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Dulini Leadwood Lodge

Exeter Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa

Nestled in the fork of the Sand and Mabrak Rivers in the renowned Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Dulini Leadwood Lodge features four luxurious suites set apart from one another, offering complete solitude, serenity and privacy.

At a Glance

  • Sit and watch animals from your private deck

  • Private plunge pools in front of each suite

  • Only 4 suites in total, each with a fireplace and private plunge pool

  • Lovely main areas and places to relax

  • Big 5 game viewing straight from the lodge

Wildlife, Adventure, Honeymoon

Insider's View

Steal a romantic moment away at the decking built into the trees.

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Insider's View

Leadwood is great for guests looking who love to be social. Because of its small size it works less well for those who prefer a more private vacation experience.

Dominic Atterton

Insider's View

Enjoy a private dinner on the treehouse deck, dotted with candles – very romantic!

Anna Hearn

Insider's View

This lodge does not accept children under sixteen – so perfect for adults wishing to get away from it all

Anna Hearn

Insider's View

Enjoy a relaxing massage in the comfort of your own room

Anna Hearn

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Dulini Leadwood Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Greater Kruger


Dulini Leadwood Lodge is situated within the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which is renowned for having some of the best game-viewing in South Africa. Located near the southwestern corner of the Kruger National Park, there are no restricting fences, enabling the animals to roam freely. Leadwood is a private safari lodge situated in the western part of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, nestled against a well wooded bank of the Sand River, where jackalberry and leadwood trees lend their shade.

Dulini Leadwood Lodge is a fabulous option for honeymoon couples looking for a more romantic and private safari experience. With only four suites, this is the more exclusive lodge within the Exeter concession and perfect for families or groups of friends. When taken exclusively you can enjoy a private ranger/host, tracker, butler, chef and exclusive use of an open 4x4 safari vehicle.

The lodge offers four beautifully appointed suites featuring a private fireplace, sitting room, plunge pool, bathroom with free standing tubs and air conditioning. Floor to ceiling glass windows in the front of each suite afford fantastic views of the animals coming down to drink at the rocky watering hole. Fine Pan African cuisine is served in the dining area, in the boma around a roaring fire or in the bush. There's also a large swimming pool for cooling off from the heat of the African sun.

The lodge offers family game drives and you can also enjoy bush walks with experienced rangers and trackers to explore the finer details of your surroundings.


Exeter Leadwood Lodge offers four air conditioned suites, each with a private fireplace, sitting room and plunge pool. Floor to ceiling glass windows in the front of each suite afford fantastic views of the animals coming down to drink at the rocky watering hole. Bathrooms feature free standing tubs and under-floor heating for maximum comfort.


Each suite has a private plunge pool, air conditioning and a sitting room with fireplace.


Children are most welcome to come and stay at Leadwood Lodge. However, children under the age of 6 years cannot participate in game drives. The lodge are able to arrange baby sitting for younger children while the parents go on a game drive or have dinner.


Facilities at the Leadwood Lodge include a large swimming pool, an open air dining room serving Pan African cuisine, boma for romantic candlelit dinners and king size private plunge pools on the deck of each suite, the lodge also offers in room massages.


Game drives, family game drives, special children’s programs and bird watching are all included at Exeter Leadwood Lodge. You can also enjoy interpretive bush walks, where an armed ranger will accompany you and share his vast knowledge of the local fauna and flora. Take in the intimate details of your surroundings, from the intricate patterns of a spider's web, to the bright plumage of the local birds and the sharp alarms calls of a dozen small creatures.

Location & Directions

Exeter Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa

Nestled against the wooded bank of the Sand River, Leadwood Lodge boasts scenic views over the river bank. This Sabi Sand lodge is situated in a private concession, namely the Exeter Private Game Reserve, South Africa. With no boundary fences between the Sabi Sands and the Kruger Park, Big Five game and many other fascinating species roam freely between the two areas.

When to go

There is no bad time to go on safari in the Kruger National Park. The experience does, however, change from month to month. In the summer months (October to March), it gets very hot. The verdant vistas are all the more spectacular because of the rains, but this means that the foliage is denser, water is more abundant and game is therefore trickier to see. There are lots of beautiful migratory birds during the summer months. While the daytime temperature in the winter months (May to September) is ideal, it does get a little chilly at night and in the early morning.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Dulini Leadwood Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Greater Kruger

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