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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Just returned from a wonderful weekend at Rhulani. The lodge is situated on NW gate of the park and access is good. it was our first visit to Madikwe and we weren't disappointed. The lodge staff are brilliant and very welcoming to this exclusive venue. The lodge is not fenced from main park and we were treated to Bob the...

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RhulaniLodge, Owner at Rhulani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Bruce We are delighted to hear that your weekend in Rhulani, and your first trip to Madikwe, has proceeded optimally. We are also glad to hear that our special setting, the intimate atmosphere in the lodge, and especially the non-fenced facility, met your taste, and that besides the safaris in the bush also "Bob" was a highlight. It would...

Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Went to South Africa for a friends 50th birthday celebration and stayed at the Rhulani Lodge for 2 amazing nights. Wish it could have been longer! The lodge and accommodations were refined comfort. Plenty of luxurious space to relax and unwind from morning and evening game drives. Great in-room massage! The staff was so friendly and service was excellent. Our...

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RhulaniLodge, Owner at Rhulani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest we are very pleased that despite the unheated plunge pool on your outside deck you keep a very successful stay in memory, and will consider to come back to Rhulani, which would be wonderful. We are particularly pleased that you had two very special sightings (big cats at a Kill), and you enjoyed your time with Riaan in...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Hi Rhulani staff and our guide Sean, I would like to let you know that our stay at Rhulani was our BEST holiday yet. From the moment we arrived we were welcomed by Moses and put instantly at ease. I was nervous staying in a lodge with no fencing. How quickly my nerves turned into joy! Our chalet (room 8)...

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Rhulani S, Inhaber at Rhulani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sally many many thanks for this complete and for us very useful reporting about your stay. At Rhulani we invest a lot of time to offer small details aiming to please our guests, so it is wonderful for us to read that these are also recognized and appreciated. As for example the choice of our amenity products (Africology), the...

Olney, Maryland
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Our stay at Rhulani was quite AWESOME. The accommodations were perfect, the lodge itself was WONDERFUL and the staff was simply OUTSTANDING!!! Out in the middle of the Game Reserve was where we found this gem. Very relaxing and scrumptious food & drinks. Our Game drives were quite memorable and Riaan was our Guide. He was AMAZING and quite the...

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RhulaniLodge, Owner at Rhulani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Roland we are very pleased that after your successful safari adventure, you have taken the time to let us know about your impressions. It is just great that all aspects of your stay were to your full satisfaction. With great pleasure we read about your special game drive with Riaan and the beautiful leopard sighting. We consider it important...

Sydney, Aus
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Just returned from a lovely 2 night stay at Rhulani. As the name suggests it was really relaxing made all the better by fantastic staff and our ranger Riaan. We've been to a few other luxury safari camps in South Africa and Rhulani compares favourably. The rooms are beautifully appointed and super comfy and as there are no fences anywhere...

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RhulaniLodge, Owner at Rhulani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest many thanks for your two-day visit at Rhulani and for your nice comment. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay, that the comfort in your private chalet was to your entire satisfaction, and that you liked the feeling of being close to nature without fences or boundaries. We are also delighted that you mention positively our...

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Amazing! From the first day to the last. Our guide Alasdair was awesome, meals amazing and the animal sightings way above expectation! I had studied several lodges in the area and glad we went with Rhulani. We will be sure to come back and tell others! From the moment of booking with Quina to the arrival and departures we felt...

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Rhulani S, Inhaber at Rhulani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Joni what a wonderful feedback, thank you very very much! We are pleased that we were able to thrill you from the first to the last moment, and that in some aspects we exceeded your expectations. We are delighted to see you again in the future, and thank you vor recommending us. Best regards Rolf & Marisa

Empangeni, South Africa
Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to Madikwe Game Reserve to find a yellow throated sandgrouse, which occurs in that region. Alisdair, our ranger, went to extraordinary lengths to assist us in our mission. The downside is that we didn't find the bird but the upside is that we had an incredibly amazing, wonderful weekend with fabulous game drives, game viewing,...

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Rhulani S, Inhaber at Rhulani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Margie With a little smile, we would like to comment that you were the very first guest in Rhulani, who wanted to see especially a "yellow throated sandgrouse". I am pleased to hear that Alisdair gave maximum effort, and thus it is a pity that your main goal was not reached at the end. Madikwe is indeed with more...

Lagos, Lagos, Ni
Reviewed July 3, 2016

I would have given this lodge 5 stars, but the last night let them down. I won't go into detail as I don't think fair to lodge as up until that point they had excelled. The rooms are beautiful exactly like the brochure. Well stocked and planned to perfection. The fire in the wood burner every night, and other little...

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Rhulani S, Inhaber at Rhulani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Clare We are very glad that you highlight many positive points in the overall analysis of your visit to Rhulani, and that you have mostly liked our lodge and the way we treat our guests. In the cold winter time, it is natural for us that we prepare the chalet cozy and warm, and the special game drive for...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed June 30, 2016

What can i say? There is so much! Rhulani means "relax" and it stayed true to its name in every sense of the definition!! From the moment we arrived with the warmest greeting of staff waving on our arrival after a long drive, we instantly felt welcome and part of the family! The staff are amazingly friendly and cheerful! The...

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RhulaniLodge, Owner at Rhulani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest We are very pleased about every word of the detailed description of your experience with Rhulani. We are very proud when we get confirmed that our guests drive to Madikwe not only because of the wild animals, but also appreciate our ideas and the way we serve our guests at the lodge. Many many thanks for your wonderfulf...

Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Well, what can I say? Having visited Madikwe previously this same year, I didn't expect to be as impressed as what I was. Firstly, may I say, I travelled with my friend who can be quite demanding... Nothing was too much trouble for the team and her every need was catered for. Even when she wanted a particular muffin, they...

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RhulaniLodge, Owner at Rhulani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Dan, dear Michelle it is just wonderful to read your lines! The whole Rhulani team is thrilled to know how much you enjoyed your stay with us. We have read your comments to all Rhulani staff on our team meeting, so that the many nice words also reach the right people, such as our kitchen team, the house-keeping ladies,...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Succumb to the peace and tranquility of this spectacular setting. Relax in the spaciousness of your private luxury chalet with its own deck and plunge pool.Each chalet includes a Morso fireplace, climate control air conditioner, mini bar fridge, tea & coffee making facilities and full en-suite bathroom and outside shower. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rhulani Safari Lodge

Address: Bravo 21 Wonderboom node, Madikwe Game Reserve 2840, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: $656 - $987 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Rhulani Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“All room the same nic and privaten”
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“every room is beautiful!”
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“#5 was the cats meow!”
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“Dont do all the game drives if you want to enjoy your room! skip some haha!”
keitumetsem, Dec 4, 2016 | Read review
“Consider to fly directly from O.R. Tambo International to Madikwe western airstrip.”
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