Rhulani Safari Lodge


The 5-star lodge is in the malaria-free Madikwe Reserve in the North West Region of South Africa. This game reserve is home to the Big 5 including the Black Rhino, Cheetah and the endangered Wild Dog. At the Rhulani Safari Lodge main lodge, a waterfall cascades slowly into the circular rock pool around which guests will find ample sun or shade which is provided by the beautiful old Marula trees. This exclusive Safari Lodge offers an ideal safari lodge destination for quiet contemplation and relaxation in the untamed African bush.

Indoors and outdoors merge effortlessly at the five star Safari Lodge, which ensures magnificent views from the main lodge and the luxury chalets of the Bush.

Rhulani guests are invited to enjoy the privacy and serenity in this unique setting, which is complemented by the private facilities, and amenities this lodge has to offer. The private plunge pools of each chalet invite for a refreshing swim after exciting early morning or late afternoon safari drives through the wildlife-rich Madikwe Game Reserve.

Guests staying at one of the private chalets at the five-star lodge in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve enjoy the spectacular setting. Guests may experience the total privacy of their private plunge pool while relaxing in the spacious luxury of their private chalet.

The seven cottages are air-conditioned for warm summer evenings and feature a Morso fireplace for the chilly winter nights. The spacious cabins are fully equipped with coffee and tea stations and a fully stocked bar fridge. The en-suite bathrooms offer an oval bath, twin basins as well as both in and outdoor showers.& A two bedroom Family Chalet can accommodate four guests in luxury.


The exquisite dining experience is under the magnificent African night sky, warmed by a roaring fire is a magical way to end a perfect day. Traditional Southern African cuisine is complemented by a selection of world-class South Africa wines.

Safari Drives

Adventurous wildlife viewing opportunities await guests from the open Land Rover or on foot with the experienced game ranger or from the comfort of the Rhulani lodge itself at the nearby waterhole. The Madikwe Game Reserve, which comprises 75,000 hectares, was initially established in 1991 to restore and return the land to its former natural environment.

A unique partnership between the state, local communities and private enterprise has transformed this land by way of the most extensive, phase game translocation operation ever undertaken worldwide.