Dulini Leadwood : Honeymoon Safari

September 9, 2023
Dulini Leadwood Suite

Dulini Leadwood embodies the quintessential African romance.

Dulini Leadwood

Dulini Sundowners


Nestled within the lush embrace of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. With a doubt, this lodge is designed for honeymooners, romance and tranquility. Each offering a private and exclusive atmosphere. Each Suite tucked beneath a canopy of ancient trees. With only four luxurious suites, the lodge captivates an intimate and personalized experience. Making sure that you can celebrate your honeymoon in luxury.   Privately and still be captivated by the South African bushveld.

How to get there:

Arriving at Dulini, I met Tash, this beautiful African woman, with the biggest smile.  She welcomed me with a cool lemongrass face cloth to refresh my face.  From Eastgate Airport (Hoedspruit) it takes about 2.5 hours’ drive. Or you can fly into Skukuza airport, which is a quick easy 1.30 minutes’ drive. Tash kindly orientated me, showing me around the lodge.  In the river, which runs all year round, lay a buffalo, Chilling in the water.  After checking in, we walked to my suite for the evening.  I could feel she beamed with such pride.  She was friendly and so warm.

Luxury Suite:

For one thing, the suites at Dulini Leadwood are spacious, beautifully appointed and designed to harmonize with the bush.  Each suite has its own lounge area, large bedroom and opulent bathroom.  And if that doesn’t impress you enough, you also spoilt with plunge pool and sundeck.  For this reason, making this the perfect place to bask in the warmth of the sun or savor a private moment under the starlit African sky. They have everything and so much more, offering a blend of rustic charm and modern comfort, providing a love affair with nature.

Dulini Leadwood Plunge Pool Suite

Without a doubt, a honeymoon at Dulini Leadwood is not just a celebration of love. But also, an invitation to experience the magic of wildlife. The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is famous for its exceptional game viewing.  Here you will see the Big Five, Ugly Five and the Small Five.

Game Viewing:

Guided by expert rangers and trackers, every game drive becomes a shared adventure, the chase, the opportunity to marvel at the beauty of nature’s creations while holding each other close. The Ranger Patrick, who has traversed in the area for decades, was excellent.  I noticed that Patrick and May the tracker, had great synergy. Making, each game drive fun and exciting. May had exceptional bird knowledge.  Therefore, it was a treat to tick off many gorgeous birds, my favourite being a giant Kingfisher. Check out my photographs taken on the exceptional game drive : Click here

Romance at Dulini:

Specifically, the romance of Dulini Leadwood extends beyond the wild encounters. The dedicated team are commitment to curating unforgettable experiences.  Intimate dinners set against the backdrop of the bushveld. Or dining on a private deck under the starlit skies. I have seen the twinkling candlelit dinners in the open-air boma. Adding to the lodge’s culinary offerings are a symphony of flavors. Designed to enchant the senses and ignite the spark of love. Another key point is the food was sensational. Everyone cleaned up their plates and I noticed many went back for seconds.

Honeymoon Lodge:

For this reason, this beautiful lodge is perfect for a honeymoon safari. Encompassing, a canvas upon which honeymooners can paint the vivid strokes of their love story. For example, impeccable service, attention to detail, and dedication to providing a personalized experience. Certainly, I can ensure you, that every moment of your honeymoon is tailor-made. I was surprised by the seamless service and enjoyed albeit on my own, the romance of this special space.

Meaning of Dulini:

The name Dulini is the African word given to a termite mound that offers shelter to secretive creatures.  Such as the aardvark. It is believed that many years ago, whilst exploring the rich riverine grove. The founders of the original site of Dulini Moya disturbed an aardvark resident to a nearby Dulini. Thus, it became known as place of the antbear.

The prefect honeymoon safari is a place where romance is made by the people, the place and enhanced by the wilderness. The calls of creatures become the soundtrack to your love story. In conclusion, this lodge ticks off all the boxes.  All-encompassing experience that celebrates the union of two souls. I highly recommend spending 4 nights here! Indeed, this is one of my best!

See more photographs of this beautiful lodge. Click here.

Dulini Leadwood Suite


For honeymooners seeking an intimate escape that transcends the ordinary, Dulini Leadwood  beckons with open arms. Uniquely, promising a journey of love and discovery amidst the untamed beauty of Africa.


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