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The adventure begins the moment you arrive at Madikwe Game Reserve. An African welcome awaits you at the lodge. Rhulani means "relax" so we invite you to sit back and enjoy the African bush with us!

Creating Rhulani has been both stimulating and inspirational. We set out to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary, to build a modern-day refuge, an oasis of calm, a place to nourish the soul and lift the spirit. We invite you to experience the serenity and harmony of this special place with us – come celebrate nature, celebrate life.


Life of a Ranger: Cheetah Scent marking

Did you know that cheetahs can’t really be said to be territorial cats like lions, but they still leave their mark, by which they signal their presence? Rhulani’s ranger Alasdair tells us more today about the scent marking of the two cheetah brothers, the “Phinda Males” that we recently found.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - A scratching Zebra

This zebra has found a branch at a suitable height where it can scratch its back, and that feels so good. Great sighting!

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At the waterhole in time lapse

In the last few days we have installed a camera at various beautiful spots in the Madikwe Game Reserve and can now watch the sunsets, the animal visiting the watering holes and the idyll of the African bush in time lapse. Enjoy it!

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