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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2015

I believe I reviewed the lodge just over a year ago an ended my comments with " go try it" we just have and if anything it is better than before. Lodge manager Gerda, Chantelle and two such knowledgable Rangers make together with the rest of the team a truly awesome bush experience. I confess as one who in former...

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

Dear Dave it makes us very happy that once again you have selected Rhulani for you safari escape and give us such a wonderful feedback. We have looked up your last comment and are again grateful about how valuable your comments are, which we continuously analyze and turn into action, depending on our financial possibilities and feasibility. I remember that...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 September 2015

We visited Rhulani Safari as a family of five. Our guide for the four days, Nicky, immediately greeted us and introduced herself to everyone individually which made us feel relaxed and welcomed. The room was beautifully appointed with its own plunge pool and a living area in the middle of the two bedrooms. Each day we were taken on two...

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

Dear Lucy We are very pleased to receive a feedback from you as a "family guest", who stayed in our "Family Suite". And more than that, we are honored to read such lovely words. Thank you very much! We are pleased that the size of the accommodation, with two separate suites and the communal lounge, and the comfort were perfect...

Berkeley, California
Reviewed 2 September 2015

The staff were all gracious, warm and a delight to be around. Nicki made the game-tracking a lot of fun. The room was beautiful and comfortable. The food was tasty and plentiful. The bush was dry and the weather was perfect.

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

Dear "RhulaniVisitor" what I nice nickname after your recent stay with us :-). Thank you very much for visiting us and for taking the time to send us such a wonderful feedback through TripAdvisor. We are pleased that Madikwe could offer you a pleasant safari experience in the dry winter season, and that our staff, the food and the comfort...

benoni south africa
Reviewed 20 August 2015

I have done many safaris before, but Rhulani really was an amazing experience! From our guide Sean, Lauren and Chantelle at the office and the great wait and kitchen staff we were so well looked after. They were all friendly, courtesy and not too intrusive. Sean was amazing with our game drives, we saw the 'super seven' in 24 hours...

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

Dear Merlew Thank you for your recent visit at Rhulani, during the dry winter period, and for your quick feedback with very positive words, what makes us very happy. We are very proud when we get from experienced safari visitors like you such good marks, respect to the quality of our infrastructure and our service. You seem to have especially...

Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

I booked a last minute deal with Madikwe Game Reserve, they suggested few lodges for my budget and I choose Rhulani mostly for the own pool In the room. The team was really warm and caring (although some a bit shy to interact with me at 1st).it was my first time game drive and Chris (ranger) answered to all my...

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

Dear Bénédicte We are very pleased that in your Last-Minute-analysis your choice fell to Rhulani, and that we could meet your expectations on your premiere going on game drives in the African bush. The fact that our staff was a bit "shy", as you say, has poartially to do with the fact that our guests often seek tranquility and privacy,...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 12 August 2015

We stayen in Rhulan 8-10 August 2015. The first day was just fantastic! you get welcomed by the ranger and staff with face towels and welcome drinks (valet parking). the chalets are just excellent, spacious with wonderful private views into the bush. The game drives were excellent and the boma dinner reminded me of top lodges in the Sabie Sands....

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

Dear Norbert We are very pleased that you have had a great time at Rhulani in so many aspects, and we could offer you a nice weekend. Many thanks for visiting us and for commenting on TripAdvisor. Your point regarding the service quality during the mentioned breakfast is well taken, and I can assure you that the correction has already...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

5 star facility with 3 star service. Was not at all impressed with greeting staff, receptionist area and while the food was good the staff was not great. For $600 US dollars a night the staff should make sure you are taken care of. During both breakfast times we were asking to be served with drinks and utensils. The last...

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

Dear Mandy Elise We thank you very much for your comment and regret that you have not made positive experiences with us in all aspects during your Wedding Anniversaries. Since we are investing a lot specifically in the training of our employees, and we work together with a first-class Butler Academy, your feedback on the service quality hurts us at...

Austria
Reviewed 26 July 2015

We spent three nights at the lodge and we felt completely at home. All the staff was exceptionally nice and even the manager Gerda took care of us every day. Especially our Ranger Nicky was amazing, we saw all the Big 5 and she was really patient and explained everything. We can highly recommend the Rhulani Lodge. Our boys didn't...

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

Dear Lucia & Reiner The whole Rhulani team is very pleased that you and your children felt right at home with us. We have forwarded your personal thanks to your principal supervisors Gerda uind Nicky - they will be very happy to receive those compliments. It must have been really a highlight that you managed to see all of the...

Whittier, California
Reviewed 6 July 2015

We were in Africa visiting my daughter who works here. I thought the whole experience was superb. My daughter and her family, who have gone on safaris before, told me they really appreciated the personal attention given at this lodge. The staff was superb, being welcoming, friendly and eager to please. The dining was thoughtful and gourmet. The facilities were...

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

Dear Dwight We thank you very much that you have taken all the way from California to visit us at Rhulani when seeing your daughter. We are very pleased that during your stay everything was to your best satisfaction, and that you made wonderful experiences both when at the lodge as well as during the daily game drives. It's wonderful...

England
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Thank you Chris, Lauren and team for a wonderful safari experience. It was everything we'd hoped for, and more, especially for our 12 and 72 year old relatives who were having their first safari experience. We drove the 4.5 hours (including stops) from Johannesburg to Rhulani via the Wonderboom gate, which is the closest to Rhulani. We were greeted by...

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

Dear Guest We are very pleased that you were able to experience a beautiful trip to the African bush with us, which was completely successful for "Safari newcomers" in your family and across three generations. With 4 nights stay we are confident that you could experience the tranquility at Rhulani, and we find it great that you were able to...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Rhulani Safari Lodge

Address: Bravo 21 Wonderboom node, Madikwe Game Reserve 2840, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: $926 - $1,717 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Rhulani Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“every room is beautiful!”
 of 5 bubbles Betttsss, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“#5 was the cats meow!”
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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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“We liked the room we had which was the furthest from the main building, it was very secluded.”
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