Rhulani Safari Lodge

Discover the Diverse Wildlife of Southern Africa


Located within the pristine Madikwe Game Reserve, Rhulani Safari Lodge is perched atop a ridge, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the reserve’s landscape. The lodge provides a five-star luxury experience in a malaria-free setting. Embark on early morning or late afternoon safaris to encounter an extensive array of wildlife, including the iconic Big 5. Experience the luxury of nature in its purest form at Rhulani.


  • Pool
  • Massage
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry Service
  • Ironing Service
  • Bar / Lounge

Room Amenities

  • Housekeeping
  • Bath / Shower
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes

What to Expect

Delight in the comforts and activities Rhulani Safari Lodge offers for the entire family. Your little ones will be entertained in our playroom, packed with a variety of toys, art supplies, and DVDs. For your peace of mind, our dedicated babysitters can watch over them, whether they’re engrossed in play or out exploring to catch bugs.

Dine under the awe-inspiring African sky, warmed by the glow of a blazing fire, or choose from an array of indoor and outdoor dining settings to suit your mood. Celebrate special moments with an intimate dinner on your private deck, all while savouring our traditional Southern African cuisine, perfectly paired with an exquisite selection of South African wines.

Round off your memorable stay with a visit to our well-appointed curio shop, offering a wide variety of South African artisan products, as well as safari clothing and keepsakes. Immerse yourself in the luxury and natural beauty that Rhulani Safari Lodge has to offer.

Each of our rooms at Rhulani Safari Lodge comes with air conditioning to keep you cool on balmy summer nights, as well as a Morso fireplace for those chilly winter evenings. For your utmost convenience, every room is furnished with a coffee and tea station, a well-stocked minibar, and a Nespresso machine—all complimentary. The en-suite bathrooms boast an elegant oval bathtub, dual sinks, and both indoor and outdoor showers. Enjoy personalised massage treatments either in the seclusion of your room or on your own private deck. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in all chalets and communal areas of the lodge.


Luxury Private Chalets

Experience ultimate seclusion in one of our nine Luxury Private Chalets, each a spacious standalone bungalow featuring a bedroom, en-suite bathroom, and a terrace complete with an outdoor shower and a heated plunge pool. From here, enjoy uninterrupted vistas of the expansive Madikwe Game Reserve. Each chalet offers the choice of a king-size bed or two single beds, complete with a mosquito net. The en-suite bathroom boasts both indoor and outdoor showers, as well as an elegant oval bathtub. For your convenience, the chalet includes tea and coffee-making facilities, a Nespresso machine, a minibar fridge, and a mini safe. Additional amenities include hangers, a hairdryer, climate-controlled air conditioning, and a cosy Morso fireplace. Step out onto your private deck furnished with two deck chairs to soak in the views, or take a dip in your heated plunge pool. Complimentary wireless internet and international power plugs with adapters round out the features, ensuring a luxurious and comfortable stay.

Premium Private Chalet

Indulge in unparalleled luxury in our Premium Private Chalet, a standalone, expansive bungalow designed for the ultimate comfort and privacy. The chalet features a main bedroom with the option of a king-size bed or two single beds, enveloped in a protective mosquito net curtain. Adjacent to the bedroom is a separate living room, equipped with a sofa bed and TV, which can also function as a second sleeping space if needed.

Step into the full en-suite bathroom to find both indoor and outdoor showers along with a lavish oval bathtub. Your stay is further enhanced by conveniences like tea and coffee-making facilities, a Nespresso machine, a minibar fridge, and a mini safe. For your grooming needs, the chalet is equipped with hangers and a hairdryer. Climate-controlled air conditioning and a cosy Morso fireplace ensure your comfort throughout the year.

The chalet opens onto a private deck furnished with three deck chairs, providing a perfect vantage point for uninterrupted views of Madikwe Game Reserve. Here, you can also take a refreshing dip in your heated plunge pool. Complimentary wireless internet and international power plugs with adapters are included, ensuring a stay that blends both nature and modern luxury seamlessly.

Luxury Family Suite

Experience the epitome of family luxury in our expansive Luxury Family Suite, featuring two distinct bedrooms, each with its own private entrance and a full en-suite bathroom that offers both indoor and outdoor showers. The bedrooms are joined by a shared communal lounge, creating a unified yet private space for family bonding.

Both bedrooms offer the choice of a king-size bed or two single beds, each veiled by a mosquito net curtain for added comfort. Every amenity, from tea and coffee-making facilities to a Nespresso machine and minibar fridge, has been thoughtfully provided. A mini safe, hangers, and hairdryer ensure your needs are fully met.

Climate-controlled air conditioning and individual Morso fireplaces guarantee your comfort across the seasons. Step out onto the communal terrace, where a heated plunge pool awaits, alongside four deck chairs that offer an unobstructed panorama of the Madikwe Game Reserve. Complimentary wireless internet and international power plugs with adapters complete the suite, blending nature and modern convenience in a luxurious family getaway.


Uncover the remarkable wildlife of Rhulani on our immersive game drives aboard open Land Cruisers, or simply by observing from our strategically located waterhole right in front of the lodge.


Revel in Rhulani’s unique avian sanctuary, home to over 400 species of birds. Whether you’re on a daily safari or relaxing at the lodge, your birdwatching experience will be unparalleled. We’re honored to have received a prestigious “Bird Accolade” from the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.

Tshembo Hide

Experience wildlife like never before from our Tshembo Hide. Accessible through a discreet tunnel from the main lodge, this hidden gem ensures that you remain unnoticed by the animals at the waterhole. Low-level windows offer an unprecedented, ground-level perspective for capturing truly unique photographs. Whether you’re an avid animal enthusiast or a casual observer, the Tshembo Hide provides a tranquil setting to linger, enjoy a coffee or savour a beer, all while anticipating which magnificent creatures will next come to quench their thirst.

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