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Rhulani Safari Lodge

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We stayen in Rhulan 8-10 August 2015. The first day was just fantastic! you get welcomed by the ranger and staff with face towels and welcome drinks (valet parking). the chalets are just excellent, spacious with wonderful private views into the bush. The game drives were excellent and the boma dinner reminded me of top lodges in the Sabie Sands.... More 

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

Dear Norbert We are very pleased that you have had a great time at Rhulani in so many aspects, and we could offer you a nice weekend. Many thanks for visiting us and for commenting on TripAdvisor. Your point regarding the service quality during the mentioned breakfast is well taken, and I can assure you that the correction has already... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

5 star facility with 3 star service. Was not at all impressed with greeting staff, receptionist area and while the food was good the staff was not great. For $600 US dollars a night the staff should make sure you are taken care of. During both breakfast times we were asking to be served with drinks and utensils. The last... More 

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

Dear Mandy Elise We thank you very much for your comment and regret that you have not made positive experiences with us in all aspects during your Wedding Anniversaries. Since we are investing a lot specifically in the training of our employees, and we work together with a first-class Butler Academy, your feedback on the service quality hurts us at... More 

Austria
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We spent three nights at the lodge and we felt completely at home. All the staff was exceptionally nice and even the manager Gerda took care of us every day. Especially our Ranger Nicky was amazing, we saw all the Big 5 and she was really patient and explained everything. We can highly recommend the Rhulani Lodge. Our boys didn't... More 

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

Dear Lucia & Reiner The whole Rhulani team is very pleased that you and your children felt right at home with us. We have forwarded your personal thanks to your principal supervisors Gerda uind Nicky - they will be very happy to receive those compliments. It must have been really a highlight that you managed to see all of the... More 

Whittier, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We were in Africa visiting my daughter who works here. I thought the whole experience was superb. My daughter and her family, who have gone on safaris before, told me they really appreciated the personal attention given at this lodge. The staff was superb, being welcoming, friendly and eager to please. The dining was thoughtful and gourmet. The facilities were... More 

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Thank Dwight S
RhulaniLodge, Owner at Rhulani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Dwight We thank you very much that you have taken all the way from California to visit us at Rhulani when seeing your daughter. We are very pleased that during your stay everything was to your best satisfaction, and that you made wonderful experiences both when at the lodge as well as during the daily game drives. It's wonderful... More 

England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Thank you Chris, Lauren and team for a wonderful safari experience. It was everything we'd hoped for, and more, especially for our 12 and 72 year old relatives who were having their first safari experience. We drove the 4.5 hours (including stops) from Johannesburg to Rhulani via the Wonderboom gate, which is the closest to Rhulani. We were greeted by... More 

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

Dear Guest We are very pleased that you were able to experience a beautiful trip to the African bush with us, which was completely successful for "Safari newcomers" in your family and across three generations. With 4 nights stay we are confident that you could experience the tranquility at Rhulani, and we find it great that you were able to... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I can't say anymore about our stay at Rhulani other than it was "perfect". From the time we arrived we were made to feel we were the only guests at the lodge. The staff and ranger Chris are wonderful. Food was good and as a vegetarian I had a lovely selection to choose from. Accommodation was very private and clean.... More 

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

Dear Arti We are pleased that you were satisfied with your stay at Rhulani, and you say it was "perfect". It is also good to know that you were satisfied with the different food options. Rhulani is a small lodge, it is our ambition to let our guests feel "special". Thank you very much for visiting us, and it would... More 

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Rhulani Safari Lodge really lived up to the hype surrounding it, exceptional staff and great game viewing made for a fantastic family get away. We felt perfectly safe at all times even though the lodge was not fenced, thanks to the dedication of all the rangers and night guard. Our guide Shaun was very knowledgable and made sure all of... More 

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

Dear Chad We remember that you were visiting us recently, and we thank you very much for giving us such a wonderful assessment. We were also able to verify on the photo attached, that you relaxed with your family and fully enjoyed the bush, which makes us very happy. Rhulani wants to offer a feeling of "full immersion" in nature.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rhulani! Nothing was too much to ask of the friendly staff. The accommodation was lovely, bar a couple of minor, fixable issues (faulty phone and WiFi). The lack of a fence around the camp added a sense of excitement, whilst knowing you were in a safe environment. The food was excellent, and the portion sizes... More 

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

Dear Shaun We are delighted that you enjoyed the overall experience at Rhulani in many different aspects, and that you recommend us to other potential guests in the future. It is great that you liked the way how our young but experienced ranger Sean drove you through the bush, but also, we are very pleased that you were also satisfied... More 

Aboyne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Treated to two nights here and it was wonderful. Staff and location wonderful, animal drives with local drivers superb, lots to see. Drivers very informative and helpful with drinks out in the bush as the sun sinks below the horizon. Bliss!

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

Dear Jim Your comment pleases our whole team very much, and we would like to thank you for visiting us. At Rhulani, we are working intensively to continuously confirm our 5-star rating, which we have for many years, and we still want to do better. This includes significative financial investments in infrastructure (nature gnaws at our buildings), but also in... More 

Seevetal, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Rhulani is a great place to stay at Madikwe Game Reserve. We enjoyed two days there. Room, service und food are oustanding. The ranger and the game viewing experience in an open vehicle were also a very good experience.

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

Dear Dirk We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Rhulani, and that the various aspects that characterize a safari lodge (food, rooms, game drives), were to your satisfaction. We hope to welcoming you again in the future, and thank you very much for the nice comment. Rolf & Marisa More 

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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: $587 - $1,538 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Rhulani Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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