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Rhulani Insights 153 – Travelling in times of COVID-19

  • December 06, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Accommodation, Rhulani insights

Since the end of October, the borders to South Africa have been reopened for all countries. The only condition is a negative PCR COVID-19 test not older than 72 hours, which you must present upon entry. Rhulani’s owner Rolf tried it himself and traveled to South Africa at the beginning of December without any problems. He talks about his experiences.

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A free buffalo meal

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

“When Alasdair and I decided to go on a little tour today, he made a joke,” says his Ralf. Both are experienced rangers at Rhulani. “Now we are going to find a male lion that eats a buffalo”. Laughter. Here we go…

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The cheetah mother had killed an impala

  • November 29, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

“The north of the park is very wet and some of the roads are closed because of the good rain we had, so we decided to work on the southern side,” says Ralph, Rhulani’s field guide. A good choice, because actually a lot of different animals are currently gathering there. So Ralph found the Cheetah mother with the four little ones who had killed an impala. An absolute highlight.

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Rhulani welcomes international guests again

  • November 17, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Accommodation

South African government has announced that travelers from all over the world will be able to travel the country again, provided they submit a negative PCR -COVID-19 test result which is not older than 72 hours. There is no quarantine requirement. At Rhulani Safari Lodge we are excited about this news and warmly welcome spontaneous travelers from overseas. In order to cushion the uncertainties surrounding a trip, we are offering new, customer-friendly conditions for unforeseen travel changes due to COVID-19. Welcome to Rhulani!

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World Luxury Hotel Awards: Oscar number seven

  • November 12, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Accommodation

“World Luxury Hotel Awards” informs us today that Rhulani Safari Lodge has won the award on a global level in the “Luxury Bush Lodge” category. This award is one of the oldest and most prestigious in the hotel industry. We are proud that we have won this trophy, also known as the “Oscar”, for the seventh time in a row.

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After the lockdown: Rhulani achieves the best 5-star score ever

  • November 10, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Accommodation

We are particularly pleased with this result. After a long COVID-19 lockdown period, Rhulani Safari Lodge achieves a top result in the annual Star Grading assessment by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA). With a score of 96%, Rhulani confirms its ranking in the upper segment of the 5-star Game Lodge category. In addition, we are assigned one of the rare accolades for “Birding” as an additional quality mark and recognition for the new observation hide at the waterhole.

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The afternoon game drive had a clear goal

  • November 05, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

During the quiet lunchtime Ralf made a tempting plan for the afternoon drive. “I will find him!” he said with a smile on his face. He was referring to Munye, a beautiful leopard that is not very shy but is still not easy to find. Ralf had got a tip from other guides where to find the dangerous big cat. With his keen sense and experience, Ralf had no doubt. This drive will be a success.

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Mother cheetah walks with 4 cubs

  • November 04, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Sean was cruising through the savannah, with no special goal, just looking what he could find. It was near the West Airstrip, when a guest on the vehicle said: “Hey, isn’t there a cheetah?

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Ralf discovers honeymoon couple on foot

  • November 01, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

It was a bit south of Inkwe-Pan area, so not that far from Rhulani Safari Lodge. “I went on foot this afternoon and tracked them down,” says Ralf after he had found tracks of lions here. What the experienced and passionate ranger found a little later was a bif surprise for him.

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Rhulani’s safety assessment: Confirmed authorization for the UK market

  • October 26, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Accommodation

The annual safety assessment, which Rhulani Safari Lodge has to go through to authorize sales in the United Kingdom, was once again successful. This assessment received a special mark this year due to the evaluation of our operation in times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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