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.
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.
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!
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
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!
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…
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!
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!
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.
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!