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R49, Wonderboom Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve 2884 South Africa
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#3 of 23 Specialty lodging in Madikwe Game Reserve
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
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Massage
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Concierge
Currency exchange
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Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
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Private balcony
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Extra long beds
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R49, Wonderboom Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve 2884 South Africa
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Sir Seretse Khama Intl Airport38 kmSee all flights
Lanseria Airport217 kmSee all flights
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Keri M wrote a review Nov 2022
My daughter and I loved our time at Rhulani Lodge. The staff was very attentive, the food was amazing, and our guide, Allister, was the best there is. Very knowledgeable, funny and made the drives exciting. We would highly recommend Rhulani Lodge to anyone thinking of going on a safari. Would love to go aback one day.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: I would spend another day there. If you have traveled far, wait a day to adjust before you start...
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Keri The Rhulani team would like to thank you for choosing us as your safari destination and for taking the time to write us a feedback. And it is a great one! It gives us great pleasure that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay, both the time at the lodge and the safaris on Alasdair's vehicle. We would be very happy if you would come back in the future and recommend us to your friends. Wishing you all the best and sending kind regards Rolf & Marisa
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Bridget M wrote a review Nov 2022
Dudley, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
We spent 3 nights at Rhulani as part of our honeymoon. It was the most incredible experience, we couldn't say enough good things about it. The room is great, really comfortable bed and the private plunge pool was wonderful. The food every day was lovely with several options. Dinner being in a different location every evening was a nice touch. Our personal highlight was the boma. Alastair was our guide for our game drive, ticking off the big five by our second day and taking us off road to see the most incredible sights. Overall we've never experienced warmth at a hotel the way we did here, it honestly felt like staying with family and I was so sad to leave that I cried in the car as we left.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Ms Bridget Thank you very much for the wonderful feedback. The whole Rhulani team is happy that we were able to contribute to a successful honeymoon. Great that you were able to enjoy all facets of a safari experience, that you were able to experience the boma dinner as a highlight, and we are also pleased that you were able to find all of the Big5 with Alasdair. Thank you so much for choosing us as your safari destination and we greet you warmly Rolf & Marisa
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Jonathan P wrote a review Nov 2022
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5 stars all the way. The staff couldn’t be more friendly and helpful. The lodge is so peaceful and quiet. And the food was incredible. Also Alisdair the ranger was fantastic in his knowledge of the area and all the different animals with different facts. And his disiare to track and find the different animals so we could see them was brilliant!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Me & Mrs P We are delighted that you have been able to experience both the tranquility and peace at Rhulani, as well as some knowledge and excitement with Alasdair on safari. Thank you for your wonderful feedback, and also for your visit. Both made us very happy and hopefully we'll see each other again in the future! Best regards Rolf & Marisa
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Rickard K wrote a review Nov 2022
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Our best safari experience so far. Wonderful staff. fantastic food, first class facilities and stunning surroundings. Special thanks to Ralf, the best guide we ever have had on our many safaris. Aase, Emma and Rickard
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Aase, Emma and Rickard Our team, and especially our ranger Ralf, is particularly pleased to receive such great feedback from experienced safari guests. Glad you were able to fully enjoy the atmosphere, the facility and the game drives. Thank you for the kind words and for being a guest at Rhulani. With best regards Marisa & Rolf
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Leanne D wrote a review Nov 2022
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Staying at Rhulani was the best part of my trip by far. The accommodations are sooo comfortable, the food is amazing and the staff are all wonderful. Madikwe is a great game reserve in a Malaria-free area. Our game drives were the real highlights, made all the more interesting and fun by our guide, Ralph. If you’re thinking of staying here, do it!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Leanne I am pleased that Rhulani was a highlight of your trip and that you felt comfortable with Ralf on safari and in your chalet. Thank you very much from the whole Rhulani team for visiting us and for sending us such a nice comment. Best regards Rolf & Marisa
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Charlotte H wrote a review Oct 2022
London, United Kingdom45 contributions
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I cried arriving, cried during the cried leaving (happy tears of course)!! This place will stay in my heart forever and ever. The staff, the animals, the setting, every single little detail was meticulous and perfect. Thank you to Willem, our incredible ranger who had an extensive knowledge of animals, birds, trees! Not only did we learn so much, he made the drives fun & we felt like we gained family during those 4 days along with the other honey moon couple. The lodge quite simply takes your breathe away. Your own private lodge with a plunge pool is beautiful and we loved the hide Where you could view animals up close :) Every night the dinner set up is different which makes it interesting & each set up is incredibly beautiful in its own way. Eating dinner under the stars, surrounded by lanterns and watching the elephants drinking from the watering hole was just amazing. The food is delicious and they really can’t do enough to help you - whatever your wish, they will do it for you. Thank you Tom, our chefs and every other person that works at Rhulani. We will be back as soon as we can get there. Phoebe & Alex
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 13 Oct 2022
Dear Phoebe & Alex It is nice to know that your stay at Rhulani was successful and that you enjoyed all aspects of your four days with us, and you became part of the "Rhulani family". We were also very pleased to have you with us as a guest and to show you the nature of the Madikwe Game Reserve. Thank you very much for the visit and for the wonderful comment. It would be nice to welcome you again in the future. Best wishes Rolf & Marisa
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Leah H wrote a review Oct 2022
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
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Everything about our stay at Rhulani was perfect. The staff were so warm and hospitable, we felt at home as soon as we stepped out of the car on arrival and this continued throughout our stay, where we were well hosted and looked after. The lodge has a really cool hide where you can safely get close to the animals that come to the watering hole. The rooms themselves are luxurious and comfortable, food is excellent. Huge shout out to our wonderful guide Dean, we couldn't wait to get out and about on the game drives with him every day, he taught and showed us so much. The hardest place ever to have to leave, we can't wait to come back!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 10 Oct 2022
dear leah We really like your comments after your recent stay at Rhulani, as we get a confirmation that we are on the right track to position Rhulani as a great place to go on safari. Thank you very much for the words of praise for our team and our service. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest and we thank you for your visit. We hope to see you again in the future! Best regards Rolf & Marisa
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Katleen B wrote a review Oct 2022
Leuven, Belgium15 contributions11 helpful votes
What a gem! Difficult to find places like this one, with such lovely attention to detail and hospitality. The rooms with plunsh pool, seeing elephants stroll by your garden, .... the lovely welcome and sundowner notes and sweets, the amazing food and drinks,.... The awesome game drives and our great guide Ralf, who was so passionate and enthusiastic about every new find. You could feel that staff was one big family, and that resonates to the guests. Thanks for the lovely stay!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 6 Oct 2022
Dear Katleen We are delighted that you will remember Rhulani as "one family" and that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you very much for choosing Rhulani for your safari experience and also for sharing your feedback with us.We also really enjoyed having you as our guest! It would be our pleasure to welcome you again in the future and we wish you all the best. Rolf & Marisa
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Chris wrote a review Oct 2022
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The lodge is beautiful, the staff is friendly and extremely helpful, and the food is plentiful and delicious! The guides are very knowledgeable and went out of their way to show us everything they could during our drives. Elephants, warthogs, rhinos and other animals came to the watering hole, where we got up close views from the observation hide. On our last night there was a wonderful braai around a campfire, with African songs performed by the staff. They go above and beyond to make your stay spectacular and memorable.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 6 Oct 2022
Dear Chris Thank you very much for your recent visit to Rhulani Safari Lodge. It was also a pleasure for our team to host you during your stay. We are very pleased that you have had good experiences with us in all aspects that a safari lodge offers and that you recommend us. Thank you for the nice feedback, wishing you all the best With kind regards Marisa & Rolf
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Andrew V wrote a review Oct 2022
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I have travelled extensively around the world for more than 40 years and this lodge is one of a very few that i can genuinely say has ticked all my boxes. The rooms, the food, the staff and the attention to detail were exactly right. Neither pretentious nor over confident, the lodge did not disappoint. It is always difficult to pick out staff and it should be, but Ralph our guide was both knowledgeable and entertaining in equal measure, but above all, went that extra mile to provide something special - our sighting of Wild Dogs on our final game drive will remain one of the most exciting encounters with nature I have ever had. Ralph you're a star and we will be back, if only to make you do it all again!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: All are superb , but Chalet 1, gives great nature viewing from the deck
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Responded 5 Oct 2022
Dear Guest It gives us great pleasure and pride that we receive such wonderful feedback after your visit to Rhulani. It's very nice to hear that you had a great time in all respects, and we're happy with you that Ralf managed to find the wild dogs on the last day. We are already looking forward to welcoming you back to Rhulani soon and wish you all the best in the meantime. Best regards Rolf & Marisa
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$561 - $995 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaNorth-West ProvinceMadikwe Game Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rhulani Safari Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Rhulani Safari Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Madikwe Nature Reserve (5.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rhulani Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Rhulani Safari Lodge?
Top room amenities include a desk, extra long beds, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Rhulani Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Rhulani Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rhulani Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Rhulani Safari Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Rhulani Safari Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rhulani Safari Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rhulani Safari Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Afrikaans.