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Rhulani Insights 154 – Christmas Greeting 2020

  • December 20, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Accommodation, Rhulani insights

The most difficult year in the history of Rhulani Safari Lodge is coming to an end. A year in which we realized how important the solidarity and trust in our team is in order to be able to survive such crises. Rolf wishes everyone happy holidays, health and success in the new year. Let’s be optimistic that 2021 will be our way back to a normal life and the starting point for a bright future.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Dagga Boys in the mud

  • December 16, 2020 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

Today we observe two old, big buffalo bulls, which have taken over Inkwe Pan for a moment and are visibly enjoying the damp mud there.

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Life of a Ranger: Munye

  • December 13, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that we have a beautiful leopard near our lodge for a number of years already, which is called “Munye” (the little one) and is now around ten years old? Rhulani’s ranger Ralf tells us more about this amazing big cat and how he likes it to walk long distances through different territories.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Kudu male party

  • December 09, 2020 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

In our opinion, these kudu males are definitely on a mission, which means they are looking forward to a party tonight. They are looking forward to the girls, and then let’s have fun!

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Rhulani Insights 153 – Travelling in times of COVID-19

  • December 06, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Accommodation, Rhulani insights

Since the end of October, the borders to South Africa have been reopened for all countries. The only condition is a negative PCR COVID-19 test not older than 72 hours, which you must present upon entry. Rhulani’s owner Rolf tried it himself and traveled to South Africa at the beginning of December without any problems. He talks about his experiences.

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A free buffalo meal

  • December 03, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

“When Alasdair and I decided to go on a little tour today, he made a joke,” says his Ralf. Both are experienced rangers at Rhulani. “Now we are going to find a male lion that eats a buffalo”. Laughter. Here we go…

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The cheetah mother had killed an impala

  • November 29, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

“The north of the park is very wet and some of the roads are closed because of the good rain we had, so we decided to work on the southern side,” says Ralph, Rhulani’s field guide. A good choice, because actually a lot of different animals are currently gathering there. So Ralph found the Cheetah mother with the four little ones who had killed an impala. An absolute highlight.

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Rhulani welcomes international guests again

  • November 17, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Accommodation

South African government has announced that travelers from all over the world will be able to travel the country again, provided they submit a negative PCR -COVID-19 test result which is not older than 72 hours. There is no quarantine requirement. At Rhulani Safari Lodge we are excited about this news and warmly welcome spontaneous travelers from overseas. In order to cushion the uncertainties surrounding a trip, we are offering new, customer-friendly conditions for unforeseen travel changes due to COVID-19. Welcome to Rhulani!

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World Luxury Hotel Awards: Oscar number seven

  • November 12, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Accommodation

“World Luxury Hotel Awards” informs us today that Rhulani Safari Lodge has won the award on a global level in the “Luxury Bush Lodge” category. This award is one of the oldest and most prestigious in the hotel industry. We are proud that we have won this trophy, also known as the “Oscar”, for the seventh time in a row.

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After the lockdown: Rhulani achieves the best 5-star score ever

  • November 10, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Accommodation

We are particularly pleased with this result. After a long COVID-19 lockdown period, Rhulani Safari Lodge achieves a top result in the annual Star Grading assessment by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA). With a score of 96%, Rhulani confirms its ranking in the upper segment of the 5-star Game Lodge category. In addition, we are assigned one of the rare accolades for “Birding” as an additional quality mark and recognition for the new observation hide at the waterhole.

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