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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: Elephant in musth

Did you know that when an elephant bull is in musth, his testosterone level is more than ten times higher than normal? Rhulani’s head ranger Sean tells us how you can easily recognise when an elephant is in musth and how you should behave when you find one on the road.

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“Pilot Madeleine” visits Rhulani Safari Lodge

Known as @pilotmadeleine on Instagram with 1.1 million followers, Madeleine Schneider-Weiffenbach calls herself a “blogger & globetrotter” — and she also happens to be a trained pilot on the hunt for a job. With her family she has just visited Rhulani Safari Lodge and is describing her impressions.

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Rhulani Minute Safari – White rhino geophagy

“Geophagy” means eating earth or soil-like substrates. Let us observe some white rhinos for a minute doing this strange practice that has attracted the attention of many researchers. Clay minerals have been reported to have beneficial microbiological effects, such as protecting the stomach against toxins, parasites, and pathogens.

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