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Life of a Ranger: Leopard Tortoise

  • May 02, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that leopard tortoises can’t swim? Rhulani’s Ranger Ralf tells us more about these wonderful reptiles, and he explains that leopard tortoises are growing up quite slowly, and it is quite difficult to age them.

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Mother’s Day Special

  • April 29, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Accommodation

Mother’s Day is just around the corner - so surprise the ladies in your life with a wonderful excursion into the natural beauty of the Madikwe Game Reserve! Book with us under the following SPECIAL conditions: Pay 40% discounted Last Minute Rates and pay only 2 nights for a 3 nights stay (for check-in dates in May 2021).

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Rhulani NEWS: A spotted bush snake

  • April 29, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Wildlife

Surprise, surprise, just outside the door of our Front of House. A “Spotted Bush Snake” catches a gecko and carries the pride up the tree, in front of our eyes and cameras. “For some time already I had the feeling that this non-venomous snake was hanging around there,” says Rhulani’s manager

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Leopard and Elephant

  • April 28, 2021 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

Here we are on a very interesting sighting in the middle of the wild nature of Madikwe Game Reserve. The day is almost over and we discover a leopard, which we follow along the road for a while. He also walks past a bull elephant. A meeting of two of the famous Big 5!

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Rhulani Insight 163 - A damaged Marula Tree

  • April 25, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Accommodation, Rhulani insights

At Rhulani there is a beautiful marula tree under which we can enjoy breakfast outdoors on a beautiful morning. But as our manager Riaan shows us today, this tree recently suffered damage because of an elephant. Will it recover?

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We expected everything but not that!

  • April 21, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Rhulani’s Ranger Ralf tells us about one of those magical moments that can be admired again and again in the African bush. A few days ago he drove out with our guests in the direction of Tau Dam because, according to information, he expected to find a pride of lions there. But then everything turned out differently.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Kudu stripes

  • April 21, 2021 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

Pretty close to us and relaxed, a female kudu is eating grass. So we have time to take a closer look at this beautiful antelope which is typical for Madikwe Game Reserve, and let’s especially observe its stripes. These are very characteristic: white and narrow. Kudus possess between 4 and 12 vertical white stripes along their torso.

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Life of a Ranger: Termite Mound

  • April 18, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that a termite queen lays up to 30,000 eggs every day and that she is one of the longest living insects in the world? Rhulani’s manager Riaan tells us more about the interesting termites, their life and social structure.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Phinda cheetahs on a walk

  • April 14, 2021 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

Cheetahs can walk quite long distances, in fact they can even walk from one end of the Madikwe reserve to the other in one day. Today we find the two Phinda brothers on such a walk, and we follow them for a few moments.

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Rhulani Insights 162 – Ending the morning drive

  • April 11, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Accommodation, Rhulani insights

Do you know the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning at Rhulani Safari Lodge? You will go on about a 3.5 hour game drive at sunrise. And then you return to the lodge, full of impressions and experiences, and you are hungry. Let’s go to breakfast!

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