and water plant

 

Dulini Leadwood Lodge

During Closure from 28th September – 12 November 2018
The Arrivals area:
– Decking walk-ways are being introduced
– New design and landscaping
The Main Lodge area:
– New deck and thatch to the main lodge building
– The dining area will be extended
– Removing the stairs going into the lounge and expanding and harmonizing the whole lounge area and improving the layout.
– Building a gym
The Suites:
– All suites will be re-thatched
– All suites will have new decks built
Back of House:
– Upgrading the kitchen and the storeroom
– Building a new butlers station and staff area

 

Dulini Lodge

Already completed! Not to be left out, the stunning Dulini Lodge has already undergone some upgrades during 2017, including replacing all of the soft furnishings throughout the lodge and suites, replacing the wooden flooring within the rooms, new external decking in all suites and upgrading the plunge pools and outside area.

The Dulini Collection refurbishment plans

We are very excited about the forthcoming plans to upgrade and refurbish the three Dulini Collection Lodges in the coming months, so that each displays the high standards that the trade and guests expect from the Dulini brand.  Here are some of the details you need to know but please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like further information:

Leadwood Lodge:
The new safari vehicles have already arrived and are fully equipped with binos, ponchos, camera mounts etc. We are currently upgrading all the soft refurbishments throughout the lodge and the rooms and putting the finishing touches to the landscaping which is taking place around the lodge. Looking to the future months, all the plunge pools to be heated by the end of January 2017 and the Leadwood entrance will be upgraded by the end of February 2017. As the work is largely cosmetic, there will be no closure dates for the lodge. Don’t worry, no guests will be disturbed whilst we are very quietly continuing with our work (but they will be impressed with the finished product!).

River Lodge:
Similar to Leadwood Lodge, the smart new safari vehicles are in place and being enjoyed by our guests. And the soft refurbishments are also well under way, with some attention to the landscaping surrounding the lodge.  Its going to make a huge difference to the main lodge area and we look forward to sharing some images with you.  The plunge pools will also be heated by the end of January – in plenty of time for our ‘winter’ guests.  The majority of works to be carried out at River Lodge will take place from 18th February when the lodge will close for 6 weeks, until 31st March.  Its an exciting project and guests will be enjoying brand new bathrooms which are going to be totally rebuilt, extending to an outside shower.  We will be closing down 2 suites entirely so that the lodge will run at a maximum of 6 suites (and will have the knock on effect of only allowing 6 people per vehicle). A gym and lap pool is being built along with a walk in wine cellar and an upgraded lodge entrance.  Watch this space for more photographs and information!

Dulini Lodge:
To maintain our high standards and to ensure that all three lodges are enjoying a ‘facelift’ at the same time, Dulini is replacing all its soft furnishings, which is currently well under way. The wooden floors in all the bedrooms will be replaced as well as the external decking.  To allow for this, there will be a short closure of two weeks between 13 June and 1 July 2017.

We very much look forward to sharing photographs with you when it is all completed!

 

 

Webinar – Dulini Private Game Reserve

Want to know more about the two new lodges that have joined the Dulini Private Game Reserve collection? We are holding a webinar on Wednesday 1st June at 4pm – register by clicking on the link below and we look forward to telling you more!

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4917280257015720194

Dulini Private Game Reserve Acquires Leadwood & River Lodge

Dulini – The Quintessential Collection

DULINI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE ACQUIRES TWO ADDITIONAL LUXURY LODGES TO CREATE A PORTFOLIO OF THREE PRESTIGIOUS WILDLIFE PROPERTIES

Dulini Private Game Reserve is proud to announce the growth of its portfolio of private, luxury lodges in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.
The exceptional safari experience offered by Dulini is to be extended by the inclusion of two spectacular lodges: Leadwood and River Lodge.

Originally managed by &Beyond and marketed as Exeter Leadwood and Exeter River Lodge, the beautiful river-front properties, find themselves in the hands of passionate new owners. Our intention is to bring the same intimate hospitality and level of luxury to the market, as that which has made Dulini the safari destination of choice since having been acquired in 2013.

This exclusive portfolio, offers an additional 18 beds to the market under the banner of “The Dulini Quintessential Collection.” The prestigious product of six luxurious suites at Dulini is now expanded by the compliment of three suites at Leadwood and six suites at River Lodge.

 

PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

It is with gratitude for their professional management of Leadwood and River Lodge in the past, that the partners of Dulini bid farewell to &Beyond, who are in the process of bowing out by the 31st of August 2016.  We are confident that this will be a seamless transition that will in no way affect reservations held or the guest experience.

Dulini Reservations will be honouring all obligations, all offers and agreements which are currently in place with the trade for bookings taken and confirmed by &Beyond for 2016. There are, however, three amendments to be noted: Any specials related to a combination of &Beyond lodges will no longer apply to any reservations which were not confirmed before the 16th of May 2016; terms and conditions for the honeymoon special will include a minimum stay of 3 nights; and the children’s policy limits the age to 8 years and over.

From the 16th of May 2016 all reservations for travel after 31 August 2016, will be handled by Dulini Reservations. Reservations for travel from today until the 31st August 2016 will be handled by &Beyond.

CURRENT RESERVATIONS:  Travel from today until the 31st August 2016 – andBeyond

FUTURE RESERVATIONS: Travel from the 31st August 2016 – Dulini reservations
Kelly Coates
Tel: +27 (0) 11 792 4927
Email: reservations@dulini.com

MARKETING MANAGEMENT OF DULINI
The marketing of The Dulini Quintessential Collection will be placed under the competent management of Karen McEwan and an extended team of international marketing representatives.
Karen McEwan
Tel: +27 (0) 13 750 0115
Email: marketing@dulini.com

DIRECTORSHIP OF THE DULINI QUINTESSENTIAL COLLECTION
Iain Garratt, an owner and the Executive Director of The Dulini Quintessential Collection, would be delighted to field any queries and receive your correspondence. He may be contacted as follows:
Iain Garratt                                                                                                     
Tel: +27 (0) 84 514 9169
Email: iain@dulini.com

APPRECIATION
We value the support of all our clients and would like to thank you for entrusting your guests to us. We anticipate the continuation of worthwhile business relations with you as the new season begins.

Savanna and Dulini release their 2017 rack rates

We are delighted to be sending you rack rates for both Savanna and Dulini Private Game Reserves in the Sabi Sands. Please click on the links below to download the pdf documents.
2017 Savanna Rack Rates
2017 Dulini Rack rates
Included in the rate sheets are our special offers which we are also highlighting below

Honeymoon offer: Dont forget that we also have a honeymoon offer for both lodges: The bride receives a 50% discount off her stay (minimum of 3 nights).

15% off for repeat guests: Savanna and Dulini Private Game Reserves are both proud of their reputation for impeccable service, first class guiding and exceptional game viewing and we are often rewarded with guests repeatedly returning to the lodges year after year. As a reward to both our loyal guests and Agents, we are delighted to announce that both lodges now offer a repeat guest special (booking through their Tour Operator) –  a 15% discount off their accommodation costs. There is a minimum stay of  3 nights for 2017 and we need the last dates of their stay at the lodge to confirm the discount.
This is not combinable with any other specials that may be running and will only apply to repeat guests accommodation and not guests who may be traveling in the same party.

Online webinars for Savanna and Dulini

Far Horizons will be presenting two webinars over the next couple of weeks.  The first will feature Dulini Private Game Reserve in Sabi Sands.  We will give a brief overview about the lodge, its beautifully presented suites, the internationally renowned guides and incredible game viewing. Please find the link to register and join below.
 

Dulini Private Game Reserve Webinar
Thursday 29th October at 4pm GMT  
(11hr00 CST / 12hr00 EST)  
Register Here

The following week there will be an in depth presentation on Savanna Private Game Reserve.  We will be holding this on Tuesday 28th October.  Again, the link to register and join the webinar is below.

Savanna Private Game Reserve Webinar
Wednesday 11th November at 4pm GMT  
(11hr00 CST / 12hr00 EST)  
Register Here

I do hope that you will be able to join us. However, if you are busy at these times, register anyway and I will forward the recorded youtube link to you after the session.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Two of Sabi Sand Reserve’s finest lodges – Savanna and Dulini – are working together to offer their shared guests the opportunity to shun the traditional vehicle transfer, in favour of taking a wilder, more adventurous approach and walking through the game rich Sabi Sand, between the two lodges.

These adventurous walkers will experience the chance of getting up close to fauna, flora, bird life and wildlife. Whilst the pace will be leisurely and guests do not need to be super fit, the experience will take approximately 6 hours including a light bush breakfast being served around the 8km point. Here, should the guests wish to opt out and be transferred the remainder of the way, they may do so.

The experience is guaranteed to fascinate and excite guests who will be exploring areas rarely visited by vehicles. Guests will be walking through this big game environment within the safe guidance of our specially trained rangers and trackers and will have the chance to marvel at some of the smaller, but no less impressive creatures which can only be fully appreciated when travelling through the bush on foot.

Guests will need to spend a minimum of 2 nights at each lodge in order to partake on this walking adventure. Combined, these camps highlight the very best that the Sabi Sand can offer, going far beyond the luxurious accommodation – the exceptional guiding and breath taking walk will get guests closer to nature and an experience that will never be forgotten. Both lodges boast exceptionally high standards of luxury and service, however each has its own unique atmosphere and identity allowing for two totally different experiences within the Sabi Sand Reserve.

15% discount for repeat guests

Savanna and Dulini Private Game Reserves are both proud of their reputation for impeccable service, first class guiding and exceptional game viewing and we are often rewarded with guests repeatedly returning to the lodges year after year. As a reward to both our loyal guests and Agents, we are delighted to announce that both lodges now offer a repeat guest special (booking through their Tour Operator) –  a 15% discount off their accommodation costs. There is a minimum stay of 2 nights for 2015 and a minimum stay of 3 nights for 2016 and we need the last dates of their stay at the lodge to confirm the discount.

This is not combinable with any other specials that may be running and will only apply to repeat guests accommodation and not guests who may be traveling in the same party.