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Life of a Ranger: Greater Kudu

  • January 12, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that a kudu can jump easily over a car? Rhulani’s Ranger Martin tells us more about this large antelope today, especially about the male with the beautiful horns, that are also known as the “grey ghosts” of the African bush.

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December update: black rhinos very relaxed

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

For the last time in 2019, let’s take a look at the activities of the animals in Madikwe Game Reserve, where there were many unique sightings to marvel at for us and our guests. Welcome to the December update from the bush and the animal statistics presented by Rhulani’s rangers.

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Life of a Ranger: Following a lion

  • December 29, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that lions define their territory by means of so-called “scent marking”? Rhulani’s Head Ranger Sean introduces us today to two lion males that live very close to our lodge and he tells us more about these impressive big cats.

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Life of a ranger: White rhinos

  • December 15, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that there are many white rhinos to be discovered in Madikwe Game Reserve and that they take the grass from the ground with their broad lips, like a vacuum cleaner? Rhulani’s Ranger Alasdair tells us more about these prehistoric-looking mammals and how they differ from the black rhinos that also exist in Madikwe.

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November update: Almost like another reserve

  • December 02, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

If you are used to the dryness of Madikwe and the characteristic pictures of yellow-brown savannahs with arid trees then you were astonished at the change in November. The first rain brought us a real transformation of nature. The animals appreciate this, and our safaris gave impressions in quite unfamiliar colors.

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Life of a Ranger: Mgogo Mika

  • December 01, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that one of the lionesses, which can be found near #RhulaniSafariLodge, is almost incredibly 20 years old, that she has an incredible size and is often in a bad mood? Rhulani’s Ranger Martin tells us more about this magnificent wildcat, which we call “Mgogo Mika”.

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Life of a Ranger: Close to elephants

  • November 17, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that we do not have to approach the elephants at all, but that, conversely, these curious animals come to our vehicle so that we can see them up close? Rhulani’s Head Ranger Sean tells us more about these fascinating mammals, which are usually very relaxed in Madikwe.

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How I should spend my time in South Africa?

  • November 14, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Accommodation, Activities

One of the frequent questions is: How should I spend my time in South Africa, including the Madikwe Reserve in my travel itinerary?

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October update: Three different predators on a kill

  • November 04, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Three different predators that enjoy a real feast on a zebra killed; have you ever seen this? It just confirms once again that Madikwe Game Reserve keeps surprising us and even those who are experienced bush visitors. Welcome to our update of the month October.

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September update: Elephant chases a leopard away

  • October 02, 2019 | Rolf Steiner | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

The lack of water pose great challenges for us and the animals at the end of winter time. On the daily safaris with our guests we still enjoyed unique game viewing, such as when an elephant chased a leopard away from the waterhole. Welcome to our monthly update from the bush.

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