Having traveled across Africa before and Sabi Sands before, I cant emphasize what an amazing experience we had at this lodge.
William who was our guide is the best guide we have ever had out of the many many lodges we have stayed in. He made our trip with his personality, passion for the bush and enthusiasm and determination to keep showing us better and better wild life sightings.
I proposed to my girlfriend on this trip at our first night at Exeter and the whole team at Exeter were involved in the proposal and had the most beautiful, memorable setting laid out for me to propose on the Sand River at Dusk. They went out of their way to make sure it was very very special and the effort they made to make sure it was up to a standard even I didn't expect will always be remembered.
The lodge is fantastic. The rooms are spacious and the food was absolutely fantastic.
Chris our Tracker was also fantastic and was so eager and determined and it pays off as we were equally more eager and determined to have better and better sightings and the excitement this creates is worth every penny we paid.
The game in this area is second to none. We saw many many leopard, a couple different prides of Lions and even saw the 3 Majingilane male lions as they are currently in the area. We witnessed a Leopard Kill from start to finish and had some fantastic Rhino sighting, elephants sightings and many sightings of giraffe and all kinds of other game as well.
Thanks again William for the most memorable safari experience we have had to date. You have set the bar very high and it will be hard for anyone to match your knowledge and the experience you gave us. I will most certainly be back and on the condition that you guide us when we are back :)
Exeter will always be special to us due to your efforts and the staff efforts. Thanks as well to Faculty our butler who was always smiling and very helpful.
Until next time !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In spite of the dry name of the river on which it is located, there is nothing arid about warm and welcoming and Beyond Exeter River Lodge. Perched on the edge of the Sand River, this tranquil lodge is the perfect safari retreat, boasting spacious riverside suites, Big Five game viewing with excellent leopard sightings and the perfect amount of privacy. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Exeter River Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
- Dulini River Lodge South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve