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Rhulani is “Africa's Best Relaxation Retreat” for the third time

  • November 11, 2016 | Rhulani Safari Lodge

The year is slowly coming to an end, which means for us that we are rated by the most important hotel awards organizations. Rhulani is proud to announce that we received the trophy for "Africa's Best Relaxation Retreat" from the World Boutique Hotel Awards. We have thus successfully defended the title from the previous two years.

Pierre de Villiers accepted the trophy for Rhulani on stage

Rhulani wins the award for "Africa's Best Relaxation Retreat" for the third time

As in 2014 and 2015, Rhulani Safari Lodge followed the invitation to the glittering Gala Ceremony at the Merchant Taylor's Hall in London. Pierre de Villiers, brother of Rhulani's manager Gerda Kubirske, accepted the trophy on stage in the name of Rhulani. “It was a wonderful evening, and there were some interesting hotels on display”, said Pierre in elegant tuxedo and bow tie.

For us the participation was a great honor, because “The World Boutique Hotel Awards” is the first and only awards organization exclusively dedicated to recognising unique excellence among boutique hotels. The award is also very valuable, because the winner criterion is based on an expert evaluation. "The expert visited us last July and was able to get a good picture of our lodge," says Rhulani's owner Rolf Steiner. "It is a great feeling to receive a high recognition in this way".

The "Relaxation Retreat" category expresses an important component of our safari business. A bush experience is usually associated with adventure. But in view of the absolute peace, tranquility and privacy at Rhulani, we try to offer our guests a place to “relax”, which is what the word “Rhulani” actually means.

Have a look at the Ceremony from World Boutique Hotel Awards

Gala Ceremony at The Merchant Taylor's Hall in London

The winner's Trophy is ready for us