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Rhulani Minute Safari – Shaft-tailed whydah

  • June 24, 2020 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

A video for our bird lovers who visit us because of the magnificent bird life in Madikwe Game Reserve. The shaft-tailed whydah or is a small, sparrow-like bird. It is distributed in open habitats and grasslands of Southern Africa.

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Rhulani Insights 144 – COVID-19 update, June 2020

  • June 21, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Accommodation, Rhulani insights

Rhulani Safari Lodge has been closed for over three months and, like everyone else, we are waiting for to resume operations after the pandemic is over. It is time for Rolf to give an update on the situation in his blog.

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Rhulani Minute Safari – Elephant in musth

  • June 17, 2020 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

Be careful when you find an elephant bull in musth. The testosterone level is then relatively high and you should not get too close to the animal. You can recognize the signs of musth from the fact that the elephant permanently loses urine, an oily liquid comes out of the temple glands, and that he does other funny things.

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Tom-Hendrik Basson graduates from the 1st Virtual Butler Course

  • June 15, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Accommodation, Staff

We congratulate Tom-Hendrik Basson, Front of House employee at Rhulani Safari Lodge, for completing the “1st Virtual Butler Course”, carried out by the “South African Butler Academy” (SABA). Tom-Hendrik is part of the first group of students that just successfully graduated. Watch the TV program on eNCA.com.

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Life of a Ranger: Impala bachelor herd

  • June 14, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that young male impala often get together to form a so-called “Bachelor herd”? Rhulani’s Ranger Martin tells us more about these elegant antelopes, which always have a shiny, clean skin.

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Rhulani Minute Safari – Zebras eating soil

  • June 10, 2020 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

What are these zebras doing here in the mud? You see correctly, they are eating soil, which is a natural behavior of some mammals. It provides them with the necessary minerals. This practice is called “geophagy”.

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Rhulani Safari Lodge - Travel with Kids South Africa Safari

  • June 09, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Activities

See what its like to spend the day with Rhulani Safari Lodge guides finding an elusive leopard, cheetahs, lions, elephants having a mud bath, impala poop spitting contest, zebra and more in. Learn about rhinos, cheetahs, elephants and more. Go on a Virtual Safari in the TWK Series ‘That Travel Moment’ .

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Rhulani Insights 143 – Rhulani’s water capacity

  • June 07, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Accommodation, Rhulani insights

The main resources to operate a Safari Lodge are access to electricity and water. Today, with our Assistant Manager Sean, we visit the tanks that contain the water for our daily use.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - A Steenbok, not shy

  • June 03, 2020 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

Steenbok is one of the smallest antelope species in Madikwe. These are very common, but since they are very shy and nimble, you have to be lucky to look at them in peace. Let’s observe a steenbok for a minute.

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Life of a Ranger: Leadwood Tree

  • May 31, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that there are many leadwood trees to be seen in Madikwe Game Reserve, which are protected in South Africa? Rhulani’s Head Ranger Sean tells us more about this slow growing tree and its importance for the ecosystem and for Rhulani.

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