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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Rhulani and Madikwe Game Reserve exceeded our expectations. We had the family villa for a group of 5. Super comfortable, well appointed. Standard formula for safari lodges (early morning coffee; game drive; breakfast; relax at the lodge; afternoon tea; game drive; dinner; bed). Done very well at Rhulani. Food was good quality and very tasty. Good friendly service from the...

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RhulaniLodge, Inhaber at Rhulani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Wayne We are pleased that you liked the Madikwe region and that the visit to our lodge has exceeded your expectations. We are very happy to know that everything has gone smoothly, that the family suite was the right accommodation for your group, and that you appreciated our day program with safaris and rest. Thank you for mentioning so...

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I, along with our 2 adult children, had a wonderful 3 night stay at Rhulani. We can't say enough about our guide, Alisdair Armstrong,who has a wealth of knowledge regarding the wildlife in Madikwe and is one of the more engaging people you're ever likely to meet. Back at the Lodge, the food, staff and service are...

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Rhulani S, Owner at Rhulani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Theodore We are thankful that you took the time after a "perfect safari" with your family, to send us such a wonderful feedback. To be certain that our guests had a good time at Rhulani, were satisfied with our service, and perhaps come back in the future, is our first priority. We will forward your comment to your ranger...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Rhulani for our honeymoon, and we can honestly say it was one of the most memorable travel experiences we have ever had. From the moment we arrived, the staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. The food was superb and tailored to our desires. The safari drives (which we did twice a day for around...

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RhulaniLodge, Inhaber at Rhulani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ariel it is absolutely wonderful for us to know, that it was precisely for your honeymoon where our Rhulani Team was successful in offering you such a memorable travel experience, and mention our staff as being friendly and accommodating. We also will Forward to your ranger Alasdair your wonderful Feedback, thank you very much! We also hope that in...

Uden
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent this rhulani lodge, with very nice staff and a great safari. People take the time for you and have a personal touch. Waiting with a game drive just for us, being late due to heavy traffic, super! And the guy serving the diner had a smile from ear to ear, really fun at his work. Elephants yiu see just...

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RhulaniLodge, Owner at Rhulani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Peter it is wonderful for us to know that you enjoyed your stay at Rhulani Safari Lodge, and you liked the personal touch of our staff and the quality of our game drives. Thank you for visiting us and for writing a feedback on TripAdvisor, and we hope to see you back with us in the future! Best regards...

Reviewed 4 December 2016

My hubby and i from across the border - Botswana, and we just been passing by Madikwe going deep into south africa all the time..until he decided to book us in for a magical, the most romantic anniversary weekend with you guys! Everything was perfect, lovely staff..SEAN! You rock! As for your dance moves at the boma - crazy haha!...

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RhulaniLodge, Inhaber at Rhulani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Keitumetse We are very pleased that you do not regret having crossed the border for celebrating your anniversary, and that you enjoyed South African bush and wildlife . Above all, we are glad that we were able to meet your expactations for a romantic weekend. Thank you for your visit, congratulations to your anniversary, and it would be nice...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I recently stayed at Rhulani Lodge for what I can only describe as an amazing experience. The staff were attentive and the service, meals high quality. Our guide Alasdair was truly amazing. He worked so hard to ensure everyone was entertained, having fun, and most of all got to see a lot of different animals including some...

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RhulaniLodge, Owner at Rhulani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest It is fantastic for us to know that you have left Rhulani on your last day with a "treasure of memories", and that you fully enjoyed the time in the bush. Many thanks for your visit and for being so kind to leave us your feedback, which we gladly shared with our staff. It would be wonderful if...

Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We spent 6 days and 5 nights here, and were so sad to leave. Could have happily stayed for longer. Rhulani felt like a home away from home, rather than having that "hotel room" feel. The staff were all so friendly and worked so hard to ensure our comfort. The meals were amazing, the hospitality and the level of service....

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RhulaniLodge, Owner at Rhulani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Karen With a Six-night stay you are definitely safari guests staying longer than the average in a bush lodge. This also increases the risk for us that you may feel a certain routine and perhaps begin to get bored in this seclusion and tranquility. But now, we are very pleased to read that you have felt well for the...

Almere, The Netherlands
Reviewed 19 November 2016

We stayed for 3 night at Rhulani. The lodges were so big and beautiful. We loved our own pool in front of the lodge. A big compliment for the whole staff, they were so lovely. Our ranger Alaisder made the safari an unforgettable experience! We will definitely come back.

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RhulaniLodge, Owner at Rhulani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sharon we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your 3 nights with us, that you could use your private plunge pool in summer time, and that you liked the game drives on Alasdair's vehicle. We look forward to having you back with us in the near future. Best regards from the whole Rhulani team! Marisa & Rolf

Wedel, Germany
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Excellent game viewing, first class service and maximum 20 guests at the time makes Rhulani Safari Lodge just exceptional. Besides the morning and afternoon game drives by well experienced rangers. Several other activities are offered such as spa treatment and walking safaris. Friendliness and hospitality by the entire staff makes you instantly feel "at home".

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RhulaniLodge, Owner at Rhulani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest thank you so much for your wonderful comment and for posting a nice picture with elephants playing at our waterhole. We are glad that you enjoyed the care and service at Rhulani and that you felt comfortable with the size of our premises. Thank you for visiting us, and with best regards Rolf & Marisa

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We recently visited Rhulani in Madikwe Game Reserve. It is a really lovely five star lodge with beautiful private rooms with their own deck looking into the bushveld with a plunge pool and outdoor shower. The staff were really friendly and helpful during our stay. The food was excellent - they really have a fantastic chef. We also had a...

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RhulaniLodge, Owner at Rhulani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Camilla We thank you very much for choosing Madikwe and Rhulani as the destination of your your weekend trip from Johannesburg, and we are delighted that all went to your entire satisfaction. It is wonderful to hear that you had so many beautiful sightings in the bush with Alasdair in such a short time, and that you could relax...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Succumb to the peace and tranquility of this spectacular setting. Relax in the spaciousness of your private luxury chalet with its own deck and plunge pool.Each chalet includes a Morso fireplace, climate control air conditioner, mini bar fridge, tea & coffee making facilities and full en-suite bathroom and outside shower. ... more   less 

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Address: Bravo 21 Wonderboom node, Madikwe Game Reserve 2840, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: $856 - $2,615 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Rhulani Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Dont do all the game drives if you want to enjoy your room! skip some haha!”
 of 5 bubbles keitumetsem, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Consider to fly directly from O.R. Tambo International to Madikwe western airstrip.”
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 of 5 bubbles 332tosv, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We liked the room we had which was the furthest from the main building, it was very secluded.”
 of 5 bubbles jackiei600, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Chalet no9- furthest from the lodge, private and well placed to experience wildlife close up”
 of 5 bubbles sarahbJ524CU, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 9 is the furthest from the lodge”
 of 5 bubbles sallyk979, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
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