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Rhulani Minute Safari – Elephant scratching the butt

  • December 12, 2018 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

They eat their leaves and branches and, as we observe today, they like to scratch them at the trunk of the tree after a mud batch. Let’s watch this male elephant as he scratches his butt.

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Win a cocktail - Rhulani’s guests create a bird encyclopedia

  • December 06, 2018 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Accommodation, Activities, Wildlife

Madikwe Game Reserve is a true bird paradise. According to the latest estimates, there are more than 400 different bird species. On 17 October 2018 we began to photograph the birds and to create an encyclopedia. Our guests win a cocktail at the bar when they send us a new bird photo. Follow the current status here!

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Rhulani Minute Safari – Giraffe crossing the road

  • December 05, 2018 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

Moving forward the two right legs, then the two left legs. This is the special way how giraffes are walking, just like crocodiles or camels. Today we observe this beautiful giraffe of Madikwe Game Reserve, as it is crossing the road in front of us.

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November update: Special kills

  • December 03, 2018 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

The exciting wildlife in Madikwe caused many surprises and highlights last month. We found predators at rather unusual kills, and we discovered some of the rare animals, by which even our experienced rangers were amazed. Welcome to our monthly report from November.

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Rhulani Minute Safari – Resting cheetah coalition

  • November 28, 2018 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

Let’s enjoy one minute staying next to two cheetah brothers that we have recently seen resting in the dry grass, in a nice shady spot. Let’s have a closer look at their special design of the fur and the beautiful face.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Two elephants eating

  • November 21, 2018 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

Watch these two peaceful elephants eating on a dry branch. Side by side. There is no food competition.

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Five reasons to visit Madikwe Game Reserve

  • November 16, 2018 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Accommodation, Activities, Wildlife

Offering not just the Big Five but also its own specialized Top 10, Madikwe Game Reserve is one of South Africa’s largest and most exclusive reserves. Guests of the luxury lodges get the run of Madikwe’s 750 sq km of open plains and classic bushveld, making this conservation success story a memorable experience – from animal sightings to sundowners.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - Black-backed jackal spitting water

  • November 14, 2018 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

On the opposite side of the waterhole we discover a small black-backed jackal drinking water. But have a closer look: He spits out the water again. Funny!

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Rhulani Minute Safari - The Guineafowls of Madikwe

  • November 07, 2018 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

Even those guests who are not interested in birds on a safari will remember our Guineafowls. They look like chickens and are a funny addition to a game drive!

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October update: Time for rare animals

  • November 04, 2018 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

With the first hot days around 40 degrees and with a first big storm summer time has started. Like every month we tell you about the discoveries on our safaris, where we managed to see quite unusual animals this time. Our Field Guide Riaan had his camera ready and took amazing pictures. This is our report from October.

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