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Five star grading, bird accolade and praising comments

  • December 08, 2023 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Accommodation

The results of the annual Star Grading evaluation have just reached us, with excellent results. The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) has once again awarded Rhulani Safari Lodge 5 stars, with top ratings in all dimensions. The expert who visited us this year was impressed with our continued journey to improve luxury at Rhulani, but not only that.

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Christmas Party: This day belonged to Rhulani’s staff

  • December 07, 2023 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Staff

Pre-Christmas party! This one day of the year belongs entirely to the employees of Rhulani. It’s the day when we say goodbye to our last guest at 11 a.m., do the final clean-up work, and then close the lodge for the day and get ready for the party. Last Sunday it happened again. There was a lot of laughter, eating, celebrating and drinking. Until late at night.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Lion male & female

  • December 06, 2023 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

In the middle of the night we find a lion couple on their honeymoon. Peace and idyll around us. You can clearly see how the male picks up the scent of his partner and confirms this with the typical “Flehmen grimace”.

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Rhulani Insights 213 - The new Manager’s Office

  • December 03, 2023 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Accommodation, Rhulani insights

At Rhulani we continue to grow. Our manager Shade-Leigh has a new, private office, which ensures that there is a bit more peace and privacy, and daily work around reservations and administration are kept away from manager’s tasks.

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What kind of animal was that?

  • December 02, 2023 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Even guests who come to us repeatedly were quite surprised by this sighting. “What kind of animal was that?” everyone asked themselves as Willlem led the vehicle near the fence line that borders the park and this unusual creature was there and appeared to us to be completely relaxed. A small, dark, cat-like animal. The African bush is home to many little secrets.

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Rhulani’s membership of ATTA has been renewed

  • December 01, 2023 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Accommodation

Rhulani Safari Lodge announces that we are now once again members of the “African Travel & Tourism Association (ATTA®)”. ATTA promotes travel and tourism to Africa and Indian Ocean Islands from all corners of the world and has over 615 members.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Red-crested Korhaan on the ground

  • November 29, 2023 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

We would have loved to see this Red-crested Korhaan fly into the air and do his typical, spectacular free fall. But we wait in vain. It stays on the ground and looks for food such as seeds and small insects.

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Life of a Ranger: Towing service in the bush

  • November 26, 2023 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that there can be a car breakdown on safaris? Rhulani’s ranger Willem shows us a nice sighting with two lionesses today, where another safari vehicle no longer started, and Willem was helpful and quickly towed the defective vehicle with a rope. You see, everybody helps each other in the bush!

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Two Cheetah brothers

  • November 22, 2023 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

When the sun disappears over the horizon, we are no longer allowed to visit the cheetahs and shine a spotlight on them. This evening we caught and observed the two Cheetah brothers with the very last rays of sunshine. Wonderful light and the two cats very relaxed.

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Rhulani Insights 212 - In the shade of the solar panels

  • November 19, 2023 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Accommodation, Rhulani insights

Today let’s visit the solar plant with the four so-called “tables” that produce the electricity for us. On a warm, sunny day it is surprisingly cool here in the shade under the panels.

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