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“We were spoilt in all aspects and I always felt as part of a great big family”

  • March 24, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Community & Conservation, Wildlife

For our recent guests Marco Strimer and his wife Sabine from Switzerland, the stay was an unforgettable experience. In addition to the usual safari program, a “rhino notching” was organised, which is an important conservation work to protect the rhinos. We thank John Pickering and his wife Suzie for their support and for making this interview with Marco.

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Life of a Ranger: Spotted hyena den

  • March 22, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that spotted hyenas are nocturnal animals and are rarely seen during the day? Rhulani’s Ranger Martin tells us more about these interesting predators that are not just the bad guys like in “Lion King”.

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Martin: «The black rhino wanted our company»

  • March 09, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Watching anaimals is always something unique and special. Recently, Rhulani Safari Lodge’s Ranger Martin was surprised by a very sociable black rhino, that followed him for a while. You rarely see something like this.

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Life of a Ranger: Steenbok

  • March 08, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that the Steenbok is one of the smallest antelope species, and that they life with their partner for a lifetime? Rhulani’s Ranger Alasdair tells us more about the Steenboks and about his theory of why they always run away when you see them.

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Wild dog conservation work with Rhulani’s support

  • March 07, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Community & Conservation, Wildlife

Rhulani Safari Lodge gives occasional support to urgent animal conservation needs in the Madikwe Game Reserve. Early this week, in connection with the management of the wild dogs, which is the animal that is characteristic of the park, a collar from the “alpha male” had to be replaced. This was a special experience for our guests.

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February update: A mystical idyll and a cheetah birth

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

Slowly and slowly we are approaching the end of summer time and this with fantastic pictures from Madikwe Game Reserve. The countless, unique animal observations that our guests were able enjoy were surpassed by extraordinary news: the birth of a cheetah. This is the monthly report from February.

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Rhulani Insights 136 – Through the tunnel to the waterhole

  • March 01, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Accommodation, Activities, Rhulani insights

Today we go again to visit the impressive construction work between our camp and the waterhole. Rolf takes you for a walk through the corridor, which in the future will be an underground tunnel through which you will reach the lounge very close to the waterhole.

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Life of a Ranger: Elephant in musth

  • February 23, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that when an elephant bull is in musth, his testosterone level is more than ten times higher than normal? Rhulani’s head ranger Sean tells us how you can easily recognise when an elephant is in musth and how you should behave when you find one on the road.

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Rhulani Insights 135 - Building a hide at the waterhole

  • February 16, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Accommodation, Activities, Rhulani insights

There is a waterhole for the animals about 50 meters in front of our lounge. Now we have a plan to build an underground “hide” to watch the animals from only a few meters away. Here’s a look at the construction work.

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Life of a Ranger: Burchell’s Zebra

  • February 09, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that there is a very specific type of zebra in Madikwe Game Reserve, namely the “Burchell’s zebra”? Rhulani’s Ranger Martin tells us more about this beautiful animal and how you can tell the difference between males and females.

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