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The Rock Monitor made the whole trip with us!

  • November 11, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Rhulani’s ranger Alasdair, also known as “Captain Redbeard, is, according to our guests who have seen him, one of the funniest and most passionate field guides you can meet in South Africa. And funny things is what happens with Alasdair from time to time. But everything in the right order. Alasdair tells the story.

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Madikwe Reserve adjusts Guest Conservation Contribution from 1 March 2023

  • November 09, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Accommodation

Madikwe Game Reserve has just announced that the Guest Conservation Contribution - formerly known as «Conservation Levy» - will be adjusted effective 1 March 2023. The new daily fee will be ZAR 190 for adults and ZAR 95 for children younger than 12 years.

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A relentless fight for the prey

  • November 01, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

It is not easy for predators to catch prey in the wild. They need a good strategy, be silent, patient, fast and they also need a bit of luck. After a successful kill the fight is not over. The prey must be protected against other predators. Rhulani’s ranger Willem tells us the story of a recent excursion with guests where he saw how difficult it is even for lions to retain a wildebeest they had hunted successfully.

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WLHA 2022: A very special award for Rhulani Safari Lodge

  • October 26, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Accommodation

A few days ago, Rhulani Safari Lodge managed to celebrate a great success at the “World Luxury Hotel Awards”. Rhulani’s owner Rolf received the award for the world’s best Luury Bush Lodge at the Gala Ceremony in Antalya/Turkey. Here are some impressions from a great event and some thoughts on what this award means for Rhulani.

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Rhulani Insights 185 – World Luxury Hotel Awards 2022

  • October 23, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Accommodation, Rhulani insights

Today is a great day. Rhulani Safari Lodge glitters and shines better than ever. At the World Luxury Hotel Awards we were voted “Best Bush Lodge - Global Winner”. Rhulani’s owner Rolf accepts the award tonight at the gala ceremony in Antalya / Turkey and sends a special greeting and thank you on his blog.

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It’s official. We are HACCP certified!

  • October 13, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Accommodation

Now the time has come, the joy is great. We are pleased to announce that Rhulani Safari Lodge has received certification for HACCP standards. This is another important step in our constant striving for the highest quality standards.

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A mysterious snake track

  • October 10, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

As every afternoon, Rhulani’s ranger Dean drives through the bush in search of the wild animals until he discovers a noticeable snake track that can be seen from afar. “The snake track was in the sand above the vehicle track,” says Dean. “So let’s go there and have a look.” And Dean finds a little surprise there…

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Wonderful artworks by our youngest guests

  • October 08, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Accommodation, Activities

Entertainment for our little visitors during the day with an amazing result: the “Sand Art” produces wonderful artworks with motifs of the African bush.

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Rhino Walk in Madikwe: Finally again!

  • September 25, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Wildlife

Madikwe’s annual event to celebrate the “World Rhino Day” had to be postponed twice due to the Corona crisis, but now it finally took place again last Saturday. The importance of protecting this endangered animal has not changed after the pandemic. Rhulani Safari Lodge participated with all our guests and all were happy to enrich the safari holiday with a unique and unforgettable experience.

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Lions at the dam – and then was just chaos

  • September 16, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

«What a wonderful time we had, one of my best sightings”, tells us Rhulani’s ranger Willem, who clearly shows the joy and passion in his job. “Myself and my colleague Ralf were both involved in this lion sighting, which was absolutely amazing at Thlou dam, where we had two female lions hunting”. But let’s listen what actually happened.

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