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Congratulations to our Chef Phinda

  • September 19, 2023 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Staff

Our long-time chef Phinda has just returned from a course with a certificate. The week-long training conducted by Prue Leith Culinary Institute was on “Menu Planning Plating and Trends”. The whole Rhulani team warmly congratulates. Well done Phinda!

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Africology-Training: We welcome Evonciah to our spa team

  • July 30, 2023 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Accommodation, Staff

In the midst of the busy winter season, our spa therapist team completed a refresher course led by the trainer from Africology, our product supplier. We are pleased to welcome Evonciah as a new member to the spa team, by which we can ensure the massage and treatment offer in Rhulani with three therapists.

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A day of maintenance work at a nearby Primary School

  • June 06, 2023 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Community & Conservation, Staff

The timing was good and the situation urgent: during Rhulani’s quieter period before the start of the winter months, our team helped carry out much-needed repair work at the Secondary School in the nearby village of Supingstad. A defective roof was removed, eliminating a significant safety hazard, and the grass was cut so the children can enjoy playing football again.

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Rhulani with a “Taste of Botswana”

  • May 31, 2023 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Accommodation, Staff

The recent visit to Rhulani by the well-known Ednah Rosen, author of the award-winning book “Taste of Botswana”, gave our three chefs a new inspiration for exquisite menu creations with a local touch. In addition to what we had learned, Ednah’s energy and enthusiasm also spilled over to us.

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“SABA is able to surprise us every time and pushes us one notch up“

  • May 26, 2023 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Accommodation, Staff

Once more we had the privilege to have Mr. Braam West from the South African Butler Academy (SABA) at Rhulani Safari Lodge and confirm that our long term relationship with SABA is a key success factor for us. In this new edition of the traditional training week, in which Rhulani’s owner Marisa also took part, we once again achieved the right mix of inspiration, learning and fun.

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A warm welcome to Shade-Leigh and Sean at Rhulani Safari Lodge

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

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Shade-Leigh Wepener and Sean Townsend to the management team of Rhulani Safari Lodge. Both have many years of successful experience in the safari business and are well-known in the Madikwe Game Reserve. Accompanied by the joy of our guests as well as the employees, we are opening now a new chapter in Rhulani’s story.

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SABA Training: International standards combined with local hospitality

  • January 31, 2022 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Accommodation, Staff

Every year the South African Butler Academy (SABA) comes to Rhulani for one week and provides an inspirational and educational practice to our staff, which shapes what our guests experience when they stay with us. This year’s course took place mid of January, so that we laid an important foundation for 2022.

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Tom-Hendrik Basson graduates from the 1st Virtual Butler Course

  • June 15, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Accommodation, Staff

We congratulate Tom-Hendrik Basson, Front of House employee at Rhulani Safari Lodge, for completing the “1st Virtual Butler Course”, carried out by the “South African Butler Academy” (SABA). Tom-Hendrik is part of the first group of students that just successfully graduated. Watch the TV program on eNCA.com.

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The joke with the egg-eating snake

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

News from our young ranger and «snake man» Martin: He recently found a snake in a bucket near our water tanks. A typical location for the dangerous puff adder. And it actually also looked like one…

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SABA Training - Guest experiences in the focus

  • July 25, 2019 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Accommodation, Staff

Also this year, we were supported by the International South African Butler Academy (SABA) to consolidate our employees on the five star service standard. This time, the focus was on guest experiences, and a number of new signature services were introduced.

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