Activities included during your stay


Experience the sensational game viewing opportunities that await you at Rhulani, whether it is from an open Land Cruiser, on foot with your experienced game ranger, or from the front of the lodge at the nearby waterhole.

Bird safaris

Discover some of the 350 bird species Madikwe boasts.

Tshembo hide

During the quiet hours during the day, linger in the cozy lounge of the "Tshembo Hide", which is our underground observation hide at the waterhole, look into the eyes of an elephant from a frog's perspective and observe the amazing wildlife up close.

Tshembo Hide Gallery here

Luxury safari cuisine

Try the exquisite dining experience under the magnificent African night sky, warmed by a roaring fire. In addition, a variety of indoor and outdoor dining locations are also available. For those special occasions, enjoy a romantic dinner on your own private deck.

Our traditional Southern African cuisine is complemented by a selection of world-class South African wines.

Star gazing

Learn why mother Earth sent Scorpion to kill Orion during star gazing session. According to World Travel Market Global Trends report 2010, 50% of the world's population can no longer see the stars so few places remain in the world where people can enjoy the skies pollution-free. So don’t miss this opportunity to experience the grandeur of the heavens under a South African sky, weather permitting. 

Swimming pool & relaxation area

Enjoy a cocktail around the swimming pool that overlooks the Madikwe Game Reserve. Lie on loungers on our wooden sun-deck to enjoy the warmth of Africa.

Children's activities

Let your children have fun in the playroom equipped with toys, art supplies and DVDs. We also have babysitters who will keep an eye on them while they are in the playroom, or while they take time off to hunt for bugs together.

Curio shop

Treat yourself to some fine souvenirs from our well-stocked curio shop that offers a wide range of South African artistic creations as well as safari clothes and curios.

Activities you can add when at Rhulani

Spa massages & treatments

Indulge in a variety of massages in the privacy of your own room or on your private deck. See our current Massage & Treatment program here.

Excursions to Botswana

Visit the city of Gaborone, capital of Botswana, only 40km away from Rhulani. Learn about the rich cultural traditions of the Tswana people, or explore settings for The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency – popular mystery novels by Alexander McCall Smith – now televised.

Activities subject to prior arrangement

Walking safaris

Feel the butterflies in your stomach and experience the African bush by going on a guided bush walk with our qualified ranger.

Bush wedding

If you’re a bush fanatic at heart, or simply love the peace and quiet that being in the middle of nature has to offer, then why not choose to have your wedding with us? 

Conservation activities

Do you want to give support to Madikwe Game Reserve’s conservation activities? Are you interested in learning more about rhino protection measures and organise a rhino notching event for your group of travelers during your stay at Rhulani? Or are you interested in participating in lion contraception or buffalo collaring? Have a look at our past Conservation activities here.

Please contact our Front of House before you visit us, so that we can give you an indication about the possibility of organizing an exlusive conservation activity sponsored by you during your stay, and an indication about the program and the costs.

Private event or meeting

A cozy "Leisure Room" can be used, on request, for a formal board meeting, as well as for a cozy discussion with lounge atmosphere, for a private meal or even for an evening watching a soccer game, as there is a huge TV screen. The movable pieces of furniture give us many options to equip the space according to your wishes.