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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.


Rhulani Minute Safari - Burnt ground, new life

Isn’t it just wonderful to see how, after a disastrous fire and the destruction of all plants, nature recovers and new, succulent, green plants begin to sprout? Herbivores such as impala, springbok, wildebeest and warthog are the first visitors to the new terrain.

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Life of a Ranger: an injured zebra

Did you know that despite our desire for all animals to be well, in Madikwe Game Reserve we do not interfere with the natural course of nature and leave the animals to their fate? Rhulani’s Ranger Dean recently saw a small, injured zebra, which we don’t know if it will recover on its own or become easy prey for predators.

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Kori Bustard: how they bring their massive bodies into the sky

It rises slowly, almost like an airplane, and given its size, weight and slow wing beats, you get the impression that it is struggling to stay aloft. We’re talking about the Kori Bustard, a real eye-catcher when you watch this large bird all alone on its way through the savannah. And then this thing also flies, and that’s what we’re talking about today.

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