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"An Extravagant and authentic African safari lodge located in the secluded rolling grasslands of Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa."

Need to know

    • 7 luxury challets
    • Madikwe Nature Reserve, Madikwe, South Africa
    • An extraordinary, stimulating and inspirational stay.

We love

  • Nicky, the ranger, made the safaris extra special due to her wits, spirit and great knowledge of nature.
  • Excellent wildlife photography opportunities on morning and late afternoon open vehicle game drives.
  • The room was beautifully appointed with its own plunge pool and a living area in the middle of the two bedrooms.
  • Dinner was set up in a different location around the property each of the four nights. A highlight of the day was always the delicious high tea prior to the afternoon game drive.

Top Secret

Madikwe Game reserve is one of South Africa’s largest game reserves and is home to endangered species such as Black Rhinos and Wild dog.


This premier 75,000-hectare game reserve situated in the North West Province of South Africa was originally established in 1991 to restore and return the land to its former natural environment. Managers Chris and Thomas have spent a lifetime accumulating knowledge about African wildlife behaviour, be it the inner workings of a termite mound, or an Elephant gestation period.

The Review

The adventure begins the moment you arrive at Madikwe Game Reserve. A wonderful welcome awaits you at the main lodge, Rhulani means Relax so sit back and enjoy. Rhulani was built to be both stimulating and inspirational, set out to transform that of the ordinary into the extraordinary, to build a modern day refuge, an oasis of calm, and a place to nourish the soul and lift the spirit. Rhulani and the Madikwe Game Reserve invite you to experience the serenity and harmony; come celebrate nature, celebrate life. Water cascades gently into the meandering rock pool around which you will find ample sun or shade provided by beautiful old Marula trees, an ideal spot for quiet contemplation. Indoors and outdoors merge effortlessly at Rhulani, ensuring you magnificent views of the bush. Sit and meditate awhile; your comfort is assured as you relax surrounded by earthy rich African colour and our warm hospitality. Dining alfresco under a glorious African night sky, warmed by a roaring fire is a magical way to end a perfect day. Traditional Southern African cuisine is complimented by a selection of world-class local wines. Sensational game viewing opportunities await you at Rhulani, whether from the open Land Rover or on foot with your experienced game ranger or from right in front of the lodge at the nearby water-hole. Succumb to the peace and tranquillity of this spectacular setting. Enjoy total privacy and your own plunge pool while you pamper yourself in the spacious luxury of your chalet. Rhulani game viewing is second-to-none and almost guarantees close encounters and spectacular sightings of Africa’s “Big 5” and the “Magnificent 7”. Brag about your rare sightings of Black Rhino, leopard or cheetah to fellow guests or loved ones back home.


Rhulani Safari Lodge

  • Address: Address: Madikwe Nature Reserve, Madikwe, 2874, South Africa
  • Travel info: Car: Travelling by road from Johannesburg & OR Tambo Int'l Airport to Rhulani takes approximately four-and-a-half to five hours.

Key Features

  • Free Wifi

  • Restaurant

  • Spa