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Rhulani Safari Lodge

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. Sit and meditate awhile; your comfort is assured as you relax surrounded by earthy rich African colour and our warm hospitality.

Total number of rooms: 7 chalets
  1 family room
Type of accommodation: Luxurious en-suite chalets
Child Policy: Child friendly
Prices from: R 2 599 .00 per person sharing
Main features: Alfresco dining
  Exceptional conferencing
  Private plunge pool

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About the Lodge

Rhulani Safari Lodge offers five star bushveld accommodation in the Madikwe Game Reserve, which is situated in the North West Province of South Africa. Under the control of "Operation Phoenix", the largest game translocation in the world, the reserve was established to restore farmland to its former natural environment.

The adventure begins the moment you arrive at Rhulani Safari. An unforgettable welcome awaits you at the main lodge, and as Rhulani means "relax" the staff at Rhulani will make sure your holiday is just that.


Succumb to the peace and tranquility of this spectacular setting. Enjoy total privacy and your own plunge pool while you pamper yourself in the spacious luxury of your chalet.

Rhulani is made up of 7 luxurious en-suite chalets, each with spectacular views of the bush, indoor and outdoor showers, air-conditioning, mini bar and a private deck and plunge pool. Succumb to the peace and tranquility of this spectacular setting. Enjoy total privacy and your own plunge pool while you pamper yourself in the spacious luxury of your chalet.

There is one luxury two bed roomed family suite with private deck, lounge area, plunge pool, two en-suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor shower, air-conditioning and mini bar.


Children of all ages are welcome at Rhulani.
There are a wide range of games for the children to keep themselves occupied with, as well as a T.V and dvd player which can be installed into the chalet or family room. Babysitters are also available should parents wish to go out on a game drive alone and if need be, meals for children may be arranged for different times to those of the adults.


Dining alfresco under the exquisite African night sky, around a roaring fire is the perfect way to end a perfect day. Traditional Southern African cuisine is complimented by a selection of world-class local wines.

The Reserve

Experience day and night game drives in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve where the Big Five, Cheetah and the endangered Wild Dog can be viewed or experience the peace of the wilderness on a guided walk. Guests typically encounter three to four of the Big Five in a single game drive and are also likely to see the endangered Wild Dog and Cheetah.

Guests will be able to experience the positive results of 'Operation Phoenix', the largest translocation program of wildlife ever attempted, where 60 000 animals of many species were settled in Madikwe Game Reserve.

Last Minute Rates: 7 days

Book within 7 Days of your stay:

15 Feb - 30 April 2016: R 2 599 pps
01 May - 30 Sep 2016: R 2 599 pps
01 Oct - 15 Dec 2016: R 2 599 pps

Last Minute Rates: 14 days

Book within 14 Days of your stay:

15 Feb - 30 April 2016: R 3 420 pps
01 May - 30 Sep 2016: R 3 020 pps
01 Oct - 15 Dec 2016: R 3 420 pps

Peak Periods & Long Weekends 2016: R 3 660 pps

Advance Purchase Rates

Book within 14 Days of your stay:

15 Feb - 30 April 2016: R 4 240 pps
01 May - 30 Sep 2016: R 3 440 pps
01 Oct - 15 Dec 2016: R 4 240 pps

Peak Periods & Long Weekends 2016: R 4 720 pps

Rates include: Accommodation, 2 game drives and 3 meals daily (breakfast / brunch, high tea, dinner, complimentary sundowners, lunch is available upon request)
Rates exclude: South African National Parks Board entrance fee, massages, drinks (except water on game drives and complimentary sundowners), laundry, curios, bush walks, excursions and transport from and to Rhulani (except pick-up from the airstrip in Madikwe, which is free of charge
Standard chalet: Rates are per person per night sharing, including VAT
Family Unit: Rates are for up to 4 adults and 2 children, including VAT
Peak Season: a minimum stay of 3 nights is required


Game Viewing

Sensational game viewing opportunities await you at Rhulani.

Whether from the open Land Rover or on foot with your experienced game ranger or from right in front of the lodge at the nearby water-hole.

Spa Treatments

Indulge in a variety of massages in the privacy of your own room or on your private deck.


For an exceptional conference experience, Rhulani is the perfect venue. Situated close enough to Johannesburg and Pretoria to assure valuable time is not lost in transport logistics, yet remote enough to provide the ultimate break. A conference booking is on an exclusive usage basis, the entire lodge is available for conference use ensuring groups have total flexibility with their itinerary. Fly-ins and chartered bus transport can be arranged for delegates convenience, arrive in style and make the most out of the event.

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Vehicle Transfers

Transfers can be arranged from within South Africa and from Botswana.
These can be booked through us.


There is a scheduled Federal Air flight that flies in and out of the Reserve daily. Should you wish to charter a plane to suit your own time frame this can be arranged through Madikwe Charters.

Self Drive

From Johannesburg, head north west on R24 to Magaliesburg. Once in Magaliesburg, follow route 509 to Derby, Koster and Swartruggens. From Swartruggens, follow the N4 Toll Road to Zeerust. Once in Zeerust, turn right at Gabarone/Madikwe signs on route R49. Enter Madikwe Game Reserve at the Wonderboom Gate, 97 km north of Zeerust. Pass the Abjaterskop Gate first entrance to Madikwe, 7 km before the Wonderboom Gate.


Rhulani Safari Lodge

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