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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: Red-crested Korhaan

Did you know that the Red-crested Korhaan is an extremely interesting species of bird that lives mainly on the ground? Rhulani’s Ranger Alasdair tells us more about the bizarre mating display that characterises the male birds.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Warthog mummy with 4 piglets

These beautiful close-ups of a Warthog mummy with two cute piglets, which are eating together at the waterhole, were made from Rhulani’s underground hide. The shy animals did not notice our presence.

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Rhulani Insights 164: Thorns and Spines

An interesting blog today, again in the middle of the bush on safari, with Ralf. We take a look at a tree that has a red colored bark, which comes from a chemical called “tannin”, which the tree produces in its defense. And so we speak today of the defense mechanisms of the trees.

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