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Rhulani Insights 167 – Lion cubs waiting for mummy

  • June 20, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Rhulani insights, Wildlife

Well hidden in the bushes, we find three half-grown lions that pass the time here. As Ralf explains to us, the mother lion went hunting and left the cubs behind. They should therefore stay here until they are called by their mother again.

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Rhulani Insights 166 - Ralf’s favorite animal: the elephant

  • June 06, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Activities, Ranger's Blog, Rhulani insights, Wildlife

Here on the road we stop and watch an elephant eating a bush next to us. As we learn from our ranger Ralf, this elephant bull is completely relaxed.

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Rhulani Insights 165 - An Aardvark Hole?

  • May 23, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Rhulani insights, Wildlife

Coffee break in the morning sun, in the bush, and of course with a sip of Amarula. But today’s blog is not supposed to show that leisurely break during the morning safari. There is a fairly large hole very close to our location.

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Rhulani Insights 164: Thorns and Spines

  • May 09, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Rhulani insights

An interesting blog today, again in the middle of the bush on safari, with Ralf. We take a look at a tree that has a red colored bark, which comes from a chemical called “tannin”, which the tree produces in its defense. And so we speak today of the defense mechanisms of the trees.

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Rhulani Insight 163 - A damaged Marula Tree

  • April 25, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Accommodation, Rhulani insights

At Rhulani there is a beautiful marula tree under which we can enjoy breakfast outdoors on a beautiful morning. But as our manager Riaan shows us today, this tree recently suffered damage because of an elephant. Will it recover?

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Rhulani Insights 162 – Ending the morning drive

  • April 11, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Accommodation, Rhulani insights

Do you know the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning at Rhulani Safari Lodge? You will go on about a 3.5 hour game drive at sunrise. And then you return to the lodge, full of impressions and experiences, and you are hungry. Let’s go to breakfast!

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Rhulani Insights 161 – Working from the «Tshembo Hide»

  • March 28, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Accommodation, Rhulani insights

Today we take a look at our new underground observation hide at the waterhole, called “Tshembo Hide”. This is a place to stay, to relax and, as in the case of Rolf, to work too. And maybe a big bull elephant will come by like this time.

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Rhulani Insights 160 - Lions in the middle of nowhere

  • March 14, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Rhulani insights

Look behind the scenes of Rhulani Safari Lodge. Somewhere in the middle of the bush, Alasdair and Ralf found a mother lion with three cubs, which are around 11 months old. We see what a great privilege we have in Madikwe Reserve that we are allowed to go off-road for such sightings.

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Rhulani Insights 159 – Leopard Tracks

  • February 28, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Rhulani insights, Wildlife

Hi! We are far out in the bush today’s blog, somewhere in the beautiful nature of the Madikwe Game Reserve. Alasdair found leopard tracks that are pretty fresh, so there’s a good chance that the dangerous cat is not far from us and that we may find it a bit later.

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Rhulani Insights 158 – Millipede in the office

  • February 14, 2021 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Rhulani insights

Rolf receives a ringing call from Rhulani’s office, and they say he should drop by quickly. There is actually a little surprise there, says Tom-Hendrik. What a nice surprise… Have you ever seen such a big millipede?

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