Guests per Safari Vehicle
Rhulani Safari Lodge is situated within the magnificent 75,000-hectare malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve - home to the Big 5 and a myriad of other animal and bird species. The adventure begins the moment you arrive at Rhulani. A wonderful welcome awaits you at the main lodge, Rhulani means "Relax" so sit back and enjoy! You are invited you to experience the serenity and harmony of this special place with the friendly lodge staff.
The Luxury Family Suite consists of two separate, spacious bedrooms, both with their own access door and en-suite bathroom with outside and inside shower. The bedrooms are connected by an interleading communal lounge, as well as by a communal terrace with outside pool (heated), from where you have an uninterrupted view of Madikwe Game Reserve.
Two separate bedrooms with king size bed or 2 single beds with mosquito net (curtain), 2 full en-suite bathroom with inside and outside shower and an oval bathtub, tea & coffee-making facilities, Nespresso coffee machine, mini bar fridge, mini safe, hangers, hairdryer, climate control air-conditioning, morso fireplace, private deck with 4 deck chairs, private plunge pool (heated), wireless internet connection, international power plug and adapters
At the main lodge area water cascades gently into the meandering rock pool around which you will find ample sun or shade provided by beautiful old Marula trees, an ideal spot for quiet contemplation. Indoors and outdoors merge effortlessly at Rhulani, ensuring you magnificent views of the bush. The main area is very spacious with an indoor and outdoor lounge area, library and dining room. The impressive Boma is set just beyond the main pool.
Whether from the open Land Rover or on foot with your experienced game ranger or from right in front of the lodge at the nearby waterhole.
The beautiful conference centre accommodates up to 30 delegates around a unique Leadwood conference table. There are nine rooms available at Rhulani however overflow can possibly be arranged at neighbouring 5-star lodges.
Madikwe, a South African private game reserve created in 1991 from 75,000 ha of farmland, which had been extensively degraded by overgrazing, was chosen as the site of Operation Phoenix. The government-sponsored, biggest-ever game- relocation programme in Africa involved re-stocking and conserving flora and wildlife, which had long since disappeared from the region.
Ten thousand animals of 27 major species, including wild dog, cheetah, lion, white and black rhino, buffalo and elephant, have been re-introduced to the Madikwe Game Reserve over a six year period with animals coming from various reserves and breeding centres and game viewing is now at its prime.
Northwest Parks Board (formerly Bop Parks) has adhered to a strict policy of introducing only those species, which once occurred in the area). Madikwe is run as a three-way partnership between the State, the local communities and the private sector.
Madikwe, therefore, should not be looked at as solely a protected area or tourism destination, the reserve acts as a major social and economic core and engine around which the development of the region can be based.
The name of Operation Phoenix is appropriate: like the mythical bird that burnt itself to a crisp on the pyre and then rose from the ashes to live again with new vigour, nature has regained a stronghold on the land and the programme has been hugely successful.
Madikwe Game Reserve is currently the country's fourth largest game reserve. It is situated in the North West Province and is bordered by Botswana in the north, the spectacular Dwarsberg Mountains to the south, the Marico river to the east.
The diverse habitat in the reserve, from acacia, savannah to riverine, ensures a unique combination of species such as springbok, gemsbok, sable and impala. The birdlife is also spectacular, and this is one of the few South African private game reserves that are malaria free.
All ages welcome
All ages welcome
Johannesburg - OR Tambo International
4 hours from Johannesburg
Rhulani Safari Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
All ages welcome
The following fees are applicable to all guests staying within the Madikwe Game Reserve:
Madikwe Game Reserve Gate Times:
Please note that guests arriving after 18:00 will not be able to enter the reserve