Rhulani Safari Lodge

  • 5 star
  • All Ages
  • In Room
  • Yes
  • No
  • 7 luxury suites
  • 1 luxury family suite
  • PVT Plunge Pool
  • 2 pm
  • 11am
  • The name “Rhulani” means “relax” and that pretty much sums up the atmosphere at this cosy little lodge of 7 rooms clustered around an active waterhole.

  • The chalets have their own private deck (where you can even enjoy a private massage or romantic dinner) and private plunge pool.

About Rhulani Safari Lodge

Rhulani Safari Lodge offers five star bushveld accommodation in the Madikwe Game Reserve, which is situated in the North West Province of South Africa. Under the control of "Operation Phoenix", the largest game translocation in the world, the reserve was established to restore farmland to its former natural environment. 

The adventure begins the moment you arrive at Rhulani Safari. An unforgettable welcome awaits you at the main lodge, and as Rhulani means "relax" the staff at Rhulani will make sure your holiday is just that.


Succumb to the peace and tranquility of this spectacular setting. Enjoy total privacy and your own plunge pool while you pamper yourself in the spacious luxury of your chalet.
Rhulani is made up of 7 luxurious en-suite chalets, each with spectacular views of the bush, indoor and outdoor showers, air-conditioning, mini bar and a private deck and plunge pool.
There is one luxury two bed roomed family suite with private deck, lounge area, plunge pool, two en-suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor shower, air-conditioning and mini bar.


Children of all ages are welcome at Rhulani.
There are a wide range of games for the children to keep themselves occupied with, as well as a T.V and dvd player which can be installed into the chalet or family room.
Babysitters are also available should parents wish to go out on a game drive alone and if need be, meals for children may be arranged for different times to those of the adults.


Dining alfresco under the exquisite African night sky, around a roaring fire is the perfect way to end a perfect day. Traditional Southern African cuisine is complimented by a selection of world-class local wines.

The Reserve

Experience day and night game drives in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve where the Big Five, Cheetah and the endangered Wild Dog can be viewed or experience the peace of the wilderness on a guided walk. Guests typically encounter three to four of the Big Five in a single game drive and are also likely to see the endangered Wild Dog and Cheetah.

Guests will be able to experience the positive results of 'Operation Phoenix', the largest translocation program of wildlife ever attempted, where 60 000 animals of many species were settled in Madikwe Game Reserve.


Room Types

Room at Rhulani

Luxury Suites

R 3 340

Enjoy the total privacy of your own private plunge pool while you relax in the spacious luxury of your private chalet. All rooms are fully equipped with coffee and tea stations and a fully stocked bar fridge. The en-suite bathrooms have an oval bath, twin basins, indoor and outdoor showers.

Room at Rhulani

Luxury 2 bedroom Family Suite

R 14 919

The Luxury two bedroomed family suites have a private deck, lounge area, plunge pool, two en-suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor shower, air-conditioning and mini bar. The Family Suite accommodates 4 adults and 2 children

Room Features

The lodge’s 7 traditional style rondavels and 1 family unit are very comfortable and spacious. The use of sliding glass doors and light make the rooms feel even larger and create a wondeful feeling of space.
Each chalet has its own private deck where Private dinners can be arranged for you. You may need to pre book to arrange this, please specak to your reservations consultant.

You also have your own private plunge pool and in the evenings these are lit with old-fashioned oil-burning lamps, all of which makes for a perfectly romantic evening.
For those hot summers, all rooms come with air-conditioning to keep you cool after your dip in the plunge pool.
In winter your rooms are kept warm and toasty with a large Morso fireplace which the staff will have ready for youon your return from your game drive and dinner.

Family Suite

If you’re a family that needs a liottle more space, then the two-bedroom Luxury Family Suites will be perfect for you – the 2 double bedrooms (there are also stretcher beds and the sofas in the lounge also convert into beds for the kids) are separated by a comfy lounge area whilst all the features of the standard Suites are also present here – your own private viewing deck with plunge pool, outdoor showers and the gorgeous Morso fireplaces.
These rooms accommodate 4 adults and 2 children:

Suites Features
  • Twin beds (king- size available on request)
  • en-suite bathroom
  • Outside shower
  • Mini safes and mini fridge
  • Air-conditioning/ climate control
  • Fire place and a covered patio
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
Deluxe Suites
  • The Same as Luxury Suites PLUS
  • Private plunge pool
  • Private boma deck
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  • 2
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  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
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Activities at the Lodge

Game Drives




Massage Treatments

In Room Massages or on your Private Deck