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Uden
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Excellent this rhulani lodge, with very nice staff and a great safari. People take the time for you and have a personal touch. Waiting with a game drive just for us, being late due to heavy traffic, super! And the guy serving the diner had a smile from ear to ear, really fun at his work. Elephants yiu see just...

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

Dear Peter it is wonderful for us to know that you enjoyed your stay at Rhulani Safari Lodge, and you liked the personal touch of our staff and the quality of our game drives. Thank you for visiting us and for writing a feedback on TripAdvisor, and we hope to see you back with us in the future! Best regards...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My hubby and i from across the border - Botswana, and we just been passing by Madikwe going deep into south africa all the time..until he decided to book us in for a magical, the most romantic anniversary weekend with you guys! Everything was perfect, lovely staff..SEAN! You rock! As for your dance moves at the boma - crazy haha!...

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

Dear Keitumetse We are very pleased that you do not regret having crossed the border for celebrating your anniversary, and that you enjoyed South African bush and wildlife . Above all, we are glad that we were able to meet your expactations for a romantic weekend. Thank you for your visit, congratulations to your anniversary, and it would be nice...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I recently stayed at Rhulani Lodge for what I can only describe as an amazing experience. The staff were attentive and the service, meals high quality. Our guide Alasdair was truly amazing. He worked so hard to ensure everyone was entertained, having fun, and most of all got to see a lot of different animals including some...

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

Dear Guest It is fantastic for us to know that you have left Rhulani on your last day with a "treasure of memories", and that you fully enjoyed the time in the bush. Many thanks for your visit and for being so kind to leave us your feedback, which we gladly shared with our staff. It would be wonderful if...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 6 days and 5 nights here, and were so sad to leave. Could have happily stayed for longer. Rhulani felt like a home away from home, rather than having that "hotel room" feel. The staff were all so friendly and worked so hard to ensure our comfort. The meals were amazing, the hospitality and the level of service....

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

Dear Karen With a Six-night stay you are definitely safari guests staying longer than the average in a bush lodge. This also increases the risk for us that you may feel a certain routine and perhaps begin to get bored in this seclusion and tranquility. But now, we are very pleased to read that you have felt well for the...

Almere, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 night at Rhulani. The lodges were so big and beautiful. We loved our own pool in front of the lodge. A big compliment for the whole staff, they were so lovely. Our ranger Alaisder made the safari an unforgettable experience! We will definitely come back.

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

Dear Sharon we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your 3 nights with us, that you could use your private plunge pool in summer time, and that you liked the game drives on Alasdair's vehicle. We look forward to having you back with us in the near future. Best regards from the whole Rhulani team! Marisa & Rolf

Wedel, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent game viewing, first class service and maximum 20 guests at the time makes Rhulani Safari Lodge just exceptional. Besides the morning and afternoon game drives by well experienced rangers. Several other activities are offered such as spa treatment and walking safaris. Friendliness and hospitality by the entire staff makes you instantly feel "at home".

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

Dear Guest thank you so much for your wonderful comment and for posting a nice picture with elephants playing at our waterhole. We are glad that you enjoyed the care and service at Rhulani and that you felt comfortable with the size of our premises. Thank you for visiting us, and with best regards Rolf & Marisa

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently visited Rhulani in Madikwe Game Reserve. It is a really lovely five star lodge with beautiful private rooms with their own deck looking into the bushveld with a plunge pool and outdoor shower. The staff were really friendly and helpful during our stay. The food was excellent - they really have a fantastic chef. We also had a...

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

Dear Camilla We thank you very much for choosing Madikwe and Rhulani as the destination of your your weekend trip from Johannesburg, and we are delighted that all went to your entire satisfaction. It is wonderful to hear that you had so many beautiful sightings in the bush with Alasdair in such a short time, and that you could relax...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

My partner stayed in Rhulani for 4 fantastic nights. Firstly, the lodge is easily accessible from Johannesburg and close to the main park gate. The service throughout the stay exceeded our expectations. The rooms (private chalets) are wonderful and spacious; the private deck looking out into the bush with constant animal sightings is one of the biggest highlights. The food...

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

Dear Guest, How nice to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us for the whole duration of 4 nights, that you liked the privacy of room 1, the meals (including a private supper in your room) and especially the time with Alasdair in the bush. We hope that you will tackle the short distance from Johannesburg to us...

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We were greeted with huge warmth from the entire team and cloths in arrival! Incredible location with watering hole not even 100m from main entertainment area! Our room was stunning, facing onto the watering hole & our own plunge pool! Well stocked mini bar & all amenities! We have visited the bush many x times over the years, this was...

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

Dear Guest We are delighted to receive such a high rating in your final Evaluation after your 2 nights stay at Rhulani. Thank you so much for visiting us and for taking the time for sharing your impressions on TripAdvisor. It flatters us to read that our facilities and services can keep up with the best Standards you had experienced...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Stayed for one night which was way too short. Beautiful setting, despite the ravaging drought. Very friendly and helpful staff. The food was excellent and well-presented. A major advantage is that the lodge accommodates a limited number of guests. The rooms are comfortable. The owner should make a plan with the variety of insects in the room. The netting provided...

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

Dear Ari Although your stay was very short, we are pleased that you have gained a good impression from us. We hope that you can stay longer next time! We have taken note for your comment about insects. We are sorry to hear that you were bothered by them. In the bush there is unfortunately no hundred percent protection, even...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: €604 - €1,026 (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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