Rhulani Safari Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve
Your Rhulani Safari Lodge adventure begins the moment you arrive at Madikwe Game Reserve. A wonderful welcome awaits you at Rhulani.
We invite you to experience the serenity and harmony of this special place with us; come celebrate nature, celebrate life!
- Malaria-free, “Big 5” game reserve, including Black Rhino, Cheetah and the endangered Wild Dog. – 3 ½ hours drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria.
- 7 Luxury chalets plus 1 family suite, each with private deck and plunge pool, en-suite bathroom, indoor and outdoor showers, air-conditioning and mini bar.
- Game Drives in an open Land Rover, and guided bush walks.
- Flights into Madikwe Game Reserve can be arranged
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.
During the day you can go on short walks with the ranger after breakfast, or lounge in the double hammocks around the swimming pool sipping your favourite drink. Alternatively, laze away the day in our spacious bush bar and deck overlooking the riverbed and watering hole. For exclusive tranquillity there is a tree house about 2.5 kms from the camp overlooking a dam, where we can leave you for an hour or two with blankets and big comfortable pillows as well as a cooler box with drinks.
In the evening you will be treated to pre dinner drinks in the traditional boma around the fire, followed by one of Umlani’s award winning meals in the candle lit dining room, or out in the open riverbed surrounded by flares and cauldron fires.
Umlani’s traditional African reed and thatch huts will not only provide you with all the comforts you need, but will also provide you with an authentic experience of local tribal (Shangaan) architecture and style, which blends in naturally with the environment.
Each hut at Rhulani Safari Lodge has en-suite facilities including an open-air bush shower fuelled by wood fires. The hut is comfortably fitted with white mosquito nets, crisp white linen and towels as well as with standard bathroom amenities, bottled water (although the tap water is perfectly safe to drink) and insect repellent. Umlani’s philosophy of simplistic luxury and ‘getting back to nature’ is enhanced by the romance of operating without electricity, so each hut and the entire camp is lit by candle light and oil lamps, providing a warm and romantic atmosphere.
7 Luxury chalets, each with spectacular views of the bush. Private deck and plunge pool. En-suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers. Air-conditioning and mini bar. 1 Luxury family suite with private deck, lounge area, plunge pool, en-suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor shower, air-conditioning and mini bar. Air-conditioning and mini barQuench your thirst at the main bar, under the shade of a Marula tree or from your well stocked mini bar in your chalet.
The beautiful conference centre at Rhulani Safari Lodge, which accommodates up to 30 delegates around our unique leadwood conference table.
Conferences can be organised from a to z through our reservations to suite your itinery.
We have nine rooms available at Rhulani Safari Lodge however overflow can be arranged at our neighbouring 5 star lodge.
We recommend exclusivity for conferencing. 9 rooms available.
Indoor / outdoor. Formal / informal. Standard equipment and Data projector available. 9 luxury suites available Inhouse conference organisation team available to help you.
Experience the sensational game viewing opportunities that await you at Rhulani Safari Lodge, whether it is from an open Land Cruiser, on foot with your experienced game ranger, or from the front of the lodge at the nearby waterhole.
Discover some of the 350 bird species Madikwe boasts.
Learn why mother Earth sent Scorpion to kill Orion during star gazing session. According to World Travel Market Global Trends report 2010, 50% of the world’s population can no longer see the stars so few places remain in the world where people can enjoy the skies pollution-free. So don’t miss this opportunity to experience the grandeur of the heavens under a South African sky, weather permitting.
Let your children have fun in the playroom equipped with toys, art supplies and DVDs. We also have babysitters who will keep an eye on them while they are in the playroom, or while they take time off to hunt for bugs together.