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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 - Something about the Ostrich wings

The large, feathery wings of the ostrich have many functions. Here we see the male walking slowly through the savannah, often stretching his wings to the side, which provides him with good ventilation. The beautiful color and size of the spread wings also help to impress the female.

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Alasdair’s photos: What was that?

Rhulani’s rangers occasionally take a photo themselves on the daily game drives and put it on the shared dropbox of Rhulani so that we can use it for our social media. While looking through today we came across a photo taken by our head guide and “Captain Redbeard” Alasdair. What was that? Alasdair, please explain!

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Life of a Ranger: Milkweed Locust

Did you know that the Milkweed Locust secretes a poison when attacked – for example - by a bird? Today Rhulani’s Ranger Dean tells us interesting details about one of his favorite animals, and he explains that brightly colored insects are often a warning of possible poisonous defense mechanisms.

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