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Rhulani Safari Lodge

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- Star gazing under clear night skies
- Chalets with private plunge pools
- Game drives and walking excursions
- Malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve

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Rhulani Safari Lodge is a traditional yet stylish retreat located amongst 75,000 hectares of bushveld, about three and a half hour’s drive away from Johannesburg and Pretoria. This luxurious and laid back property is situated in close proximity to the stunning, malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, known for its abundance of wildlife. Well away from towns, cities and light pollution, Rhulani offers breath taking views and super-clear night skies.

The accommodation comprises just seven luxury chalets, each with folding doors opening out onto a private deck with plunge pool. All chalets come with a fridge, a fireplace for those rare nights when the cold seeps in, and air conditioning against the heat of the dry season. Each chalet has an en-suite bathroom with both indoor and outdoor showers and a large oval bath.

Rhulani’s main lodge has a relaxed, cosy feel. Indoors and outdoors merge effortlessly and there are magnificent views of both the bush and the indoor rock pool. There’s a lovely pool and spa, and massage treatments can be enjoyed in the privacy of chalets or private decks. Animals can be seen coming to drink at the waterhole near the lodge, and al fresco evening dining in front of the camp fire is a real treat. Educational stargazing sessions are also offered under the gleaming night skies.

Activities naturally centre around the superb game viewing in the vicinity. Game drives in open Land Cruisers are on offer, along with excursions on foot with experienced game rangers. Madikwe is one of the best places in South Africa to catch a glimpse of the elusive wild dog, as well as lions, elephants, buffalo, and, if lucky, leopards. With over 350 different species of bird in the area, this is a great choice for birdwatching enthusiasts.

Children are more than welcome and there's a designated 2-bedroom family suite. There's a playroom fully equipped with toys, art supplies and DVDs to keep youngsters entertained, and a babysitting service is available. Parents should note that due to Rhulani’s rural, unfenced location, children must be supervised at all times.

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  • Hi Lisa, We had a fabulous time thank you. The accommodation and other ideation were all terrific - that’s so much for your help. The apartment in Cape Town was particularly good - we would never have found that: Boschendal was great as well and game lodge was superb. Thanks again, Alistair

    MissingAlistair A reviewing Cape Town, Garden Route and Kruger on 28 April 2023

  • Dear Lisa,
    We have just returned from South Africa and wanted to pass on our huge thanks for helping to organise such a fantastic holiday. The entire trip was amazing - accommodation was first class. The safari was incredible!
    We'll be sure to get in touch when we're next planning an adventure!
    Best wishes, Ed & Jane

    MissingRoy P reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 17 April 2023

  • Can't praise tour dust enough, they helped us to create a holiday of a lifetime that has given us family memories we will treasure forever. From start to finish the whole experience was exactly what we wanted and more. Due to covid we waited 2 and a half years for this trip but worth the wait.

    MissingCarly R reviewing Value KwaZulu-Natal Safari and Mauritius on 07 November 2022

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