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Rhulani Safari Lodge

Luxury Safari Lodge in the Madikwe Reserve.


Madikwe Game Reserve, North West Province.
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The adventure begins the moment you arrive at Madikwe Game Reserve. An African welcome awaits you at the lodge. Rhulani means "relax" so back and enjoy the African bush during your stay at Rhulani.

The lodge has 9 luxury rooms clustered around an active waterhole. Whichever room type you choose, they are all sumptuous and elegantly decorated, with whites contrasted against dark wood and thatch, all offer indoor and outdoor showers while you pamper yourself in the spacious luxury of your chalet. Each room is spacious and uses sliding glass doors and light to grant the rooms an even larger feeling of space. You also have your own private deck (where you can even enjoy a private massage or romantic dinner) and private heated plunge pool (at night the plunge pools are lit with old-fashioned oil-burning lamps, making for a perfect romantic environment!).

At the Rhulani Safari Lodge main lodge area water cascades gently into the meandering rock pool around which you will find ample sun or shade provided by beautiful old Marula trees, an ideal spot for quiet contemplation. Indoors and outdoors merge effortlessly at Rhulani, ensuring you magnificent views of the bush. The main area is very spacious with an indoor and outdoor lounge area, library and dining room. The impressive Boma is set just beyond the main pool.

You can enjoy total privacy and your own plunge pool which is heated in winter, Sensational game viewing opportunities await you at Rhulani.

From a comfortably furnished, underground lounge right by the watering hole, you have the opportunity to observe and photograph the wild animals up close.

A cozy "Leisure Room" can be used, on request, for a formal board meeting, as well as for a cozy discussion with lounge atmosphere, for a private meal or even for an evening watching a soccer game, as there is a huge TV screen. The movable pieces of furniture give us many options to equip the space according to your wishes.

Rhulani itself is unfenced, and the dining areas and rooms alike lead straight onto untamed bush, adding a feeling that you’re in the heart of the wilderness with animals often wandering in front of the lodge. The waterhole in front of the lodge’s public areas attract a steady stream of game with herds of elephant regular visitors. Watching these imposing animals or smaller game like zebra and impala roaming just a few dozen metres from where you’re enjoying a hearty full English breakfast is something you won’t forget in a hurry! However, that’s not to say that Rhulani is unsafe or isolated: the staff has your safety first and foremost on your minds.

The 75 000 hectares of the Madikwe reserve have a well-earned reputation for delivering quality game viewing experiences and Rhulani is unlikely to disappoint in that regard. The rangers show a high level of knowledge and love of their craft, making each dawn and dusk excursion a real treat and education. Wild dogs have become the reserve’s well-known specialty and all of the Big 5 can be spotted as well as cheetahs and an abundance of general game.

Special 14 Day Out Rate


per person per night sharing, must book within 14 days of travel.

Special Advance Rate


per person per night sharing. Valid until 6 January 2023

Standard Rate


per person per night sharing.


Accommodation in a luxury private chalet
Two game drives in an open game viewer, accompanied by a qualified ranger
Complimentary sundowner drinks on game drive
All meals and snacks on a full board basis (includes breakfast / brunch, high tea, dinner, bottled water)
Stocked Nespresso coffee machine with complimentary tea & coffee in your room
Well stocked minibar in your room
Lunch on your day of arrival (upon request)
Free Wi-Fi internet in your room and all lodge areas
Emergency medical assistance
Pick-up and drop-off at Madikwe's Western Airstrip


Malaria-Free Big Five game reserve
Four and a half hour drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria
Seven luxury chalets, each with a private deck, plunge pool and Morso fireplace
One luxury two-bedroom suite with its own lounge for families
Unforgettable game drive experiences
Boma dinners, indoor dining, romantic dinners for two
Serviced by an amazing team of dedicated, proud and passionate staff


Each of the rooms come equipped with their own private plunge pools (which are now also heated!) so you can relax in the privacy of your own pool without having to go up to the main lodge pool.
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