Our History & Vision
On 27 September 2003, Rhulani Safari Lodge welcomed our first guest. It was the beginning of an exciting and incredible time. From the first day on our journey was characterized by much sweat and sacrifice, but also from great joy and passion.
Since 1 March 2013 Rhulani belongs to the Swiss owners Rolf Steiner and Marisa Silva. The owners’ vision to position Rhulani as the most intriguing and beautiful safari option in Africa and motivates them every day to rethink and improve the product and service offering for our guests.
The African bush radiates a fascinating magic, which we can hardly describe in words. Every day we are astonished to find out what miracles nature is creating and how the elements interact.
Many of our guests tell us of how they are touched by the sunset, the silence, or an evening at the camp fire under the stars. Or they start to cry next to a peacefully sleeping lion. As we are living in an increasingly crazy world, where we are looking for the extremes, isn’t this just amazing? It is as if we are reminded that the untouched nature offers everything we need, so that we feel completely well and we lack nothing.
At any rate, this is what has led Marisa and Rolf to invest in this small, unique place and to build an oasis of peace. The ultimate goal is to convey this special "Rhulani feeling". We want our guests to decelerate from everyday life in an environment of the highest quality and excellent service, and at the same time, to hear, see and feel the fascinating nature around us. Rhulani is a word in Shangaan and means “relax”.
We warmly welcome you and thank you for choosing us for your immersion in the fascinating nature of Madikwe Game Reserve. We wish you an unforgettable, magical time with us.