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.
- Malaria-Free Big Five game reserve
- Four and a half hour drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria
- Seven luxury chalets, each with a private deck, plunge pool and Morso fireplace
- One luxury two-bedroom suite with its own lounge for families
- Unforgettable game drive experiences
- Boma dinners, indoor dining, romantic dinners for two
- Serviced by an amazing team of dedicated, proud and passionate staff
A little Steenbok is resting in the grass. It doesn’t feel disturbed by our presence, nor by the rather impressive herd of Buffalo which is threateningly approaching. The small antelope bravely defends its position.
Did you know that there are snakes in the Madikwe Reserve, which can sometimes also be spotted on game drives? Rhulani’s ranger Alasdair tells us about a recent sighting in the dark where he was actually looking for a leopard and then to his amazement came across a rock python. Truly amazing!
A male lion in the tall grass. He walks forward, turns, goes back - he’s definitely undecided on where to go. So he is probably not on a hunting mission, but he has picked up a scent and is now a bit confused as to which direction he should go. The grimace on his face (also called Flehmen) shows that he has picked up something.