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Rhulani Safari Lodge

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09/04/2017 10/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

i have no words to describe my experience at Rhulani... Madikwe is a beautiful reserve..everyone i met seemed to have safety and respect for the reserve as their topmost priority.. u could send sense that respect in people and to me that's the greatest thing about Madikwe.. and oh what hospitality at the Rhulani.. We stayed there a weekend in...

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

Dear Guest It is wonderful that the weekend at Rhulani and in the Madikwe reserve offered you an "experience of a lifetime". Such kind words motivate us to spoil our guests every day, with great hospitality in the lodge, and unforgettable experiences in the African bush. Thank you for the personal mention of our employees, who will be very pleased...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We a family with three teenagers just returned home from a delightful three day stay at the lodge. During our six safari drives we saw the Big 5 plus zebras, kudus, impalas, giraffes, zebras, baboons, warthogs, mongooses, foot long millipede and numerous birds. Our guide Riaan was an excellent driver getting us within five feet of a leopard, lions mating...

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

Dear Guest We are very pleased that your family holidays have been so pleasant, and that at the end of your trip you certify us a very good ratio "value for money". In reading your impressions, we are particularly pleased that you highlight specific details, such as the principles behind our game drives, the passionate work of our staff, or...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The facilities, staff, guests were 5 star. Our guide, Alistair was the icing on the cake. He and his team just seemed "to know" where the big five hung out. He made our day during both the AM and PM drives. And, whoever was in charge of the February weather, 70s and 80s every day. Can't wait to return...

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

Dear Guest your ranger Alasdair will be very happy when he reads your wonderful comment, and congratulations for having found with him so many animals including the Big5. The whole Rhulani team is glad that you had an "outstanding experience" with us, and we look forward to seeing you in the future again. With best regards Marisa & Rolf

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a weekend break in Rhulani, arriving Friday, leaving on Sunday. From the moment we were welcomed on arrival to the time we left we were looked after attentively and with good humour - perhaps the fact that Rhulani holds so few guests makes it all feel more personal. The room with its deck pool and its view over...

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

Dear Julien Thank you very much for giving us such a nice feedback, after a successful week-end in Rhulani. We are very pleased that we were able to offer you a nice experience with our lodge, our service and the game drives. Thank you for choosing us, and we would be delighted to see you again in the future! Best...

Bussum, The Netherlands
Reviewed 28 January 2017

This lodge is the moist beautiful experience we had in the Game Reserve Madikwe. Every lodge has a luxury bathroom, with inside dn outside shower, bath and a private poo with a great view. With a small number of luxury cabins, the atmosphere is very private. Diner at the BOMA is an amazing experience with delicious food. The rangers are...

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

Dear Jaco what a great pleasure to know that your stay at Rhulani and in the Madikwe reserve has left you with so many beautiful impressions, and that it has even given you certain thoughts about the respect of nature. Thanks for all the nice words to us and our team, and thank you for your visit, which will hopefully...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via 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 7 January 2017

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 3 January 2017

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...

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 5 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...

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“every room is beautiful!”
 of 5 bubbles Betttsss, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“#5 was the cats meow!”
 of 5 bubbles J1972JGrobertf, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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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