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Dundi Lodge

Dundi Lodge

Dundi, the first black rhino calf ever born in captivity, was born in Augrabies Falls National Park in September 1994 to a rehabituated black rhino named Shibula. Dundi Lodge is named after this first special rhino calf, marking the historic event of her birth. Coming from the longer word that the local Nama people call “dundago,” the young rhino’s name means “we have achieved.” This superb lodge in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province continues to overachieve with its luxurious hospitality and exceptional wildlife viewing opportunities.

Dundi Lodge’s contemporary, ethnic feel has understandably earned the lodge its nickname, “the lady in the bush.” Wood elements, crystal glassware, natural African artifacts, handpicked décor, and uniquely furnished rooms blend together harmoniously to form a cohesive ambiance.

Enjoy meals in the intimate dining area, outside beneath the starlit boma, on the main deck, or in the privacy of your own luxury suite. In the hush of evening, relish gourmet dinners (particularly the traditional potjiekos) and relax with a wine from the hand-picked selection of excellent South African vintages.

Eleven elegant suites all offer private patio, mini bar, double sink, shower, and fine linens. Four standard suites provide air conditioning and comfortable surroundings. Upgraded luxury suites provide guests with a spacious room, private lounge, and Victorian baths. Groups of up to six persons can enjoy the wonders of South Africa together in the Manor House, an ideal choice. The Manor House consists of a large living area, a lounge, a twelve-seat dining table, and a generous kitchen.

Some of the best game viewing in the area happens at Augrabies Falls, only two miles from Dundi Lodge. The lodge also has a private game reserve that has excellent wildlife viewing in its own right. In addition to spectacular scenery, high cliffs, and the beautiful Orange River, guests can glimpse wildlife including aardvark, aardwolf, eland, gemsbok, black springbok, baboon, giraffe, rhino, and a variety of antelope species.

In addition to game tracking and viewing, guests enjoy the lodge’s serene swimming pool and the occasional night game drive to discover the Northern Cape’s nocturnal creatures.

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