Rhulani Safari Lodge, Madikwe Safari Lodge
A small, private safari lodge, Rhulani offers 5-star luxury accommodation and the chance to spot the Big 5 and a wide variety of wild life, with an unhurried, uncrowded safari experience. Malaria-free Madikwe has an incredibly diverse plant life and topography; attracting a wide variety of wild animals.
* Rhulani Safari Lodge Highlights
- ∞Malaria-Free, Big 5 Madikwe Game Reserve
- ∞Just over four hours’ drive from Johannesburg
- ∞Seven luxury chalets, each with a private deck, plunge pool and fireplace
- ∞One luxury two-bedroom family unit with own lounge
- ∞Boma dinners and indoor dining
- ∞Its elevated setting offers incredible views of Madikwe
- ∞Early-morning and late-afternoon game drives daily
- ∞Opportunity to view a wide variety of wildlife
More about this accommodation
Set high on a ridge overlooking Madikwe Game Reserve, a malaria-free park and home to the Big 5 and a wide variety of game, Rhulani Lodge offers sweeping views out over the park and its wildlife inhabitants.
Private, luxury accommodation
Rhulani sleeps only 18 guests in 8 chalets, each positioned to ensure your absolute privacy. Spacious and luxurious, each chalet has its own fireplace, air conditioning, en-suite bathroom with an additional outside shower and a private deck offering uninterrupted views out over the reserve.
Superb main lodge
The main lodge is spacious yet intimate with a lounge, bar and library as well as a dedicated kiddies’ corner. There’s a swimming pool with shaded deck chairs, perfect for relaxing between game drives. Evening meals are often served in the open-air boma (reeded enclosure) by firelight. Intimate, private dinners outdoors can also be arranged for you. Starry, starry nights are a star-gazers dream.
Excellent game activities
There’s plenty to entertain and see at Rhulani. Game viewing is done in open safari vehicles with knowledgeable guides. Bush walks, to get a unique perspective of the surrounds, are available by arrangement. Madikwe has two distinct biomes which makes for a fascinating variety of fauna and flora, so you are often able to see species you seldom see together in other parks. With over 350 bird species, birdwatching is great.
By road: it’s about a 4 ½-hour journey from Johannesburg. Road transfers can be arranged.
By air: 45-minute daily flights connect between OR Tambo International (Johannesburg) and Madikwe. Private charters are also available.
Our take on Rhulani Safari Lodge
It’s a welcoming, well-run lodge in a great section of Madikwe with excellent views out over the reserve. Private and intimate, it’s ideal for honeymooners, families and anyone looking to get away from it all.
- ∞Accommodation in private chalets, all meals, snack and teas.
- ∞Wifi (in chalet and main areas)
- ∞2 daily safari activities
- ∞Transfers to and from Madikwe airstrip
- xTransport to and from Rhulani
- xParks Board entrance fees
- xTherapies and massages
- xCurios and purchases of a personal nature
- xBush walks (available on request)
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= Star Rating Explanation
The star rating refers to the official grading given to this lodge or hotel by the Tourism Grading Council. In some cases the star rating is not official, but represents our own estimate of the accommodation.
One star means very basic accommodation
Two stars means comfortable, clean accommodation that is not overly spacious or luxurious. Basic facilities.
Three stars means good quality accommodation with en-suite bathroom and a reasonable level of luxury. Very comfortable and reasonably spacious.
Four stars means luxury accommodation of high quality, with most modern conveniences. High quality service, food and facilities.
Five stars means spacious, ultra luxury accommodation with the highest standards of service, food and facilities. All modern conveniences can be expected, although some facilities like air-conditioning cannot be guaranteed at all 5-star lodges, due to limited availability of electricity.