Rhulani Safari Lodge

Madikwe , South Africa

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824.80 / Night

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A luxury game retreat in the heart of stunning Madikwe Game Reserve. 

Africa’s Best Relaxation Retreat

Award Winner 2018

Africa’s Best Relaxation Retreat

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Need To Know

  • 7 luxury challets.
  • Rhulani is located within Madikwe; one of the biggest game reserves in South Africa and easily accessible from Johannesburg.
  • Rhulani provides the very best safari experience; getting up close with 'big five' in the luxury of a five star boutique hotel.

Check in - Check out

  • Check in from 14:00
  • Check out before 12:00

We Love

  • It may sound scary but going to watch lions or leopards feasting after a morning kill is unmissable.
  • The rangers have encyclopaedic knowledge but are also super friendly and hospitable.
  • You will only share your game drive with one other couple or family providing an exclusive atmosphere.
  • As Madikwe is malaria-free it's very child friendly and hassle free.
  • Each bathroom has an outdoor shower and a massive bathtub complete with luxury 'Africology' toiletries.

Key Features

Free Wifi
Swimming Pool
Air conditioning
Disabled Access
Baby Sitting
Meeting Hall

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Rhulani Safari Lodge



Address: Madikwe Nature Reserve, Madikwe, 2874, South Africa

Travel Info

Car: Travelling by road from Johannesburg & OR Tambo Int'l Airport to Rhulani takes approximately four-and-a-half to five hours.

Nearby Places

  • Travelling by road from Johannesburg & OR Tambo Int'l Airport to Rhulani takes approximately four-and-a-half hours.

    350 km

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Rhulani is Swiss-owned and staffed with a local South African team fusing the highest standards in European and African hospitality.  

Top Secret

Chalet number 5 is located right opposite the watering-hole offering first class views of visiting animals.

The Review

The adventure begins when you first enter Madikwe; an exclusive malaria-free game reserve that is not open to the general public unless you are lucky enough to be staying in one of the few lodges. Rest assured you won't see crowds of tourists here; its super exclusive. 


Rhulani means 'relax' which is how you will feel from the moment you arrive just in time for an afternoon game drive with one of the expert and friendly rangers. No detail has been overlooked here; from the blankets to keep you warm if it gets nippy to the sundowners and biltong as the sun sets over the horizon. 


Returning back to the lodge, you will be greeted with a glass of sherry to enjoy before supper by the fire. Each night, a scrumptious three course meal is served accompanied by a glass of wine chosen from an extensive and varied wine list. Retire to your private chalet where you can cosy up by a roaring fire before an excellent night’s sleep in a four-poster bed. 


Wake up bright and early for the morning game drive; enjoying a hot chocolate as the sun rises and Madikwe comes alive. Your ranger will be sure to find the daily 'hot-spots'; be it baby elephants crossing the road, the extremely rare wild dogs or, if you're really lucky, a leopard hiding in the trees. It's not just the animals that will make the game drives so special; the scenery at Madikwe is enchanting; from natural amphitheaters to endless plains. Arriving back at Rhulani, you'll be ready for the delicious breakfast that awaits.


In between morning and evening game drives, it's time for rest and relaxation. Take a dip in your private plunge pool or sit by the swimming pool that overlooks the watering-hole where impala and zebra come to drink. You can also take advantage of an extensive spa menu or simply have a rest or sunbathe on your chalet's veranda. Before heading off for your afternoon game drive, high tea will be served on Rhulani's terrace.       


Rhulani is the only way to have a truly luxurious but also genuine South African Safari experience. You'd be crazy to leave this off your itinerary.  

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