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Reviewed 28 June 2015

Thank you Chris, Lauren and team for a wonderful safari experience. It was everything we'd hoped for, and more, especially for our 12 and 72 year old relatives who were having their first safari experience. We drove the 4.5 hours (including stops) from Johannesburg to Rhulani via the Wonderboom gate, which is the closest to Rhulani. We were greeted by...

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RhulaniLodge, Owner at Rhulani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest We are very pleased that you were able to experience a beautiful trip to the African bush with us, which was completely successful for "Safari newcomers" in your family and across three generations. With 4 nights stay we are confident that you could experience the tranquility at Rhulani, and we find it great that you were able to...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 June 2015

I can't say anymore about our stay at Rhulani other than it was "perfect". From the time we arrived we were made to feel we were the only guests at the lodge. The staff and ranger Chris are wonderful. Food was good and as a vegetarian I had a lovely selection to choose from. Accommodation was very private and clean....

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RhulaniLodge, Owner at Rhulani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Arti We are pleased that you were satisfied with your stay at Rhulani, and you say it was "perfect". It is also good to know that you were satisfied with the different food options. Rhulani is a small lodge, it is our ambition to let our guests feel "special". Thank you very much for visiting us, and it would...

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Rhulani Safari Lodge really lived up to the hype surrounding it, exceptional staff and great game viewing made for a fantastic family get away. We felt perfectly safe at all times even though the lodge was not fenced, thanks to the dedication of all the rangers and night guard. Our guide Shaun was very knowledgable and made sure all of...

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RhulaniLodge, Owner at Rhulani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Chad We remember that you were visiting us recently, and we thank you very much for giving us such a wonderful assessment. We were also able to verify on the photo attached, that you relaxed with your family and fully enjoyed the bush, which makes us very happy. Rhulani wants to offer a feeling of "full immersion" in nature....

Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rhulani! Nothing was too much to ask of the friendly staff. The accommodation was lovely, bar a couple of minor, fixable issues (faulty phone and WiFi). The lack of a fence around the camp added a sense of excitement, whilst knowing you were in a safe environment. The food was excellent, and the portion sizes...

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RhulaniLodge, Owner at Rhulani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Shaun We are delighted that you enjoyed the overall experience at Rhulani in many different aspects, and that you recommend us to other potential guests in the future. It is great that you liked the way how our young but experienced ranger Sean drove you through the bush, but also, we are very pleased that you were also satisfied...

Aboyne
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Treated to two nights here and it was wonderful. Staff and location wonderful, animal drives with local drivers superb, lots to see. Drivers very informative and helpful with drinks out in the bush as the sun sinks below the horizon. Bliss!

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RhulaniLodge, Owner at Rhulani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jim Your comment pleases our whole team very much, and we would like to thank you for visiting us. At Rhulani, we are working intensively to continuously confirm our 5-star rating, which we have for many years, and we still want to do better. This includes significative financial investments in infrastructure (nature gnaws at our buildings), but also in...

Seevetal, Germany
Reviewed 24 May 2015

Rhulani is a great place to stay at Madikwe Game Reserve. We enjoyed two days there. Room, service und food are oustanding. The ranger and the game viewing experience in an open vehicle were also a very good experience.

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RhulaniLodge, Owner at Rhulani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Dirk We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Rhulani, and that the various aspects that characterize a safari lodge (food, rooms, game drives), were to your satisfaction. We hope to welcoming you again in the future, and thank you very much for the nice comment. Rolf & Marisa

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 23 May 2015

This was the experience of a lifetime. The staff were friendly, efficient but unobtrusive. We were spoiled and the meals were excellent, especially afternoon tea. Totally Unexpected in such a setting and perfect for an old lady like myself. Dinner in the boma was also superb ,lovely setting and friendly staff. Our cottage was wonderful,I slept like a baby in...

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RhulaniLodge, Owner at Rhulani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest When we can offer an "experience of a lifetime", it is the greatest praise that we can get. The whole Rhulani team was extremely happy when we read your comment, and to know that you especially enjoyed the romantic settings at dinner (in the boma) and in your room. We would like to thank you very much for...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 20 May 2015

This is a wonderful lodge within easy driving distance to Johannesburg, and even more convenient to Gabarone in Botswana. There was a mix of families and couples at the lodge and despite being a solo traveler did not feel like i received any less service, which can be the case. Also helped that other guests were very friendly and had...

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RhulaniLodge, Owner at Rhulani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Andrew Thank you for the interesting comment which tells us about an experience from a "Solo Traveler". We are very pleased that during your stay we have managed to create an informal atmosphere in which all guests feel at home and talk to each other. We welcome at Rhulani different types of visitors, solo travelers, couples, families or small...

Reviewed 18 May 2015

Rhulani is an absolutely fantastic place in the heart of Madikwe! The staff was personable and amazing at every step of the way, the accommodations were generous and luxurious, the food was beautifully prepared, and the game drives were so much fun! Not a bad word to say, next time I go to Madikwe I will certainly go back to...

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RhulaniLodge, Owner at Rhulani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Reid We usually use TripAdvisor as a source of information for potential improvements at Rhulani; but when reading your comment, we admit that we also appreciate comments which have "no bad word to say". So, we just want to thank you very very much for visiting us, for your comment that pleased our team extraordinarily, and we look forward...

Sydney
Reviewed 18 May 2015

Had a few nights here in late March and would thoroughly recommend Roulani. We loved our lodge which had a great view of the watering hole and had a constant stream of animals passing by our porch heading for the water. Food was excellent and my food allergy needs were handled easily and professionally. Dinner was set up in a...

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RhulaniLodge, Owner at Rhulani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ibis Thank you very much for visiting us from Sydney, and for your nice comment. It is great for us to read that the three components "Lodge - Staff - Meals" were experienced by you as wonderful. We carefully handle the specific dietary requirements from our guests, and so, we are happy that we could pamper you with adequate...

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Succumb to the peace and tranquility of this spectacular setting. Relax in the spaciousness of your private luxury chalet with its own deck and plunge pool.Each chalet includes a Morso fireplace, climate control air conditioner, mini bar fridge, tea & coffee making facilities and full en-suite bathroom and outside shower. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rhulani Safari Lodge

Address: Bravo 21 Wonderboom node, Madikwe Game Reserve 2840, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: RM2,880 - RM4,201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Rhulani Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Dont do all the game drives if you want to enjoy your room! skip some haha!”
 of 5 bubbles keitumetsem, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Consider to fly directly from O.R. Tambo International to Madikwe western airstrip.”
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 of 5 bubbles 332tosv, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We liked the room we had which was the furthest from the main building, it was very secluded.”
 of 5 bubbles jackiei600, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Chalet no9- furthest from the lodge, private and well placed to experience wildlife close up”
 of 5 bubbles sarahbJ524CU, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 9 is the furthest from the lodge”
 of 5 bubbles sallyk979, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
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