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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 - Lion male & female

In the middle of the night we find a lion couple on their honeymoon. Peace and idyll around us. You can clearly see how the male picks up the scent of his partner and confirms this with the typical “Flehmen grimace”.

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Rhulani Insights 213 - The new Manager’s Office

At Rhulani we continue to grow. Our manager Shade-Leigh has a new, private office, which ensures that there is a bit more peace and privacy, and daily work around reservations and administration are kept away from manager’s tasks.

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What kind of animal was that?

Even guests who come to us repeatedly were quite surprised by this sighting. “What kind of animal was that?” everyone asked themselves as Willlem led the vehicle near the fence line that borders the park and this unusual creature was there and appeared to us to be completely relaxed. A small, dark, cat-like animal. The African bush is home to many little secrets.

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