Rhulani Safari Lodge

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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.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar Fridges in Room
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Fireplace
  • Housekeeping
  • Private plunge pool
  • Tea and coffee making facilities

Facilities Available at Rhulani Safari Lodge

  • Boma
  • Conference venue
  • Swimming Pool

More Information on Rhulani Safari Lodge

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

July Special - Local Residents

Rhulani Safari Lodge announces an attractive SPECIAL for local residents who want to take the opportunity to discover the beauties of African wildlife in the Madikwe Game Reserve later this month.

We offer:


Luxury Private Chalet:

R3,600 per person per night sharing

Surcharge of 50% applies for single use. One extra bed for a child (stretcher bed) up to 15 years can be added. Children under the age of 6 years stay free of charge. Children between 6 and 15 years pay 50% of the adult rate when sharing the room with two adults.

Luxury Family Suite (for up to 4 adults and 2 children)

R18,000 per night for the family

valid for:

  • Residents of South Africa and Botswana
  • All overnight stays in the month of July 2019
  • All room categories
  • New bookings made from 8 July 2019
  • Not cumulative with other discounts or last minute rates

Included in the rate:

  • Complimentary welcome drinks.
  • Luxury accommodation.
  • Free WiFi internet in your room and all lodge areas.
  • Stocked Nespresso coffee machine with complimentary tea & coffee in your room.
  • Well stocked minibar in your room.
  • 2 game drives of 3 - 3.5 hours each in an open game viewer, accompanied by a qualified ranger.
  • Complimentary sundowners on game drive.
  • All meals and snacks on a full board basis (includes breakfast / brunch, high tea, dinner, bottled water).
  • Selected local drinks which includes a personal selection of house wines, spirits, soft drinks, tea's and coffees.
  • Lunch on your day of arrival (upon request).
  • Emergency Medical Assistance.
  • Pick-up and drop-off at Madikwe's Western airstrip.

Excluded from the rate:

  • Madikwe Game Reserve Gate Entry Fee: ZAR 180, Children < 12 years ZAR 80; Fly In Fees: Adults ZAR 240, Children under 12 ZAR 150 - Fee is applicable per stay, VAT inclusive, subject to change without prior notice.
  • Madikwe Conservation Levy: ZAR 150 (from 1.1.2020 ZAR 165), Children 2 - 11 years ZAR 75 (from 1.1.2020 ZAR 82.50) - Levy is applicable per person per night, VAT inclusive, subject to change without prior notice.
  • All premium rated wines, spirits and imported champagnes, cigars & cigarettes
  • Massages, bushwalks, laundry, babysitting, curios, excursions, private vehicle
  • Gratuities


Terms and Conditions:

  • Residents of South Africa and Botswana
  • All overnight stays in the month of July 2019
  • All room categories
  • New bookings made from 8 July 2019
  • Not cumulative with other discounts or last minute rates